• My Favorite Christmas Story
    Christmas,  Family

    My Favorite Christmas Story

    My Favorite Christmas Story is a peek into Christmas at my home with my family and the wonderful story that has come out of it. A story that will now be read every Christmas. Like most everyone else, things have been a bit tight for my husband and me this year. This is one of the reasons I asked him for a Christmas gift that was from his heart. Well, he did not disappoint! I slowly opened the last present of Christmas, curious as to what it was. Inside I found a frame with green construction paper inside. My daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and husband all watched on as I started…

  • This is our authentic Sicilian pizza recipe. This is a family recipe that has a focaccia crust, cheese and pepperoni | Italian Food | #pizza
    Entrees,  Family,  Recipes

    Authentic Sicilian Pizza

    Authentic Sicilian Pizza has a thick, focaccia like crust that is thick and soft in the middle but golden and crispy on the bottom. This authentic family pizza recipe will be your family’s new favorite. This pizza recipe is made in a half sheet pan and is thick, gooey and cheesy. It may sound like it makes a lot, however, when you and your family taste it you may find that it doesn’t serve as many people as you thought. Sicilian Pizza is great for a family dinner. There is not a whole lot prep, serves a crowd and makes a complete meal when paired with some garlic bread and…

  • 30 Things I learned From My Mother
    Family,  Life Lessons

    30 Things I Learned From My Mother

    30 Things I Learned From My Mother When I was growing up, I was with my Mom most of the time. We went everywhere together and I was an only child. I learned a lot during all those formative years and continue to learn from her today. She is now 85 years old and I continue to learn from her. I am so blessed to have her. A little secret that I want to share with y’all, the picture at the top really IS my Mother back in the day. I have also included a picture of her below from this year. Isn’t she absolutely beautiful? 1. It’s okay to…

  • Things Your Mother Didn't Tell You - We all have those little tips that have been passed down through our family, Here are a few they may have missed.
    Family,  Tips

    Things Your Mother Didn’t Tell You (But Should Have)

    Things Your Mother Didn’t Tell You (But Should Have) We all have those little tips and tricks that have been passed down through our family from our Great Grandmas to our Grandmas to our Mamas and on and on. Well here are a few that may have been missed. Please know that this is just a small amount that have been collected. I know that y’all have many many many more and we would love to have y’all share them with us and our friends. 1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your…

  • A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter

    A Letter From A Mother To A Daughter

    This letter from a mother to a daughter truly has been a blessing for me. As many of y’all may know, my 82 year old Mom moved in with us. There have been many happy times, however, there have also been many trying times lately. These past two weeks have been especially hard with a lot of hurt feelings and not talking. Last night, after trying to have a conversation again about the things that were taking place and trying to straighten out the misunderstandings, I was exhausted and found myself crying yet again while wondering how to make this all work. Suddenly, I found myself reading the poem below.…

  • A Perfect Father's Day Gift

    A Father’s Day Gift

    A Father’s Day Gift This would also be a great idea for Christmas as well, or even a Birthday **For y’all that have asked, yes that is my Dad and I in the original picture** *Unfortunately, I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s in June of 2022.* I swear y’all, my Dad is the hardest person to get a gift for. He is in his mid 80’s, in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, really doesn’t have any hobbies at this point in his life and he has purchased everything he has wanted or needed. As I sat here day dreaming about our relationship when I was little and trying to figure…

  • The History of Aprons

    The History Of Aprons

    The History of Aprons (below) is often cited and shared as “unknown”, but a little bit of research found the original poem serving as the baseline for “The History of Aprons”.  The original poem was written by Tina Trivett in honor of her own grandmother.  We have included Tina Trivett’s poem titled “Grandma’s Apron” as well. We do hope that you enjoy both of these and that they bring about wonderful memories. The History of APRONS I don’t think most kids today know what an apron is. The principal use of Mom’s or Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to…

  • Chick-fil-A
    Family,  Humor

    My Mom’s First Experience With Chick-fil-A

    My Mom’s First Experience With Chick-fil-A Let me give y’all a little information about my Mom. She is 82 years young, only about 5 feet tall (she’ll tell ya that she is shrinking every year) and she is Italian! My Mom, Marilou, is a very strong woman with strong opinions and she isn’t afraid to share them whether you ask for them or not HaHa! She has had a few medical issues and we thought it best to bring her to the warm and friendly South so that we could not only help if she needed it but also to be able to spend as much time as possible with…