Archives for November 2014

Menu Planning Monday #3

Hello! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and ate tons and tons of yummy leftovers! But, now aren’t you ready for something new? Well this week we are trying some new flavors that I am pretty excited about! Side note- Did anyone try the recipes from last week? The salmon… delish! The crockpot chicken […]

Cranberry centerpiece perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Need a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece? Or are you eager to start decorating for Christmas? This is SO easy and can brighten up any table with the festive color from the cranberries and vintage look from the burlap and twine. This is one of the easiest decorations I put up starting in November and lasting […]

Menu Planning Monday #2

Welcome back to another Menu Planning Monday! Here I will be sharing with you what I plan on making for dinner each week while trying to choose recipes that are healthy, budget-friendly and use similar items. And most importantly, that are simple! I am not one to choose recipes with twenty ingredients and eighteen steps. […]

He starts in the home

I don’t often talk about religion or faith. In fact, it is rare when I do. But when I feel something, something that just catches me off-guard and sends that strange  shock-wave of tingles through my body, it means something. Something that maybe some of you have felt before, too. Every month our church holds […]

Our bedroom on a budget

Good morning! One of my favorite places in the house is our bedroom. I’ve always wanted a “pretty” bedroom and with the  romantic ceilings and natural light of this space it immediately set the tone. My graduation gift from HIGH SCHOOL was  a new bed. Because it was sturdy and had ample storage, we used […]

Menu Planning Monday #1

One thing I get anxious over is that 4:00 hour when I haven’t a clue what we are having for dinner. So, for a while now I have been planning out our weekly meals so that I know what to expect each day. Sundays are usually my planning days so that I am ready to […]

Our Big “Clock”

The ceilings in our dining room are tall. Actually, the area we are using as a dining room has tall ceilings. The previous owners used this room as a sitting room. But it is connected to our kitchen and we hated the thought that the room would only be sort-of used (Do people use sitting […]

Our New Dining Room Table (!!!)

During our whole married life we have never had a dining room table. We just wanted to wait until we were in our permanent home before deciding on something that may or may not work elsewhere. So, now that we have been in our new home for just over a month one of the first […]

To Our Hero…

In 1949, at the tender age of 16, Maurice Devereaux (Grandpa Mo) joined the Marine Corps Reserves. Still a child, he knew his calling. And somehow…somehow, he convinced his parents to let him go. He was called to active duty when the Korean War broke out and due to being underage,  had to lie to […]

Our Fall / Thanksgiving Mantle 2014

While there aren’t many decorations on the walls yet, one of the first things I did to the house was to put together our Fall mantle.     Most of these things I got last year, but I know similar items are still available and you too can put this together on a budget as […]