Soulful Sojourning

Cultivating Creativity: Find Your Tribe

cre·a·tiv·i·ty/ˌkrēāˈtivədē/ noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creativity is a spark that runs through all personality types, ages, and ethnicities. It’s deliciously universal. Unfortunately, so is the frustration that ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Candy Cane Christmas Party

My son had a wonderful room mom last year who made holiday parties look so easy. Her fantastic formula: storytime, craft, games, treats. This year when asked to host my son’s 1st grade Christmas party, I thought what would Lauren ...
Global Lit

Great Escapes for Young Readers – Audio Books

Brilliant Audio Books for the Whole Family A well-read story can devour hours on the road or bring a smile to a tedious task. Many of you ask me about my favorite read-aloud books, these work for the whole family. OverDrive ...
Global Lit

Cultivating Creativity – Books for Writers

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” – Ernest Hemingway This collection of books for writers contains relevant industry information as well as passionate prose from prolific ...
Exotic Flavors

Easy Southwest Egg Bake with Green Chile

Simple, delicious, inexpensive recipes make it easy to say come on over! Before living in Texas I’d never eaten a green chile.  Hatch Green Chile season is now a special time of year. The scent of fresh roasting peppers is something ...
Exotic Flavors

Super Simple Salsa

  Well-loved recipes at the heart of family and culture are my favorite. They’re elusive because they aren’t often captured. They’re in the heads and hearts of home chefs across the world. Recipes requested often from my kitchen, but not ...
Global Lit

Fantastic Books for Your Next Adventure.

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” -J.K. Rowling Adventure in our house can be a giant tent built out of sheets that consumes the living room while my children chase their imaginations down unknown roads. ...
Ndjerareou Journey

Daffodil Adventure

Our first daffodil adventure was my mother’s idea. Daffodil’s are her favorite flower and an early herald of spring. The hunt for the happy yellow blossoms can be as simple or elaborate as you can imagine. In previous years, we’ve ...
Exotic Flavors

Plum & Cider Preserves

Robert Farrar Campon, Episcopal priest, host, writer, and food theologian, believed hospitality began with thoughtful, generosity. “If you can possibly do so, contrive to make even a part of anything come to the table twice.” He draws our attention to ...