In Life · Motivation · Organizing · Tip-ical Tuesday

7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day

This is a hectic time of year…especially if you’re a teacher like me, or you have kids in school…you know it’s crazy: there are exams, and grades, and planning vacation, and what to wear tomorrow, and soccer practice, and dance recitals, and crazy. crazy. crazy. This is (and Thanksgiving/Christmas) the time of year a lot… Continue reading 7 Things to Do at Night to Increase Productivity During the Day

DIY · In the Garden · In the Kitchen · Monday Munchies · Recipes

Monday Munchies: From the Garden Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Sometimes you just crave a nice, hardy, fresh, salad…not just rabbit food, but something healthy & hardy. This is a GREAT salad recipe…and if you have a food garden you can get a lot of the ingredients straight from your harvest. Ingredients you’ll need: 2 cups cut lettuce (mine was heirloom slobolt lettuce from my… Continue reading Monday Munchies: From the Garden Italian Grilled Chicken Salad

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In Memories

The Value of Laughter

Laughter…it’s one of my most favorite sounds in the world. It can make a bad day great. It can relieve stress. It can break the ice in an awkward conversation or help you make friends. And just like the way we use words, the way we laugh can communicate a lot. Laughter communicates if you’re genuinely… Continue reading The Value of Laughter

Craft'n'Cook Saturday · DIY · In the Kitchen · Recipes

Craft’n’Cook Saturday: Tropical Wedding Punch

So, as I mentioned earlier this week, my sister-in-law got married last Saturday. She had a 1920s Afternoon Tea theme for her wedding and reception. I was tasked with the job of baking my Honey-Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies and making the wedding punch. I found a punch recipe on Pinterest and made some alterations…and it… Continue reading Craft’n’Cook Saturday: Tropical Wedding Punch

On the Bookshelf · The Encouragement Corner

Fun-Day Friday: Tea Time & Literature

Sometimes it’s great on a Friday night to go out & have a blast with friends, but some weeks you just need to chill at home. This week is one of those weeks. The exhaustion sets in & my brain is just too far gone to do much that’s productive. Today, my version of fun… Continue reading Fun-Day Friday: Tea Time & Literature

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In Memories · In the Bible · Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday: Life is a Mosaic of the Little Things

I’ve been sitting here contemplating & debating what I was going to write about today. I wanted it to be all planned out & philosophical, but honestly it felt too planned. Instead I sat down to work on my art & finish watching some movies. I guess over the past few days I’ve just been… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Life is a Mosaic of the Little Things