Michelle Pendergrass

Four clear containers of fresh basil pesto in a row, next to a bundle of fresh basil

She {hearts} Fresh Basil Pesto

  Nothing compares to the intense flavor of fresh basil. If you plan things well, you can carry that fresh summer flavor through the winter by freezing homemade pesto. Once you try this, you’ll never go back to buying pesto. My basil plants were started by seed indoors early in the spring and transplanted to the garden. The secret to … Read More

Ticking off the Time

So. It’s been a month since this. And I don’t know what to say. Because it doesn’t feel real yet.


It doesn’t feel right to post again now. To move the last post down the list and eventually into the archives. Because then it feels like I’m moving mom into the archives. Along with Uncle Ed, Jill, and grandma. It doesn’t feel right that her place should be amongst them. But it didn’t feel right when they first passed either. … Read More

Amazing Grace

    *A note before you read this. After doing an audit of my blog in 2022, I have decided to leave content that speaks to the Christian I was at the time this was written. I no longer identify as Christian (and haven’t for a very long time.) I chose to leave these posts because it is who I … Read More

The Search is FINALLY Over!!

The other day, I posted some songs Phil sings to me. For years, I’ve been looking for just the right song to be “our song” and I’m picky; hard to please more often than not, but I found it! It’s a new duet by Tim McGraw and his beautiful wife, Faith Hill called “I Need You.” Tim starts off singing, … Read More


Phil said he had a song for me, it reminded him of me. So we listened and both cried together. When you ask me why I love my husband, this is one of the reasons. He has no problem being soft and loving in between fun, responsible, and tough. I didn’t think I could ever love him more, but every … Read More