Why Mother's Day Is Hard For Me

Mother's Day is a mixed-bag. It always has been. I imagine when I was a young child I didn't have any issues. I'm sure I made lovely, cutesy little things for my mother. As an adult though, I have been inconsistent with even recognizing Mother's Day as a day to celebrate my mother. I often am not entirely sure when it is. (Though that may be related more to me not paying attention to holidays much....more

Trend Alert: Divorce Tattoos...?

Are you inked?  If not, are you thinking about getting a tattoo?  Are these thoughts connected to an event in your life such as divorce, marriage, death, love?  It’s human nature to want to mark an event with a celebration or a ceremony and sometimes with INK....more
Jeana Love your perspective, Jeana! Great points all round.more

Nostalgia, Powdered Sugar, and Family

Chrusciki (hrrooss-CHEE-kee)Traditional Polish confection....more

I love Christmas I hope that like Scrooge people say of me "It was always said of her, that she knew how to keep Christmas well!

My earliest memories are of my love of Christmas and the Holiday Season. Our family tradition growing up was that while we children sleep, Santa came bringing us our presents piled up under the biggest Christmas tree that I ever saw, we had twenty foot ceilings in our home. After we went to bed our parents would work into the early morning decorating our tree and putting together all our toys so that we awoke to a magical Christmas morning.   ...more

Family, Football & Food...

So we are halfway through college football season, which means I have had quite a few football Saturdays to prepare for!  In the south, college football is right there with family, and when you're a family of football fanatics, it works.  We have themed game weekends...well, let me back up...we are big time Alabama fans...can I get a ROLL TIDE???  So being Alabama fans, we obviously root for Alabama and anyone playing Tennessee or Auburn, ha! ...more

Hold Fast

Josh. 24:1-13; Mt. 19:1-12 St. Stephen of Hungary ...more

Why The Poinsettia

Why The Poinsettia?This time of year you can find one plant all over the place. It comes in a variety of colors, and looks like it should be on your grandmother’s kitchen table. The Poinsettia. I am not a fan of this plant at all. It looks fake, and some what tacky I feel. I never understood why people liked them, or why they were so popular around Christmas, until I did some research. The story is kind of neat....more

A Mother's Love Carries On Through Cooking

Julie from Just Jules...more

65th Annual Piper Reunion

65th Annual Piper Reunion  A tree without roots will fall over.  ~unknown...more