Homemade Tallow Balm

I don’t always smear cow fat all over my body…oh wait, yes I do! Hang with me here… I’m not talking about just any ‘ol cow fat, I’m talking about the goodness we call Tallow Balm! Never heard of it? Well, by definition, Tallow Balm is a nutrient-rich moisturizer that is made from high-quality beef…

The Making of a Magazine…

When I planted those first seeds many years ago, little did I know that they would outgrow my garden. For many years I dug, planted, and grew, bloom after bloom. Then I decided to try my hand at produce. That was a whole other beast! There were many triumphs and just as many fails, but…

HomePlace Magazine/ Summer 2021 Issue

Although it is still summer around here and the air is hot, heavy and thick, I am fervently busy putting together the third issue of HomePlace Magazine. It’s filled to the brim with sunflowers, bread baking, and all the Fall feels! It will be available for purchase mid-late September. In the meantime, I invite you…

HomePlace, a Home & Garden Inspired Magazine

I’ve always loved magazines. The photos, the short snippets of info., the stories, recipes, quotes, recommendations, the ability to travel without ever leaving the page! Ah, yes, I believe magazines are quite magical. And so… I started one of my own! I know, I can hardly believe it myself but Here it is, the very…

It’s 2021…Time to start planning!

We’ve been on this road called military life for the past 27 years. Twenty seven YEARS! 2022 will make 28, and yes, I’m including the two years prior to our wedding when Chicken graduated from The United States Naval Academy as we had already been dating for three years at that point! Do you know…

A SMALL BIT OF HOPE

There are flakes falling outside my window and all I can think is; I wonder if I should put more seeds out for the birds… . . . Enter, Susanna Leonard Hill’s 10th Annual Holiday Contest for children’s writers! And you guessed it, my story is for the BIRDS! Do you have a favorite bird?…

Garden Tour

My gardens are running behind this year. It seems like every time I thought about putting out seeds and seedlings we would get another frost warning. So I waited. Knowing I only have one more growing season after this one left at this property, I’ve been anxious and in a hurry to get all-the-things accomplished…

FRIDAY FRENZY- Wimbley the Wonder Boy

Ya’ll know I love children’s picture books. I love writing them. I love reading them. I love oogling (is that a word?) over the amazing art in them. They just make me happy. But it has been a while since I posted a Friday Frenzy featuring a picture book. Why? Because wouldn’t you know the…