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

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