It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

I wasn’t sure what to write about today. It’s Thanksgiving week, and I’m thankful for so many things indeed!

I was looking through some old posts and photos for inspiration. There have been so many wonderful experiences in the past year, I thought I’d share some with you.

This first photo is my fireplace, with the first fire of the year. I love my fireplace. I love being a homeowner, and being able to host friends and give my daughter a comfortable place to grow and be. I love that during a summer storm, we sat and made s’mores right … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Pizza Stuffed Pretzels

It’s a new month, which means a new Thursday Theme for my recipes. Since November tends to bring with it an abundance of busy-ness and activities, I thought perhaps Party Foods would be nice. Simple recipes you can make for gatherings, potlucks, open houses, or just because!

Today’s recipe was inspired when I took my daughter to visit family in Las Vegas about five years ago. We stopped at a snack bar and I delighted in this wonderful blend of Italian flavors, seasonings and salty pretzel goodness.

Since we had no such snack vender back home, it was up to … read the rest. . .

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Recent Travels and the Lessons I’ve Learned

My writing has taken a back seat for about a month as I’ve ventured out in various ways. A weekend with family in Vegas. A weekend with friends at Disneyland. A handful of Girl Dates with my daughter and sometimes our Second Family. And then, of course, that ever-present time stealer: Life in General.

In Vegas I learned that you can’t control those around you, and sometimes it’s okay to let go of the things you thought you could control. It’s okay to let others lead. It’s okay to not be led, but just go with the flow. It’s also … read the rest. . .

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