Kitchen Renovation: Part 1

We are in the process of renovating our kitchen in our 1912 dogtrot farmhouse. The original kitchen was in the center block/room of the house, and my husband’s grandparents raised 9 children with that kitchen, which was the heart of the home. The other two rooms were bedrooms. In 1968, they closed in one of […]

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Christmas in New York

It’s on everyone’s bucket list. Christmas in New York City. I’m here to tell you, it is worth every penny! We were gifted the opportunity to visit the city that never sleeps when Annsley arranged for Kirby and Emma to sing in Carnegie Hall with Keith and Krysten Getty’s “Sing: An Irish Christmas!” show in […]

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Add a Favorite: Berry Chantilly Cake

In March we made the trek down to Baton Rouge to visit my oldest daughter, Mary, and her husband, Joseph, and the closest (thank goodness) thing we have to grandchildren, the goldendoodles (IG: doubledoodle_) Nala and Simba. We, and by that, I mean my husband and Joseph and Mary signed up last minute and participated […]

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Easter Cooking

Easter has always been a big holiday at our home, with egg dyeing and egg hunts, hosting church events, and preparing for a huge family meal. This year marked the end of an era – our last child will go to college in the fall, and next year, its likely we won’t have any children […]

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