pumpkin dip recipe

yummy fall recipe- pumpkin dip (serve with apples or ginger snaps)

After I shared our Apple Sampler, several of you requested the Pumpkin Dip recipe. I had a little teeny bit left over, but I decided to take one for the team and whip up another batch. My family also decided to take one for the team and eat another batch (and wanted me to pass [...]

a leprechaun, a rainbow and a pot of gold.

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Just like Burke, Keadryn loves brainstorming and coming up with party ideas, craft projects and costumes. This year she is the genius behind the halloween costumes: rainbow, pot of gold, and the sassiest leprechaun you ever did see. We took a pretty simple no-sew route this year. Can I just tell you how much I [...]

pumpkin soup


Didn’t kirst’s last post just hit right to the core? I know I am constantly struggling with balance and how to live life to the fullest, be a loving wife, caring mom and still feel like I am a member of society. Your notes and comments were all so sweet and I just loved the [...]

tea-free “chai”


Happy October friends! Even though it’s still 100-plus degrees here most days, we are still doing everything we can to bring a little ‘fall’ to the Middleeast. I have my fall decor up, there is a pumpkin candle burning most days, and we are even having a chili cook off in a couple of weeks [...]

hyatti: good for the heart.


  This trip home has been so good and so hard. Kirst explained it perfectly. It has been SO good to spend time with family: Hearing Evie say”papa!”, feeling my sister-in-law’s baby move for the first time, chatting (and chatting and chatting) with my mama and sister, laughing with my brother, cooking with my dad. [...]