One of my favorite things to do with an empty wine bottle is to turn it into a candle.  (Of course, my favorite thing to do with a full wine bottle is to turn it into an empty wine bottle!) I like to save up a good supply of bottles, and then set aside time […]

Even if it’s still colder than I’d like outside, Spring has at least arrived on the calendar.  I had a fun time making these eggshell candles for our kitchen table centerpiece, and I thought I’d share. It started with a dozen eggs.  Between breakfast, baking, and other kitchen adventures, we usually go through two dozen […]

Our last meal in Phoenix was at The Herb Box in Scottsdale, and it was incredible.  We ordered cocktails and a few different items to share so we could explore more of the menu in one sitting.  I highly recommend the following: Sun Devil Margarita.  While this was a little spicier than my comfort level, […]

…and I’ll take pictures of cupcakes if I want to, especially since my employer has discontinued birthday cookies. Before we could enjoy any of the half-dozen cupcakes I picked out yesterday to share with my family, I had to take pictures.  LOTS of pictures.  While my two teenage girls made fun of me, my son helped […]

Lit candles are common in most Catholic churches around the world.  According to A Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals, Catholics light candles to show solidarity with other Christians around the world and to show solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is being offered. To me candles have always been a symbol of hope […]