Home…

our happy place.  Traditions, warmth and welcome.

Home is a feeling. It radiates fond memories of countless holidays, birthdays, milestone celebrations and after school projects.  It’s also simply seeing the beauty in the everyday.  It’s where your stories are written, the place where you belong.

Each season brings with it celebrations, holidays, weather – all playing a vital role as to how we live and play.  So many can relate to the feeling of cold weather coming upon us in Autumn.  Long cooked winter meals, football and a crackling hearth.  Shortened days, the rustle of leaves, the scent of candles burning inside a jack-o-lantern.  The sounds, smells and tastes that all come together to create a feeling.  This is your home, your good life.

I would like to share with you my ways to make each day a celebration, make the ordinary extraordinary, and how to be organized and efficient and enjoy living for the moment.

I extend my invitation to you to come inside and experience home…Welcome!


Month to Month Inspiration

Holiday Season 2022

Perhaps I’m a little behind on this post, as for me, the holiday season really includes my favorite of all – Thanksgiving.  I believe that starting a season off with gratitude and a celebration of simple gathering is the best way to grasp that special spirit that embodies this time of year.  Our tree always goes up the day after Thanksgiving. A tradition we started so many years ago. Its such a fun weekend, since all my children are home and the house is bustling with activity.  Traditions are the root of the festivities at our home, starting with decorating the gingerbread houses, trimming the tree, making my annual pot of turkey soup, playing Christmas music, etc. The list goes on and my family wouldn’t have it any other way! There will be more, of course, as the month progresses and we creep closer to the big day.  Each year these days move along quicker and quicker. Gone is that childlike feeling of time being at a crawl. With so much to enjoy and accomplish we can get a little lost in that bustle. My advice to you is to try to savor all the moments, even the mundane. Each one becomes a moment in time that adds up with all the others to create that vision in our memories of another holiday that could slip by all too quickly.  My wishes to you for peace and the feeling of love and kinship all through this glorious season.


It’s pickling season!

Try making these super easy pickled red onions. They are great on sandwiches and salads alike. My recipe is under the ‘Vegetables and Sides’ section in the From the Kitchen category.

Egg Bites Recipe Added

I experimented with making Egg Bites and developed this recipe, look for it under Main Entrees in the From the Kitchen category.

New Chicken Recipe added!

Just added this fabulous recipe to the From the Kitchen category. Simple and delicious.
Chicken with Roasted Grapes, Garlic and Rosemary

Herbs from the Potager

I’ve been drying more herbs from the potager. I’ve decided to make my own custom blends. Read about drying in the Garden section.