Category Archive: Recommendations

The Road Less Traveled

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water gently rolling over giant slabs of smooth granite…rock hopping stream crossings…moss covered anything…giant boulders perfect for reading giant novels…content children, creating entire new worlds without any store bought toys…

Inspiration: /Food/

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Eat food. Not too much. Mostly vegetables. ~ Michael Pollen Yes, Michael Pollen said that.  He also said, “If it came from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant,… Continue reading

/Favorites/: Bedtime Stories

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I must admit, my heart skipped a couple beats at the sight of it. You see, it’s one of those children’s stories I actually enjoy reading at least as much as my daughter likes hearing it. I may have even felt a little guilt as I self-indulgently read it in my best Cajun-Creole accent (the phonetically spelled words made me feel like a pro). Pure pleasure!

{Food Find}: Alpendough

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I recently made an unspeakable mistake, grocery shopping when I was hungry, really hungry. Gasp! I know you’re thinking, “Rookie”, with a little sneery-face right? This was not good for my budget, and… Continue reading

Initiate Pay it Forward

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I’m up for a challenge and an incentive to keep the season of giving alive. Over the last two years, I have switched up our This Jar of Questions to be the Mason Jar… Continue reading

The writing of a Christmas letter

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My mom got me started on this tradition: the writing of a Christmas letter. Many times I have sat and read through her Christmas letters…so heart-warming to recreate those times in my life… Continue reading

Charitable and Gifts of Giving

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There are many ways to give this Holiday season. Here are a variety: Operation Christmas Child from Samaritan’s Purse You still have time to drop off a box.  Collection dates are November 16-23. Or… Continue reading

His and Her Christmas Gift Guide

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For those ready to start Christmas shopping, we have compiled a fun list of His and Her Christmas Gifts: Self-Inking, Personalized Return Address Stamp like this one from HelloWorldStamps. A beautiful yet practical… Continue reading

Nashville travel

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My husband and I just returned from a November weekday, good-for-your-marriage, good-for-your-soul kind of getaway. It was my first experience in Nashville, and I loved it. A downtown Nashville trip is perfect for… Continue reading