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5 Steps To Following Your Dreams

Pretend your rubbing a magical lamp and out pops a genie.  He tells you you have one wish and with that one wish you have the power to live your dreams. What would you wish for? If there was one thing you could do today to live your dreams – what would it be? I asked this of myself five years ago. It’s safe to say that I hated where …Read More

Living a “mini” life instead of traveling

I love to travel. I think we all know that by now. Ever since I was young, I wanted to explore the world, to see new things, experience different cultures and just be. But when we usually think of traveling – we think packing a suitcase, living in a hotel, eating out every night, taking lots of photos for a week or two before coming home more exhausted than we were …Read More

My #FathersDayFail aka I give up

It’s Father’s Day today and it’s the first time in 16 years that I haven’t done anything for my husband to make it a special day (other than I got some steaks for a bbq but I’m not cooking them and I had to run to the store anyways). It’s the first time in 16 yrs that I didn’t make an effort to to be sure I took my kids to the …Read More

“Mom’s Pineapple Dessert” Reader Recipe

Mom’s Pineapple Dessert is compliments of reader Patti Strez! “My Mom passed away a few years ago and every time I make this it reminds of her. This recipe is from the 1950’s and when I was a teenager she showed me step by step how to make this. This recipe is requested often by my husband, step-daughter, and my sister. I just finished reading The Memory Child and it …Read More

Cooking Dinner was NOT in MY Marriage Vows

My husband and I have been together 20 years now (married 19 yrs this summer). The other night I asked him how he knew I loved him. A simple question, right? His reply: “I know you love me because you make supper every night for our family, even though you hate it.” WORD. The one thing I loved about him when I first met him was his skills not only when …Read More

Here’s What I’m Reading This Month

Summer months means lazy days out on my deck reading books I can’t wait get get lost in. Don’t you feel the same way? Whether it’s over your morning coffee or a nice cold glass of iced tea, as long as I can read, I’m in my happy place. My reading list is a bit eclectic this month. I have a romance that takes me to dreaming in the clouds, …Read More

An Apology Letter To My Mother

*Warning – the letter you are about to read comes straight from the heart and was written after a recent graduation shopping trip with one of my teenage daughters. If you are a mother who understands, I will gladly share my buttershot (or wine) with you while we share stories. If you’re not…do not judge me until you’ve had the privilege of spending hours upon hours at a mall looking …Read More

Ask The Author: A Day In The Life Of…

A new feature we’ve added to my website: Ask The Author. I’m typically NOT a shy person when it comes to answering questions…so if you’ll ask, I’ll answer If you have any questions, please feel free to place them in the comments below or email steena@steenaholmes.com. Question: “I always wanted to know what a day in the life of my favorite authors look like.”  – Colleen Turner Let me start off …Read More

2 Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream

I stumbled across this little beauty today on Facebook and now it’s all I can think about. Who doesn’t love ice cream? My kids are always asking for me to buy it and whenever we’re out and I see a sign for homemade ice cream, I have no choice but to try it…please tell me I’m not alone in this! In Europe, I fell in love with Italian gelato…and when …Read More