How to Decorate for FALL ~ Under $100

Food & Home, The House on High Street

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 be expensive decorating even a small space. So, now having a larger space, things can get out of hand! In this post, I’m going to show you How to decorate for Fall ~under $100!

Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms & Gravy

Food & Home, Rachel Maria's Recipes

My mom originally made this recipe, and before that I had absolutely zero interest in salisbury steak. My only experience was serving it, as a waitress, in a diner, to maybe one out of a thousand patrons. Needless to say, it didn’t look very appetizing. I didn’t understand the concept of a salisbury steak. Was it a glorified burger? A miniature meatloaf? Why is it called steak, if it’s made with ground meat?

Chase is Turning Two ~ Summary of the Past Year

Foster Care & Family

In a few weeks, my little boy is turning two. It’s been a while since I’ve provided an update on Chase! So much has happened during this past year. Chase has experienced some monumental milestones. From his first steps to his official adoption day, in April. Prior to that, I wasn’t able to show photos of his face. So, in this blog post, I’m going to share a summary of Chase (with lots of photos) from the past year.

Why Did You Decide to Stop Being a Foster Parent?

Foster Care & Family

I guess it’s only fitting for me to write a blog post sharing why Scott and I have recently decided to stop being foster parents. Last year, I published two blog posts about why we decided to foster, in the first place. And, what eventually played out. Overall? Being a foster parent was a zillion times harder than I ever imagined. Never before has my human heart endured such pain, and such joy to the magnitude I have experienced. In a nutshell, I’m just not cut out for this rollercoaster ride, any longer.

Back to School! TWENTY Teacher Fashion Staples

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

It’s bittersweet to me that I am not shopping for Back-to-School Teacher clothes, anymore. It’s been several years since I’ve been out of the classroom. Of course, there are some things that I miss. But, at least I can participate in helping my teacher friends prepare for the upcoming school year. Teaching is the one of the hardest jobs in the world! It’s mental. Physical. And, emotional. Personally, I always felt better prepared for the school day by dressing stylish AND comfortable! This blog post will contain TEN Teacher Fashion Staples that will elevate a teacher’s wardrobe while providing comfort, as well.

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