A little boy became a man……

"........On Saturday the 26th of September , a little boy walked his mom down a grassy aisle......when asked who gives this woman in matrimony .......a little boy became a man and joined her hand with his new dad's and said "I do".......now two families became one...." ...My daughter Tammy, was married this past Saturday in the middle of a beautiful green grass field....surrounded by family and friends....... As a mother I cried tears of happiness because she so deserves it.  As a wife I held my husbands hand tighter than normal because he deserved to see his daughter … [Read more...]

The Creative Side…..

Thank you for coming back to help celebrate our second anniversary.Today we are going to look back at "The Creative Side" of PineRidge Hills....we've seen so many talented crafters out there in Blogland, and they have inspired me so much.  Here are a few things we came up with..... This was the best Christmas gift I ever received from my husband.....I had mentioned once that I would love to use the old pine desk as the base to a hutch for the Breakfast Room....sigh...one day.....well low and behold there it was one morning in November when I came down to start breakfast.....he even redid … [Read more...]

Autumn Revisited……

Autumn Revisited!....It's been two years since we launched PineRidge Hills......where did the time go? We have been through two Christmas', Easter Sundays', Summer BBQs', but this is our third Autumn so lets start our anniversary trip with our first season.   This is absolutely my most favorite time of year. The crisp air and vibrant colors, the wool blankets coupled with hot spiced tea.....the fireplace ablaze with the smell of hickory. Even my "Fur babies" love Autumn. They actually prance around when they see their sweaters coming out of the closet. This year, we have finally made a dent … [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary PineRidge Hills

 Happy Anniversary PineRidge Hills....Anniversaries carry such emphasis on our lives, they mark important times and events. And this anniversary is not disappointing! Yup, PineRidge Hills Blog started two years ago! I can't believe it! I want to thank all of you for joining me on this exciting adventure...I've met such wonderful people across the country....and for so many who have visited us on FaceBook and have become "Family".....Thank you for an amazing story. I hope I have bought some laughter to your day, a few new recipes to your table, maybe a reason to take a road-trip and visit my … [Read more...]

Never Forget……

Never forget our Fallen Heroes who, fourteen years ago today, went to war without ever knowing why..... my daughter survived and together we managed to find our way home that day...many did not.... I watched and felt the tremendous force with which the towers fell, not knowing if my daughter was safe. Two hours later, there she was at my office door....hurt but alive! Twelve hours later we made it back to New Jersey....the people I commuted with that morning, friends from my own town, did not come home with me that night. As we slowly pulled into each station, we saw all the cars that would … [Read more...]

Autumn Leaves…

Yes I know....it's still August....but I so want Autumn leaves rustling under my feet and the aroma of hickory burning in the fireplace, a colorful autumn wreath hanging on the front door, a pot of Beef Stew simmering on the stove with smashed potatoes and applesauce sitting patiently on the sideboard and Pumpkin pie lathered in freshly made whip cream with a hint of vanilla and Brandy.....Oh, I just realized it's 83 degrees outside and I am headed down to the lake to cool off....well, its only a matter of time so we might as well start gearing up for Autumn even though summer is in full swing … [Read more...]

Autumn Wedding

 Is there anything more beautiful than an "Autumn wedding"? well, maybe just weddings in general.....but I am just a tad biased towards Autumn. I was married in September and now my oldest daughter is doing the same! September 26th to be exact. Her first wedding was a fairytale....traditional, planned for a very long time and with every detail adhered to. Sadly, even fairytales come to an end. Not ever thinking she would fall in love again, a chance meeting has brought us to a new chapter in our family saga and his name is Joey! So what kind of wedding does a transplanted Jersey Girl with an … [Read more...]

Where’s Lois?

The "Divine Ms. B".....(My BFF from down the road) keeps me on my blogging toes, well, usually.....she is like a personal trainer for Blogland. I'll get a phone call or an email asking "Where's Lois?" "No Blogging today?" "Stop slacking!"....etc..etc... But the last two weeks she was on vacation so I kinda slept in....now she is back and so I need to find my groove again! But this time I was ahead of her.  This is what I emailed her this morning: ".....FYI....no blogging today....thought I'd keep you abreast of any situations here on the mountain.....!" WHY YOU ASK?....... Good … [Read more...]

Childrens’ Picnic….

Here in Northeast Pennsylvania our children are now into their fifth week of Summer Vacation!  I know......you can see the toll already taken on the Moms....so what can you do to keep the energy flowing and productive? Give them full rein to run a muck! How do you reel them back in? host a Children's' Picnic under the old Birch trees..... .... the faster they run out of steam the faster you can get that ten minute breather ..... yes I remember those ten minute breaks.  I used to live for them! With three daughters my summers were calculated in Blinks of an Eye not days or weeks.  When … [Read more...]

Legend of the traveling book…..

Have you ever owned a book, the subject matter isn't important, that you hold as a prized possession? I have and still do.  Maybe its the writer in me because I have such a love affair with books that make most people look upon as, well, strange to say the least! I believe its because, along with a vivid imagination a book can take you places that in your wildest dreams could never materialize, and yet afterwards you know you've been there.... I've had this Love Affair since I was old enough to read.....I remember when I would have to leave my friends for the summer and head to our home … [Read more...]