My Can Opener from Outer Space
I’m going to assume that just about everyone on this planet has had at least one (or maybe three dozen)Read more.
Healthy Pasta Salad
This is a recipe that both vegetarians and meat lovers can enjoy. It is full of flavor that is satisfyingRead more.
Interview with Hit Songwriter Keith Getty
Keith and Kristyn Getty with their three Irish daughters (Grace, Charlotte, and Eliza Joy) The NRB Convention has been aRead more.
Carrot Salad Recipe
Last fall, I shared a new tradition that my husband and I had started, which we call Magnificent Meal Monday.Read more.
Happy Monday! This week, I will be attending Proclaim 16, the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention. The conventionRead more.
Natural Beauty Products
One of my readers asked me to share the beauty products I use. Last summer, I started a quest toRead more.
Choo Choo Hotel
As I mentioned in Monday’s post, we spent the weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We drove to the top of LookoutRead more.
Valentine’s Trip to Chattanooga
As a combined Christmas and Valentine’s gift, my husband surprised me with a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee.We headed down onRead more.
My Niece Reads a Book
My sister-in-law Anne just sent me a video that I know you all will enjoy. It shows my 18-month-old nieceRead more.
Buffalo Wild Wings Style Wings
Did you watch the Super Bowl? We did! Although we don’t have TV service, we recently purchased a $50 antennaRead more.
Organizing with Mason Jars
Since getting married, my appreciation for Mason jars has grown. Not only are they decorative, but they are incredibly functional,Read more.
Decor for a Fisherman’s Wedding
We recently received our completed wedding video from the videographer and watched it for the first time yesterday afternoon. ItRead more.
Recipe: Southern Sweet Tea
We’ve been living in Tennessee for nearly eight months, and I finally decided to try my hand at making sweetRead more.
My sister-in-law Anne has been trying her hand at cake decorating. She hopes to save money by making her ownRead more.
Every two months, my husband’s mom, grandma, and sisters get together to make a few dozen freezer meals.The tradition startedRead more.
After our big snowfall last weekend, I begged my husband to accompany me on a hike around a local park.Read more.
A reader asked that I share my recipe (which is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe) for shepherd’s pie, one of myRead more.
Video Tutorial: Organizing Your Spice Cabinet
Are you fed-up with your disorganized spice cabinet? Constantly having to pull a out two dozen containers just so youRead more.
Our Wedding March
A few of my readers requested that I post a video of Mr. Handsome playing the version of “Come ThouRead more.
My Hubby the Painter
As I mentioned in my last post, every single one of his dental patients canceled their appointments on Friday andRead more.
Life in the South
If you live along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, you’re in for some serious winter weather. More than 30 million people,Read more.
When my husband requested that I make a dish called cheeseburger soup, I admit I was skeptical. A cheeseburger inRead more.
Movie Review: ‘Polycarp’
Last year, I had the privilege of pre-screening Polycarp, a fabulous movie with a conservative Christian focus. My readers haveRead more.
One of our fancier date nights last year Several readers have asked what our date nights look like. Since weRead more.
Valentine’s Day Decorations
When it comes to decorating, my sister-in-law has a knack for making things cute (and for turning Pinterest ideas intoRead more.
Husband Happy Meals
It’s been almost four months since we started our Magnificent Meal Monday tradition, and we’re still going strong. (Click hereRead more.
What’s Hiding in Your Kitchen?
As a homemaker, one of my ongoing goals is to limit the amount of artificial ingredients that we consume. WhenRead more.
Quality Time with Sisters
As I mentioned last week, we spent a three-day weekend with my in-laws over New Year’s. Mr. Handsome spent aRead more.
How did you celebrate New Year’s? Mr. Handsome had a three-day weekend, so we left home at 4pm on DecemberRead more.
Family Photo Wall
Mr. Handsome and me with his parents and grandparents When I married Mr. Handsome, I was blessed to become partRead more.
20 Random Facts about Me
A reader encouraged me to a share 20 random facts about myself, so here goes! (The bolded blue type indicatesRead more.
A Goal for 2016
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? My goal for 2016 is to read through the Bible. I created aRead more.
That Sinking Feeling…
Two nights ago, I made beef stew (click here for my recipe), and it turned out exceptionally well. Mr. HandsomeRead more.
New Year’s Eve Appetizer
Just this morning, I received a comment from a reader looking for a warm dip to make for New Year’sRead more.
How to Save Money on Road Trips
A friend of mine recently asked if I had any tips on how to take an inexpensive road trip. IRead more.
Thoughtful Christmas Gifts
It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). This biblical truth is especially evident at Christmastime, asRead more.
This Christmas, we are blessed to spend time with both our families. With two of their seven children married andRead more.
Discount Anniversary Trip
We just celebrated our six-month anniversary and were blessed to spend three days in sunny Fort Myers, Florida. We wentRead more.
A few readers requested a picture of one of my bridesmaids wearing the gown we found for a bargain atRead more.
Just Like Bob Ross
Yesterday was Mr. Handsome’s first day off (aside from Sundays) in three weeks, and he woke up at 7am! HeRead more.
Wedding Photo Books
This year, instead of buying individual gifts for our parents and grandparents, we are giving each couple a Shutterfly photoRead more.
Our First Date
Within a couple days of releasing my “Ask Ellie” post back in early November, I received dozens of questions, suggestions,Read more.
Not Feeling the Christmas Cheer…
When I was two years old, my family attended a Christmas party at my dad’s office. Trying to make theRead more.
Date Night at the Opryland Hotel
Since the Christmas season began, I have been dropping hints to Mr. Handsome about my strong desire to spend anRead more.
Homemade Goo Gone
I’m sure most of you have experienced the wonders of Goo Gone, but in case you ever find yourself inRead more.
More Wedding Pics
A little birdie told me that you all would like to see a few more wedding pictures. Well, your wishRead more.
A Trip to the Violin Shop
My husband is the oldest of seven children. His two youngest sisters are still living at home, where Mom isRead more.
‘Tis the Season for Wrapping
On Saturday evening, we attended Mr. Handsome’s office Christmas party. My husband is one of three dentists in his practice,Read more.
How to Sew a Christmas Stocking
This year, my husband’s birthday fell during the week of Thanksgiving, so we were able to celebrate with family andRead more.
Tree Stump Ornament
Sometimes I fool myself into thinking I’m super creative. Last night was one of those times I made this ornamentRead more.
While browsing my recent iPhone pictures to come up with a blog post for today, I came across a pictureRead more.
Healthy Homemade Mashed Potatoes
I know you all love it when I post recipes, and one of my readers requested that I reveal howRead more.
It’s been a tiring two days! I was planning to take a short nap but decided to share an updateRead more.
An Attitude of Thankfulness
On October 3rd, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared a nationwide day of thanks, to take place on November 26th,Read more.
Family Craft Day
Every Thanksgiving, my husband’s grandmother, whom we call Gram, comes up with a craft for the grandchildren to make andRead more.
The Joys of Big Families
My husband comes from a family of nine and enjoys telling jokes about his childhood. Thought I would share oneRead more.
Dinner in Chicago
Thought I would share a picture with you all this evening! Mr. Handsome’s dad does consulting work for school districtsRead more.
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
At my bridal shower, my husband’s cousin gave me a green spray bottle filled with homemade cleaner. She told meRead more.
My Favorite Song
“What’s your favorite song?” That’s a question that is quite common in today’s culture. Until a few years ago, IRead more.