'Tis the season to transition the house from all its pumpkin glory to Christmas everything! Unless your tradition is to wait until Christmas Eve - in that case, you have ten days to go! Growing up, my grandfather gifted us with those jumbo peppermint sticks. He was quite the fan of peppermint. On a table… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Pumpkins to Peppermint
Not only do I love to write as a means to express my creativity (and sometimes procrastinate!), but I also enjoy baking and cooking, especially this time of year. Instead of posting a pic of my latest creation in Instagram alone, I figured it would be easier to turn this recipe into a quick blog… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Autumn-Inspired Recipe
I love fall, y'all. And today is the big day - fall 2022 has arrived! Here in the South, we've had an interesting taper to summer. August, usually the most miserable month due to oppressive temps and hair-curling humidity, was cooler than July. When September arrived, there was a beautiful chill in the mornings. Indeed,… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Fall in Love with an Autumn-Themed Romance!
It's the most wonderful time of the year when Hallmark is showing all their top Christmas shows while we sweat outside as if God cranked the heater up too high and left it on. If you're lucky enough to be blessed with efficient indoor A/C, you just might need to grab a sweater, beanie or… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Christmas in July
Photo by Leah Kelley on Pexels.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right? Sure, I love baking all the fun goodies, reading Christmasy books and watching the classic tales with heartwarming endings. But, this year feels different. My Christmas Spirit is changing. When we put up our tree last month, I opted not… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Christmas with Jane
Autumn has finally arrived! As summer has taken a final bow for the year, I’m looking forward to blazing colors on the trees, crisp mornings and cozy mugs of deliciousness, sure to fill the coming months. I was on Pinterest the other day and someone had created a pin that said, “You either love pumpkin … Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Autumn Inspiration
It's that time of year when I go where I haven't been in awhile - under the couch and inside the windows of my house to clear out the dust bunnies and pollen. My allergies are a real deal and ever since we moved from the city to the semi-country, every spring is a real… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Spring Cleaning
Have you ever received a love note? There's something about receiving an expression of love and affection that you can touch and reread that fills the senses and warms the heart. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays and the main reason why red and pink are my favorite colors. From the sugary sweetheart… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Love Notes
"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables As we plunge forward into 2021, I'm reminded that each day presents a new opportunity to relish in untraversed landscape. Whether we have a schedule full of tasks and events waiting to be crossed off a list or a… Continue reading Sips with Sophie: Happy New Year and Confessions of a Plannerphobic!