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Jayne Gray

Jayne Gray I'm a part-time preschool teacher, full-time Southern Domestic Goddess. I love writing, singing, making stained glass art, cooking, entertaining, all things sparkly/glittery, spending time with my family, being creative in general, and just loving life! I live on a river in South Georgia with my husband of 19 years, Tim, and our two sons whom I lovingly refer to as Teenaged Man/Child (17) and Baby Boy (11.) I'm also stepmama/friend to my adorable stepdaughter, Sweetie Pea (26.) There's never a dull moment in my day and I'm constantly reminded why God gave me this great sense of humor!

Recent Posts

Agriculture Science class inspires 6th graders to go rural

A new agriculture science class inspires 6th graders to go rural as they learn to care for livestock and garden in their Tift County, Georgia,...

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Do the lyrics, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” instantly put you in the Christmas mood, or is it just me?  It could be the middle of October...

Naked and afraid? More like barefoot and freaked out

For the past few weeks our boys' days have been filled with school, homework, part-time jobs and football practice so when we finally found an...

I've got a turtle crush

This morning I feel the need to purge my soul and confess one of my deepest, darkest secrets.  Please don’t share this with anyone else but...

The back deck: My "Happy Place"

Shhhhh .... don't tell anybody but I'm in my Happy Place this morning.  And I'm hiding.  Hiding from the house that needs cleaning, the laundry...

Close encounters of the bird kind

It's no secret around our house that my husband is slightly more than obsessed with woodpeckers.  And when I say obsessed, I mean it’s almost as...

Garden Flunkie

Last summer my gardening attempts were pitiful.  I planted a few vegetables in my square-foot garden beds, watered, weeded and in the end only...

Dirt Lovin' Woman

I have a confession to make.