In the Kitchen

The Best Blueberry Pie

Blueberries!  Who doesn’t love them?  Not only are they delicious, but they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that boost both health and brain function.  And, they’re pretty… 😊 We are in the process of putting in our own blueberry patch here, but in the meantime, we’re blessed with a dear friend who makes the… Read More The Best Blueberry Pie

In My Head/Heart, In the Garden, In the Outdoors

The Wren

I haven’t written in a very long while.  Life sometimes gets in the way and often those things that we love have to be relegated to back burners.  Such is my story. But, mine is also a story of getting back up and finding my way back to the things that make me happy and… Read More The Wren

In My Head/Heart

An April Fool

I’ve never really thought of myself as gullible.  In fact, I’m one who over-analyzes, questions everything, and NEVER shoots from the hip with a knee-jerk reaction.  If something is questionable, I sense it more than know it and that kick starts the whole “think-everything-to-death” process.  That, in turn, means that I am rarely surprised or… Read More An April Fool

In My Head/Heart

Clean Your Glasses!

Life can be hard!  Sometimes it feels like everywhere we turn we’re met with negativity and challenge and are left wondering if the sun will ever shine again.  It doesn’t help when we are continually bombarded with things that perpetuate anxiety, anger, and a sense of hopelessness.  Even the strongest person will be affected over… Read More Clean Your Glasses!

Adoption/Foster Care, In My Head/Heart

Teach them well

I met Peter when I was all of seventeen years old.  I had just graduated from high school and started my first job at our local university.  He worked there too – in tech services, which at the time included managing events involving sound systems, visual presentations, and electronics.  We ran into one another quite… Read More Teach them well

In the Kitchen

Writing a Recipe Post — or not…

So, I was going to write a recipe post this week, but I got to thinking about the process.  And then I got to giggling.  And then I got to the inability to put anything of merit on to paper stage.  And then, well, I just said “FORGET IT” and decided to run with the… Read More Writing a Recipe Post — or not…


A Room of My Own

If you are an avid artisan, craftsman, seamstress or anyone who loves to create, you are aware of the sometimes “overabundance” of materials and supplies one can accumulate.  Even if you’re just a hobby crafter, it doesn’t take much for projects to get out of hand, especially if you don’t have a designated space from… Read More A Room of My Own

In the Past (Genealogy)

Ancestral Women

Do you ever stop and think about where you come from?  About what drives your spirit?  About the people who make up your past, especially the women? I spend most all of my hobby time immersed in genealogy and find it to be so much more than just an enjoyable pastime.  In the process of… Read More Ancestral Women

In My Head/Heart

My (Un)Bucket List

You’ve heard of the proverbial Bucket List – you may even have one of your own.  I think most do or, at the very least, a wish list of sorts with all the wonderful things they would like to accomplish/experience in this lifetime.  I, on the other hand, do not.  Sure, there are many things… Read More My (Un)Bucket List