• How To Tell A Story Through Decorating

    You know,There are many ways to approach decorating but something that has helped me create a cohesive feel in my home is to tell a story. I want to tell a story that is unique to my family. I know people who decorate to tell the a story of their family’s beliefs. Their walls are covered with scriptures or phrases that reiterate their ethos. Okay, I do a little of that too. Others enjoy decorating with things that point to activities they love. For example,  we have many fond memories spent at a lake house located in North Georgia that’s been in the family since the 1970’s. It was decorated…

  • Southern Style Biscuits

    Big Batch Southern Style Biscuits made from Scratch

    Southern Style Biscuits are good for so many things. Grab some southern style biscuits and slap an egg and some bacon in the middle. Cut one in half and slather it with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. There are chicken biscuits, biscuits and gravy or cheddar cheese biscuits. But the thought of making biscuits from scratch can pose a problem… Are you intimidated by the idea of making biscuits from scratch? I was for years. I’m not intimidated by many things, but my timidity in making authentic southern-style biscuits and meeting new people took some intentional effort on my part to overcome (I’m still working on the meeting new people…

  • The Blue Castle

    Book Review: The Blue Castle By L.M. Montgomery, A Classic Filled With Timeless Relevancy

    What kind of story does a book titled The Blue Castle make you think of? It may evoke images such as… girl meets a prince. They get married. He whisks her away to his kingdom to live happily ever after. But the story of The Blue Castle isn’t a fairy tale. What would you say is an emotional issue people struggle with today?   So many people are plagued with self-doubt. We say the mantra’s we are told to recite like, “I am beautiful” or  “I am enough”. But saying it doesn’t mean we buy into it. Our real subconscious thoughts often sound more like, “Does anyone see me?”, “Am I…

  • Pumpkin Muffins With Crystallized Ginger

    Yeah For Fall! I just took the last bite of the last PUMPKIN MUFFIN WITH CRYSTALLIZED GINGER that remained from a recent batch I made on the first day of October.  Fall has sneaked in almost unnoticed here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains but still it calls for some baking and nothing says FALL IS HERE to me like a pumpkin muffin. Who doesn’t enjoy the smells of lovely spices floating through the room. I sure do. It simply adds to the hominess (Don’t know if that’s a real word but it works for me). So, I went on a hunt for a new recipe to try. It’s not that…

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