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Warm, Cozy, Yummy Thoughts

Today we'll have a high temperature of eighty degrees. Tomorrow, we'll have a day time high of low fifties. Today, I'm working in summer jammies. Tomorrow, I'll be working in winter jams. I'm thinking about warm, comforting food. I bought a large pumpkin which we're...

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It’s Officially Holiday Season

I spend at least half an hour per day loving on babies. Baby animals, baby humans, babies playing with babies, babies just being babies. It's no wonder today's sale item depicts a baby. I've got holidays on my mind. They'll be on my mind until the end of the year. All...

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The Ultimate Fall Experience

For the last two weeks we've been on a Fall adventure. Today, we culminate the glory of Fall with a hayride. My idea of a Fall adventure is a drive into the country. We take in the beauty of the Fall colors eventually winding up at a corn maze. Once we've found our...

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It’s Cider Time

The official start of fall is this Saturday. Where will you be and what will you be doing? As I wrote last week fall is my favorite time of year. The beauty of it is beyond compare! I make a menu at the beginning of each month for the entire month and then do one huge...

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The Pumpkin Patch

Hey guys, We've entered my favorite time of year--Fall! I love it when the air starts getting crisp and the trees change into a beautiful display of God's handiwork. I look forward to purchasing pumpkins and mums to set outside around the house. The beauty of Fall...

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Wine Improves With Age

What wine did you first start drinking? Have your tastes changed or are you still drinking your starter wine? I started on Lambrusco. It was sweet but my palate was used to and liked sweet things. I, eventually, advanced to White Zinfandel and then to Chardonnay and...

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Questions and Answers

Have you ever played a trivia game and had the answer right on the tip of your tongue? It's right there but refuses to come all the way forward--until two in the morning! Then it won't leave. Gotta love those nights! Well, I have the answer but you have to figure out...

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Are You In The Zone?

All this month we're celebrating one of my favorite things--wine! My birthday is coming up. For the last few years my husband has made me a cheese, meat, and cracker platter and served it with a bottle of Temprenello wine. Temprenello loves cheese. I don't think...

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It’s Wine Time!

I love wine! I'm so excited to let you know that all this month we'll be celebrating wine. I love to cook and I love to cook with wine. It just makes everything better, richer, fuller, and tastier. This week, we're putting on sale a wine ornament or wall hanging which...

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Waiting for Santa

We are exactly five months away from Christmas! I remember watching the Christmas specials as a kid and hearing the Christmas story about waiting on Santa. I always wrote Santa a letter and left it with a platter of milk and cookies. The Christmas story ended with the...

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Mittens

Every year my husband and I go to craft shows the first Saturday of November. In fact, we'll be working a craft show on that day this year. We go looking for Christmas gifts and little hand made items for around the house. At one show, an older woman sits at her...

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The Stocking

It's Christmas in July! All this months I'll be sharing short stories about Christmas and placing Christmas items on sale. I hope you enjoy this first story and will check out our Christmas items. When I was a young mom, in college, and working in a grocery store to...

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The Hell Hole Called Grace Cathedral

"My dad lived at work mostly, overwhelmed with his life. And Alice and grandmother had not a clue as to how to care for my invalid uncle. I would up at the elementary school playground every day, swinging on the swings, hoping to find peace in swaying back and forth....

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The Fasting Bandwagon

"I began with a water-only fast in January (1978)...During the fast, I read my Bible a lot. I prayed for forgiveness. I got saved every week. I worked on my Pepsi Cola baptism. But the guilt never left me. It had wrapped its ugly tenticles around my heart and infected...

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I Remained a Demon Child

"Time drifted by and I remained a demon child. Devils flew out of me every Friday night and by Saturday morning they had returned, sneaking past my mother to invade my soul before breakfast." A quote from Demon Child to Child of God. Available right here. This is the...

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