A Life in a Box

As I try to declutter my house once again, I think of how much I’ve collected over the years.  They are mementos of my life.  Photographs, handmade cards, baby items, antiques I’ve collected, an array of jewelry, etc.   And then there are the boxes that sit in my closet and basement.  They are filled with … Continue reading A Life in a Box

Basic Needs

We are taught that humans have basic physical needs in order to sustain life: air, water, food, shelter, and warmth. It has been my experience that there are also basic emotional needs that are necessary in order to sustain a healthy relationship. As an author when I am developing characters for my novels, relationships have … Continue reading Basic Needs


Build me a castle with walls so deep, Then I won’t have to hear all the anger. Build it on a high mountain so steep, Then I won’t have to see all the suffering. Surround it with a great moat so wide, Then I won’t have to feel so much fear. Arm it with strong … Continue reading Castle


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About Me

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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