Bucket Grilling on the Beach

We purchased a bucket grill at World Market about a month ago.  It was on sale, and Parish had the forethought of our beach vacation.  He said, “I want to grill on the beach!”   Menu Everything was skewered to make it easier to cook.  The best skewers for shrimp, which we also found at…

Sunrise Cheese Grits With Shrimp

We were in Old Town Petersburg for dinner when we first had cheese grits with shrimp.  The restaurant was recommended by friends of ours–Wabi Sabi. (click on name to go to restaurant link) My wonderful husband and personal chef has embraced the art of making cheese grits and shrimp!  While we were away on vacation we…

This Time…

Leah and Rachel lived unusual lives as sisters. Their story is found beginning in Genesis chapter 29.  Leah was the oldest but was not loved by Jacob.  Jacob was deceived by his father-in-law and Leah was the tool.  Leah’s younger sister Rachel was described as beautiful and desired most of all by Jacob. Most of…

Grandma’s Garden: Sometimes When It Rains

I grew up with generations of women loving to plant and grow beautiful things.  My Grandmother, aunts, and my mom planted fruits, vegetables, and flowers to enjoy.  I remember staying at my aunt Shirley’s house and walking in her garden.  She would talk about all the different vegetables and how to plant them.  I also…

Sleep Disorders

A great way to obtain your continuing education points for re-certification of your LCSW is through NetCE. Link below: http://www.NetCE.com/SW14 I recently took the online course for sleep disorders.  Sleep is vital to your well-being.  We’ve become a society in which sleep is seen as lazy and unproductive.  If you can boast of little sleep,…

Compassion: An honest look at a commonly used word (life changing!)

Brene’ Brown is one of my favorite social workers.  I come back to her work from time to time to study professionally and personally.  Recently a friend sent me a link to her book The Gifts of Imperfection to download on Kindle.  So glad she remembered me!  I’m stuck on page 15 of my Kindle book….

She said, “Yes!” to THE dress!

Before heading inside David’s Bridal, we stopped to say a prayer for the Holy Spirit to fall sweet on our experience, and that we would be reminded of the Bride of Christ–His love for us.  We prayed to put all distracting “to do” lists and attitudes away and enjoy the moment. Before heading there, we…

Inspiring Gifts for the Bride and Groom-to-be

A gift box of soaps from Monastery Creations with a beautiful letter of why the scents were chosen was a unique and very special gift for my daughter.  Her theme is lavender, mint, and rosemary.  They have many selections and scents to choose from.  They have more than soaps!  They have art, music, books, and…

Hot Virginia Dip

From Tyra Lamb (mother of the groom-to-be) This was served at the engagement party and has become a new family favorite for the Hebbs!  Thanks Lambs! Hot Virginia Dip 1 Cup Pecans-chopped 1 Tsp. butter 16 oz Cream Cheese, softened 4 Tablespoons milk 5 Ounces dried beef (chopped)  –very hard to find in the grocery…

What I love about summer…

Long about now in the season of summer, I find myself realizing why I love it so much.  It’s something about the children being out of school that lightens the stress and pressure.  We’ve been just as busy, but it’s about other adventures and responsibilities.  I love the beauty of being able to try new…

Engagement Party

An engagement party can be fun and a great way to bring both sides of the families together. We turned my oldest daughter’s birthday celebration into an engagement party after we found out he proposed to her. Some tips! Ask the bride her favorite main dish and ask others to bring side dishes.  On the invitation…

Little Things Matter

It’s the little things in life that are big to me.  God delivers us and heals our afflictions; yet, I find the greatest joy in how He talks to us through daily events.  Simple gestures that let you know He is right there. As I headed to work to read to a child who was struggling…