Homespun vs. Wal-Mart

Quick question. Which would you rather receive for Christmas, a gift quickly grabbed off of the shelf from Wal-Mart (or other store) or a homespun gift that represents a lot of thought and love? During these last few weeks before Christmas, we cannot look at a newspaper, the television or even the internet without seeing … More Homespun vs. Wal-Mart

Family

“Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. ‘Be still’, they say. ‘Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” -Author Unknown During the past several years as the inevitable effects of aging have started to affect my family members, I have come face-to-face with situations that have required a change in … More Family

The Hometown Spirit

“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” -Marianne Williamson Did you know, that the hometown spirit still is alive and well? This weekend, I was fortunate enough to participate in the holiday celebrations of 2 … More The Hometown Spirit

Savoring the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching and my thoughts turn to cherished traditions. In our house, these traditions frequently include re-creating favorite dishes and treats. I have been blessed to have inherited a penchant for baking and a collection of recipes from the talented cooks in both my family and my husband’s family. To me, these … More Savoring the Holidays