7 years ago today I began this blog to give myself a place to cultivate and share my love of homemaking. Last month I gave you all the opportunity to do the same, through my #HappyHomemaker2020 Challenge on Instagram. It was a simple challenge where each day we shared a photo of something we loved… Continue reading Recapping The Happy Homemaker Challenge + A Milestone!
It didn't take me long to dive into those Taste of Home recipes I shared last week! I put two of them on the menu immediately, and they were both winners! I'll mark them below with an asterisk. Paul wasn't a huge fan of the Bacon Chicken Club Pizza, but any time you call something… Continue reading Menu Monday + New Recipes!
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ❤ It's time to wrap up the highlights from August, starting with a Sunday afternoon drive in the Foothills of South Carolina. We walked through downtown Landrum and grabbed a picture on a bench in front… Continue reading August 2020 In Review
Before I start decorating for fall, I pull out my big bin with decor and do a little prep work. Not only do I evaluate what I have to keep me from overbuying all the new items in stores, I like to get a few craft projects done before it's time to decorate. This year… Continue reading Two Easy Fall Projects for Less Than $5!
Last week one of my co-workers, as she often does, brought me a couple magazines that she had just finished reading. One of them was the Taste of Home August/September issue. I haven't picked up a copy of Taste of Home in a very long time! I immediately found myself turning down page corners and… Continue reading 5 Supper Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try!
Did you know that the absolute Truth of God's Word hasn't been cancelled by Covid? It absolutely applies to the things we face today - uncertainty, cancellations, rules and restrictions, sickness, fear and unrest. This week I've been thinking about three pillars from the book Experiencing God (a study that deeply impacted me as a… Continue reading This Has Not Been Cancelled
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ❤ I started this post with a pretty picture because you are NOT going to believe how wretched my laundry room had become. When I look back on these photos, I am horrified to realize that… Continue reading Real Life Laundry Room Makeover: Before and After
I used my crock pot three times during this menu (which is from a couple weeks ago). My crock pot is used much more in the summer than the rest of the year - the kitchen stays a lot cooler when I don't have to use the oven! As I've mentioned before on the blog,… Continue reading Menu Monday + Tips for Crockpot Recipes
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ❤ Over the years I've become a huge fan of gallery walls. They are a great way to fill a large wall on a budget, and also help you to reflect your style and personality throughout… Continue reading Three Things To Use In Gallery Walls (that aren’t pictures)
The summer after I graduated from college (2006), someone gifted me a subscription to Rachael Ray's magazine. This was back before Pinterest and magazines were still one of the main ways we discovered new recipes! I was so happy to be done with dorm life and in possession of my own kitchen. I probably tried… Continue reading Summer Succotash Salad