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
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
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
We had a really big rain/wind storm the other day and I learned something new... Crabbers, (Watermen? Fishermen? Guys who go out on boats and drop pods for crab...Crabbers?) whatever you want to call them, are simply crazy! Nuts! Loco! Ya'll, I watched their boats bounce back and forth, to and fro, side to… Continue reading Crabbers are Crazy & Lemon-Lavender Pound Cake
I may have gone overboard with the mint this year. I planted sweet peppermint and chocolate mint. And then I tossed out some miscellaneous mint I found hidden in my seed stash. And guess what? I got minted ya'll, and I liked it! Well, technically I'm still getting minted, probably will be for… Continue reading Mama’s Mint Limeade
I finally did it. I finally figured out how to update my blog....sort of. It took a lot of patience... And cursing... And crying... And temper tantrum throwing... And wondering why in the heck I can't understand techno talk! I mean, If I can raise four kids, move back and forth across the country for… Continue reading It’s About Time!
I'm sure some of you are already relaxing by the pool, sipping your strawberry lemonade, enjoying the summer of 2016, while the rest of us are still trudging through the last couple weeks of school... Ya'll stink! Only kidding.... . . . Seriously, where is that rotten egg smell coming from? Oh well, how about… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – Flashlight
It's gonna be stinkin cold up here in the Northeast this Valentine's weekend and you know what that means right? No it doesn't mean that! I was thinking more along the lines of a warm fire, hot cup of coffee, and a stack of books..oh, and don't forget the chocolate, because after all, what's Valentine's Day without the… Continue reading FRIDAY FRENZY – THE BEST PET OF ALL
Funny story.... About 18 years ago Chicken and I visited the Grand-Daddy of all water parks..Schliterbahn (New Braunfels). Ya'll know where New Braunfels is right? That's right, good 'ol Texas! And in Texas everything is bigger...and hotter! And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING! To set this story up right you must know one thing first. … Continue reading Water Shoes…the essentials of life!