A few weeks ago, I was asking the women in my bible study what sort of classes they would like to take. I explained they didn’t have to be religious or church-oriented. I wanted to know the things they were interested in learning. The answers surprised me. Computer classes, how to use a smart phone, knitting & crocheting & canning, among other things. I am now working to schedule various classes here at our Simple Joy Cottage to meet their needs. Even the canning!
Country Living has provided me with a list of easy pickling recipes for summer, including asparagus, which was specifically mentioned. I really wanted to find a way to help women pickle food without making the process too complicated. If you are a beginner, canning can be intimidating. Plus, many people go overboard, buying dozens of jars & ingredients only to become hot & frustrated after their first attempt. I believe Country Living has taken the stress & fuss out of the process. So, it appears I will be in a pickle this summer… in the best of all possible ways! Enjoy!
Southern Living seems to LOVE peaches almost as much as I do! I remember going to the large open air market each summer so my grandmother, The Infamous LenaB. could buy peaches. We had them for breakfast. We enjoyed them for snacks. And Lena B. made fabulous peach preserves & peach fried pies. Oh, dear! I think I need a peach fix! Enjoy!
Fresh Summer Peaches
I know entertaining intimidates some of you. Just the thought of preparing an event for guests leaves you shaking. It doesn’t have to be an ordeal, though. Especially when the wonderful folks at Country Living offer you ways to entertain this summer that are simple & fabulous!
Love these colorful red, white & blue craft ideas from Country Living. So easy to get the house ready for the 4th! Invite your firends over for a summer craft party & make enough decorations for everyone’s home!
July 4th Crafts
Who says you can’t have fun this summer? Not me! Enjoy yourself with these summer craft ideas from Country Living.
MOM! I’m bored! How many times do you hear this over the summer? I would always tell our daughter that I wasn’t the entertainment director on the cruise & she should find something to do. Sometimes this worked however, there were times when I needed to come up with something for her to do.
Unfortunately, even the most creative mom runs out of ideas to keep the kids busy throughout the summer. That’s when the good people at BHG come to the rescue. This article offers tips to help you not only keep the kids busy but also stimulated mentally.
And remember, the days don’t need to be packed with Disney-like fun-filled activities. Sometimes, it’s fun to just turn on the hose & let the kids play. It’s always those simple things that make the best memories.
Tired of taking the same old dish to potluck parties? Here are some new ideas for you to try. From BH&G
Gather friends & family for a fabulous patriotic summer Celebration with these ideas from BH&G! It’s a great opportunity for you to enjoy the company of your family & friends. And it is so easy to do! Enjoy!
There’s still plenty of summer left in the year! Celebrate the warm days remaining with these fabulous recipes from Midwest Living.
I love picnics & potlucks but what really got me about this article from Midwest Living were the words “No-cook.” During the dog days of summer, it’s great to take a break from the heat of the stove with great recipes that require no cooking. This selection should help you through the entire summer, allowing you to not only avoid the stove but to also be able to bring something fresh & new to each of you summer events! Enjoy!
Picnics & Potlucks