Wednesday, September 24

Cracker Barrel Fall & Halloween Decor

Have you guys been in a Cracker Barrel lately? Or at all? It's been a few years since I set foot inside the Cracker Barrel that is located within 5 miles of our home. My aunt and sister invited me to lunch a few weeks back, and we headed to

Monday, September 22

Turn Simple Pantry Items Into Quick Dinners

As I was going through my pantry, fridge and freezer last week, I came across items I had bought with every good intention of using. However, I have yet to use them and they are still taking up valuable space. Mr.P

Wednesday, September 17


Household chores help your little ones learn responsibility—and helps you finally finish that to-do list. Nobody likes chores, which is exactly why you shouldn’t have to do all of them yourself. Instead, recruit your children to pitch in on a daily

Monday, September 15

Yes! We have no Bananas! Banana Bread

Okay, that's not entirely true. Mr.P asked for a banana yesterday and I told him we had no bananas. He went in search of something else to eat only to come back with four bananas in his hand and wanted to know what I called these things

Sunday, September 14

Weekly Reflections — September 13, 2014

I was under the impression that once all the kids flew away, and our home became an empty nest, Mr.P and I would have so much more time on our hands. It is strangely NOT the case. We are more busy now than ever, maybe not with

Friday, September 12

California Turkey BLT Wrap-n-Go

Here it is again, time for Friday night football! This last week has just flown by in our home as I'm sure it has for many of you.

I was thinking of the things I used to prepare for my kids to eat as they were running out the door to Friday night high school football

Thursday, September 11

The Art of Homemaking: How-To Fold a Fitted Sheet

We have two newlywed couples in our family. Both of them being married less than a year, I have thought a lot about them lately. Praying and hoping all good things for them.

When Mr.P and I first married, there were many things

Wednesday, September 10

Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes & Capers in A Lemon-Garlic-Butter Sauce

This is going to be short and sweet. I came across this recipe for Chicken Picatta the other day. Decided to try it out tonight on Mr.P —he is a lover of capers and artichokes. Even though the sauce is butter based it turned out surprisingly light. The lemon juice gave it a fresh taste and I can never add enough garlic and tomatoes to anything. So grab your skillet and give it a whirl, it's yummy! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9

Essential Kitchen Equipment For The Make-Ahead Cook

Everyone knows the benefits of home cooking—tastier, healthier meals and significant savings. But some nights there's just no time to make dinner from scratch. Below are a few essentials of top-performing gear, from freezer bags to casserole

Saturday, September 6

Dreams Of Grandeur: The Routh Street House, Dallas Texas

Can we talk about dreams for a minute? Not the kind that come to you in your sleep; but life-long dreams. I have dreamed of owning a Bed and Breakfast. Thinking about the idea makes me happy indeed. Running a small (1 cottage) B&B would

Thursday, September 4

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos

It's that time of year againFriday night football is upon us! And here in Texas, high school football is KING on Friday nights, stretching far back into our memories! Being the mother of two children, that are now adults,

Wednesday, September 3

Ready For Fall, Y'all? Here Are A Few Tips To Smooth The Way

Ah, fall…my favorite time of year. While it seems as if everyone around me is hanging on for dear life to summer, I am quietly cheering autumn’s arrival. Still, with cooler temperatures coming our way and pretty soon falling leaves

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Dinner & Summer Reflections

Well it's official, Summer is over. And with it, Mr.P and I are brought back to taking care of the house and ourselves, all alone. E is gone back to school and it will be quite some time before we see her again. And I'll admit it - I'm a little misty