S.M. Hutchins

S.M. Hutchins is a writer seeking the magic, mystery, and humor in everyday life. Visit www.livewonderstruck.com.

Re-Growing Green Onions

I heard you could re-grow green onions from your grocery store leftovers. It sounded easy enough, almost like magic.Well, I've had people tell me things are easy before and it doesn't always turn out to be true for me. This, however, actually was super easy, so I'm sharing. Here is what you do:...more

What Makes a Long Marriage? (No, really. I’m asking.) – My Messy Beautiful

Marriage, partnership, coupledom- whatever you want to call it, it's been on my mind a lot lately. This post will probably give you a glimpse of me that you haven't seen before. (Oh, and there's a giveaway at the end for those who make it through.)...more

Interview: Ellen Gregory

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.Today's interviewee is fantasy fiction writer Ellen Gregory. What have you been wonderstruck by recently? ...more

Pinterest Recipe Review: Cookie Dough Balls

Each week this month I am reviewing one recipe I found on Pinterest. After collecting a number of scrumptious looking foods on my Cooking board, I realized I should probably start actually making them. Novel concept, I know.I've already reviewed Cherry Pie Poppers and Apple Cider Sangria. This week: Cookie Dough Balls....more

Hope, Comfort and My First Print Credit!

Wow, oh wow. What a week!...more

Wonderstruck Interview: Prudence MacLeod

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.Today's interviewee is Prudence MacLeod, a spiritual seeker, dog trainer, official Reiki Master and Interior designer, and personal trainer who has turned her hand to writing. ...more

Pinterest Recipe Review: Cherry Pie Poppers

Oh, Pinterest. A place where I get tons of ideas and put very few to use. Not anymore!In recent weeks I've tried out some recipes I previously pinned and I've decided that from now until Christmas I will review one recipe per week, in case you're looking for ideas for the holidays....more

Helping After the Hurricane

Sometimes you just want to help. Many times you don't know how. At least that's how it is for me.We see these big, life changing natural disasters on the news and think, "wow." We want to help, but it's far away. We aren't sure what to do, so we go about living our own lives.Except this time the natural disaster was here. This time the hurricane devastated towns that are a 30 minute drive from me.I had the same thoughts of, "oh, I want to do something," but no excuses this time because it was here....more

Waiting for Hurricane Sandy

Here in New Jersey (northeast United States for those readers in other countries), we are bracing for Hurricane Sandy. The media has tossed around terms like "a storm for the history books."Stores were packed as early as Friday morning as people tried to load up on water, batteries, bread, and other supplies. For some reason people also seem to go for milk and eggs which doesn't make much sense to me because (at least at my house) we often lose power, so anything that requires refrigeration isn't going to survive anyway....more

Wonderstruck Interview: Alina Weldon

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives....more