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My Little Honey Pumpkin!

By Lisa Rippy / November 11, 2019

Fall is all up in the air! And that always makes me want to nibble on warm breads, drink hot cocoa piled high with those adorable mini marshmallows, and bake up a big tray of sump’n pumpkin!  But as I read in a magazine just this past week, there are…

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Part of Each Other

By Lisa Rippy / November 11, 2019

As I sit here this quiet morning on Veterans Day, my mind is full of a lot of things – I can’t help but think of all the people who sacrificed their very lives, left their families, and put the words loyalty, commitment, and defend into the bloodstream of not…

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Japanese Clear Broth Soup

By Lisa Rippy / November 5, 2019

Sometimes we just want something hot, nutritious and, well, brothy. Chili and meaty soups have their time and place, but then there are those nights when you just want something delicious, thin in texture, and warm filling your belly. Japanese Clear Broth Soup is the perfect recipe for those nights…

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Daddy, May I?

By Lisa Rippy / November 5, 2019

“Daddy, may I?”  The sound of a small high pitched voice of a child got my attention last Saturday at the Farmers Market. She wanted a taste of the honey a marketer was selling and even though he was handing her a sample, she still took that split second of…

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Getting Your Home and Heart Ready for the Holidays

By Lisa Rippy / November 1, 2019

November 1 is here and when the loud sirens down town went off at precisely 12:00pm today, I looked out my window and thought — in just a few days we will be carving a turkey, reciting off all the things we are most thankful for with family and friends,…

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Salmon with Healthy Creamy Garlic Dijon Sauce

By Lisa Rippy / October 29, 2019

Pan seared salmon is perfectly delicious on it’s own but when you add a healthy dijon sauce then it takes on a whole new delish-is-ness! This recipe is for a serving size of 5 folks. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 5 Ingredients 5 (8 oz) skinless salmon fillets 4 tsp olive oil Salt…

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Sifted

By Lisa Rippy / October 29, 2019

Sitting in our family room at 10:00 in the morning, still in my pj’s while nesting down in the corner of our long beige sofa was not what you’d find me doing (ever) on a week day. Normally at that time, I’d be out and about shopping for clients, running…

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Creating an Inviting Bedroom

By Lisa Rippy / October 26, 2019

When decorating any bedroom, the first thing you need to ask is this: What decor’ and colors do “I” really like that help set a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to this room?  I put the word “I” in quotation marks because something that I sometimes run into when helping a…

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Overcomer

By Lisa Rippy / October 25, 2019

I love this photo because in the midst of the dark forest, bursts a radiant light. A light that overcomes the darkness! Now, does that not sound familiar? Does that in any way remind you of some words Jesus said right before His arrest? Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have…

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A Few Minutes Out of Our Day For Me to Refocus

By Lisa Rippy / October 23, 2019

In 2015, while helping a friend in Columbia, TN, with some of her home renovations, she introduced me to a group of men who had their own construction business – Lee Brothers Construction. All the men in this company are just what the name says – they are all brothers.…

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