With all of the changes happening rapidly in our world, and country, I have decided it would be a good time to make some changes to my Blog.

First off, I want to say thank you for being here. Your support of my writing means more to me than I can properly express with words. I am grateful you take the time to read what I write; and a special thank you to those of you who reach out to me in response. I love to hear from you.

This is a time in our lives like none other. We are all, collectively, experiencing something that seems to be changing day by day. Our lives have been significantly impacted. For some of us, there is a feeling of anxiety in the air. An uncertainty exists that did not exist a couple weeks ago. We are in our homes, with our loved ones, without a clear end in sight. This is our new reality.

We are being forced to slow down. And while the reason for the isolation can be nerve-racking; I have to believe when we come to the other side of this, we will see the good.

My hope is to always encourage and uplift with my words. To give thanks and glory to God in all things, at all times. And my desire for that feels even greater now.

I will begin to write more often in this space. Sharing the emotional writing, as I usually do, but also including some ideas that will hopefully help you in your newfound time at home with your loved ones.

You will soon find ideas for preschool art projects, art projects you can tackle at home with your older children, favorite meals, home decorating and organization, celebrating milestones at home with your family and more on this site.

So Let’s Get Started……

A couple of days ago, I had everyone write down meals they want to have over the next weeks. I thought this would be a small way to add joy to our time at home. One of my daughters requested fried chicken (which I’ve never been very good at making, but am going to try again tonight.) Wish me luck! (And if you have a great fried chicken recipe, please send it my way.)

Because I’m assuming we will all be cooking more from home, I thought I would start off the new additions to my Blog by including a few of my favorite recipes from Pinterest.

In the past few days, as our lives have slowed down drastically, I have found more joy in cooking than ever before.

In addition to dinner, I am also making a small daily sweet treat to help brighten spirits. Yesterday, we made a family recipe that has been passed down for generations in my husband’s family for a sweet rice that I will share at a later date.

For those of you on Pinterest, here are five of my go-tos:

Korean Beef Tacos – Oh my goodness, can I say yum? Yep. I just did. This twist on a traditional taco will definitely satisfy.

Thai Curry Vegetable Soup – If you love Thai food, you should seriously consider giving this flavorful, healthy, vegetable loaded soup a try. Because it calls for rice noodles, this soup is also gluten free.

Mexican Street Corn Salad – This satisfying mixture of corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, jalapeños and more has been a family favorite in our house for years.

Dill Pickle Dip – If you are looking for an appetizer and love dill pickles, this delicious mixture of sour cream, cream cheese and chopped pickles is definitely worth trying.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Bake – The name of this recipe says it all – nutritious and delicious.

For more of my favorites, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. Bon appetite!

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I would love to here what you think. Please feel free to comment below.