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5 Things That Will Wreck Your Beach Vacation

My dear friend, Sarabeth Jones, has graciously agreed to guest post today.  She writes at The Dramatic, where you can read more of her great stories and see her gorgeous pictures! Hi there! It’s Sarabeth. While Alison is off gallivanting around the mountains, I’ve been preparing for our upcoming week at the beach. Getting ready …

Color Me Rad, Color Run, 5K, Walking Not Running, FUN

Color Me Rad

Y’all! Last Saturday I got to do the Color Me Rad 5K in Little Rock and it was SO MUCH FUN! I have never done a 5K before. Or any kind of K. In fact, if you have one of those stickers on the back of your car listing how many miles you ran in …

Summertime!

Since this track played nonstop at the Chino House a couple of years ago, it will forever play in my head when someone says SUMMERTIME! Go ahead.  Listen. Enjoy. We sure are. We’re spending mornings here, there and everywhere, but afternoons we tend to end up at the pool, whether we planned to or not. …

Homemade Insect Repellent

When the temperatures warm up, the bugs come out to play, but we still want to be outside!  Solution: Homemade Insect Repellent! When I was out in the garden last week, I tried some homemade insect repellent that my friend, Sandy, had made.  I loved the way it smelled, so I asked her for the …

Iced Coffee In A Mason Jar

In the summertime, I love iced coffee every day. Sometimes I pour myself a hot cup of coffee and I cannot even finish it before I am starting to sweat, so I just go on and ice it first thing in the morning. Those are the kind of days we’re having in Arkansas right now.  …

award winning blackberry peach cobbler

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

This is the Award Winning Blackberry Peach Cobbler Recipe that was featured on Daybreak on KATV and that won me a year’s supply of Yarnell’s Ice Cream! This recipe is quite possibly the easiest cobbler you can make since it uses a streusel topping instead of a crust. Easy Blackberry Peach Cobbler with Walnut Streusel …

Sucre Pie

Sucre Pie from the book about Hutterites. I read this book about Hutterites last year and at the back of the book was this wonderfully simple recipe for a sugar pie.  It almost seemed too easy to be good. But the sweet gal who runs Boxed Lunch Book Club at church always brings a dessert …