About Me


I started Pepper and Pine in 2015 so I could share with you the things I love most: all things food, paper and education. Why Pepper? And why Pine? Pepper is for all things food related and Pine is for all things paper related. In this way, I can stretch Pine to cover things related to education and scrapbooking, since paper is so integral to both.

We have been homeschooling since 2003 and while my oldest son is no longer homeschooling as he’s off to college, I still have the pleasure of homeschooling my younger three kids. I hope to bring you as many of our homeschooling projects as I can, as well as share with you information related to homeschool philosophies and teaching methods. I’ll also share with you my cooking and organizing strategies that help us to eat healthy and stay organized while homeschooling. But it’s not all about the kids or the house, you’ll find I share my passion for scrapbooking and crafts liberally here.

I’ve been scrapbooking since the mid 1990’s and have many albums about my children, but in 2013 after discovering Project Life, I began a Homeschool album to document our journey. It’s one of my most treasured projects, and I hope to share with you pages from those albums, show you the process of putting together a scrapbook page and hopefully introduce you to a new hobby in the process.

I can’t say I’ve been cooking for as long as I’ve been scrapbooking, but somewhere along the way, I was introduced to one amazing chef after another and have successfully ‘stolen’ a repertoire of recipes I now call my own.  I’m delighted to share with you what I’ve learned along the way and as a ‘thank you’ for stopping by and signing up on my mailing list, I’d be honored to send you my personal cookbook.

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I’d love to hear from you! Feedback and suggestions are always appreciated.

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