DIY Valentines Day Cards

Is it just me or is it hard to find a Valentine’s Day card that says just the right thing? Maybe I’m too picky or weird. But there is no way I’m looking through dozens of cards to find the perfect one this year. So instead, I’ve decided to make my own card and words….

Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Name cards

I use Creative Market a lot for fonts and other things for design and this week they have some amazing free downloads.  I used them to create name cards that you can download and use for Thanksgiving this year.  I know what your thinking, Thanksgiving is so far away, but its good to get some…

Plum Jam

I went to my local fruit stand and bought 6lbs of plums because they were so affordable! Then I had to think about what I would make out of them. I decided to make some jam, however I have never made plum jam before. This is a super simple way to make jam if you…

Easy Gallo Pinto

Spending two years living in Costa Rica really gave me a taste for gallo pinto! This is a classic meal prepared for breakfast. It is delicious, full of flavor, and very easy to make! Gallo Pinto Chop cilantro, onion, and sweet pepper finely. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to deep skillet or pan and dry…

Simple Berry Tea Cake

Every year my family spends some time picking blackberries, usually we turn this into jam. However, today I decided to make something a little bit different. Black Berry Tea Cake First, add butter and sugar to a bowl and beat until light.  Add the egg, vanilla and milk, beat for 2 minutes. Sift flour, baking…

Empty Nest

Sometimes blessings come in unexpected places. This is what happened to me this Spring. Mother’s Day brought my adult children home to visit and I was presented with a beautiful flowering basket. After that day passed I began the nurturing process to ensure the beauty of the flowers didn’t languish. Doting over the flowers as if they…

Industrial Decor

My father is a retired deputy from a jail here in Michigan. When I was little we would go into the huge kitchen freezer and get boxed milk to drink while spending time with him after school. It shaped my perspective on what is good and honorable when I saw the way my dad treated…

Easy Bath Cleanse

Today is the day you decide never to take a “normal” bath again! If you have the time to take a bath then make that worth the time it takes! There are SO many ways to take a bath to serve your body’s needs at that moment. Need to detox? Take a ginger bath. Need…

Homemade Dumplings

When I decided to make dumplings this week I had to ask myself what a dumpling was. So in this generation of accessible knowledge, I asked google. “dump·ling ˈdəmpliNG a small savory ball of dough that may be boiled, fried, or baked in a casserole. a pudding consisting of apples or other fruit enclosed in…

Sushi Galore

There is something very special about sushi. It cannot be judged, because every piece is unique. It can be anything you like! Josh and I LOVE trying all different kinds, we always get one roll each that is our favorite, and then one roll that is new for the both of us to try. But…

Going Green

My husband grew up drinking lots of green drinks, I did not. It wasn’t because my mom never made them, I just refused to try them. However I did try other things, including stinging nettle in a number of different dishes. When I started dating Josh I also started drinking more of these types of…

Consider Jesus

When I attended Off The Wall Ministries in Ohio our theme for the year was “Consider Jesus”. The leaders wanted the whole year to be engulfed in Jesus, they wanted us to never stop thinking about Him. They desired wholeheartedly for our lives to be transformed, that we would study deeply into the word to…