Pumpkins and Fall Festivals

I love October. Not only does the cooler weather pick up my spirits, but the Fall festivals and activities are amazing ways to make memories. The girls just turned 5 and 3 and I swear time keeps passing by faster and faster. At the first of the month we visited our home town and attended…

You are what and how you eat 

My husband and I are very fortunate we worked at Outback, lived together for seven years before we were married and grew up in unconventional households with traditional values. All of these experiences have contributed to our love for cooking delicious food. Our love for cooking motivates us to provide our family with meals that…

Growing with our Garden and allowing our soul (soil) to rest 

Summer, I will actually miss you. The end of the Texas heat wave brings up a little sadness. The mild sometimes humid mornings were perfect for breakfast and meditation. As a true Texan, I enjoy sweating in my garden and mowing the lawn. I enjoy my yard more knowing how hard my husband and I…

Listening to our plants 

My husband and I enjoy gardening and nature. To explain this further, we cried over losing a 7-year old hibiscus plant. We towed that thing with us from an apartment in Lufkin to our Fuller Springs house and then all the way to a Dallas  apartment. The “Fuller Springs House” was a house Ryan’s grandfather…

Gardening: good for the soul and the family

Nature is surprisingly attuned to humanities needs. By now most American schools are back in session and organized sports have started. Parents are celebrating early bedtimes and welcoming back the scholastic routine. If you are a gardener or farmer the change in the weather has prompted fall blooms. We planted for the Fall growing season…