The Healthiest Scrumptous Breakfast Cookies

This post is part of an October series about fitness, weight loss, and gluttony. To read all the posts in the series, see the index here. I love portable whole-grain breakfasts for those days that we are in a hurry. I ran across the idea of these breakfast cookies over and over again in various [...]

The Nesting List and Living in the Present

It's funny how sometimes I can be tricked into thinking that "real life" will start once I finish my To Do list. That once it is complete, I'll be able to relax and enjoy things like time with my little ones, good books, sitting and watching waves hit a shore. In the midst of a [...]

Swallowing a frog

The garage is one of those places in most people's homes that is dreaded in terms of cleaning out and reorganizing. But sometimes, before you can really get ahead on a 'to-do' list, you've just got to swallow that frog and clean out the garage. When I added it to The Great Nesting List, I [...]

Pounds of peaches (another fit Friday post)

  I grew up in the state of Georgia, which everybody always called "The Peach State" since its such a big crop down there. Well, turns out my South Carolina produces more peaches! I mentioned in my last fit Friday post that my husband and I headed up to Asheville this past weekend. On the [...]

I heart Fabric Glue

I found this pair of lamps at HomeGoods, which opened a new and busy store in a nearby town this summer. I'd been looking for gold, round-based lamps for this "entryway table" (for more on the trunk table DIY look here). I'm still working off the inspiration Design Board for this room, but hadn't decided [...]

Guest Posting today at Living Well Spending Less

Today I'm guest posting at Living Well Spending Less about "Thin Waist, Fat Wallet", or, ten ways to save money while losing weight. I really enjoy a lot of Ruth's posts on her blog, and find them helpful in the areas of planning, organization, and saving money. So pop over there to hear what I [...]

Fit Friday #11 (on a saturday…oops)

Well, I started this post last night but couldn't keep my eyes open. It had been a full, rich day of adventure. My husband and I are lucky to have some would call a 'babymoon' this weekend, with family graciously keeping our cute kids at home. We headed toward the Grove Park Inn, but on [...]

Make the mundane things Cheery

  I seem to add new things to my Nesting List about as quickly as I cross them off these days! It's part of the urge to nest--the continual finding of new things to do. I've loved all the Ditto DIY link-ups this past few months, hosted by several bloggers including Darlene, who designed several [...]

Fit Friday

The past seven days have been jammed packed. Last Thursday I had a clinic day, which turned out to be super busy, and then after that I had the final packing to complete for our trip. First, we hopped on a plane to CT for my brother's wedding, along with my 2 and 4 year [...]

At The Shore

  You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the people. When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. The crash of [...]

Update on the Great Nesting List of 2013

Y'all. I have to say I've made major progress this past week on The List. I still have a long way to go but the details in the house are coming together. I've got new paint colors upstairs, new cabinets in the basement, and feel like nooks and crannies are slowly getting organized. It clears [...]

Maple Almond Quinoa Granola

I've love the Ancient Grains Brand of granola from the store, with Quinoa and Amaranth and such in there. But it adds up and I like to know what's in my granola, so I decided to try a batch with these whole grains. I looked at a few different recipes online, combining ideas from several. [...]

Fit Friday

Fit Fridays are back and I'm determined they are here to stay. Since my confession post, I've really gotten back on track. I have made one change, in that I'm taking a short, somewhat experimental break from MyFitnessPal. After using it for so long, I'm pretty aware of what my daily calorie counts are, and know [...]

Two antique chairs: a story

They sat for years in an aging farmhouse, which many purported to be haunted by the ghost of Jesse James. The house had been furnished with hundreds of beautiful antiques of all kinds, which my grandparents had collected for decades and carefully maintained. They planned to retire in the idyllic home, and summered there for years [...]

A Sabbath Meditation

"God wants to change us into people who are truly noble; people who reflect an unswerving confidence in who He is that equips us to face all of life and still remain faithful. God wants us to be courageous people, who are deeply bothered by the horrors of living as part of a fallen race, [...]