When you think of an all-purpose cleaner, what comes to mind? Do you have a favorite brand that you trust and depend on for basic and hard jobs? Before I began using Thieves Household Cleaner, I just purchased whatever seemed right at the time. Here’s some info straight from Young Living to help you know the trustworthiness of the product.Read More
Spring brings new life, fresh air, and a pleasant breeze. Sit back, relax, and enjoy these creative springtime posts from a group of amazing bloggers, and we can't wait to see what you link up too!Read More
Spring is just around the corner, and I’m sure if you haven’t already, you are getting ready to do a little bit of cleaning inside your home. Eventually you will even venture out to clean up your lawn, and the weekly rotation of grass mowing will come into play. Spring cleaning is just a normal part of the yearly calendar, but today’s topic is a different kind of spring cleaning.Read More
For the month of March I decided to participate in a blogging craft challenge along with a group of fabulously creative bloggers. I hope you will visit their sites and maybe even find a couple new people to follow!
Our assignment was to create a craft using items from a dollar store. The first time I went to the store and looked around, I came out empty handed. I was trying to come up with an original craft, and my creative juices just weren’t flowing that day.Read More
Last month I began participating in a link party where all the bloggers write a monthly post featuring specific words as our writing prompts. This splendid party is hosted by Anne in Residence, and this month it is co-hosted by Sarah of Foxy’s Domestic Side. Words in the spotlight for March include planning, seeing, making, pretending, and wearing. Here it goes!Read More
My most favorite flowers are tulips, so for spring 2018, I chose tulips of all different colors…pink, purple, red, and orange! If you have read any of my other seasonal gardening posts, you know I don’t have elaborate flower gardens. I mostly plant flowers in planters and pots, and those little plants bring me so much happiness as I walk through my kitchen and view them on the deck!Read More
This may sound a little silly, but buying produce at the grocery store is a fun task for me! From time to time I buy organic fruits and vegetables but not always. It depends on prices and what looks fresh. I have favorite stores for purchasing fruits and vegetables but often go with convenience and buy close to home. Thankfully, we have a local produce stand that is open year around, but I shop there mostly during the spring and summer months.Read More
An exciting aspect of bIogging is meeting so many creative and talented bloggers in the blogosphere. I am thrilled to welcome Carol from Comfort Spring Station as a guest blogger at Peppermints and Cherries.Read More
When a mom has small children, staying home is often easier than going out and about. Believe me, I have done my share of online shopping and boycotting shopping altogether since I have had my two babies. Nevertheless, the time comes when a mom begins feeling brave and is ready to venture out again. By the way, I believe occasionally leaving the four walls of home is refreshing and uplifting on all levels, but I do like my stay at home days too!Read More
Today I have joined with a group of blogging friends for the Favorite Family Recipes Blog Hop. Please visit my friends and pin or share some of our delicious recipes! I’m featuring a recipe for carrot soufflé with a secret ingredient!
Carrots... You either like them or you don’t! I like to eat raw carrots with ranch dressing. It’s a quick side to add to frozen pizza night, right? I also love cooked carrots, and I’m always trying to find just the right recipe to make my cooked carrots taste similar to everyone’s favorite restaurant for home cooked food. I’m sure you know which restaurant I’m referring to!Read More
I recently found a super fun link party hosted by Anne in Residence. She lists a couple words for writing prompts and all the bloggers take it from there. The words for February are finishing, subscribing, wishlisting, watching, and hearting. So, with no further ado, here it goes!Read More
This post is sponsored by Home2 Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown. All opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy.
My family and I recently took a little road trip through Greenville, South Carolina and stayed overnight at the Home2 Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown. I have a toddler and a preschooler, so we definitely wanted to stay in a family-friendly hotel, and our stay did not disappoint! It was fabulous!Read More
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, blogs and social media are buzzing with free printables, tasty desserts, and crafts galore! Valentine’s is one of my favorite times of year partly because I love the colors pink and red. I used to have an addiction to those little conversation hearts too but try to be good most of the time (not always!). By the way, I don’t like the ones that are crunchy hard. The perfect conversation heart is slightly soft, but still a hard candy. I can never remember which brand meets this stipulation!
I made these Strawberry & White Chocolate Cookie Bars at Christmastime, and everyone loved them. They are perfect for Christmas or Valentines, but taste good any time and are super simple to make.Read More
Maybe I had cabin fever with all the recent cold weather, but last week I decided to rid my closet of unneeded items! My closet wasn’t messy, but it had been too long since it had a good tidying up. It’s amazing how one day I think nothing needs to go and the next, everything!Read More
Today’s oily topic is Young Living’s peppermint oil. This is the second post in a series highlighting the oils in the Premium Starter Kit.Read More
I LOVE ITALIAN FOOD. SPAGHETTI IS A FAVORITE IN OUR HOUSE THAT I USUALLY MAKE ONCE A WEEK. A COUPLE YEARS AGO, I DECIDED TO MAKE A HOMEMADE LASAGNA, AND AS I OFTEN DO, I EXPERIMENTED. THIS RECIPE IS THE RESULT OF THAT FIRST TRIAL LASAGNA!Read More
Today’s recipe was created in an effort to use a couple leftover cans of coconut milk that I purchased for another recipe and didn’t use. I don’t like wasting food, so naturally it made sense to find a use for the coconut milk! And a huge plus…there’s no added sugar! Here’s what you need…Read More
I began blogging at Peppermints and Cherries in August of 2015. Little did I know what I was embarking upon when I began this task. I had never read many blogs until around this same time, and after following along on a pretty major blog and a successful smaller blog, I decided to create my own. Thoughts at that time…Let’s see...How do I go about this? Google, ask lots of questions, read posts on blogging…okay… Let’s Get Started…And Fast!Read More
Saving money can sometimes seem like throwing money into a hole. You save a little this month, then you have a huge, maybe unexpected expense the next month. For times such as this, I don’t know what the answer is other than the fact that God provides. God’s provision is a biblical principle that I grew up hearing my parents reference on a regular basis. I began seeing this principle demonstrated first hand when I was in college and have seen it confirmed even in recent weeks and months.Read More
A couple months ago I attended a parenting seminar by Paul David Tripp that was webcasted at a local church. My husband and I were married several years before having children and have come to the realization that parenting is not for the faint of heart! The timing of the seminar was perfect for my husband and me, so naturally, we had to attend. I had seen advertisements for Paul Tripp’s book, Parenting: Fourteen Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, and had heard really good reviews about the principles outlined in the book. As I suspected, the seminar was a fantastic introduction to his book.Read More