Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome Baby!!


yep our newest bundle of joy arrived and is healthy.

0 (2)

big siblings are thrilled!

P6250015       P6250018

Welcome to the world baby..

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Who wants pizza?? Start with Pillsbury Pizza Crusts


Pillsbury Pizza Crusts are already the easy and delicious way to make homemade pizza, but did you know they’re also great hot off your grill?

5eeb1e02-9bc1-4d2b-bbf0-7f9f8f146cceWith summer here, Pillsbury knows you and your family want to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. So at your next BBQ, why not grill pizza for a family fun night with one of our tasty pizza recipes:

Pillsbury Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Pillsbury Grilled Pepper & Sausage Pizza


In addition, here’s an opportunity for you and your fans to win one of 5 grills from our Pillsbury Pizza Pinspiration Sweepstakes!*
Pin it to win it! You could win one of 5 grills!

How to enter:
1. Create a Pillsbury Pizza Pinspiration Pinterest Board
2. Pin at least 3 pizza recipes from
3. Head to to register your board.

*Sweepstakes ends July 31 at 11:59pm

Join in the fun by blogging about Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust and share your experience about having a family fun night with pizza made on your grill!

How to Grill Pizza.


Follow Pillsbury at -

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Review: The House that Love Built

_225_350_Book.813.coverThe House that Love Built

By Beth Wiseman

Book Description: Brooke has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen’s rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love?
In the charming town of Smithville, Texas, Brooke Holloway is raising two young children on her own, supporting them by running the family hardware store. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. But she’s intrigued when a stranger moves to town and buys the old Hadley mansion. She’s always heard that house holds a secret—maybe even a treasure—and she can’t wait to see inside. When she meets the new owner and they spend time together, she can’t deny the attraction. Could God be giving her another chance at happiness? Or is she betraying her late husband’s memory by even thinking that way?
Owen Saunders bought the Hadley place to spite his cheating ex-wife. She’d always wanted to restore an old house in Smithville. Now he’s going to do it without her. But if anything needs restoration, it is Owen’s heart. Then he meets Brooke and her kids and finds himself tempted by love. Can he bring himself to trust a woman again?
Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, and even a finicky cat—and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.
My Thoughts: Beth Wiseman is such a great romance writer. I've read almost all of Beth Wiseman's Amish novels, and I have loved each one. The House That Love Built is the first of her contemporary novels that I've read and I was not disappointed. I love this new book and wasn’t at all disappointed by the fact that it steers away from her previous books. As always Beth draws you in and makes you feel like you are part of the story. She makes you feel as if your walking right along side the characters as you follow their journey.
I love that this story isn't just about the main characters, Brooke and Owen, but about everyone who comes to the old house.It seems it is not only the house that needs fixed up, but also every character needs some hope, healing or forgiveness. Although some other reviewers find that it takes away from the story some and makes the book to muddled but I found it to be refreshing and loved getting to know other other characters.
I truly enjoyed this story and cant wait to see what Beth writes next.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”