Wordless Wednesday: The Hot Brown

After watching this episode of Mind of a Chef (a fabulous show that is currently streaming on Netflix!), my husband was determined to make his own version of The Hot Brown. Before I scarfed it down, I snapped this pic with my phone. If memory serves, it's toasted white bread layered with freshly roasted turkey breast, cheese sauce, bacon, and tomatoes ....more

Everybody Likes Double Ds...Dara Meets Dara!

Hey, Mommy Monday Blog Hoppers! I'm sure you're intrigued by the title of this post (ha!), so allow me to explain. About a month ago, I was contacted by the lovely Dara Tafakari, of Truly Tafakari, to take part in a collaboration ....more

The Importance of Self-Control.

{This entry was originally posted on July, 10, 2012, but the message bears repeating. Almost three years—and another kiddo!— later, I'm still battling to maintain control. *sigh* However, I love the spirit with which I wrote these words and I'm proud of how it turned out ....more

Game of Thrones Is Back!

I was going to come up with some flowery, sentimental post about what a lovely weekend I had with my family, and how it really made me think about how fleeting life is, the changes we're going through, etc. But, honestly? It's all about GAME OF THRONES!!! ...more

The Strength to Endure

It's Friday, folks! We made it through another week! It didn't go as I'd planned, but I'm glad I made it through ....more

The Importance of Humble Beginnings.

Hey, Everyone! I hope y'all had a blessed holiday weekend! For the first time in over a decade, ours was terrifically quiet and introspective, allowing us to meditate on the agony of Friday and Saturday, and celebrate the glorious triumph of Resurrection Sunday ....more

Whom Shall I Fear?

Hi All! I hope this post finds you at the starting gate of a long weekend! I'm excited to have the opportunity for a quiet, reflective holiday ....more

Wordless Wednesday: 11 Months Old.

Hi Gang! Amidst the chaos of our lives, time is apparently still marching on because my baby girl is 11 months old. How did this happen?! ...more

This Weekend...

I really do love my life. I mean, don't get me wrong, there are moments when I regard my former...more

Undaunted and Unbroken.

It is Friday evening, which means I just barely made it in time for Five-Minute Friday, but as Celie says, "Dear God, I'm here!" After an especially hectic week, I'm grateful to have this peaceful, introspective time to sit with a glass of wine—while instrumentals softly play (Pandora's Film Scores Radio makes even the most mundane acts more bearable!) in the background—and see what my mind comes up with for the prompt break....more