Last year I posted a recipe for Aunt Audrey’s Banana Bread . This is another banana bread family recipe from my grandmother, Patricia Carson Smith. Aunt Audrey is an aunt on my mother’s side, while Gram Smith, is my grandmother on my father’s side. Aunt Audrey’s Banana Bread recipe is heavier, and a bit drier. Gram… Read More Gram Smith’s Banana Bread Muffins
This is an affiliate post, with links to other sites that may pay me for advertising. It’s not too hard for me to have new fave kitchen products. The problem is narrowing the list down to 10! Going into my kitchen is like a treasure hunt…not a search and rescue….but a treasure hunt because truly…being… Read More My 10 Current Fave Kitchen Products
Our baby turned 13 in June. weeping and wailing promptly insued…. Kaitlyn doesn’t really care for cake, and instead requested an Oreo cake. Not Oreos-in-the-batter kind of cake, but a cake made with Oreos. We bought ’em, stacked ’em, filled the gaps in with 13 curly candles, lit ’em and sang happy birthday. Ice cream… Read More 13 Birthdays and Oreos
We celebrated Father’s Day in Maine this year and enjoyed not only this lobster…. ….but some huge clams, grilled Haddock-all of it caught the morning we bought it-this Sweet Potato Salad from Martha Stewart, melon salad, and…. ….this beet salad with fresh picked spinach leaves, beets and herbed goat cheese, drizzled a bit of olive… Read More Spinach and Cold Beet Salad-Recipe
You know those days when, as a parent… Correction: You know those days when, as a stay at home, homeschooling parent…. New correction: You know those days when, as a mom, who stays at home and homeschools her kids…gets to the much needed, can’t come too soon, end of the school year and then realizes… Read More Camping. Also, Daisy Hates Camping.
Today we found mulberry trees on our property. Jams and jellies and pastries to come. Today we picked cherries from the cherry tree we heard rumored was on our property but couldn’t find. Fresh eating from the tree as juice trailed down our chins. Today we worked alongside church family. Sunny, laughing, working family. Today… Read More Simple Blessings
This post contains affiliate links. Yesterday, I finished Beverly Lewis’s newest novel-The Ebb Tide. It was amazing. An Amish novel set near the ocean, that’s something you don’t see often. Summary: Sallie Riehl just gave up her two week trip to Australia because a little boy needed the money. Traveling the world is something she… Read More The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis-Book Review
I wanted to put my car in park today, hop out of my driver’s door, walk to the side of the motorcycle where you were sitting at the stop sign, with who appeared to be your husband, waiting for traffic to slow so you could make a left turn. If I had been brave enough,… Read More To The Lady On The Motorcycle, Thank You For Being You.
I’m not saying this note is about me. I’m sure there are other moms who at this very moment are dreaming of a month at the beach, a maid, and a full-time chef, but that’s not me. Not. at. all. It’s for all the other Moms out there. Who may or may not be me.… Read More When Mom is Stressed. There Are Options.
If you experienced Mother’s Day in any kind of way on Sunday, this note is for you. I love sending flowers or gifts to my mom and mother-in-law, and wishing others a Happy Day. I love encouraging young moms to keep going, and thanking older moms for their example. Hearing of how other moms were… Read More The Spirit of Motherhood