About the House

In our house, there are a few rules.

Like, for example:

Rule #41: Never run out of sour cream or toilet paper.
Rule #83: Sneezing after having any number of children is considered dangerous.
Rule #104: The freezer is a valued member of the household.
Rule #151: Dogs will always wear costumes on major [and some minor] holidays.
Rule #41(a): Also wine. Never run out of wine.

The pineapple has long been a symbol for hospitality and welcome, and I hope our home is the same. This blog is just an extension of our home as I give peeks and peeps into our daily lives, chaos and all! I believe in authenticity and a home made up of as many bumps and bruises as it has laughs and giggles.

The pineapple also has a separate meaning for my family. It represents grief, resilience, and an ability to find the good in all things. My Great Grandma Flossie used to say, “Whether the sky is blue or grey, there is always something to love or laugh at or smile at each and every day.” I think she was on to something there. In today’s world, it’s very easy to always find the negative in every situation.

I hope to bring some light and joy to your day through recipes, anecdotes, and random sprinkles of the can-you-believe-its! Thank you for visiting our little corner of the web! I hope you’ll poke around and find something to take home with you.