I love football season! Probably because Scott and I tend to lay low on Sundays. It’s just the perfect thing to do, aside from church, as a family. I also enjoy inviting friends, from time to time. On Sunday, Scott and I will be hosting an intimate Football Gathering at The House on High Street.
On one hand, I want to keep it simple. (I have Baby Blue’s First Birthday Party the following weekend!) But, of course, I couldn’t keep myself from looking at Pinterest. Holy cow. Have you seen some of these football gathering ideas? They are so stinkin’ cute. And, fun! I had to share some of these ideas with you~ From quick and simple to the more time-consuming and complex.
I’ve been coloring my hair, in some shape or form, since I was a teenager. From henna rinses and box dyes to bleaching highlights that recently took me from brunette to a blonde. You’d think I would have lost my hair by now, but by some miracle, my hair still looks fairly thick and healthy. Ok, maybe it’s more than just by miracle. Perhaps it’s just knowing how to take care of bleached hair.
I decided to do a three-day detox, this week, and I’m happy to report I made it! Having autoimmune disorders, from endometriosis to PMDD, and hypothyroidism (to name a few), I learned that clean eating is one of the best ways to alleviate symptoms. But, let’s be realistic, not all of us are made to live on carrot juice. Nevertheless, I did partake in a 3-Day Detox, this week. I’m going to share the basic guidelines I followed. What I ended up eating, each day, along with how I felt.
Last week, I shared my top ten, favorite, fall recipes. Today, I’m sharing the easiest way to make one of them. In the crock pot! It’s a delicious chicken and stuffing dish. I made it, yesterday, during the Eagles game because I did not want to be standing over a stove and missing out on the game. I’m telling you, this is so easy and delicious that you may be adding this into rotation, for your fall and winter dinners.
Yes, it currently feels like July in Southern New Jersey. It’s a little frustrating having to get the next size up for Baby Blue in summer gear because he’s busting out of his…summer clothes. However, one thing is for sure~ In just a few weeks, the weather will be getting cooler, and the days shorter. Aside from all the perks of Fall weather (including dressing Blue in denim overalls, plaid shirts, socks and shoes), I’m looking forward to cooking hearty, comfort foods, in an oven. Today, I’m sharing my favorite fall recipes, that I’ll hopefully be making sooner, than later!
The Fall season is drawing near. I love this time of year, for good reason. The air is crisp and fresh. The aroma of fall can’t be beat. Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Apple Pie, Cedar, etc. The colors are so vibrant. And, it’s hands-down the best time for outdoor photos!
Before moving into The House on High Street, I only had a townhouse or condo to decorate. It can get expensive decorating for any holiday, even in a small space. But, with a little extra time creating a decor plan and comparing prices on-line, before making any purchases, it can be done. In this post, I’m going to show you How to decorate for Fall ~under $100!
As the saying goes, summer deserves a speeding ticket! It surely does fly by, fast. I had been longing to get to the beach with Baby Blue since Memorial Day. But, it wasn’t until late August before Blue’s tiny toes hit the sand. Scott and I took Baby Blue to Wildwood Crest~New Jersey, with friends for a mini 2-night stay. Last week, we celebrated my birthday with a five day stay in Avalon, NJ. This was our official end-of-summer vacation with Baby Blue. And, it was well worth the wait!
There was a time I thought I’d never make it. But, in just a few months, I’ll be celebrating my tenth year wedding anniversary! It is said that tin or aluminum best represent the tenth year of marriage because these metals reflect the resilience and tougher-than-nails strength of a marriage. Since the average length of marriages that end in divorce is eight years, I suppose it’s safe to say, Scott and I somehow made it over the hump!
People often tell me, “I could never be a foster parent. I would get too attached.” I think the first thing that scares people away is the fear of losing a foster child~ especially after a long period of time. I’ll admit that this was my initial fear in saying, “I do,” to foster care. But, now? After just a few foster children in, I’ve come to understand that there are so many other (perhaps overlooked) reasons not to be a foster parent.
(Yes! That’s a picture of her beautiful face!) This week, I spoke with one of our foster baby’s Biological Father. Since Baby Berry was reunified in late December (at eight months old), he has been gracious enough to allow her (and us) to remain a part of each other’s lives. Scott and I see Baby Berry about once a month. In April, we hosted Baby Berry’s First Birthday Party, here, at The House on High Street. I’m still pinching myself that Scott and I actually have a “part” of one of our foster baby’s life!