inspiration search

Do you ever have those days where you’re just lacking inspiration … and while you have a room full of props, none seem to fit the look you’re going for? I’ve been wanting to change my backdrop up a bit and have hoped for some wood to get a more rustic, fall look. I’ve been using the white backdrop for quite some time now so a change was due. Continue reading “inspiration search”

a trip to trader joes

We stopped into Trader Joes after my granddaughter’s soccer game yesterday … it was a great game and the sun was shining. It almost felt like summer! Living sixteen miles out, all trips to town have to count, so I (we … three granddaughters and my very curious two-year-old grandbaby) stopped at the store to grab some chicken for dinner. As you may have guessed by my photo, we picked up more than that. Continue reading “a trip to trader joes”

a family favorite

_MG_7648Since my girls were young, I’ve been making this coffee cake. Baking is something I’ve always loved. This moist, crumbly recipe that I found in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook quickly became a favorite and staple in our home. In the early days, I made it because flour didn’t cost much and I could whip up a super delicious (but not nutritious!) breakfast for my girls. Continue reading “a family favorite”

longing for fall

Fresh apples, shades of brown and burnt orange, golden leaves …

These last few days, the air has been cooler and the wind has been blowing. After the long hot days of summer, fall is on my mind.

And for some reason, I’ve been going through photos I took last year and these autumn images have caught my attention and caused me to look back with longing for that season that is so quickly approaching. I suppose I experience the same feelings every year. Maybe you do too …

Summer and fall are my favorites! For now, I’ll continue to enjoy the summer. Fall will be here before we know it!

Blessings to you in this place with ever changing seasons we live in!