What I did on my sabbatical

Vibrant Flower Arrangements

It certainly wasn’t my intention….. the thought of being gone for 7 months is inconceivable! Yet it happened…… and here we are! So much has happened, and yet, nothing at all has happened! The only thing that is consistent is … Continue reading

Celebrating life in the darkest moments


It is never easy to lose a loved one, whether it be a family member or dear friend.  This past year I have been witness to way more visitations and funerals than I cared to attend.  Friends grieving over parents … Continue reading

New addition to our family + {how to cope with pet allergies}

Family Dog

After countless emails asking to see our newest addition, I thought I would do a quick post and let you all see our baby. All I can say is, it had been a long time coming!  The boys had begged … Continue reading

Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip

Cake Batter Dip

You are going to thank me for bringing this Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip to the table today!  It is so yummy, I swear I could just eat it with a spoon…..no finger foods necessary!  Hmmmm……maybe I shouldn’t admit that.  … Continue reading


I feel so scattered lately!  Please forgive me for being away so much lately!   

The longer I am pulled away from this blog, the harder I am finding it to sit down and write something meaningful.  I don’t know why, but nothing feels right lately.  There is so much on my mind and so much to say, but I just draw a blank when I sit down to type.  I have numerous draft posts started and somehow can’t finish them…..basically scrapping them all!  It’s not like I haven’t been doing anything!  I have many recipes and projects to share, just can’t get my act together.

So much has happened this past quarter (I am a bean counter and everything is done in quarters!!), yet nothing has happened at all.  My oldest has graduated from high school and is about ready to leave for college!  We added a new addition to our household at the start of the summer!  We have gone on a short vacation with an amazing family!  I have started and finished a number of household projects!  Others I have started… waiting to be finished.  Yet when I sit down in front of the computer, I draw a blank on putting my thoughts and emotions onto ‘paper’.

All of this self-indulging talk today is for me to admit….it’s not you, it’s me!   I know…..I know…..it sounds like a line from relationship breaking up!   I swear it is not! I have received some amazing emails from all of you, either asking for help on a certain project, or just asking when I will be posting anything new!  Keep them coming….I love emails, answering your questions, and helping you out!  I promise this long distance relationship has been a drag for me, and I can’t wait to get my act together and get back at it. I miss all of you!!   Until then, I am doing my best each day and trying to forget about the word balance because sometimes it just doesn’t exist.  You totally agree with me, don’t ya??

I will talk to you all soon, but in the meantime….take care, and if you have any questions or comments, give me a shout out or email me.  It might take a couple of days, but I do answer EVERYTHING!


Some old posts to tide you over:
Curvy Carrot Juice
Cinnamon Roll Aebleskiver
Strawberry Mango Salad
Fun ‘Fetti’ Ice Cream Pizza
Spinach and Kale Cubes
Black n’ Bleu Burger with Bleu Cheese Schmeer