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Indian Corn on the Cob Shortbread Cookies - Marty's Musings

Indian Corn on the Cob Shortbread Cookies

  Q: What did the corn say when he got complimented? A: Aww, shucks! Q: Why shouldn’t you tell a secret on a farm? A: Because the potatoes have eyes and the corn has ears. Q: What did the baby corn say to the mom corn? A: Where is my pop corn? I am the […]

How to Cook Green Beans the Healthy Way - Marty's Musings

How to Cook Green Beans the Healthy Way

Are y’all awake out there? Did you catch that title? Go ahead. Read it again. I’ll wait. ~smile~ Was there one word that seemed out of place? No, it wasn’t “how to.” Or even “green beans,” although that may be a surprise, too, since there are no green bean recipes on my blog. It’s that […]

How my Adopted Daughter Inspires Me - Marty's Musings

How my Adopted Daughter Inspires Me

  My life changed when I decided in 2008 to have the courage to share our adoption story. It wasn’t a pretty story all wrapped up with a bow, but a story of heartache and loss, perseverance and God’s faithfulness. The lows were gut wrenchingly low and the highs were the ultimate sweetness. As I […]

Fence Board Chalkboard Christmas Countdown - Marty's Musings

Fence Board Chalkboard Christmas Countdown

  (Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of this post!) Do you believe you’re a creative person? Do you feel more comfortable with a plan and a schedule? I would normally say yes to both questions, but juggling family responsibilities (homeschooling, church, etc.) and work deadlines is teaching me so much about myself! I […]

Turtle Pumpkin Pie Recipe - Marty's Musings

Turtle Pumpkin Pie Recipe

What do you think of when you hear the word Thanksgiving? Do you excitedly dream of a wonderful meal surrounded by family and friends gathered around the table, sharing the blessings of life? Voices in loud conversations and energetic discussions about everything from school to church with many stops in between. Maybe your children were in a pageant […]

Southern Sweet Tea with a Twist - Marty's Musings

Memories of Southern Sweet Tea and a Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, but my infatuation with the product is all me!   I am a southerner to the core. I say y’all every day just ’cause I like it and that’s what good southern girls do. Where I come from is a big part of […]

Cranberry Pumpkin Quick Bread - Marty's Musings

Cranberry Pumpkin Quick Bread

  Does it feel like time is flying by at the speed of light? It sure does to me! After writing 31 days for the month of October for my 31 Days to a Beautiful Home series you’d think I’d put my feet up and rest a while! (You can find all the posts here, and I’d […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches - Marty's Musings

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich and Barbecue Sauce

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu”   If you’ve read my blog for very long you’ll recognize that I love my slow cooker! I use it for everything from side dishes to entrees to […]

15 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts and Projects - Marty's Musings

31 Days: 15 Easy DIY Christmas Crafts and Projects

When I started my series 31 Days to a Beautiful Home on October 1st I had no idea if I would finish on time, or even reach the finish line. Yet here I am! If you’ve been following along I’m so grateful for you! These last 31 days have been a labor of love. I’ve […]

Simmering Homemade Potpourri - Marty's Musings

31 Days: Simmering Homemade Poptpourri

When you walk into your home what do you see? Is it cluttered or clean? Messy or orderly? What sounds do you hear? Is it the sound of your beloved pets welcoming you home or the laughter (or bickering) of children? What do you smell? Pet odors or air freshener? Your spicy garlicky dinner or […]

Mason Jar Labels, Tags and Free Printables - Marty's Musings

31 Days: Christmas Mason Jar Labels and Printables

I’m excited to be joining with Crafty Hangouts this week sharing a fun and easy project for the holiday season. These Christmas mason jar labels are so easy to make using supplies from Since mason jars are all the rage and I love to give homemade gifts at Christmas I decided to create labels that could easily […]

Family Blessing Jar - Marty's Musings

31 Days: Family Blessing Jar and Instilling Gratitude

  Do you ever feel pulled by the demands of family, job, school, church or outside activities? Of course you do! You are probably especially feeling the pull of this busiest season of the year as we race towards Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. I will be honest and say that this year as a work […]

Easy Fruit Salad with only 4 Ingredients - Marty's Musings

31 Days: Easy Fruit Salad with 4 Ingredients

  I found this easy fruit salad recipe in an old Gooseberry Patch recipe book and it became a family favorite in about five seconds flat! Which is exactly how long it took my kids and their dad to devour it! You know I’m all about simple, not only in our DIY home projects but also in feeding […]

Bethel Music "We Dance" - Marty's Musings

Bethel Music “We Dance”: Simple Gift Sunday

  This is a sweet, sweet song that’s new to me. As usual I found it when listening to my Ipod, relaxing in the rocking chair that holds memories of babies rocked, books read, with debates and long talks finishing out many a day. There is just a passion in this Bethel Music “We Dance” video that […]

The Day I Flunked My Homeschool Kid - Marty's Musings

31 Days: The Day I Flunked my Homeschool Kid

  It was just one of “those” mornings. The type of day that had been happening over and over for several months in our homeschool life. I went to check schoolwork and either it wasn’t turned in, printed or couldn’t be found. One day I even had the tried and true excuse that the dog […]