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Month: July 2012

Read Books and Live Well, part 2

Some of you asked what’s on the proverbial night stand.  Be careful what you wish for…….. Flannery O’Connor once got a letter complaining that her writing was not ‘uplifting’ enough. The reader was tired of the dark themes and twisted characters. This was O’Connor’s reply, “There is something in us, as story-tellers and as listeners […] Read more…

Summer Beauty Tips

I have 3 daughters, ages 10, 11 and 19. Three daughters+one mom=a lot of beauty products and paraphernalia. And how do you teach your daughters about the appropriate amount of grooming and primping and beautifying, all the while still teaching them about true beauty, which can’t come from a jar or a tool? It’s not […] Read more…

another reason to love homecoming

I’ve been waiting with baited breath for my tomatoes to ripen. Everyday, I check the garden in hopes of juicy red manna from heaven. Of course, as soon as I leave, they do their thing. Just another reason to anticipate my homecoming. I have been unbelievably blessed and inspired this weekend. I’ve sat under the […] Read more…

beautiful skin

I turned down most opportunities to review products. But occasionally, when I already use the product in question, I feel like I can say something helpful or useful. Enter Dove Body Wash. I’ve been using Dove body wash for a long time and now they have launched a new, exciting product—-the VisibleCare Toning Creme Body […] Read more…

family fourth fest

The whole shebang was Stevie’s idea. He wanted the family to join us for a huge, week-long Fourth-A-July fun fest. He started inviting them a year ago so that everyone could make plans to vacation in Bean Station, Tennessee and celebrate with us the rebuilding of our home.   It was a family fun week […] Read more…

The Sultry Master

I recently updated my About page, in case you’re interested! Until I can decide which of the 356 pictures to show you from our Fourth of July Fest, I thought I’d show you some progress in my bedroom. I’m finally getting furniture and some art work in this room—which means it’s starting to have that […] Read more…