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Valentines Day at Home

Valentines Day at Home

In case you missed it! You don’t have to go out on Valentines Day to make it a special day. Here are some simple, inexpensive ideas to help you create a special Valentines Day at home. Fresh Flowers Trader Joes or your local grocer will be filled with fresh flowers […]

Let’s Set The Table for Thanksgiving

Let’s Set The Table for Thanksgiving

I love to set the table for special meals, holidays and guests. I thought I’d share some inspiration for setting your table for Thanksgiving this year. It really doesn’t matter if your Thanksgiving is totally formal or completely casual, just taking the time to add a few non-everyday items, provides […]

My Healthy Meal Plan

My Healthy Meal Plan

Hi ladies! If I eat good I feel good. When I feel good, I workout more. When I work out more I stay healthier. The only way that I can figure out how to eat healthy each week is to get ahead of it and be intentional in my planning. […]

Organic Food Delivery

Organic Food Delivery

I grew up on a farm in Virginia where we grew and raised everything we ate. When our own kids were growing up, we had a fairly large vegetable garden in a different spot in Virginia. And from that garden, we grew almost all of our vegetables for the entire […]

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizers

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizers

My husband loves football. He played in highschool and then went to college on a full football scholarship. We met in college and when we started dating I told him I LOVED football. That was a complete and full out lie- I mean, I LOVED watching HIM play football……but that […]

Valentines Day Ideas

Valentines Day Ideas

Last year I wrote about what Troy and I do for Valentines Day almost every year and this year will be the same if we aren’t traveling. I thought I’d add some other Valentines Day ideas this year. Of course, it’s also an excuse to wear shades of pink which […]

My Chili Recipe

My Chili Recipe

I’ve tweaked this chili recipe over about 30 years after making chili when we were newlyweds from a “Southern Living” magazine recipe (remember when it was all about home decor and cooking?). I kept some of the unique ingredients as I developed my own recipe over the years. They really […]

For The Bad Ass Dad on Fathers Day

For The Bad Ass Dad on Fathers Day

Shop For The Action Guy I see a lot of Fathers Day Gift Guides, but so many of them just don’t relate to my own husband who has spent a lifetime in “Bad-Assery”, lol. Here’s the thing about shopping for the action guy: Every item he owns from his sports […]