Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten Free)

Hey “ya’ll”! I was down south last week and I’m having trouble transitioning back to “you guys”!

Last week was a wonderful time of renewal and growth. I hope to share more about it in the near future. But I promised in my most recent post that I’d get you up to speed on the whole recipe front! [Read more…]

Breaking Up {Heartfelt News Today}

Neil Sedaka had it right. Breaking up IS hard to do. And so it is with a mix of sadness (and anticipation) I’m announcing my break-up with DoAhead Woman.

I’m unashamedly using this platform to tell you my list of reasons for the break-up. (I’m hoping to “get to you first” so you’ll take sides with me.) [Read more…]

Four Truths About Making Friends

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this past week as I contemplate one of my all-time favorite conferences—She Speaks. I won’t be attending this year and it feels a bit odd. I’m wistful over the friends I won’t connect with but more than anything I’m thinking about the new attendees and how they may feel once they arrive. [Read more…]

Aronia Berry Smoothie

Have you ever heard of aronia berries? How about choke-berries?

Not long ago I made a jaunt into our local health food store in search of a nutritious berry for smoothies. The clerk was informative and eagerly shared her knowledge. Her top pick? [Read more…]

I Owe… {God Bless the Fourth of July}

Today I am sober in my celebration for where I live, the country in which I was born. I’m grateful that I can say,

I am an American.

That rolls off the tongue so quickly. But I want to slow it down. Repeat it for the precious truth that it is.

I.      Am.    An.     American. [Read more…]

Vegetable Marinade

This recipe is perfect for summer cookouts but I’ve been known to bake and then broil them mid-winter.

Vegetable options are listed but you can add or mix according to you or your family’s taste.

The balsamic vinegar lends just the right amount of zip to make it a tasty side-dish to virtually any meal! [Read more…]