Best of the Weekend

Welcome to the Best of the Weekend party.  I hope that everyone has had a great week.  I’ve been plugging away trying to get myself 100% in back to school mode.   We are so glad that you are here to party with us! Amy, Ginnie, Jenna, Cindy,and I enjoy hosting the Best of the […]

Orzo Salad with Feta, Olives and Peppers

Today I’ve got a real treat for you, a recipe for Orzo Salad with Feta, Olives and Peppers.  I first tried this recipe in 2007 and have been making it at least once per summer ever since.   A recent gathering of family at the lake was my latest occasion for making this orzo salad. […]

Stitch Fix #39 – Sneak Peek

My September Stitch Fix box came earlier than I anticipated. After I received my Fix each month, I check out online and then send what I don’t want back to Stitch Fix.  After my check out is complete, I usually change my next shipment date to the end of the next month.  When I checked […]

Best of the Weekend

It’s the weekend and I’m more than ready for it.  This was the first week back to school for my students and this teacher is tired!  It was a great week for me and I hope that my sweet 6th graders feel the same way.  I’m glad that you are here for our weekly Best […]

How to Make a DIY Glue Gun Holder

If you do any crafting at all, a glue gun is most likely a tool that you own.  Glue guns come with a built-in metal stand that I’ve found doesn’t work well; It’s annoying to be in the middle of a craft project using a glue gun that won’t stay upright.  A few years ago […]

Easy Burlap and Lace Table Runner

Can you believe that summer is winding down?  Say it isn’t so!  I’m back at school and even though it is still summer, I feel like it is over now that I’m back at work.  August can be a decor challenge since it’s too early for fall but many are tired of summer.  Over the […]

Best of the Weekend

Welcome to Best of the Weekend.   It’s back-to-school time here in Virginia and I was a busy bee all week getting ready for a new school year.  I met my students last night and look forward to spending the year with them.  Before the craziness officially starts, I’m going to relish every second of this […]

Delicious BLT Salad with a Twist

In the summer we love to grill, especially when we are at the lake.  A pasta salad is a frequent accompaniment to whatever we happen to be grilling.  For a recent lake weekend, I tried BLT Salad from Melissa’s Southern Cookbook (affiliate) but changed the recipe by substituting shredded baby spinach for lettuce.  BLT Salad […]

Ahalt Whiskey Bottle

  I’m back with another Vintage Monday, this time sharing my newly acquired Ahalt whiskey bottle.  My maiden name is Ahalt, not so common in Virginia, but quite common in Maryland. My paternal grandfather, Paul Edwin Ahalt, left the family farm in Middletown, MD,  to attend Roanoke College and stayed in Virginia.  My father, Paul […]

Best of the Weekend

It’s Friday!  Normally I am happy when Friday rolls around but this time I’m a bit sad because it’s the last weekend of summer vacation for me.  Teachers in my county go back to work on Monday and the kids start the following Monday.  I’m going to be non-stop busy and I’m going to miss […]