In the Kitchen

Cream Cheese Danish

To the person in Atlanta who gave this recipe to mom back in the 90's...thank you! To the person who's about to love this bit of heaven...you're welcome! Shop Girls' Dresses This "danish" is so quick and eAsy, and is perfect to serve with fresh fruit as breakfast for holiday guests . Shop Holiday Party… Continue reading Cream Cheese Danish

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

I can’t sing for you…

I don't have your voice. I don't have the special abilities that belong solely to YOU. We tell kids what to do, what not to do, lead their lines and give them assignments and chores. How often, though, do we trust them to shine in their own talent?     I heard a choir director… Continue reading I can’t sing for you…

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

I love looking at life through the perspective of a child, simply because there's always wisdom to be gained. A little girl was recently telling me about her friend that had found new friends. She ended her story with a shrug and said, "it doesn't matter", but her eyes held distress. Shop girls' Christmas dresses!… Continue reading “It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

In the Music Room, My Favorite Things

‘Tis the Season!

Musicians always need an early start to prep and practice for seasonal music, and Christmas is no exception for the piano student.  I have found that playing traditional Christmas music causes huge learning leaps, and motivates like none other.  However, the trick is to pick versions that are playable without too much frustration so that… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!

In the Kitchen

Simply Sweet Potatoes

I love fall flavors, and what food is more naturally fall than sweet potatoes? The struggle, though, is the temptation to load them with butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows, soooo good!  Here's a simple substitute that uses nothing but natural ingredients so that you skip the fat, not the flavors!    Shop Fall Dresses for… Continue reading Simply Sweet Potatoes

In the Kitchen, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Coffee Connections

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I think I first started drinking coffee just so that I could sit out on the porch to have… Continue reading Coffee Connections

My Favorite Things, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Unplugged – a counterintuitive approach

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I bought myself a present for Mother's Day two years ago, an Apple Watch. So it might seem contradictory… Continue reading Unplugged – a counterintuitive approach

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”…

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! ...was the song on repeat in my mind as I woke up this morning. (At least it wasn't "The… Continue reading “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”…

In the Kitchen, My Favorite Things

Heat & Eat!

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I love to cook, but it seems like we're always on the go. If homemade meals happen, it's usually… Continue reading Heat & Eat!

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“The Bare Necessities”

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I've embraced the message in this song as my students learned it in Music this week. We teach our… Continue reading “The Bare Necessities”

In the Kitchen

Chicken Foil Packets – quick & eAsy!

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! Back to school meals have been simply effortless with these quick chicken foil packs!  I took the time (about… Continue reading Chicken Foil Packets – quick & eAsy!

In the Garden

Mason Jar Houseplants

This blog site may contain affiliate links .  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I am all about houseplants that help purify the air, but I am not in love with dirt in the house.  Sooo, I've taken the expedient… Continue reading Mason Jar Houseplants

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Pour Love

God doesn't pour negativity into us. He gives love, peace, joy. He gives unique talents and abilities to each of us for the good of all...

In the Music Room

The PIANO Classroom

Think back to your childhood. Did you take piano lessons? If so, did you stick with it? Did you enjoy them? Another thought, what was your first piano teacher like? I remember sitting on the couch in silence, waiting, as my sisters went through their lessons, afraid to make a peep. I remember that my… Continue reading The PIANO Classroom

In the Kitchen

Fresh Peach Cobbler

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! Fresh GEORGIA peaches...does it get any sweeter? Only in a cobbler, or maybe homemade peach ice cream! While traveling… Continue reading Fresh Peach Cobbler

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Random Acts of Kindness

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! There's a Jolly Rancher wrapper tucked in my wallet.  (No, I'm not a trash hoarder!)  I put it there… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

In the Garden, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites. If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! I picked these flowers from my garden this morning. It might look like a simple flower arrangement stuck in… Continue reading Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?

In the Music Room

Kyla’s First Recording

This girl had to be my first post "In the Music Room". She sings with her heart and soul, and THAT is what music, life, is all about! Enjoy! YouTube Kyla  The first time I played piano for Kyla, my feelings were actually a bit bruised at her howling. As time went on, I realized… Continue reading Kyla’s First Recording

In the Kitchen

Corn on the Cob – Fresh & Easy!

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! "I LOVE fresh summer fruits and veggies!" is not an exclamation that I though I'd ever make as a… Continue reading Corn on the Cob – Fresh & Easy!

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Pineapple Plant Perfection

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! "Check out my pineapple plant!" including an attached picture, was the quick email I sent my Uncle Hugh.  Here's… Continue reading Pineapple Plant Perfection