Christmas tree and fireplace

Merry Christmas!!!

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May the joy and love of Christmas be yours during this season. Always know you are special to many people. Unique gifts have been given to each of us and can be leveraged to better the world around us, especially at Christmastime.  As you celebrate this year, remember that the Christ child came to change the world. My prayer is …

presents under the tree

“To: Mom, From: Santa” My Boys Couldn’t Believe It!

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As I child, I refused to believe there was no Santa! I am the oldest of three children, so I was the first to go to school and hear all the opinions on this subject. One weirdo kid proceeded to tell me that it was not true and that my parents were fibbing. But they would never—right? Either way, it …

The Perfect Morning Tailgate Menu

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Is anyone else on board with “tailgating from home?” With early kickoff times, many fellow football fans are opting set up a tailgate spread in the comfort of their own kitchen, and of course, inviting their friends and family to join! Don’t get me wrong, traditional tailgating is wonderful. But sometimes, the comfort of gathering in a home is a …

pumpkins

My Fall Decorations and Why They Are Special to Me

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As of last Saturday, autumn is officially here. The calendar, and slowly but surely, the weather, have confirmed this! I was trying hard not to laugh out loud as I wrote this post, because I have been on autumn overdrive lately, but I don’t seem to be alone on this one. When the season hits, I just can’t help but …

Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show

Have You Had an Elvis Moment?

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We were sitting in a meeting the other day, and one of our young digital marketing coordinators had been to Las Vegas for a family wedding. I asked her if she saw any “Elvis Presleys.” The whole room laughed, and to our surprise, she said she didn’t see a single one! My sister, Janice, the eternal Elvis fan, chimed in and …

classic pumpkin pie

My Top 3 Fall Favorites

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Like I’ve said before, this time of year is so revitalizing for me, and I just can’t help but soak up all of the wonderful things that autumn has to offer! It was difficult to narrow it down, but here are my three fall favorites. 1. Football My love for Saturdays full of football in the South runs deeper than …

pecans

Memories of Pecan Picking

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As August winds down, our wonderful fresh veggies and stone fruits are gradually going away here in the South. Oh, how we will miss them! As harvest season approaches for apples, pears, and pecans, I am already planning my fall recipes. My grandparents were farmers, and every fall we prepared ourselves for the “picking up” pecan season. I always thought …

Peanut butter and banana sandwich

A Tale of Two Banana Sandwiches

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The other evening, Neal and I were sharing the story of his banana sandwich with our friends. Now on the surface, a banana sandwich is a simple thing. Bread, mayo or peanut butter, banana—done! NOT at our house. First, let’s talk about the sandwich itself. I am assuming a banana sandwich is a national favorite. At least it is here …