Shenandoah Girl

Shenandoah Girl


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No Wasting Beach Time

No Wasting Beach Time

“No Wasting Beach Time!”   My mom loves the beach…so happy she instilled that love in her kids.  When we were at the beach we did not sleep-in or go run around town during the day, we were there for one reason and that was to […]

Homemade Bar Soap

Homemade Bar Soap

A little over an hour from my growing up home in McLean, Virginia – in the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley – is our family farm.  My family settled here over 200 years ago. My siblings and I would spend weeks here in the summer with my Grandmother and great Aunt. We spent Christmas here….. […]

Clabbered Milk

Clabbered Milk

I have a problem!!  I LOVE doing this crazy kind of stuff!!!  Clabbered milk turning into cream cheese!!!!  So exciting every time!!!  CRAZY!!!!

The Master with his hands

The Master with his hands

  This is my dad with the first car he put together before he was 20!!  Model T Ford – all the parts came from the junk yard!!

Famous Sugar Cookies

Famous Sugar Cookies

Famous Sugar Cookies.  Yum!  Christmas trees on the way 🙂  Enjoy!  This is one of our favorite recipes. Ingredients: 4 cups flour 1 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 […]

Baby Blessing Dress

Baby Blessing Dress

  I made this dress out of pillow cases from the Farm.  Original lace and tatting.  A priceless gem.

My Siblings and Mother

My Siblings and Mother

My Mom and Dad and my siblings have been my greatest inspiration!  My mom was a short order cook for all of us, she would make anything we wanted in the morning for breakfast  (I know spoiled) we had dinner every night at 6 PM […]

APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!

APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!

  I have a lot of apples hanging out in my garage and I need to use them. So…one more treat before the new year!My mother won the blue ribbon at the church bazaar for her “Fresh Apple Cake” on Scotts Run Road in Mclean, […]