Roasted Chicken Recipe

Roasted Chicken 2

Happy Wednesday! Y'all know that I love to experiment in the kitchen. When it comes to chicken, I usually make slow cooker chicken or homemade "grilled" chicken strips. A few months ago, I found organic chicken thighs on manager's special, so I … [Read more...]

$600 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

Pot of Gold Giveaway

Good morning, lovelies! I hope y'all had a great weekend! My older-younger brother is getting married in three weeks, and he was in town visiting this weekend. It was SO good to see him and have one last family shindig before he says, "I do." I'm … [Read more...]

New Dr. Mom Series!

Doctor Mom Series |

Happy Friday, y'all! I'm really excited to begin a series on Fridays!! I am incredibly passionate about natural living, natural health and natural remedies, just ask my friends and family. Ahem. I'm a little bit on the nutty-nerd side of things and I … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Cranberry Energy Bites

Energy Bites 3

Hey y'all! I'm really excited to share this delicious and healthy recipe for Chocolate-Cranberry Energy Bites that I made for Valentine's Day {in lieu of junk}. Ha! I'm working on losing the baby weight, so these energy bites are a perfect snack … [Read more...]

Our Sweet Valentine’s Day Party

My valentines day surprise

Happy Friday! I hope y'all have had a good week. We have had a good one around these parts. I worked like a crazy person on Wednesday getting my house cleaned to have my sister and her sweet kids, my mother-in-law and my mom and brother over for a … [Read more...]

For The JOY of Cooking

Main Dishes 1

I usually post a new recipe on Wednesdays and I have some good ones to share in the coming weeks, but I wanted to share a bit of my heart behind my food. Does that sound a little crazy? Let me explain. I love feeding my family good food. It … [Read more...]

Thoughts On Enduring Love


On this day seven years ago, I said, "I do" to my childhood sweetheart who I had known then for 15 years. It was a blissful, perfect day complete with snow flurries.  So much happiness and so many memories. Good ones. As I sit here reminiscing … [Read more...]

Introducing The Inspiration Board!!

mothers day brunch ideas

Happy Friday! I'm really thrilled to tell you about my friend Jamielyn's new site called The Inspiration Board. It is *amazing*! I love making things pretty which I'm sure is no surprise to most of you. Ha! Making inspiration boards is often a vital … [Read more...]

9 DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

DIY Valentine's Day Wreaths

Decorating with a fun, whimsical wreath is a fast and easy way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you like over-the-top fancy and layered designs or simple and clean, wreaths are a great do-it-yourself project because they can be made from just … [Read more...]

Corn Chowder {Easy Recipe}

corn chowder

Hey, hey! I'm sharing my Corn Chowder recipe with y'all today. I created this recipe a few weeks ago and I just made it again this week. My family gives my potato and corn chowder rave reviews every time. It is easy to make in just about one hour and … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Mantel {2013}

Valentine's Mantel |

Happy Monday, y'all! I'm really thankful for the beginning of another week. And I'm glad to be at home. We traveled the last part of last week to Indiana for my husband's grandpa's funeral. It was a good, but cold and crazy trip. Seriously. Sixteen … [Read more...]