You’re Invited to Host a Christmas Brunch Book Club Party!

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I love Christmas. Always have. I love selecting the perfect gift for a special friend, looking for ways to bless a family member secretly, going over my Christmas card list, baking up some sweet holiday magic, and paying one of my children to do all the wrapping. (Hey, I can’t do it all!) When I sat… Read More

How to Plan a Successful Blackberry-Picking Party


The end of August heralds the last days of summer and the beginning of autumn. At our house, this means lots of harvesting, canning, and preparing the garden and livestock for winter. We currently have a herd of six beef cattle, but we’re adding chickens next week. At our homestead, in the foothills of the… Read More

What Flavor Is Your Hospitality?

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I walked into a baby shower this morning, and it was a living Pinterest board. Bright cloth banners lined the windows. A table was set with fresh roses lining the center. Each place setting had a glass bowl of layered yogurt, fruit, and granola, as well as a mason glass with layered sherbet punch and… Read More

Creating a Dessert Table on $10

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I love to celebrate my children! I truly enjoy throwing them a birthday party that will be an experience, BUT I am not interesting in breaking the bank! So when my daughter asked for a pink-and-purple tea party, I put my thinking cap on. How could I recycle things we already had on hand and… Read More

Fanned Paper Flower Tutorial


Once the Christmas decorations come down, I swing into birthday-party planning mode. I am one of those moms who makes a super big deal of my kids’ birthdays because THEY are incredible and they should have special experiences for their “born-on-date” memory makers! The other reason I do it is because I love crafting, and… Read More

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