Organizing The Second Mile

Organizing The Second Mile

If you have looked at the “Stay” page on our website, you know that we have a cottage in our backyard listed on Airbnb. (You can now book directly through us, by the way.) But to give our visitors a great experience, we like to offer a few extras that you would see in hotels, such as coffee service, snacks, bottles of water, and my favorite, chocolate.

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For Your Next Brunch- Breakfast Enchiladas

For Your Next Brunch- Breakfast Enchiladas

Several years ago, I was in Michigan at the annual gathering of my college mates. Our hostess, Holly, made these delicious Southern Living Breakfast Enchiladas. Since then, I have made them for literally dozens of guests and I think I have received compliments every time. They are super easy and you make them the night before. They are great for a crowd and leftovers are perfect for a quick morning meal. Serve them with some fruit and breakfast is DONE!

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An Apple For the Teacher

An Apple For the Teacher

Today I had a cool opportunity. My church has a close relationship with one of the local elementary schools. A new program has started that helps parents connect with the school and each other. I was asked to teach this group how to do a painting with apples as the theme. The point was to use it as a reminder to help their kids focus on academics.

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Wood Wall Camouflage

Wood Wall Camouflage

When we added the split system, exposed ductwork came with it. I could have handled it if it were somewhere else, but its placement made for an awkward wall, in my opinion. Even though we painted it white, it still forced things off-center. Apparently, Page was of the same mind and he had a great idea. 

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DIY and Shamgar? What?

DIY and Shamgar? What?

You know, sometimes blogging is about cool projects or innovations we discover. The point of today’s blog, however, is to let you know that life is not always about creating the grand and beautiful. Taking a cue from Shamgar , sometimes it’s about the little things and starting where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can. But to be clear, I am just talking about DIY, not killing Philistines with an oxgoad. (Judges 3:31)

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