Seating “Formalities”

I start planning our menu for each week on Sunday evenings. For me, there is rest in searching old cookbooks for new recipes that will ensure satisfying suppers for my family. I enjoy that time of day when Wade and I gather around the table with our two boys, and we are able to say […]

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Make Your Own: Taco Seasoning

My kids love taco-night.  I hate the thought of feeding them a bunch of unnecessary preservatives and additives like MSG.  The solution: Make Your Own Taco Seasoning.  It takes literally 2 extra minutes, but is packed with more flavor and only contains the good stuff.  And it’s cheaper!  Love-Hate to Love-Love= Win-Win. “You are the […]

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5 Buzzwords for Today

I’m big on words. After all, words have power. I’ve noticed the persistent presence of certain words and phrases, along with their frequent misuse. Always ready to help—here is Words Like Honey’s version of an urban dictionary to clarify some of today’s jargon. 1. Fake news. Truth is clouded by opinions. My opinions change—for instance, […]

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Work: Worth More than Pay

These warm winter days have made me long for Spring. I’m buzzing with excitement to begin our new venture as beekeepers…. Or “newbees.”  Our lives as professional-baseball-gypsies was never conducive to settling in one spot long enough to tend to our own hives, though my folks have kept bees for some years now. I’ve been […]

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10 of the Sweetest Phrases

The undeniable, unexplainable adventure of love is soon to be celebrated again on Valentine’s Day. In Love’s defense, it is too often mistaken for a fleeting emotion. The word “love” is used far too much. As love is not the lustful, pitter-patter experience of a new fling, or the preoccupation with designer accessories, or even […]

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Vegetable Beef Soup

This week’s blog post, Sowing Seeds in Winter, left me wanting Nan’s hearty soup.  She always said she liked cool, cloudy days… that it was God’s way of telling us and the animals to slow down, and that those days paired perfectly with homemade soup.  Some people are really good at slowing down and being […]

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