Positive Thoughts - Just Because

40 days ‘til 40

I'm there. My birthday is an event I usually ignore, but this year it's glaring at me. So instead of wondering what's next and feeling like I'm at a roadblock, I'm going to view this as a pathway to plans for hope-FULL future. Here's my blue-eyed why: I rarely share my goals, probably out of… Continue reading 40 days ‘til 40

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Love’s Pure Light

At the Christmas Eve Candle light service last night, a phrase of "Silent Night" caught my attention: love's pure light. Last December, I was struggling with the concept of loving my neighbor. Somewhere through the trials life brings, I had become very jaded in my views, and had difficulty trusting others. Like a lightening bolt,… Continue reading Love’s Pure Light

In the Kitchen

Easy Apple Pie

Need a last-minute quick and easy dessert for company? Though it doesn't have the fancy designed crust, your family will be saying, "how 'bout them apples!"Scroll to the bottom for a printable recipe card. Enjoy!This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might… Continue reading Easy Apple Pie

In the Kitchen

Perfect Pound Cake…

...so entitled because I've made so many cake flops before that I can now share some fool proof tips. I remember the first cake I made. It was a chocolate cake for my then-boyfriend's 16th birthday party. Embarrassed, I presented a platter full of crumbled cake-pieces and stuck candles in it. Baking cakes is a… Continue reading Perfect Pound Cake…

In the Kitchen, My Favorite Things

Chocolate Chip Cookies

My earliest memory of baking is with my dad, teaching me to bake chocolate chip cookies.  It's remained one of my favorites to bake, what can beat a fresh chocolate chip cookie hot from the oven?          Airbake Natural 2 Pack Cookie Sheet Set Baking cookies turned into my first job.  Dad… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies