Few things are as soul satisfying to me as growing, picking, preserving, and cooking food for others. Actually, I’m not sure anything is as satisfying to me as those things. I love the entire process from start to finish. I even like grocery shopping and meal planning. Reading cookbooks in bed is not foreign to… Read More Today’s Harvest and Garden Update
What can I say? I love food photography. Some shots of our summer through my lens and our table. Please enjoy but don’t use any photos without permission from us! Thanks!
It’s two days before the class Valentine’s Day Party and Little Johnny reminds you that he NEEDS valentines for everyone in his class. What do you do? Pick one of these easy non-candy gifts and be a hero. You Make My Heart Glow Glow Sticks Love Bug Friendship Bracelets You Blow Me Away Dinosaur… Read More 8 Non-Food Valentines Day Gifts for Kids
I’m not gonna lie…these look really amazing. I wish I could take credit for all of them. Even just one…but, nope. Just like my Giant Valentine’s Treats to Make and Eat post, these 12 appetizers are a result of scouring my Pinterest account for the best looking ones out there, though by far this is… Read More 12 Savory Valentines Day Appetizers
When the girls were little we would take their used up broken crayons and make them into new round multi-colored crayons. One day, they might have been 2 and 5 years old, as we were making them Kaitlyn kept coming into the kitchen with crayon after crayon after crayon. I asked her where she was… Read More Valentine Crayons-DIY
Not really. But sort of. Maybe more like an oversized overly full turkey who becomes one with the couch cushions and “watches” Thanksgiving Day football from behind the eyelids, not waking for 2 hours while the clinks and clanks of dishes being scrubbed happen in some far far away place by someone other than yourself.… Read More Thanksgiving Hangover
Three things are in this post that you should know. First, I’m full on excited for Christmas this year. Secondly, if you keep reading you’ll find a tutorial on making your own ornaments. Lastly, read ALL the way down to the bottom for details on a giveaway! First, I am particularly excited about Christmas this year.… Read More DIY Ornaments and a Giveaway!
When the weather gets to the point of “not too cold to be outside”, but “cold enough that you know whatever work needs to be done outside you should do relatively soon”, it’s time to clean up the outside. Here in the Northeast it’s that time of year. I don’t know about your house, but… Read More Fall Cleaning List-10 Easy Things for Outside Clean Up
Looking for an easy, fun and comfortable NO PRESSURE ladies night for your church? This is it. Craft and Coffee Night. It’s nice to host an event that is a lot of hands off, relaxing and cozy. Fall is a perfect time for that. I found these mason jar pumpkins and apples on Pinterest and… Read More Craft and Coffee Night
We LOVE Fall around The Parsonage! Love as in…move out of the way Summer, Spring and Winter. We love ya, but not quite as much as Fall. Quiet nights in, dinners around the table, pizza in front of the fire place, Charlie Brown tv specials, cookies..they all have a place in The Smallwood’s Family memory… Read More The Ultimate Fall Family Fun List-100 Things to Do This Fall