The Sweetest Gifts

As my kids get older, I find myself thinking about how much they’ve changed, especially over the last couple of years or so. When did they get so tall? When did they start looking like young adults? How in the world is it possible for them to be this grown up while I’m staying so […]

It’s Time to SHOP!

Friends of the greater Abilene area, don’t forget to check out all the fabulous finds at this season’s My Sister’s House sale! Lots of great ladies clothing, accessories, and shoes at 181 Pine, and great finds for your home and for you man (that’s right, they’ve added men’s clothing, too!) at 202 Pine. For more […]

Getting Snippy

This weekend I bought myself a new tool. One I’ve wanted for a very long time. It doesn’t have a cord. It doesn’t have a battery pack. In fact, it’s pretty old-school and only set me back $15. Can you guess what it is? Tin snips! I’m really not sure why, but every time I […]

DIY Bath Bombs

To help ease the pain of having to give away our rooster, Herb, I thought a nice, long soak was in order. And what’s better than a warm bath? A warm bath with a bath bomb to soften and scent the water.  Better yet, you can make them yourself and have plenty on hand for […]


Well, after several months of loving, nurturing, and becoming attached to this one… …we’ve discovered that she’s actually Herb, not Peaches. And bless his heart, he sounds like a middle school boy with a changing voice. Soon he’ll be crowing at the crack of dawn. I imagine no one in the compound would be thrilled […]

Harvest Hues

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All Hallows’ Eve Eve

Happy Halloween Eve, friends. Tonight I walked into Blondie’s room and found this: The tables have turned, my friends, and this mama is feeling equal parts delight, sadness, and pride. When did my girl become old enough to start making her own costumes? Evidently the year I told her she could be whatever she wanted […]