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roasted acorn squash

Is there anything better than something that looks like a heart to warm your heart? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. In all seriousness (yes this is a very serious matter), roasted acorn squash is one...

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stopping to smell the roses

“Stop and smell the roses.” It’s a cliche phrase, I know… Or, is it? I just found this journal entry I wrote a few months back: Remember when you were a kid, and the world...

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pine cone ornaments

Last year my mom told me how she made her own pine cone ornaments at our lakehouse in Texas and suggested I do the same. I was all, “Where am I going to find...

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nothing is wasted.

Have you ever looked back on a failed relationship and thought, “What a waste?”  Have you looked back on years spent on a seemingly fruitless career and wondered, “What’s the point of it all?” ...

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holiday coffee table decor

So, true confession: I may or may not have already decorated for Christmas. Whoops. Normally, I wait until after Thanksgiving to do so. But I just couldn’t help myself; Christmas is my favorite time...

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are you at the end of your rope?

Have you ever felt as if you were hanging on by a thread? At the end of your rope? Have you felt as if today were just too much to face, not to mention...

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walk by faith

“I want to be your hands. I want to be your feet. I’ll go where you send me.” – Audio Adrenaline, Hands and Feet I feel as if the Lord has sent me here to LA....

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cauliflower mashed “potatoes”

It’s fall. Comfort food is a must. Compromising your health is not. I love taking traditional comfort food favorites and putting my own healthy spin on them! These mashed “potatoes” are all the deliciousness...

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joy comes in the morning

I woke up early this morning to clean up after a Halloween party I had at my place last night. We were supposed to have it up on my roofdeck. The forecast said it...

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are you afraid of the light?

There used to be a show on Nickelodeon growing up called, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” While I was not afraid of the dark, I was afraid of that show.  I think in our...