Monday, July 29, 2013

A Bride's table...

My mother recently styled a bride's table for 12 at a wedding in Tennessee. She did such a fabulous job, I wanted to share! She pooled things from both of our collections and chose the 1921 Noritake "Condoro" porcelain on vintage Irish linen placemats, vintage lace napkins and Durand Cristal D'Arques "Longchamp" crystal glassware.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Making a unique burlap runner...

I am always trying different dad and husband say I stay awake at night thinking of new projects. And they are right. I really do. 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sunday Dinner

We always have Sunday "dinner" either with my parents or at our house. I admit-- it takes effort because as a worship leader, Sunday is also a work day and mornings can get really hectic...especially trying to get three children up and ready to go:-) 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Homemade chicken tenders

I have a 7-year-old boy who is a *very* picky eater. VERY picky. 
He loves chicken tenders, nuggets, strips. I know.
I finally just made my own at home thinking I would put them in the freezer for later, but they never made it to the freezer. Really, they were so good we ate them all! You can modify whatever ingredient you need to...I would have used bread crumbs from my mom's homemade bread, but we never have any left for crumbs, lol. For a low-carb version, I replace the crumbs with dry parmesan cheese. Also, the seasonings can be adjusted to taste, and I find every oven is different, so you can adjust that as well.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Inspiration from the past...

We have been taking advantage of the many wonderful places to visit here in the Smoky Mountains while the children are out of school.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Updating vintage art

These are a couple of my favorite vintage prints from Florida. I have loved them for years and had them in the master bedroom before they ended up in the dining room. But I *really* wanted to use them in the hall bath and the red on the bottom print just didn't work anymore. 

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

How to make the *best* homemade Southern biscuits...

Join me in the kitchen as my mom comes by and shows me how to make her incredible biscuits! 
This is an HD video, so be sure to click on the gear icon and change it to highest quality in case your computer defaults to a lower setting. 

You might want to have fresh strawberry jam ready at the end:-)

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Mother's very best strawberry jam

When I posted my mother's strawberry jam recipe on my facebook page, I got not only thousands of views and shares, but lots of comments from people who have made it and love it.

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