Powdered Sugar Pecan Melts

November 29, 2011
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Recently I had occasion to make one of my favorite desserts—and since these little powdered sugar morsels are ever-so-perfect-for-the-holidays, I thought I’d pass along the recipe just in time for your Christmas planning! Pecan melts are super easy to make and are perfectly suited for that cookie platter you give to the neighbors each year, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011
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Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, […]

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A Tribute to the Sheepdogs

November 11, 2011
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On this Veteran’s Day, our nation is grateful to the men and women of our armed services who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms we enjoy each day. The steadfast commitment to protect the citizenry of our great country is borne daily by individual soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines. For many people, […]

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Happy Birthday Marines!

November 10, 2011
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In honor of the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, I share with you this awesome video entitled America’s Marines. If you are viewing this on a mobile device, here is the YouTube link: http://youtu.be/UwY67LYzH7Q “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” President […]

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How to Pack a Shoebox of Hope

November 6, 2011
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Each year Samaritan’s Purse provides hope and healing for millions of children through Operation Christmas Child. This project allows thousands of Christians across the US to impact the life of one child with a shoebox gift given in Christ’s name. In the countries where this ministry flourishes, the gifts are distributed through local churches, providing […]

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31 Days: Rose and Stock Bouquet {Day 31}

October 31, 2011
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Welcome to day 31 of my 31 Days of Inspiring Bouquet Ideas! This beautiful hand-tied bouquet features cream-colored Andean Crystal roses, white Vendela roses, and pink Vanity roses. White stock and white spray roses are intermixed with the larger roses, and variegated pittosporum leaves are used to encircle the base of the bouquet. The stems […]

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31 Days: Stargazer Lily Bouquet {Day 30}

October 30, 2011
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Welcome to day 30 of my 31 Days of Inspiring Bouquet Ideas! This vibrant bouquet features Stargazer oriental lilies, dark pink roses, green button mums and spray aster. The unique design offers a modern look of combing very large blossoms with medium sized flowers of contrasting colors. The spray asters complement the larger flowers and […]

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31 Days: Dendrobium Orchid Bouquet {Day 29}

October 29, 2011
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Welcome to day 29 of my 31 Days of Inspiring Bouquet Ideas! This free-style hand-tied bouquet features dendrobium orchids in lime green and dark purple. Several looped ti leaves encircle the orchid stems and form the base of the bouquet. Finally, the stems are wrapped with another ti leaf, which is pinned into place. This […]

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31 Days: Peony Tussie-Mussie Bouquet {Day 28}

October 28, 2011
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Welcome to day 28 of my 31 Days of Inspiring Bouquet Ideas! This unique design features vibrant pink peonies mixed with white hydrangea and white hyacinth. The tussie-mussie is gathered in a silver metal holder giving this bouquet a classic Victorian look. A traditional tussie-mussie bouquet is a great style choice for brides who are […]

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31 Days: Fall Cascade Bouquet {Day 27}

October 27, 2011
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Welcome to day 27 of my 31 Days of Inspiring Bouquet Ideas! This stunning fall design features red gerberas, orange roses, green cymbidium and dendrobium orchids, yellow spray roses, snapdragons, and red hypericum. Greens used for backing and fill include plumosa, Bells of Ireland and hanging amaranthus. A few faux fall leaves (supplied by the […]

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