what is your dream?

“Where people where hurting, he stepped in to help. Sometimes it didn’t go well, but he kept going. Some days were hard, but he kept going. Love does that, it keeps going. Even when things are dark. Things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be. Isn’t it cool that we can change things?…

5 Winter boredom busters!

Waking to blowing and drifting snow and sub-zero temperatures had mixed reviews from the various members of my family. My daughter was elated, exclaiming, “I bet we’ll not have school again tomorrow!” I found myself wondering if it was possible to ski to Starbucks. My husband, as if reading my thoughts, mentioned that the grocery store…

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our garden was eaten by a jungle.

It was early June before we got our garden planted and it seemed as though nothing would ever grow. My friends would boast of their dinnertime feasts–beans, lettuce, broccoli–all homegrown and delicious. I admit it, I was green with envy. Daily, I would walk to the backyard, whispering sweet nothings to our plants, urging them to grow….

Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles

  Just as with the delicious dill pickles from yesterday that you can find here, Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles are a summertime staple in our home. In fact, I cannot possibly consume a burger, grilled sausage or cracker with cheese without one of these crunchy pieces of sunshine on top. There is just something magical about the…

hungry kid gets beach ready!

We’ve been spending time up North with family this week–it’s been wonderful! Here are some of Schaeffer’s ‘must-haves’ for a day spent at the pool. What about you, friends–how have you been beating the heat? Spending countless hours at your local pool or lake? Holing up inside watching favorite movies and reading books? We’d love…

Let’s make blueberry crisp!

The Hungry Kid hit the blueberry patch earlier this week–we’ve had a great time whipping up sweet treats to share with those we love. Wouldn’t you love to receive a sweet gift basket loaded with the goodies below? Where to find it?  1. onekingslane.com  2.  etsy.com Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Souvenir Spoon Paye Bak  3. williams-sonoma.com  4.  crateandbarrel.com  5. onekingslane.com S/12…

must-make (yes, really!) chicken meatballs

I know what you’re thinking. “There’s no such thing as a ‘must-make’ chicken meatball.”     “They might be good for her family, but my kid–eat a chicken meatball? Yeah, right.”   “Chicken meatballs are gummy and have no flavor, gross.” I know what you’re thinking–because I thought so too. But believe me, you’re wrong….

Aqua, it says summer!

Happy Friday, friends! I hope today finds you lounging in your jammies late into the morning, being well fed and full of anticipation for a weekend spent with those you love. As for us, we’re looking forward to spending a few days with our extended family at the Lake. What about you, is your kitchen feeling…

Happy Birthday, America!

There’s something about the 4th of July that makes summer ‘official’, don’t you think? We wish you and your family the sweetest of days, filled with endless sunshine, bellies full of delicious food and hours spent doing what you love best. Here’s a glimpse into what we’d love to do on a ‘perfect’ 4th of…