Hospitality Grandmother’s Way

I spent lots of time at my grandmother’s kitchen table. In fact, the table pictured above is her kitchen table.  It now sits in my library.  I recently sat down to plan out my holiday meal and began reminiscing with my mother and aunt about how much we learned  about the heart of hospitality from my grandmother.  Now that I am grown and raising a family of my own, I wish I could sit…

Purpose and Passion Interview: Sanctified Wellness

Last fall I went to a Faith and Fitness Retreat at Camp Timberline in Estes Park.  This may be a surprise to some that know me because… fitness? But my kids go to summer camp at Timberline. It’s a beautiful place and I thought a women’s retreat in the Colorado Rockies sounded lovely. And it was. While there I participated in Holy Yoga classes.  Our classes met in the candlelit…

Fancy Pencils

  My kids have a full week of school under their belts.  All those fresh new binders and composition notebooks are labeled and have begun to take on the challenges of 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grade. I’m sure they will be filled with essential knowledge throughout this school year and studied throughly before every test.  I’m also sure they will be doodled on, spilled on and shoved in the dark…

Lemon Cookies

  A couple weeks ago my girls put together the cutest lemonade stand.  They spent days painting signs and banners and looking for the best lemonade stand decor.  They had tons of fun and made a little money.  It was a fun way to start off summer. After all their hard work I made Lemon Cookies.  They have become a family favorite, with an unusual ingredient – ricotta cheese.  The ricotta gives the cookie a…