Embellishing your home on the inside is a no-brainer, right? We all know we need to add furniture, pictures and accessories to make the house inviting. But what about the outside? Have you embellished it to make it welcoming to those that pull into your driveway? There are lots of easy and inexpensive ways to do that! Here are a few ideas from things I’ve added to my yard and porches. Continue reading “Ten Ways To Embellish Your Outside Space”
I recently heard the story of a child being sent to the principal’s office. They were so frightened about what would happen because they’d heard plenty of stories from others – things like paddlings or phone calls to parents due to bad behavior or breaking school Continue reading “The Worst Case Scenario”
With Memorial Day coming, picnic season is in full swing! I love a refreshing salad that removes the fear of food poison! A salad dressed with a vinaigrette is the perfect recipe!
I’ve been making a fruited green salad for several years from Cooking Light, but in my Taste of Home magazine, I found basically the same recipe, only substituting the blueberries or pears with Watermelon! I was excited to try this. I love the presentation; it’s served on a wedge of watermelon.
Refreshing Watermelon Salad
4 cups cubed watermelon
2 Cups spinach
1/2 Cup red onion, sliced
1/3 Cup Blue cheese
Almonds or cashews
To make the salad, cube up watermelon and add slices of red onion and refrigerate for 30 minutes. At serving time, add chopped greens (I used leaf lettuce). Place the mixture on a wedge of watermelon and top with blue cheese and almonds or cashews.
For the dressing, I used my recipe for another salad I make:
1/2 cup canned whole-berry cranberry sauce
3/4 cup orange juice (about one orange)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger (I didn’t have this and it was still good)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients in a small jar. Pour over salad just before serving.
This will be a popular salad at your house this summer while watermelon is in season. We LOVE it!
What is your favorite summer salad recipe?
My husband and I returned earlier this week from a two-week vacation! Oh, how blessed we were to spend both of those weeks at the beach. This time of year is our favorite time to go because
- It’s not as crowded
- It’s not as hot
The first part of our vacation was spent at North Myrtle Beach. We are blessed to be able to enjoy staying at the Wyndham there. It’s so clean and it’s right on the beach!
I thought I’d share with you today the things I always do when we vacation at the ocean that makes it the best vacation (in my book)!
A few years ago someone pulled me aside and filled my ears with their emotional upheaval. It was all over something I had done. I believe they felt left out of an Continue reading “God Made Me Forget”
This is a favorite season of mine – Strawberry Season! I love Strawberries so much and I love to eat them plain, but I also love adding them to savory dishes as well as baked goods. I thought I’d do a round-up of some of my favorite strawberry recipes to give you some ideas as to how to use your freshly picked berries!
Strawberries IN foods… Continue reading “Time for Strawberries!”
This weekend brings a day of recognition for worthy people – mothers. I am blessed to be a mom,
and I have the blessing of having a terrific mother, but the Lord’s brought to my mind that Mother’s Day, though special, is a day that also brings a sundry of emotions.