→ Building the Quiver

Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain who build it.
·   Psalm 127: 1   ·


In · building the quiver · our aim is to share recipes, decorating ideas, craft projects, and anything homey to help create a comfortable place of refuge for our families.

> Recipes

Pan-Seared Lemon & Rosemary Salmon [ by Marcy Martin ] → I love salmon, and this particular seasoning combination happens to be my favorite!

Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A meal that is quick enough to prepare at the last minute but good enough to serve when company’s coming.

Infused Water [ by Marcy Martin ] → Go-to tips for making your own infused water, a refreshing and healthy way to hydrate.

Mustard & Vinegar Grilled Chicken [ by Marcy Martin ] → This mustard-based BBQ sauce recipe is one of my husband’s grilling favorites. .

Americana Meatloaf [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → At at time when our kitchen motto is “Eh, I can eat it,” this recipe garnered a “Hey! I like this! It’s actually good!”

Sugar & Spice Drumsticks [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A simple, quick recipe that proves that a sugar and spice really can make everything nice!

Hashbrown Potato Casserole [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → As a hearty side dish or main breakfast attraction, this casserole is a real crowd-pleaser.

Soho Cup Snow Cream [ by Marcy Martin ] → Take a break from sledding or snowball fighting to enjoy this simple snow cream recipe.

Easier-Than-Pie Apple Cobbler [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Easy to whip up on a moment’s notice yet hearty enough for the holiday sideboard, this recipe may just make you the hostess with the mostest.

Cranberry Punch & Citrus-Peppermint Tea [ by Marcy Martin ] → Try these 2 simple yet festive cold drink options at your next gathering.

Two Generations of Festive Cranberry Recipes [ by Page Mathias · guest post ] → Holding my grandmothers’ recipes in my hands, I can remember happy times spent at their houses during the holidays.

Homemade Banana Bread [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A tried-and-true recipe makes a tasty treat for morning, noon or night–and has a gluten-free option.

Honey-Glazed Carrots [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Eating your vegetables is less of a chore and more a treat with this stove-top recipe.

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork [ by Marcy Martin ] → This recipe replaces a smoker with a slow-cooker, making pulled pork (something my family loves) something I can actually cook.

Lemon-Basil Chicken [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A simple and savory dish that is heavy on basil but light on preparation.

Go-To Spaghetti Sauce [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → This spaghetti is a go-to family favorite that can go from the pantry to the table within half an hour and without half a day’s planning!

Honey-Cider Baked Chicken [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A little sugar and spice make for a tasty (& allergy-friendly) meal that even my children like.

Smokey Guacamole [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → A splash of balsamic vinegar and a dash of chipotle chile pepper give this guacamole a little something extra.

> Decor & DIYs

DIY • 12 {Unexpected} Places to Hang a Picture [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → 10+ ideas for hanging a picture that go beyond the expected spots.

#allthethings • 10 Things to Do in Car Line (besides surf the smartphone) [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → I spend a lot of time in car line, but I’m trying to make the most of it with these top 10 things to do while

DIY • Advent Calendar Ideas [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Use these ideas to help you count down the 12 (or more) days of Christmas.

10 Easy Tips for {informal} Entertaining [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → If it’s your turn to host this holiday season, these tips could save you time and trouble–and see what my mother has to say about it!

DIY · Thanksgiving Tree { Free Printable » Blank Leaf Template & Scripture Leaves } [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Make your own Thanksgiving tree! Choose from a variety of ideas–and use our free printable for the leaves!

DIY · 15 {More} Things to Frame (that aren’t photographs) [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → More framing ideas for things besides photographs.

DIY · 15 Things to Frame (that aren’t photographs) [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Ideas & examples of things to frame that are easy, affordable–and probably already in your possession!

3 {modern} ideas for hanging an indoor wreath [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → Bring the outside in with 3 modern ways to hang a classic wreath.

How to Upcycle an Old Window [ by Hilary Brooke Hall ] → How to reclaim an old window for a bulletin board and photo display in 3 (well, maybe 12) easy steps.

> Guest posts

Pass the Comfort, Please [ by Jeannie Waters · guest post ] → In a world teeming with fear, unrest, and sin, people around us yearn for comfort. How can we share this valuable heart balm with others?

From Old Drawers to Distressed Shelves [ by Mary Holloman · guest post ] → Give old drawers new life with this easy (and inexpensive) DIY process.