Bake Early, Bake Often

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It's about that time again.  The time when our grandest holiday intentions get pushed aside by a roaring reality.  Plans of making fancy homemade cookie and candy platters for neighbors and friends.  Plans of wowing teachers with  homemade breads and … [Keep reading…]

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10 Tips for Perfect(ish) Cinnamon Rolls

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It's no secret.  I love to make cinnamon rolls. Learning by example, my mom's example, I was cranking out pans of these early in my teen years.  Even won Reserve Grand Champion at the county 4-H fair one year! Although not perfect, I have leaned … [Keep reading…]

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Entertainment Book

During the years hubby and I lived in and near a city, we were never without our Entertainment Book.  Its place was in the stuff holder of the passenger's side door of our Dodge Stratus.  We'd plan for or set out on date night, book in hand, enjoying … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of November 1

Really?!  November? Whatever you say, Mr. Calendar.  Feels more like May.  Or September.  Not complaining... loving the 70° temperatures! Here's what we're eating this week: Sunday, November 1 fried eggs and cinnamon rolls (caramel pecan … [Keep reading…]

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Trick-or-Treat

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What an absolutely gorgeous evening!  We walked around without jackets even, chatting it up with neighbors and friends through 1/2 of Tiny Town.  Even in a small town, it took 1 1/2 hours to hit the houses.  When you know everyone, you slow down and … [Keep reading…]

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Join the 30-Day Giving Challenge

Alyssa's got a good thing going on over at Kingdom First Mom for the month of November.  I'm joining in, and want to invite you to do the same. Thirty days of giving! Each and every one of us has something to give, and I firmly believe that … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Right Here, Right Now

After a brief but heartfelt announcement expressing our sympathy to a rival school who lost a cheerleader to illness last weekend, we paused for a moment of silence.  Two tiny towns, rival schools knit together by unimaginable grief and a … [Keep reading…]

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Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

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Want to take your cinnamon rolls up a notch?  This will do it!  It's hard to beat a warm homemade cinnamon roll, but adding ooey-gooey caramel and pecans does the trick for me. Start with your favorite cinnamon roll recipe.  Mine are Mom's … [Keep reading…]

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The Princess and the Three Knights

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"There once was a princess, the fairest one in all the land." Our little girl is growing up. Enchanted by all things princess and castles and drama, she is rapidly becoming aware of her appearance and what others think of her.  While we joke about … [Keep reading…]

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