I am always ready for Thanksgiving. It’s a great excuse to halt everything and gather with loved ones. This year I’m thanking the Lord for my family, my friends, and for His daily provision. But I won’t lie, Thanksgiving cooking is a little stressful. I mean, come on. The sheer number of fancy side dishes … Read more

Fall and Fair, a Great Pair

Here in North Texas, Fall is eagerly anticipated yet shy to make its entry. We Texans long to shed our perennial sandals and shorts and huddle around bonfires and bask in the warmth of cozy sweaters and new boots. This kind of scene is a reality many places, but not around here until November. We … Read more


Some gifts are unforgettable. Like this antique pad of paper my sister-in-law gave me. Not only did she recognize my passion for all things vintage, she celebrated the writer I longed to be. Today, that writer’s tablet stands on my bookshelf, peeking over my shoulder as I create my fictional worlds. Writing is hard. It’s … Read more

Eggs, Anyone?

Ah, Eggs a la Goldenrod. Mom served this to us every Sunday at lunch. Well, maybe not every Sunday. But it sure felt like it. I hated Eggs a la Goldenrod. Then. Now, I crave it. Go figure. Turns out, this dish has been around for a long, long time. I knew it had been … Read more

Beware the Crazy Quilt

Ever heard of a crazy quilt? Crazy quilts were all the rage for young women in the late 1800’s. But they were quite controversial. Because—gasp—they were not at all practical. In fact, crazy quilts featured sumptuous materials like silk, satin and velvet. Not exactly affordable stuff, much less easy to care for. That’s enough, right … Read more