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Hello!  I am the blog author of Notions from Nonny. I started this blog to help encourage those that say, "I can't cook, I can't make that, or I am so uncreative." I was that person, and if I can do it, you can too!

After staying home for a few years, I have returned to the classroom.  Teaching is in my blood and when an opportunity came open for me to return to the classroom, I could not say no. I am fulfilled working with children and especially in a Christian school environment.  Not only can educate them with English, I can also teach them about Jesus Christ.  It is truly a blessing and honor to teach!

On the blog, I also hope to share my experiences of life.  I have been married to my best friend for almost 30 years.   We know what commitment is and with the help of God we plan on being married 30 more years.  

My most precious memories have been the many years we have worked in the ministry together.  Doing the work of the Lord has been the most rewarding experience for our family.

My husband and I were blessed with three boys.  Three boys that have their own distinct personalities.  There was never a dull moment around our house.  Now they are grown and I long for the days when they were little again. And just because they are grown doesn't mean they don't need you. I think they need you more.

  I finally got a daughter, when my middle son married a few years ago.  She is a precious addition to our family.  Thankfully my son and his family live in the the same city.


Meet our little princess!  God sent this precious little girl to us and there is not a one of us that she doesn't have wrapped around her little finger.

She is growing up so quickly!   And now she is a big sister!

Our Little Guy was born in September 2014. He is the most precious baby!  We are very excited to have another addition to our family, and another boy to carry on the Kendrick name.   

Our family has grown......

September 2018

Then there is Rye.....he is our precious lab that loves to hunt and be in the water.   He also loves to travel with us and is such a good dog.


 This is a little glimpse into who is behind "Notions from Nonny".  You're welcome anytime!


"Ignore the rushing waters.....ignore everything that tries to pull you under or knock your feet out, or obscures your view. Plant your feet on a solid rock."

 *She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.*


  1. Oh wow Frances, these photos are absolutely beautiful!! And your granddaughter is precious. Oh alright, the dog is cute too. ;-)

  2. I just found ur blog and I am loving it! Great family! I am thrilled too because I have 3 sons and they go to a christian school! Stop by my blog sometime Have a blessed day!

    1. There is nothing like three boys! I know you can relate!
      Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  3. okay, question... are you Pentecostal? :)

    1. I was born and raised Pentecostal :)
      Bro White's church in Fort Wayne, IN.
      Just started going back to church recently.

    2. That's awesome Erica! I always love to meet other Pentecostals!! For the last two years we have been attending Elder Morton's church in CA. My husband was born and raised pentecostal...I came in when I was 16 and haven't looked back!!

      It is very nice to meet you! Talk to you soon!

  4. Hey, I would like if you did everything you did in that lady bug party if you can ?

  5. Hi Frances, I just wanted to let you know that I featured you with a link back on a post about my 10 favorite fall wreaths at ! I just loved your Easy Deco Mesh Fall Wreath! I'd love for you to check it out and consider using my button on your blog that you were featured.

    Thank you for inspiring me!

    Traci Wade

  6. Are you OK? It's been more than 20 days since you posted. Prayers... <3


  7. Hi Frances, I had a quick question about your blog and was hoping you could email me when you get the chance, thanks! - Emily

  8. Beautiful family! I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more! I just subscribed.

  9. Beautiful family! I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more! I just subscribed.

    1. Hello Veronica! Thank your kind words and stopping by! I am heading to your blog now! Take care!!

  10. So thankful to find your blog! I was searching for other Pentecostal/Apostolic bloggers :) I invite you to come by and visit my blog as well. God bless you!


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