Farmers market fresh vol. 5

Today my family visited a local orchard and loaded up on gala apples and yellow peaches. We were on our way to Skyline Drive and passed a sign for Jenkins Orchards. My dad decided to make the turn and we drove down the long drive. After a couple miles, we reached the farm stand, inside…

Chalk paint milk jars

Today I’m showing you a quick step project. These are projects that can be completed in 30 minutes or less which is great for those short on time, but still looking for a creative outlet. I saw this project for chalk paint milk jars at my local Michaels craft store and decided to give it…

Farmers market fresh vol. 4

Today was grey and the mist came and went during our trip to the market. That didn’t keep the crowds away.  A touch of fall was in the air and pie pumpkins even showed up this week. My son adores pumpkins and can never get a big enough stash. He picked a small pumpkin and…

My journey to healthy living

Today I want to share a personal journey with you. For the past two years I’ve been working toward a healthier lifestyle. In the spring of 2011 I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome- a female endocrine disorder that is the leading cause of infertility in women. Having PCOS puts you at a higher risk…

Easy doily dream catcher

Have you ever hosted a crafternoon? (If you are not familiar with the term, it’s when you invite a few girlfriends over for an afternoon of crafting).  I enjoy this sort of get together because it’s the perfect combination of conversation and creating.  These doily dream catchers would be a great addition to a crafternoon,…

Farmers market fresh vol. 3

Today, I went to Miller Farms Market, and purchased bi-color corn on the cob and a watermelon with orange flesh. I’m looking forward to trying out this new to me melon- Of course I’ve had standard watermelon and even ones with yellow flesh, but I figured it would be nice to try something new. This…

Pitaiyo {my first group class}

Over the past two years I’ve been on a fitness journey to a healthier me. I will go into more detail in a later post to explain what prompted me to focus on my mind, body and spirit. I’ve been taking private yoga lessons off and on for the past year, from my good friend…

Fresh pico de gallo recipe

“Taco Tuesday” has become pretty typical in my home, especially since my son saw the recent Lego movie. I don’t mind though, because Mexican cuisine is one of my favorites! I mentioned in the last post that I wanted to share my fresh salsa recipe, which is technically pico de gallo. It contains raw tomatoes,…

Farmers market fresh vol. 2

I didn’t make it to the market today! Hopefully you did and can share with me the haul you picked up. I had intentions of making a white sangria with the peaches I picked up last week, but they were so juicy and sweet, I devoured them as is. Do you have a favorite way…

Glittered chipboard garland

I’ve been in a Christmas crafting mood lately. I know, we are barely into August, but the holidays always seem to sneak up and I want to be prepared. A few years ago, I purchased a jar of silver German glass glitter from the Old Lucketts Store. (A wonderful antique store in Leesburg, VA. It…