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Home and Garden Thursday…


Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I am enjoying getting caught up in so many things…when you’ve been uninspired for so long – it’s lovely when things begin to flow again. Here are the posts I shared with you since last week’s party I shared with […]

The English Scone…

Raisin Scones

I learned to love cooking from Dad…after he retired and when he was ill, he spent a lot of time watching shows such as Julia Child and Justin Wilson…he even loved imitating their manner of speech and action. It was such fun. Dad would try so many recipes – I actually inherited all of the […]

A Return to Loveliness…


Hello all, I hope you had a lovely week – I have been working on getting back on track after the Haven Conference. It has been such a lovely time – I am stirring from one thing to another…How have you been? Here are the Top Three Posts from last week’s party: Melissa at Melissa’s […]

How I keep my Sundays Serene…

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It’s before daylight that I awake; every day. It is rare for me to sleep in. I love taking the time to awake early, wash up, put on coffee and have about a half hour of quiet, devotional time. This is every day.  Sundays are Busy at Our House With Dearest being a preacher, Sundays […]

Saturday Inspirations…

Saturday Inspirations

I’m enjoying lovely music in the background, a delicious cup of strong coffee with cream and strolling through inspiring blogs….here’s what I’ve found to share with you! Don’t throw away an empty picture frame – ever! Here Courtney from French Country Cottage shares 5 creative ways to use empty picture frames! It’s on my bucket […]

Keep Cool in the Summer Heat…

keep cool in the summer heat three things you need plus recipes

In the south, and in a number of other places, not only are we affected by the high temperatures, but also by the high humidity. It affects the feel of the temperature on the body. To me, it feels like wearing a coat. You sweat, but it doesn’t dry off. I’ve looked for a number […]

Home and Garden Thursday…


Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Ah, time flies by so fast! I had been anticipating going to the Haven Conference since I signed up in February. Dearest came along with me – I am so glad – we had a blast! I share a couple posts on my experiences at the conference. Have […]

Top 10 Reasons to go to Haven Conference…

10 Reasons I like Haven-18

Top 10 Reasons to go to Haven Conference By me. There’s a wonderful joy in knowing someone else understands you – understands what you do and what you like. This is one of the best reasons to blog and most especially to attend a blog conference. Reason #1: Cameraderie   All throughout the 2 1/2 days […]

A Return to Loveliness…


I had the most wonderful time last week at Haven Conference. It is a marvelous opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, learn and to interact with sponsors and brands. I took Dearest along with me and we had a blast together. If you’ve ever considered attending a conference, I highly recommend you giving it a try […]

New Beginnings…

New Beginnings

Every morning for the past couple months, my sister-in-law and I have morning devotion and prayer time. It came as a result of a need on her part…and then I realized how much of a need it was for me. This morning I am musing on new beginnings.   Each morning, we begin our prayer […]

Haven Conference Afterglow…

Haven Afterglow

It was beyond my expectations. There was the familiar and there was the jaw-dropping awesomeness of the whole event. I am experiencing Haven Conference afterglow. This year, I took Dearest with me. As you will see, we had hilarious fun. On a Whim When Dearest has conferences, I tag along. But, I was only able […]

Home and Garden Thursday…


Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday     I am so excited – it’s mid summer and it is time for Haven. This will be my second year at the conference and I’m taking Dearest with me! I hope he’ll take a class or two; maybe make something. I’ll share with you photos and what […]

A Return to Loveliness…

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Welcome all! I hope you’re having a wonderful week. It has been so very hot here in Georgia, but we have thoroughly enjoyed the summer weather. Dearest and I were invited to our future in-law’s cookout – they were camping at at lovely state park. It was so much fun to sit around, to share […]

Blogging – Why Begin in the First Place…

Blogging why begin in the first place

It happened. I began to blog less and less…unintentionally. I actually had big plans for expansion and such. But then, I accepted a responsibility that began to take more and more of my time. When I take something on, I do want to give it my best.  I Got off Track Blogging I shared in […]

Home and Garden Thursday…


Welcome to Home and Garden Thursday   Summer means blueberries, flowers in the garden and in the home, hazy, hot days, lazy cool nights, weekend bar-b-ques, family and friend get-togethers…summer is such a lovely time! I so enjoy each day – now we’re excited because about a year from now we’ll be having another wedding […]