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There is Still Hope, America. There is Still Hope, for All…

Today I woke up and learned of the passing of Billy Graham, one of the greatest evangelical Christian pastors and preachers of our time. A man who fearlessly and tirelessly shared his faith, giving messages of hope to millions upon millions of people, from presidents to the smallest children in the villages of Uganda and… Continue reading There is Still Hope, America. There is Still Hope, for All…

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When the week wasn’t as planned…

Where do I start when our Christmas week didn’t go the way we’d hoped for? You see that big, ugly cancer word came back into our lives…this for my father in-law. I mentioned back here we were waiting for results and we received them in tears and dread they didn’t come back like we wanted.… Continue reading When the week wasn’t as planned…

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A Tip to Help Your Live Wreath Look Fresh Longer

I’ve always loved the look of fresh greenery more than faux…and you can’t duplicate the wonderful fragrance they give off. Ever since Trader Joe’s came to my city about 10 years ago, I’ve purchased their 22″ fresh Fir wreaths at Christmas time. They’re wonderfully full, usually have a bit of juniper, berries,and pine cones, and… Continue reading A Tip to Help Your Live Wreath Look Fresh Longer

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The Perfect Christmas Salad

Raise your hand if you could use a little more salad in your life right about now? My answer: Yes please! Thanksgiving was a wonderful time of being together and eating way too much rich food. This year we meet up with our Sweet Pea and her husband at his parent’s home for the weekend.… Continue reading The Perfect Christmas Salad

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Autumn and Where in the World Have I Been? Part 2

Part 11 If you’re reading this post before reading part one, you can catch up on the first part of the story here…. It was an afternoon not too long ago, I walked through my in-laws home. Alone in the almost empty house, the overwhelming stillness mixed with flashes of memories raced through my head… Continue reading Autumn and Where in the World Have I Been? Part 2

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Flash From the Past: Too Cute Pumpkin Shaped Rolls…because your table needs cuteness!

Here’s a flash from the past…two Thanksgivings ago…   The inspiration for these pumpkin rolls originally came from Beyond Kimchee’s gorgeous pumpkin dinner rolls {from scratch} recipe. Hers are made with the real deal pumpkin, and though gorgeous, they take a bit more time. Has anyone more time this week? This week…not so much!  It’s… Continue reading Flash From the Past: Too Cute Pumpkin Shaped Rolls…because your table needs cuteness!

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Autumn and What in the World Have I Been Up To?

Hello there, dear reader! Goodness gracious, It’s been too long since I’ve posted in this little corner of this great, big blog world! I have good reasons though. I do. I really do. But first, have you been fully embracing autumn with all its flavors, sights, and smells…..enjoying pumpkin everything, nestled in warmth, and filled… Continue reading Autumn and What in the World Have I Been Up To?

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What to Do With Your Bridal Bouquet Once the Wedding is Over…

  Fresh flowers are gorgeous, aren’t they? I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like! Claude Monet was right when he said, “I must have flowers, always and always.” Flowers give the finishing touch to weddings and add so much beauty to the day. With so much selection, most brides spend countless hours deciding on… Continue reading What to Do With Your Bridal Bouquet Once the Wedding is Over…