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Crocheting for Babies

Mary Wade is a children’s clothing designer, and crochet plays a part in some of her designs. I love crocheting hats for babies and sometimes include them in the new baby gift. Here are a few pictures of the latest ones.           A bear hat.            …

Sweet Potato Biscuits

My mother is pretty famous around the local community for her sweet potato biscuits. Unfortunately, her recipe is in her head. I’ve made them a couple of times (successfully, too) from her directions which are the following: Put some flour in a bowl. Mash in some butter.             Put some…

Gigi’s Cherry Cobbler

In Rescued Hearts, Gigi loves to cook especially for her grandson, Brett. She makes a cherry cobbler the first time he brings Mary Wade to Gigi’s house. This recipe isn’t fancy. It would probably never make a James Beard-award winning recipe book, but I’ve seen it in several community cook books. You know the kind….

The Inspiration Behind Rescued Hearts

I live out in the country on land my maternal great-grandfather owned. The surrounding area is comprised of mostly corn, soy bean, tobacco, sweet potato fields, and maybe some cotton. We have neighbors nearby, too, but they’re a ways down the road, not right next door. Some old barns and houses in different states of…

Behind the Scenes with Rescued Hearts

Do you like behind the scene tours? I do. I remember field trips to the local post office and Pizza Inn with my children when they were in preschool. I loved being able to peek behind the doors and see things to which regular visitors didn’t get invited. With this post, I’m inviting you to…

Do You Write Lists?

I’m a list person. I write lots of to-do lists and cross off completed tasks. I’m one of those people who, if I complete a task not originally included on the list, I’ll add it and then mark it off. The line through the finished item feels like a pat on my back, so of…

Rescued Hearts Back Cover Copy

Are you wondering what my new book is about? Take a look at the back cover copy for Rescued Hearts. Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs…