• Visit Mars, Pennsylvania, and fall in love with Penn and John.

  • Can Mary Wade protect her heart and save her hero, too?

  • Take a trip to Galway, Ireland, with Ellen and Payne!

  • "Letters mingle souls."

    John Donne

New Year, New Plan

Our wonderful Christmas is over, but its effects are lingering…                     Now it’s time to get back to business. I have to admit I’m struggling a little bit. I have so many things on my to-do list I feel a bit stuck in park. Where to…

Smocking, Anyone?

When I was expecting our first child, I took a smocking class. I had visions of making lots of clothes for the new baby. The class was fun, and I even bought a pleater because we moved away from the pleating shop, and I had to pleat my own fabric. I did smock some clothes…

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…