Family Fun, Homemaking, island life, Recipes

A Recipe for Christmas Fun

Way back when when I was a Pampered Chef Lady, I earned a stoneware gingerbread house mold. My oldest two daughters, the only kids at that time, were 2 years old and 4 years old. That was the first year we made a gingerbread house. We have made one every year since- with the exception… Continue reading A Recipe for Christmas Fun

A Marine For Christmas, Recipes, writing

Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

Food is essential to romance. Regardless of where the food comes from- a fancy restaurant, a cool dinner, or from home. The old saying "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" has a lot of truth to it. I don't know many women who are impervious to a man who cooks for… Continue reading Gratin Dauphinois- The Best Potatoes!

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Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

Today is the day! You can find the book on Amazon This is my first fiction book to self-publish and I am excited to see how this goes. All Dixie ever wanted was a home in the country with a family of her own. That dream was shattered when her husband left the day after… Continue reading Release Day! A Marine for Christmas is LIVE!

A Marine For Christmas, writing

A Marine For Christmas- Cover Reveal

As I promised, this is the over reveal! Well, sort of- I have two covers and you get to vote on your favorite! #1 #2 Leave your choice in the comments!

Faith

Mary- Did You Know

See Video Here During the Christmas season when we focus on celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I can’t help but think of the Crucifixion as well. They are inseparable, without either one there would be no salvation and redemption. Growing up in church I was told many times how God gave His… Continue reading Mary- Did You Know

Family Fun, Homemaking

DIY Keepsake Ornaments

As I spoke about in a previous post, the children are given a new ornament each year.  I try to buy the ornaments while on our summer vacations, but to be honest that is hard to do sometimes.  If I was content with buying a mass produced ornament at a big box store it would… Continue reading DIY Keepsake Ornaments

Family Fun, Homemaking

Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

When Cheyenne was about 3, a wonderful lady shared about buying ornaments for her grandchildren to hang on the "cousins tree" in her house.  Each Christmas the cousins would all come over and were given a new ornament to go on the tree and would then decorate the tree with ornaments from years past.  I… Continue reading Ornaments, Tradition, & Tapestries

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Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm

I love Christmas time- I have a  desire to bake, cook, clean, decorate, and wrap gifts tied up with lots of ribbon that sparkles that I am just unable to suppress.  I do get some help from the kids, but mostly its just me and I love it.  Tony enjoys my creations, especially those emerging… Continue reading Simple Beauty- Christmas Decorating on the Farm

Faith, Family Fun, Random Thoughts

Mary, Did You Know?

During the Christmas season when we focus on celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I can’t help but think of the Crucifixion as well. They are inseparable, without either one there would be no salvation and redemption. For many years I pondered on Mary, what it must have been like for her. The… Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?

Faith, Family Fun, Parenting

Divorce & The Holidays

As the holidays approach, life can really get complicated.  Add in blended families and divorced parents and it can be a real mine field. So I am going to offer something that, I hope will make your holiday what you hope for.  Sit quietly and think about what memories you would like to make with… Continue reading Divorce & The Holidays