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… Continue reading HomePlace Magazine/ Summer 2021 Issue
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… Continue reading It’s 2021…Time to start planning!
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… Continue reading Garden Tour
I’m sharing a video short with you today, scroll to the bottom if you want to jump right to it! I wish I could share more of this place, and I’m working on it so stay tuned, but in the meantime, I’ll be posting mini video shorts. And yes they will have weird photo intros… Continue reading Hawkins HomePlace video-short and the Search for a Blackberry Jam Recipe
Happy Friday ya'll! Anybody else having to look at the calendar just to be certain of what day it is? I must say, without the hustle and bustle of early morning lunch packing and school drop off's my days have become a bit muddled, which I honestly don't mind. Actually, I am enjoying them immensely.… Continue reading Plot Twist!
Ya'll ever look back at 80's song titles and realize how they could narrate your life today? For instance, Living In A Box takes on a whole new meaning now doesn't it? Or how about Searching...because seriously, who hasn't been searching for that coveted roll of bum-wipes? Which in turn leaves us all… Continue reading Who knew? The 80’s, That’s Who.
A this little birdie video short for you... And what better to go with a January video than flower & veggie seed catalogs? This crazy warm weather has me hankering for Spring! The Hardest part is trying to figure out what I want to grow this go around. So many choices! What are some… Continue reading January Video Short & Seed Catalogs
I found an old blog post that I wrote about two years ago that for some reason I never got around to actually posting! It made me chuckle. Now it's your turn... We took the kids to watch the Navy's Blue Angels last week. Those guys are air-studs for sure. Courageous and Brave. That's what… Continue reading Turn Back Time
For the past couple of years I have been bringing my herb cuttings indoors to dry for use over the winter, but this year I decided to take it one step further and add some foliage and flowers to the mix in the hopes of making my own potpourri. Anyone ever done this before? Tips… Continue reading Drying Herbs & a Colonial Recipe
It's Halloween again, yay for candy! Er...I mean costumes!!! And of course I can't break tradition an NOT write a Halloween story for entry into Susanna Leonard Hill's Halloweensie Contest. I don't break tradition. Though I didn't put up my Halloween decor this year, so I guess that I do. What I meant to say was...I TRY… Continue reading TIGER, SPIDER, SPELL… & HALLOWEEN COSTUME THROWBACKS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!