If you didn’t already know it, I LOVE organizing “stuff”!  This fall I just couldn’t take the corner in my garage any longer.  People keep doing all these cool things with pallets and I couldn’t help but think I could put a pallet to work organizing the corner in my garage.         …
When life gives you celery …. make celery powder!   I love the fresh fruits and vegetables my family gets in our produce basket from Community Helpings Produce Coop. But let’s be honest, once in awhile there are just things in our basket that my family won’t readily eat.  So I found myself with an overabundance …
What happens when you take an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint  painting class at The Gingham Buffalo in Edwardsville, IL?  Something wonderful!   I have painted many different pieces over the years and considered myself pretty good at it.  In the last year or so I had started hearing about the many different brands of chalk …
It is no secret that I love to bake.  Recently I tried this copy-cat recipe I found of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls.  I shared them with several people and the cinnamon rolls received rave reviews!  I had a few people tell me they were the best cinnamon rolls they’ve ever had.  Kudos to The Slow Roasted …
I know I have been absent lately, but has been a busy time while my husband and I are looking to the next chapter in our lives at the same time our youngest child begins their next chapter as well after graduating from high school.  We are now the parents of five adults!  How strange …
I love to make lists!  If you don’t make lists, I challenge you to give it a try for just a week and see how it works for you.  After you give it a try, please share here and let us know how it went. Here are 5 reasons I love lists:  Staying organized – …
Many of you know that one of my passions is saving money and using what God has given us in the most responsible way possible.   One way I put this into action is by buying bacon in bulk. A crisis was on the horizon because our family had run out of bacon. So, while at …
Want your own “Bloom” t-shirt? 1) Like our Inspirational Life Facebook Page and; 2) Tag two of your friends in a comment to this post to enter for a chance to win your own “Bloom” t-shirt.  One winner will be selected randomly Sunday, April 26, 2015. While shopping last week I came across a t-shirt …
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The word has gotten out, thanks to my wonderful husband in large part, that I have started baking our family’s bread instead of purchasing it at the grocery store. Some of you might think this is a little silly, but there are a couple of reasons I have chosen to go in this direction. Of …
Today as we travel down the highway the skies are grey and the trees are all bare. I have to admit that it is a somewhat gloomy sight. All of the sudden I realized that just around the corner is Spring. In no time the grey sky will be filled with sunshine and the bare …
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