Homemade Strawberry Jam

strawberry jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam is one of my favorite childhood memories (in addition to picking the strawberries for the jam!). I grew up having Homemade Strawberry Jam in the fridge at all times. And the freezer was always stocked for the whole year. I remember moving out on my own and buying jelly for the first time. It probably seems silly that Continue reading


How to build a better weekend!

i just love weekends

I had a wonderful weekend. The weather cooperated, it was relaxing, there was time for friends and family and I got stuff accomplished! It was like all the stars aligned perfectly for me (especially after a very difficult week). It got me thinking Continue reading

5 Minute Friday: Broken

What is Five Minute Friday?

It is a 5-minute writing party. Click the link below to read some other great writing.  I just looked and there are over 240 other writers who have linked up with Lisa Jo Baker (we are partying on her FaceBook page this week since she is having “technical difficulties” on her website!)

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. Continue reading

Love Notes…

love note

As we were unpacking from the move, I found some old letters from when my husband and I were dating. We were high school sweethearts. We dated our junior and senior years in high school and all 4 years of college. That’s a lot of letter writing. I even made a photo album of cards he sent me, letters, movie stubs we saw etc… What I didn’t realize is that he saved all of my letters too. “Awe…” Continue reading