Planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing

Gardening Tales | July 19, 2021
Did you know that gardening has wonderful natural  health benefits as well as being a rewarding hobby for any age, lifestyle or location. Gardening truly transcends time and age. So whether we choose to plant in one container or two, on one acre or many, there is always a way to garden.  Gardening is such an easy way to incorporate well being into everyday living. Today I am sharing a short checklist for planting a Zinnia Garden for Wellbeing. As long as I can remember I have always felt such a sense of well being among the leaves, blossoms and nature. Take me away to the seasons of emerging seedlings and budding blossoms! How To Plant a Wellbeing Zinnia Garden Know when your last frost date is in your region of the country. Plant after all danger of frost is gone. Gather up a variety of colors and heights of zinnia seeds . Zinnias can be purchased at local garden centers and online resources. Amend garden soil if necessary. Plant zinnias in a sunny location. (They love heat and c


Christmas Cake Centerpiece

Christmas | July 14, 2021
Today I am joining our great group of homemakers; Terrie , Tammy and Corine . Every Wednesday we share our weekly Craft and Decorate with Us videos and tutorials on our Facebook page, along with a post on our websites. Today we are sharing our Christmas inspiration in July with you. I chose to make a Christmas Cake Centerpiece for my contribution to this Christmas vibe. So please just sit back and enjoy the Christmas spirit from myself and my fellow makers, bakers and  homemakers!  


Fresh Peach Cobbler

desserts | July 10, 2021
Make this eye-catching Summer cobbler with fresh peaches from the market or peach farm. Top each slice with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!  This Fresh Peach Cobbler comes together in a snap with simple ingredients. It is perfect for family gatherings or just to have on hand when friends drop by.


DIY Garden Decor| Garden Label

Crafts | July 08, 2021
Welcome to a little DIY Garden Décor and to Decorate and Craft with us.  I am sharing a garden vignette as well as a little tutorial on how to make a decorative Garden Label. Today On Craft With US I am joining three other talented Makers for their spin on garden Décor. Links to their creative garden projects will be at the end of this post.  This time of the year it seems like everyone has gardening on their minds and what better way to embrace the garden in all of it's beautiful glory than to make some economical and useful décor.


Homemaking| Summertime Tiered Tray With Lemons

decor | June 29, 2021
Summertime, Summertime! Has Summer arrived in your neck of the woods?  Well, I know for certain it has hit the state of Mississippi, so we are just a chilling with some lemonade, eating some peach pie and doing a tad bit of decorating too. Today I am sharing my Summertime Tiered Tray With Lemon décor that is perfect for any style of Kitchen. I hope this Lemon Tiered Tray inspires you to make one for your Kitchen too. For more details on how I put this cheery Tiered Tray together please visit my  Face Book Page  where I have put together a 15 minute video just for you. Summertime Tiered Tray With Lemons


Julia Child and Her Homemade Pie Crust

desserts | June 27, 2021
Oh, how I adore Julia Child,  the famous chef and television personality. It isn’t just her great cooking know how and recipes- it is her! She viewed her cooking as a calling and left a dynamic culinary legacy. With this having been said I am here today to share Julia's Pate Brisee. Pate Brisee is the French version of a classic pie or tart pastry. Interesting fact is that by pressing the dough into a disc and chilling it rather than shaping the dough in a ball, it allows the pastry dough to chill faster. I have some photos to share, a video and of course the recipe below.


Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

desserts | June 21, 2021
What Baker or Homemaker doesn't want the Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever...right? A recipe that can be rolled or dropped to make the most delicious sugar cookies ever and it's a simple recipe that offers great results! By now you know that I just love sharing baking, making, and family happenings here. You see, for me these things are the backbone of living.  


Easy No-Bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic Dessert

desserts | May 31, 2021
Hi Friends! Traditionally we always have a special meal and dessert on Memorial day. However after the hubby and I enjoyed that wonderful Coconut cake which I shared right here , I sort of backed away from sweets for a week or so. (You might remember I was eating that wonderful cake for Breakfast too! However today I decided to make this no-bake Cherry and Cream Cheese Patriotic dessert. It's a recipe that has been in our family for some time and it can be tweaked quite a few ways, depending on the topping of your choice. This delicious dessert can easily be put together in about 30 minutes or so. The graham cracker crust can be baked or frozen to set it. It's light, refreshing, easy and pretty too! A great dessert recipe to have in your recipe box when there is a crunch for time and a dessert is needed ASAP!


Homemade Coconut Cake With Coconut and Walnut Frosting

desserts | May 20, 2021
You'll find lots of Homemaking and baking going on over here in Mississippi as we settle in to our down home lifestyle.  But first things first and that was christening our new Kitchen. I must say I've been obsessed with trying out these new ovens. So I whipped up a truly delicious homemade Coconut Cake with Coconut and Walnut Frosting. Truth be told I toyed with the idea of using a box mix, I almost waivered and gave in but a little voice said to me that wouldn't be the right way to begin my baking life in our new home. So I grabbed this glorious Southern Living Cookbook and set to baking😊 and boy am I glad that I did!


Inspiring Quotes For Women On Mother's Day

Jemma's Tales | May 09, 2021
Let's get inspired by some good quotes for all women on this Mother's Day 2021. You know Mother's Day has always meant so much to me. It was and still is an official day for me to honor my Mom. She has been in heaven for 18 years now and not much of any day goes by without me thinking of her. You see I continue to adore my Mother. Her wit, sarcasm, capabilities, unconditional love and desire to uplift up other women.