There are times when you walk into your kitchen at 5 pm and staring aimlessly into your refrigerator, then you walk past your pantry with an empty stomach and as you hear yourself sigh a deep sigh, you know you’re in trouble. The witching hour has begun.  Your kids are whiny, and your husband just […]

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Chicken, Cooking, Family, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

The Best Easy Pasta Dish You Can Make

The weather is finally cooling off and the leaves on the trees are slowly beginning to show their vibrant reds, golds, and oranges.  This can mean only one thing:  IT’S TIME FOR SUNDAY SOUP GROUP!!! “What the heck is Sunday Soup Group”, you might be asking.  Well, let me be the one to introduce you […]

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Ancient Grains, Baked Goods, Chicken, Cooking, Family, Food, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Soup

Do You Love Soup?

What are your favorite things about Fall? The cooler weather, the fact that (eventually!) you’ll get to wear boots and sweaters? Or is it the vibrant colored leaves hanging in the trees, showing off as they’re displayed in all their splendor against the grey skies? Maybe for you, it’s the food – the pumpkin spice […]

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Creating, Design, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Photography, Redecorating

The Great White Pumpkin Is Not A Myth

When The Love Is Gone – “I love you, but I’m tired of this and if you would shrivel up and die, I’d be thrilled.” Those were my thoughts this morning as I stared down at my oversized zucchini plant and picked yet another beautiful green squash from the midst of its massive leaves. You’d […]

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Healthy Living, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Organic Gardening

Four Tips To Keep You From Quitting

When Life Goes Awry I had begun painting a large wall mural using wide strokes and vibrant colors – jewel tones with hints of pale pink sunrises over deep blue oceans. It was only painted in my imagination, but it was my plans and dreams for what my life would look like after my children […]

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Adoption, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Mid-Life, Quotes, Travel, Vision

What Do You Do When Your Hopes and Dreams Disappear?

“Memories you’ve shared, gone for good, you feared They’re all around you still, though they’ve disappeared. Nothing’s really left or lost without a trace Nothing’s gone forever, only out of place.” From Mary Poppins Returns “Nothing is ever really lost to us…” Tomorrow Annie, Garry and I are going to spend a family afternoon at […]

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Adoption, Blog, Children, Family, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Quotes

The Secret Life of Memories

I’m sitting at my gate at the airport in Texas, waiting for my flight home to Virginia, feeling very happy and content.  I’m on my way home after a weekend visit to Waco, Texas, which far exceeded all of my expectations and I’ve got the pictures to prove it!  My niece lives in Waco and […]

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Baked Goods, Creating, Design, Food, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Redecorating, Travel, Vision

Two Valuable Lessons I Learned From Chip and Joanna Gaines

My Interview With A Fairweather, But Happy Gardener! (For today’s blog post, I had hoped to speak with an internationally renowned gardener, but it turned out, I was put in contact with a mom who loves to try her hand at growing organic vegetables and fruits.  I know you’ll enjoy her insights!) *Good morning Jody, […]

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environment, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Organic Gardening

Start Your Garden With What You Have

Hey there! Thanks for joining me again for part two of my tips for you to think about BEFORE you start a redecorating project!  Here’s the link to Part I if you haven’t had a chance to read it: libbyandme.com  Currently, I’m hot and heavy in the throes of redecorating my daughter, Annie’s room. I […]

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Blog, Creating, Design, Family, Lifestyle, Paint, Redecorating, Uncategorized

Part II – Three Tips For BEFORE You Start A Remodeling Project

First, A Bit Of Advice Let me offer you a piece of good advice before you decide to buy a house:  be sure you see the house with your own eyes and walk through it to get a feel for what you’ll be spending the next 15 to 30 years paying for.  Trust me on […]

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Blog, Creating, Design, Family, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Paint, Redecorating

Three Tips To Help You BEFORE You Start Redecorating

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