Category Archives: Homemade

I know I know.  The holidays are over and we’re all scrambling to find our dusty, lost in the closet juicer that will help us fit back into our pre-Thanksgiving jeans.  But the abandonment of all things deliciously baked every January makes me a little sad.  I know it’s time to get back on track, […]

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Love. That is my word for the holiday season this year.  Really love is the foundation of the holiday season every year, but it can so easily be swept aside in the melee of shopping, party planning, wrapping, cooking, and cleaning.  Not this year though.  This year…it is just love.  November was not only the arrival […]

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I know I know…the first day of fall was this week. Pumpkin Caramel Apple Panic! Break out the decorations and candles and sweaters! But but but…it’s still 80 degrees!  And what about the sun and the wind and the wildflowers? What about the summer lightening and long hours and cicadas? What about sun bleached hair […]

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My kitchen is warm, but the light is cold.  It’s dark at 5pm on a September afternoon and the wind is howling around the walls, making the room feel small and dim.  It’s my little nest against the summer storm that is raging against the countryside.  No vivid lightening is dancing across the sky, and […]

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Togetherness has been the epitome of our life since moving to Tennessee.  When we lived hundreds, and before that thousands, of miles away, we missed the birthday parties, the graduations, the lake days, and random afternoon barbecues.  Now it consumes us in the most amazing way.  We have this beautiful, quiet, country home to balance […]

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Life seems to be one never-ending change.  Every time I feel settled, or feel sure-footed, I find myself (happily or otherwise) on the other side of my plan.  Growing up all over the country should have given me a good sense of change, but it still surprises me when I wake up and find myself […]

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