Memories of “My Grandma’s Garden”

Scents are powerful and they come with memories.  Scents can bring you joy, laughter, and tears. On this day, I laughed and shed a few happy tears as I experienced the power of scent on memory when I received a sample bottle of Pink Peony fragrance oil.  My first and immediate reaction was a smile as the smell of the…

First Spring Show

My very first Spring show was last Saturday.  Previously, everything I did was in the Fall, aka holiday season, to capture holiday gift-giving.  Plus its a good way to make a little extra money.  What changed?  I decided and needed to live as the person God made me to be, my authentic self.  Reality, you can’t escape your truth.  Now,…

Happy 4th of July

I thought writing a blog would be fun and easy.  The ups and downs, twist and turns of life can put a wrench in your plans.  Lately my roller coaster has made me scream and giggle in dismay and pleasure.  But I always recover and move forward. Thanks Jennifer for sharing this graphic and your Inspiration Friday….

Lemon Pound Cake aka 7Up

When I saw this come over my Twitter feed, I just had to share and make it my first recipe. It is the famous Lemon Pound Cake or 7Up Pound Cake that my mother was so very fond of. The Twitter post from Southern Living also included a brief history of the cake. “This recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite…

Following the Voice Within

My journey into to soap making is rather interesting.  As a lifelong crafter and artisan, my dreams and career aspirations were in fashion and music. For a short time I owned a boutique with 30% of fashions and jewelry made by me.  The boutique closed when my Mom succumb to old age and her settlement into a new reality occupied all…