Month: August 2017

Stop Glorifying Busy. Thoughts from Kathleen

Kathleen Clipper and I both share a love of journaling. I always enjoy reading her blog and following what she happens to be reading. On her blog, she candidly shares her thoughts on faith, grace, and family. One of the first articles I discovered by Kathleen was entitled Stop Glorifying Busy. That struck a chord with

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Grilled Hotdogs with Spicy Slaw

Our apple butter jar and syrup contest has wrapped up and a winner will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone who has entered! My up coming Labor Day menu planning has been inspired by Molly’s latest entertaining ideas. Grilled hotdogs may be one of the easiest foods to serve at a party. Both children and parents

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Giveaway! Blackberry Patch Apple Butter Syrup

My favorite pancake syrups are small batch crafted by the Blackberry Patch. Their syrups are made with three ingredients: fruit, cane sugar, and lemon. To ease into apple season, I thought it would be appropriate to giveaway an apple butter syrup to one of my lovely readers. And of course, a jar of apple butter too.

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A House Tour with Old Home Love

Today’s home tour includes photographs from Andy and Candis Meredith, a couple whose mission is to save and restore old homes. These are some of my favorite photos of their work. Starting with my absolute favorite, this floral staircase mural has inspired my next home project. Every photograph and room is full of beautiful yet

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My Homemade Honey Face Scrub

I have been experimenting and have finally perfected my homemade recipe for  facial scrub. Almost all of my favorite luxury skincare brands, such as the line Abeille Royale, have honey as a main ingredient. It became a personal project to create some home remedies that would be natural, effective, and also very budget friendly. This

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Sweet Onidas Barn Sale

I can hardly believe it’s already time to mark our calendars for the next Sweet Onidas Barn Sale. It will be hosted September 22 and 23 in Bloomington Springs, Tennessee. Set your GPS for 4034 Shepardsville Highway. Sweet Onidas is a wonderful local sale and all of your favorite vendors will be there! So start

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Ricotta

This savory tart is a wonderful solution for using up the remaining ripe tomatoes of the season. Canned tomatoes and canned marinara sauces are full of flavor and tomatoes seem to preserve better than almost any other vegetable. Yet still, I am enjoying having a few more opportunities to enjoy tomatoes fresh. Recipes like this

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Local Honey from Baby Birds Bees

It is so inspiring to meet women who have discovered their passion in life and are out pursuing it. At a trip to the county fair, Jessica discovered beekeeping. She is now cultivating local honey, saving swarms of bees, and conduction sessions for educating people about the plight of the honeybee. She keeps busy as the

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Evening in the Woods at RT Lodge

RT Lodge captures the essence of a summer evening in the south. We spent a night at the lodge in Maryville, Tennessee recently to celebrate a family birthday. It was a quiet retreat in the woods and there were so many inviting spaces. We were able to sit in rocking chairs around the fire making

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Southern Hospitality. Peaches & Cream Corn

Peaches and cream corn is our family’s favorite. This corn was picked about three days ago and was so delicious we boiled it and ate it plain. Butter was unnecessary.  Dinner last night finished off the last fresh corn this season. Time is passing quickly and we want to enjoy every last drop of summer while we can. Here in

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