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Red, White & Blue Scones

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Indulge your patriotic spirit this week with these AMAZING, Red, White, and Blue Scones. It’s a big batch, one you’ll be thankful for. Pack a basketful along with your coffee to go watch the parade. I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about […]

Freedom Isn’t Free

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Freedom is never one generation away from extinction…. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. The world seems to have gone crazy. I can’t watch the news or social media without seeing some new report of violence, ineffective or disunited governments, terrorism, and plain unadulterated evil. I want […]

Easy BBQ Recipes for the 4th

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Get your grill on this weekend with these easy BBQ recipes that will wow your guests and satisfy your tummy.

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

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You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. My kids have insisted that we have apple pie for the 4th this year for the Fourth of July. No one can tell me why apple pie is so American, but they want to have it. Despite the paucity of good organic […]

Planning for the 4th of July

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Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

Fun Learning for the 4th of July

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Plan for fun and learning on the 4th of July with these menu, book, and movie ideas. Photo source: Heidi The Fourth of July is next week?! How did that happen? Time is flying. It seems that the 4th often takes our family by surprise. Last year, the sun was setting and one of the […]

A California-Meets-Midwest 4th of July Menu (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

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When I think about the fourth of July, I think of childhood vacations in Minnesota and South Dakota. My parents were both born and raised in Minnesota and migrated west in the Great California Teacher Shortage of 1967. They’ve been Californians ever since, but both are threatening to move back to the Land of 10,000 […]

True Freedom

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Photo Source: Michael Caven Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed….” John 8:34-36 May your Fourth of July […]