give thanks

I believe this to be so, so true! The Hubby and I have had or fair share of troubles, some larger than others.  Through them all we could always count on our Lord’s love. Sometimes it’s all we have… My heart grieves for all those that have been affected by …

double the peanut butter goodness

Peanut butter cookies are a must make for the summer (at least in my family).  The Hubby loves them, the Dad loves them and my Mammaw loves them.   A good peanut butter cookie to me is soft in the center, crispy on the edges and dusted with sugar giving …

grilled goodness for DAD

Father’s Day is this weekend!  That’s so crazy.   I can’t believe it is already the middle of June and time to celebrate the men in our lives. Celebrating DAD In our home, Father’s Day has always included a home cooked meal, whatever my dad wants, and then typically we …

Happy Father’s Day

This FREE printable is a perfect way to wish your dad, or another special man in your life, a Happy Father’s Day. Print it out and use it to make a homemade card, or frame it with a  sweet note. You could also use it as a sign to say …

cheesy bread goodness

For me, one of the best parts of eating Italian food out is the bread.  My favorite is the crusty bread, slathered in butter with mealy cheese everywhere.   There is one small local Italian restaurant that inspired this bread that makes everything homemade.  Their pasta is homemade, their sauce …

one pan pasta…perfect for tonight

Summer is definitely here in SE Texas and summer hasn’t even officially started yet.  Along with a large part of the country out temps are in the 90’s and feel like the 100’s. When the weather is like this the last thing I want to do is have the oven …

Father’s Day love

Father’s Day is just around the corner…like in just a few days and in my family my 2 brothers and I always claim to be the favorite of my parents.  Now we all know deep down that I am the favorite, but they insist on making that claim as well. …

be thankful

It is Monday…the beginning of the week.  A time to start fresh…a time to be be thankful. What are you thankful for?      > your kids      > your spouse      > your family      > friends      > work      > home     …

slow cooker ranch yumminess

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best of all your slow cooker has to bring you.  I mean what is better than being out all day playing (or working) and coming home to dinner being 90% done and knowing that everyone is going to love …

Chanel & Mammaw – lessons to live by

I have been a fan of CoCo Chanel for as long as I can remember.  There was just something about the way she carried herself, and her inner strength that immediately drew me to her…and then of course there were her designs.  I honestly have no words for her designs. …