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
I woke up the day after Christmas and realized my house had exploded with Christmas presents! We were all blessed with nice new things from our family, and these new treasures needed a home in our home if you know what I mean! Believe me, an orderly home helps create a happy home. By no means is order the only ingredient to a happy home…there are lots more like love and forgiveness, and the list could go on and on!Read More
At my last yard sale, my grandmother gave me a collection of wood slices that she had chopped from the limb of a cedar tree. I gladly took them because they looked like good craft material! I began Internet searching for ideas and came across all kinds of cute designs and finally just came up with something random.Read More
Preparing for a road trip or a vacation takes a lot of planning and time, especially when children are along for the ride. I usually spend extra time mentally thinking through everything, and in the end, I leave just hoping nothing was forgotten. My favorite saying is, “If we don’t have it now, we will buy it later!” …but let’s hope we have everything to avoid added expense!Read More
Christmas is especially exciting for me this year. With two small children, it’s as if I’m experiencing Christmas through new eyes. It oftentimes feels like I am enjoying for the first time what some would consider common Christmas traditions.Read More
Decorating at Christmas is such an exciting event. In fact, this year, we put our Christmas tree up almost two weeks before Thanksgiving, and I have enjoyed it so much that an early tree is a new tradition! We didn’t ignore Thanksgiving by any means. It was still celebrated in our hearts and tummies, but it was nice to have the tree already up to help us sail right into the Christmas season.Read More
Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year! My favorite Christmas verse for 2017 says, Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. (Acts 5:31) Christmas is all about Jesus! I love the decorations at home, the way the lights twinkle in windows, the Christmas music in stores and restaurants, and the chilliness in the air, but these are tangible blessings from the Lord to remind us the Christmas season is all about Him!Read More
Now that Thanksgiving feasting is over, it’s time to focus on healthy eating until Christmas! While weight loss is sometimes a benefit of eating correctly, the greatest and most important benefit is health and wellness.Read More
Goals and dreams in and of themselves are not bad. They are, in fact, very healthy and can provide motivation and excitement to life.Read More