• Big Announcement from The Blended Bakery

    ANNOUNCEMENT: So earlier in the year, we stated we were going to make several exciting announcements. Well today is the BIG one. We are so excited to share that we feel it is time to open a full service bakery and coffee shop in the Downtown Lexington area. Our goal is to be the go-to shop for all things baked and brewed. We want to create an atmosphere that people can come and relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book, or surf the net while enjoying Made From Scratch products.   This is where you come in. We need your help to get there. Starting today, we…

  • Holiday Happenings

    Phew… It’s time to let out a big sigh of relief. The holidays are over! Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Christmas, and we celebrate the birth of Jesus. But as a blended family, this time of year is just extra crazy! Now that we are a little bit past the crazy, I have had time to breathe and process a bit. So, here’s a recap of our Holiday Happenings.  We celebrate Christmas no less than 6 times each year. And that’s just family celebrations!! Add in work celebrations and church activities, and you can see that we really do love to celebrate Christmas!! One thing that I think works…

  • The Joys of School Events

    As the parents of school-aged children, you are constantly pulled in multiple directions – recitals, programs, sports games, fundraising events, carnivals, etc. There is almost aways some “event” that your children want to attend. As a blended family, one of the extra challenges we face is that two of our children (“mine”) live with us full time while the other four children (“his”) live about an hour away with their mother and come to us on weekends, holidays, summer, etc. It seems like there’s some “event” at the school on a monthly basis, especially around holidays. As their parent, you obviously want to support them, but none of us can…

  • Year One

    This is the third in a series, so if you missed them you can read the first one here and the second one here. We ended the last post with saying our “I do’s” and wedding cake (of course). I think I forgot to mention the importance of my wedding dress. I was honored to be able to wear my mom’s wedding dress – the wedding dress that she made back in 1971!! I added a purple sash to honor DJ’s mom, who had passed away earlier that year. I also had a picture of Ivie holding my hand wrapped around my flowers. We felt it was important to incorporate…