Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Happy Spring, dear friends!

I wanted to share with you this warm and yummy dish I made tonight. It's one of those MEAT AND POTATOES meals that (all the) men I know want their wives to make. Trust me, ladies! This one is a keeper! Your guys will love you for it!
Now, I had to keep the cheese part of the meal a secret until after my man ate his fair share. Why? He is not a fan of swiss cheese. I never thought I was either.
But this ham and potato casserole changed all that!
Even my youngest daughter assured us repeatedly (when she saw it) that she didn't like it. (she had it once before) But somehow magically, she devoured not one, but two portions!
It's that good folks! When the kids and the husband like it, in my book, that's a keeper!!
So if you want this recipe, leave me a comment. I'll be sure to get it to you!

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Hot Pursuit

Dearest Friends  --
I've just learned something so wonderful I had to share it with you! 
Like, as soon as I read it!
Think back to when you were pursued. Chased. (not by a dog or police man. Think good thoughts!)
Stick with me here, this is so good I'm a bit giddy about it!
Are you remembering a guy you were sweet on when you were in school or college? Wasn't it wonderful to get his phone calls? His notes.  How about when he would drop by or give you unexpected surprises?
Weren't those times pure joy. You looked forward to his next advance. And the next.
And he was in hot pursuit!
Well, get this. God is in hot pursuit of you and me. Read Psalm 23:6 . "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life..."  To follow in the Hebrew is the word radaph. It means to run after. To chase. To pursue. TO HUNT YOU DOWN!
Are you getting this? God's goodness, his love (HE IS LOVE!!!) is pursuing you. He's hot on your trail.
Let this sink in ladies. Meditate on this. Rejoice in this very thought.
Our God, the very God of the universe seeks to follow you passionately. He loves you!! 
WOOHOOOOOO!!! Are you squeeling with me?
This is going to carry me through the next several days!! Maybe weeks. I'm like that.
Be blessed!

If you are interested in reading more about Radaph visit A Holy Experience and read Ann Voskamp's full account of this wonderful word!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Hello Dear Friends --
How are you?
One of my favorite places to hang out is our local book store. They have a cozy cafe, which always seems full, and lots of decorating magazines and books to linger over for free!
I usually keep a small notebook in my bag just for writing down the ideas I see. Some ideas I go home and create into the late hours of the evening, others I put on my to do list.
Since this picture I painted a number five on my apple crate and changed out the desk chair to my white cane chair. It's amazing what the smallest detail will do.
We are supposed to be painting our living room and hallway area white this Spring. I keep debating it. I like the rich mocha color. But I've always dreamed of a creamy white and shabby living room. My furniture is a deep olive-brown micro fiber. I would love to cover it in white slip covers but I think that it would be more cost effective to buy new furniture. That's not going to happen!
Until then I keep pondering how I can make my own slip covers out of white drop cloths. I'm not a sewer! HA!
I love my new grey washed Paris clock. Not much else to say. (sigh)
She makes me happy.
What makes you happy?