Watermelon Mint Tea ‘Tini

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Summer is upon us and that means warm weather and iced tea on the porch!  The Republic Tea has outstanding iced tea blends that are perfect for a hot Summer day and can even be used to create a refreshing cocktail for those muggy nights.   This cocktail made with their Watermelon Mint Iced Tea […]


“Thyme to Share” – Gifting Your Herbs


If you’re reading this post and it is April 26th, 2013, the movers are at our house loading up our furniture as we make our way back to Nashville after 4 years in Clarksville.  This is such a bittersweet day for us because we have made so many incredible memories at our home.  I have […]


Thyme Roasted Carrots

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“Hey, What’s Up, Doc?”  Ummmmm……..Thyme Roasted Carrots is what’s up, Bugs! Yesterday I made my first trip of many of the year to the Nashville Farmer’s Market and picked up the some of seasons first fresh produce.  In my adult life I don’t think that I have ever made roasted carrots just for eating that weren’t […]


Favorite Things Friday – Spring Gardening Things!!

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  For this “Favorite Things Friday” I am sharing with you some of my favorite spring gardening finds.  In less than a month (hopefully) we will have moved back to Nashville just in time for the ultimate spring weather! I love to garden and am a bit sad that we won’t have a full blown […]


Easter Dinner Tablescape

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Easter dinner for our family is always an important planning process.  From the menu to the tablescape to the kids table, we put lots of thought and detail into the occasion.  For the last couple of years we have had our Easter dinner at my sister Beth’s.  Together she and I combine our creative ideas […]


Lemon Herb-Infused Olive Oil

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So, I feel like I kind of have writer’s block today, so I will divulge something to you that I WON’T admit to my husband.  He traveled home very early from a trip to Dallas for work and probably didn’t take a shower since he had a 6 a.m. flight and then we spent the […]


Holy Smoke! – Roasted Root Veggies with Smoked Olive Oil

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Generally the only thing smoking in my house is my hot-bod (yeah right) or the kitchen when Drew decides to cook (just kidding, he never cooks).  I am not really a fan of smoked food, but I was recently given a bottle of Holy Smoke Olive Oil from a dear friend, Johnnie, who has been a huge […]


“The For Real, Friel” – An Award-Winning Homage to My Gardening Granddaddy

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Winner winner tomato sandwich dinner!! This year’s Tomato Art Fest was so much fun for our family.  It was a beautiful day with gorgeous weather and I walked away a winner!!  I’m not quite sure what prompted me to put an entry into the recipe contest hosted by Nashville Farmers’ Market, but after seeing the schedule […]


Fresh Herb Vinaigrette + My Very First VLOG!!!!!!!!

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I love fresh herbs in any dish and I especially love being able to go out to the garden and choose from many different kinds.  With the hot weather of Summer, I generally opt for a salad most any day.  I love being able to work from home a couple of days a week, but […]


“You Go, Grill!!!!” – Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Grilled Lobster Tail with Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

 Corny, but gets me every time!! “Under construction” seems to be a recurring theme in my life these days.  We bought our house almost 3 years ago and aside from a few cosmetic updates, it was virtually as it was the day it was finished being built in 1987.  I am not a huge fan […]