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An Effortless & Elegant Easter Buffet

  My mother & grandmother always set up buffets for family entertaining. This allowed everyone to visit with one another without having to sit down to a formal meal. A  buffet also allows family members to come & go as needed. Sometimes people need to come early & leave early while others may arrive later. […]

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35 Cheerful Crafts for Easter

Bring Spring into your home this season with these bright & cheerful craft ideas from Good Housekeeping! 35 Cheerful Crafts for Easter

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Pretty and Simple Easter Decorations

Two of my favorite words: Pretty & Simple. To the list I add fabulous. These easy to make Easter decorations will have you searching for new places to display your projects.  From BHG Easy Easter

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Everything is Service!

I was recently watching a John Wayne movie. We can discuss this another time! Back to the movie! At one point, John Wayne is talking to a young man, asking why he doesn’t ask Wayne’s daughter out. The other man feels unworthy since he works for her father. Wayne quickly points out that everyone works […]

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Christmas Countdown C -15

Family Service Project Every child will tell you how much better it is to receive at Christmas! Not that I think kids are greedy. It’s just so exciting to find all the things Santa has brought when Christmas morning dawns. However, not everyone is joyful at Christmas. Many people are lonely without family to celebrate […]

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I’m Dreaming of a … Small Group

Christmas is a joyful time of year. However, it can also be a very lonely time of year. While many of us are celebrating with family & friends, there are those that spend December sitting alone at home, wishing & praying for January to come quickly. Everything the see & hear only reminds them of […]

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Christmas Ideas for Your Small Group

Last night, our Bible study held our annual Christmas Potluck to celebrate the end of another wonderful year. I enjoy these parties so much every year. We are a very close group of women, sharing our joys & sorrows with one another. Our Christmas party is a chance for all of us to celebrate & share […]

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Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Many of us like to decorate early in the season for Christmas. The problem then is: how do I make sure my decorations last that long? No one wants a wreath that begins to droop before Christmas. Or a display that just begins to look tired & worn a week or so later. We want […]

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35 Easy Christmas Crafts

I enjoy having a bit of Christmas spirit throughout my home. This can be expensive if you continue to buy new decorations for your home. It can also get, well, a little boring. If you spend a lot of money on decorations, you don’t want that expense to go to waste. So, you keep using […]

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17 DIY Advent Calendars to Help You Count Down Christmas

Kids are always SO excited about Christmas. They can’t wait for the big day to arrive & drive you almost CRAZY asking how soon it will be here. This year, help them count down the days until Christmas with an Advent calendar you (& your kids) can make. Country Living has a wonderful selection of […]

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