Mom went into a nursing home last Friday, and within an hour, I was told that I could not visit her any more! This has been the most heart-wrenching event that I've ever endured. This is my mom on her most recent birthday. She turned 97 in December. Many of you know that we built Mom an apartment in our yard when we moved to the Crossroads over 10 years ago. The apartment was a wonderful solution because it allowed Mom to live independently while having the reassurance that we ... Read More about An Update on Mom
Today I'm sharing a very tasty pulled pork with root beer bbq sauce recipe that came from a blogger friends' new cookbook. Plus, I'm giving away one copy of the cookbook to a lucky reader! Y'all! I have found the tastiest recipe for pulled pork sandwiches! It is so darn good that I made this on Monday and Leo and I have been eating it all week! He didn't mind eating the pulled pork sandwiches for several days because they are that good! This recipe made enough that I even ... Read More about Pulled Pork with Root Beer BBQ Sauce
Yipee! It's giveaway time! Come see all the items that you have a chance to win in this month's thrifty style team giveaway! Any of you been organizing, rearranging, and purging? Well, the thrifty style team has been doing the same, and we decided to have another giveaway. We had one of these giveaways back in 2017 and you guys seemed to really like it. So we're doing it again!!! Each member of the team is giving away a thrifty item that she may have made or repurposed. Or it ... Read More about Thrifty Style Team Giveaway!
In this post, you'll find the top posts of 2019 that we published on our blog this year. Friends, the clock is ticking away 2019! I always like to take a look back at the end of the year to see which posts resonated best with our readers. I don't look too often at stats, but this information is useful to me to determine what kind of posts to create for you in the new year. Are you wondering which posts did the best? Let's count them down. No. 10 In the number 10 spot is the post I ... Read More about Top Posts of 2019
Today I'm sharing the rest of our home decorated for Christmas. Join me for a country cottage Christmas home tour! Gosh friends! Did Christmas sneak up on you the way it did me? Seems like it was just Thanksgiving and in just a few days it will be Christmas! For any one who is new here, my husband and I live in an old country cottage in South Carolina that's been in his family a long time. THE FRONT PORCH On the front of the house is a large screened-in porch. It's one of the ... Read More about Country Cottage Christmas Home Tour