Flannels & Pearls


BBQ Meatloaf

Meatloaf. Great band and a perfect, no frills, rib sticking meal. I’m sure most of you already have a favorite meatloaf recipe. I had a solid one from my mom, which is the bones of this recipe. However, one day several years ago, I did not have the traditional tomato sauce/paste the recipe called for, […]

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66 Days

I’ve read it many times. It takes 66 days of doing something to form a habit. During the tail end of last year, I became aware of something called The Last 90 Days. It was about building motivation and habits BEFORE the beginning of the new year. To go into the new year strong, with

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Daddy’s Girl

“I could more easily contain Niagra Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God (Abba…Daddy).” Father’s Day is upon us. As expected, I’ve heard and seen much about fathers today at church and in the media. My kids gave their dad gifts, cards, and treats (that I made). I

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3 Must Read Books

I have recently read 3 wonderful books. I loved them so much! I’d like to share a brief review of each book and encourage you to consider adding these uplifting books to your own library. Disclaimer:  I’ve included Affiliate links that help reimburse me for the costs of my site, so I can continue to

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How do you all spend your mornings? Do you have a routine or is it a mad dash to get ready and out the door? I thought I had a morning routine, but as soon as I typed the last sentence, I realized I’m a mix. I wake up an hour before anyone else is

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I realize that the dessert/baked goods category of this blog has more posts than the rest. That’s no mistake. And it’s not because I have a huge sweet tooth, because I really don’t. (I’m all about chips, dips, and appetizers). It’s partly because it might be my best area, but desserts are also the foods

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