Homemaking: How We Live on a Single Income

Being a full-time homemaker affords me the opportunities to take responsibilities off of my husband’s plate so that we have more time to spend together and he doesn’t have to worry about paying bills, running errands, or doing laundry when he gets home from work. This has been a huge blessing during this extremely busy season…

A Healthy Pregnancy Doesn’t Erase A Miscarriage

Any woman who has experienced a miscarriage knows the pain of people saying things that they really shouldn’t. They mean well, but what they’re saying is actually pretty hurtful. You can always get pregnant again. It’s probably for the best. It could have had some terrible disease or something. Everything happens for a reason. For…

I’ve Been Making This For The Past 3 Months

It’s been silent here on the blog for a while, but there’s a really good and special reason for that. We’re having a baby! Many of you know about my history of miscarriage and the struggles that James and I have gone through to start a family. We are overjoyed to be able to share with…

10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

I had the opportunity to host my first Thanksgiving dinner last year. I have dreamed of hosting Thanksgiving for years and started planning months in advance. At the time, James and I were living in our little house in Virginia. We had no dishwasher, a small table with four chairs, and we needed to make room…

Be Your Own Butcher And Save Tons of Money

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know that my husband is a bearded, mountain man, deer hunting hunk, and I haven’t bought ground beef in two years because we always have a freezer full of wild game. I absolutely love it. In fact, we just found out that we’re having dinner guests tomorrow night…

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Just Wants To Be A Mom

To the Woman Who Just Wants to Be a Mom, I know exactly how you feel. I know how hard it is for you to see your friends having babies, how jealous you get when they fall pregnant every time they sneeze. I understand the pain that the upcoming holidays bring. The costume you don’t…

My Story of Miscarriage and Loss

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My world has changed so much between October 15, 2017 and October 15, 2018. And I’m deviating from my normal posts about bread and dessert to open my heart to all the women who are suffering today as they remember the babies that are no longer…

Sticky Sweet Maple Donuts

These donuts are sweet with a hint of maple in the batter and a maple icing on top. My kitchen smelled heavenly while these were baking. I almost called these Pancake Donuts because the smell of the maple syrup wafting through my apartment just made me want a giant pile of buttermilk pancakes.