• "family",  "life moments",  "life",  "weekend"

    carbon copy weekend

    Our weekend was a carbon copy from the weekend before that.  A little bit of cooking here and there mixed in with great fall weather that allowed us to either stay outside and play for hours or cuddle inside when it started to rain.  As mundane as it seems, it was a great weekend that allowed me to finish my book, make a dent in my knitting, and of course clean and take care of little ones. //1  My Mexican Rice.  Recipe will be posted later this week. 😉 //2  My peppers have been growing like wild flowers.  It feels so satisfying to cultivate and grow your own food. //3 …

  • "kids",  "life moments",  "Liz",  "motherhood"

    Mail Delivery

    It feels rare to receive something for free in the mail these days, but a couple of days ago, it happened.  Even so, I can’t keep the package for myself.  It will soon be on its way to Texas to a dear friend of mine who recently delivered her second child. (And if you are the said friend, then please stop reading. It will spoil the surprise. lol.) What is in the package, you ponder?  It is a few Spark Cards that a New Jersey-ian named Hillary is sending out for FREE.  She hopes the cards will encourage conversations between other mothers, and then leave them behind for others to…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "me",  "nature",  "North Carolina"

    I Hate When Things Bite Me In The Butt

    It’s not too surprising that I wrote a blog post adorned with cozy pictures of my homemade hot chocolate, followed by a trail of words that shunned summer, that in return, summer would show me what’s, what. This very fateful day started off great; the middle was pretty good, too. But by 4:00pm the city’s electric company blew a breaker (or at least that’s what I picture in my mind). Half of the town was left without power; this included my house. We found this information out while trying to make a quick run to the store, which were all closed due to no power. And because summer wanted to…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "Liz",  "recipes"

    Thoughts & A Recipe

      It’s blazing hot outside, but I can’t be bothered by details.  I had to make myself a cup of hot chocolate while I dream of cooler days.  I can’t help it.  Summer just isn’t my season.  To add more insult to summer, I also made a large pot full of hearty chicken soup.   Ahh…summer.  You can leave now; and take your humidity with you.     On other topics, I actually have quite a bit that I want to say.  I just haven’t been spitting them out.  Does that happen to you?  I do plan on talking about my failing vegetable garden, and the homeschooling programs we are…

  • "life moments",  "life",  "lifestyle",  "Liz",  "me",  "random"

    nostalgia & a broken heart

    Pic Source   My heart broke today. Not for a person; for nostalgia. It’s funny, I never imagined handwritten letters, such a common skill, could become close to ceasing its existence. Writing is my love language, but handwriting letters is an impalpable love of mine. There is something about scribbling words onto a crisp sheet of paper that someone could possibly hold onto forever.   In case you’re wondering what brought this on. It is simple, really. I was in need of new stationary. Good old fashioned set of plain quality paper with envelopes. I went to five different stores and couldn’t find anything except for notecards. Beautiful as they…