Patriotic Pinspiration

Okay, so if you are like me and tend toward last-minute preparation for holidays, I've got two easy ideas for your Fourth of July festivities.   Of course, I found both on Pinterest (have we connected there yet?) ... and I have a whole board dedicated to Summer Stuff with lots of other ideas for the Fourth (which can also be used for Labor Day).   So, ready for my two easy, peasy patriotic treats? First up ...  Strawberries a la Fourth Too cute, huh?  My daughter who is twelve ... [Read More]

Celebrating One Beautiful Thing

Memorial Day ... the official start of summer. This year was a little bittersweet for our family  As thankful as we are to be living back home in North Alabama, we sure do miss all our friends from our almost-eleven years on the Georgia Coast.  {Of course, they were battling Tropical Storm Beryl while we were relishing the perfect sunshine-y day at the pool but that's a whole other thing, right?} So, this year, we spent time with family and ate yummy food and I got a text that made me ... [Read More]


A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell Today we remember those who fought and died to secure the freedoms we hold dear.     Pause this day, in the midst of grilling out, getting wet, and giving hugs, to say a prayer of thanks for those who have given their lives and those who today serve on foreign soil, prepared to give their lives, to give us the freedom to celebrate this great day. May we all remember the life given by One for us ... [Read More]