Vision ~ The Distance Between Two Points

There are a lot of women who are waiting for something. And, there are a lot of women who have given up waiting for something. I once was that woman waiting for something. For a very long time, actually, I waited for something. I almost lost hope. Instead, by the grace of God, I formed a vision. I formed a …

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5 Things to Bring on Your Next Baby-cation!

(Summer vacation I should say… ; ) Last week, Scott and I took Baby Banana to Avalon Beach to spend time with my family and celebrate my parents’ (very much belated) 50th Anniversary. At nine months old, Banana is now standing, crawling around, and touching just about anything. Needless to say, I was nervous and confused about what to bring for our …

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Bruschetta Chicken

A few years ago, I visited a friend from college who now lives in Connecticut. I only spent one night with her and her beautiful family, but I wish I could have stayed longer. She is a natural when it comes to taking care of her home, her children (who are now teenagers), and providing such warm hospitality to her guests. …

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Outside Work at The House on High Street

Well, it’s that time of year again. Scott and I have a bunch of projects scheduled for the outside of the house. Work has already begun! I made a LIVE Facebook Video on it. I wasn’t happy with the quality, as my internet connection seems to be getting hogged up by Banana’s Pandora! (Classical music works like a charm when …

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The Woman God Wants

Hey Girls, In a few weeks, I’ll be doing a video review-series on my favorite book! A book that has brought so much value to my life. I loved it so much that I can’t wait to share it with you! The book is called, Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life written by Donna Partow. The book …

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Silly Piece of Green Paper!

Today, at church, my pastor gave a great sermon about tithing. A subject so many of us wrestle with. I almost didn’t make it there after a week of awful pmdd symptoms. But, I’m glad I did. Even though Baby B was a piece of work! Banana was super fidgety. More than she’d ever been, during a church service. She’s …

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Italian Spritz

Congratulations! You have stumbled upon a drink recipe that comes ALL the way from Italy and will knock your socks off! It’s called the Italian Spritz. I never expected to be so influenced by a cocktail. Especially in Italy ~ where all I think about is homemade pasta, homegrown wine, and gelato! It all happened back in August. (Before Banana.) Scott …

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Rachel Maria’s Bruschetta

I haven’t witnessed a single guest, at The House on High Street, that would pass up on bruschetta. It’s the perfect combination of light and satisfying. Sweet and garlicky. Oh, and it looks beautiful, too! This is one simple appetizer that will look gourmet-quality with a touch of…drum roll, please… Balsamic Glaze Believe it or not, it was Scott that brought this …

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The BACK SPLASH Project

Gosh, I wish I had more time to write. I’m really behind with posts about The House on High Street. You’d think that Scott and I were just sitting around, changing diapers and eating Bon-Bons! But, we’ve still been quite busy with house projects. Back in the fall, I sewed curtains for the kitchen. I’m still very new at sewing …

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Rachel Maria’s Sweet & Sassy Chili

Scott thought I was crazy making homemade chili and split pea with ham (leftover from Easter), last week. But, somebody had a feeling the weather would be getting cold again. Wink. Wink. So, I’ve always loved chili. I grew up with dad making it one way. The more traditional, beefy, and hearty flavored. While mom, of course, added garlic and …

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