Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 166

Welcome to the weekly blog recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 166! I’m enjoying my view this morning and trying to imprint it into my mind because I’ll be returning to the real world on Sunday. I’m also pondering the age-old question. Why do vacations seem to fly by? I’ve enjoyed my break from work and I […]

28 Chinese Takeout Recipes You Will Love

My family happens to love Chinese Food! Years ago, I won a cooking contest when I prepared Sweet and Sour Chicken, from-scratch Fortune Cookies (complete with fortunes) and Chinese Doughnuts. I learned that I didn’t have to order Chinese Takeout to enjoy delicious Chinese food. If you love Chinese takeout, but not the cost, this collection […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 165

Hi, Y’all! So glad you are stopping by the Pretty Pintastic Party 165! I’m enjoying a two-week vacation in beautiful St. Maarten. Actually, the first week is coming to an end and I’m wanting things to slow down a little. I made sure I had a few blog posts written before I left home so […]

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce in the Slow Cooker

My mama’s spaghetti is the best in the world. Period. When I was growing up, my dad didn’t care much for spaghetti. He liked good southern cooking like fried chicken, rice and gravy, peas, biscuits or cornbread, sliced tomatoes and banana pudding for dessert. Spaghetti night was just tolerated by him, but my siblings and […]

How to Make Fried Peach Pies with Refrigerated Biscuits

Fried Peach Pies are my go-to comfort food when I’m missing my home state or when fresh peaches are in season. One day, when I was in high school, I was at the Fast-Stop (convenience store) in my hometown of Rochelle, GA. I’m pretty sure I was buying a Snickers bar and a Coke (my […]

How to Host an Adorable Nautical Baby Shower

As a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading, I have received products or compensation for my Nautical Baby Shower. All opinions are my own. Drumroll, please! I have a big announcement! My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby! This will be my 5th grandchild. They have a gazillion friends and I’m sure they will have […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 164

It’s party time! Welcome to the Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 164. We’re glad you stopped by. My husband and I leave for a two-week vacation on Sunday. We’re headed back to one of our favorite Caribbean islands. It will be our third trip back to this particular island because we love the […]

Favorite Book to Read on the Beach and Book Review

This post, Favorite Book to Read on the Beach, is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martin’s Press. All opinions are my own.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read. When I was in first grade, I couldn’t just read a few pages a night in my Alice, Jerry and Jip reading book […]

5 Unique Save the Date Ideas You Will Love

Back in the day, Save the Date was not a thing here in the south. Most of your friends and relatives lived nearby and the news that you were getting hitched traveled like wildfire. Even the invites were only sent to out-of-towners. A little engagement announcement appeared in the local paper ending with, “Local invitations […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 163

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 163! Preparation is under way for our 4th of July celebration. Our church will host our annual 4th of July party with live music, good food, fun activities for the kids and an amazing grand finale fireworks show. It’s one way that we give back to the community. I’ve been […]