Strawberry Apricot Oat Bars

apricot jarI don’t know about you, but I tend to live by lists. Even on my days off, my time is filled and defined by the dreaded “to do” list. This morning, I decided to look at my “to do” list differently. Continue reading


Anticipating Spring

wreathI think the last couple of years, I’ve dubbed March 1st as the “unofficially official first day of spring” for me. Yesterday, I added a few spring touches to my house, including some fresh hydrangeas that I got to take home from a women’s gathering at church. Continue reading

Pumpkin Season

red oak autumnIt’s fall!!
The other day, I was driving behind a big truck filled with hay bales, and I got ridiculously excited for fall–the season of harvest, pumpkins, planting bulbs, changing leaves, apple cider and warm soups!
Believe it or not, sometimes I have to remind myself to look up and watch the changing of the leaves….don’t miss this season. It is my favorite time of year, but I’ve been so busy and stressed with life, that sometimes I forget to lift my eyes and breathe in the cool air and just enjoy the moment. Yesterday, I picked up a large orange leaf and carried it with me in the car all day, just to remind me to enjoy this season… Continue reading

Texas-sized Breakfast Casserole

230So sorry about the lull in posts over the past couple of months. It’s not that I’ve not had any good recipes, but it’s just that other things in life have seemed to take precedence. In my most recent meal planning (the past month or so), my sister and I tend to often revolve around the same recipes, because they’re easy. Most of those have been touched on in the blog already (here and here are some good recipe roundups). Continue reading

Entering Fall…

20130822-212535.jpgI started decorating for fall today. It seemed the perfect thing to do on a Saturday (along with some cleaning I’d already planned to do anyway). For me, changing the house for a new season is more of a gradual thing. It usually begins with my bathroom sink, then, over a period of several days or weeks, trickles into the rest of the house. Continue reading