Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Mason Jar TRAPPED THOUGHTS

You know those swirling thoughts, anxieties, fears, that stay on repeat in your mind? I suppose I needed a physical representation and action to stop the mental cycle.

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“Life is very simple -”

I just found this gem in my Bible from 1994. Looks like life would have been simpler if I had continuously followed my "younger me" advice:

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Skinnamarink

I pull this happy song out with my music students every year for Valentine's Day. It's a favorite of mine from childhood, as my mom always sang it with us in the car. "I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening 'neath the silvery moon..." It occurred… Continue reading Skinnamarink

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

4:44

The time of day that I was born has certainly never been a big deal to me. What is a big deal, though, is that it was huge to my dad. As a teenager, when my dad would look at me and wink and just say 4:44, it was his secret way of saying "dad… Continue reading 4:44

In the Kitchen

Lazy Potato Soup

This recipe, born of refusal to go to the grocery store on a cold day, isn't just easy, it's pure lazy! To make it even lazier, make sure to cover the crock pot with a liner so there is zero clean up! Enjoy! This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you… Continue reading Lazy Potato Soup

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Kyla

Ever been so low that you just couldn't put one foot in front of the other? Hopeless doesn't even begin to describe how you feel? As I sat on the steps of my townhouse 5 years ago, staring at my wrist, I was there. Heartbreak upon heartbreak, I couldn't see through the tears. A thought… Continue reading Kyla

My Favorite Things

“Cinderella”

So I just told a robot thank you… While I was able to spend time with my daughter, fold laundry, empty trash, and walk the dogs, she vacuumed my whole house! I had some initial guilt over buying "Cinderella." However, I was drowning in dust & constantly sick, two jobs, my daughters' activities, and being… Continue reading “Cinderella”

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…

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

LIVING with Asthma

I do not mind that it's raining. I am thankful to be walking in the rain. I am thankful to be walking! As the school year ended and summer vacation approached, I had one goal. Spend time with my daughter and dogs, and hopefully to do that through lots of walks and jogs together. The… Continue reading LIVING with Asthma

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 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

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 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