Family

Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

I don’t know about anyone else here in the Midwest, but this summer’s hot, sticky, cut-with-a-knife humidity has basically rendered me useless everywhere except my basement! It's. So. Hot. But with two wiggly, energetic kids (and a couple of wiggly, energetic indoor pets) we all end up needing some quiet, fun activities to accomplish in… Continue reading Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

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Baking List · Gluten Free · Home Life · Recipes

Strawberry Blackberry Pie

This last Sunday we didn’t have any plans for the afternoon, so our family went blackberry picking our church community garden.   We filled a wicker basket so heavy neither of my kids could carry it! When we got home and washed everything up, we discovered that we had picked almost a gallon (!) of… Continue reading Strawberry Blackberry Pie

Awards & Nominations · Home Life · Weekly Brew

25 Lovely Things

  I love finding joy in the small, simple things. But I don't do it often enough. I'm learning... slowly... that thankfulness ushers in a host of small, sweet miracles that are worth dwelling on, celebrating, and reveling in. Today I'm creating a new tag - 25 Lovely Things. Want to join me? If you… Continue reading 25 Lovely Things

Gluten Free · Recipes

Gluten Free S’mores Bars

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Roasting marshmallows on our back patio is one of our family's favorite summer outdoor activities. One of my favorite memories of my daughter from this year is of her attempting to tell a story to her grandparents and uncle with a sticky mouthful of s'mores as the sun set over… Continue reading Gluten Free S’mores Bars

Gluten Free · Healthy Living · Recipes

BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

This cool, crispy take on the classic sandwich is the perfect salad for hot summer days. Turkey bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh roma tomatoes, and a super easy homemade dressing make this simple salad "ooh-and-ahh" worthy at the picnic table, and if your family loves it as much as we did, they'll be going back… Continue reading BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing