Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar

What a full month it has been… I have not even had time to sit down and write! So many good memories were made, family visits, places traveled, baked goods in full swing, and now I sit in my reading chair contemplating this season in the middle of an ice storm. I had about a … Continue reading Buttermilk, Harvest, & Powdered Sugar

Christmas in October

Yes, that's what we did during a pandemic. We celebrated all the Holidays coming up before things get worse. I even decorated. I put up our tree and decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We had a full house hosting my "in loves" for the past two weeks. I loved every minute. Movies, … Continue reading Christmas in October

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cooler temps call for chicken tortilla soup, am I right?? 🐓🤗 Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup:1 lb. Chicken1/2 chopped onion1 Bell pepper3 cloves of garlic, minced3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped1 cup of your fav salsa(or sub 1 can green chillis and 3 Roma tomatoes)2 stalks celery, diced1 1/2 quarts chicken brothButter1 Tbsp. Cumin2 tsp. Paprika1/2 … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup

Goodbye, Summer

Fall has officially arrived. Many evenings are dipping into the 40's and the tips of trees are changing. Fall came early this year. Oklahoma temps usually stay balmy through October, but this year is different... in more ways than one. I am still enjoying picnics in the front lawn during my lunch break. By noon, … Continue reading Goodbye, Summer

Overlanding: Done Waiting

"Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!" Waiting. People spend a lot of time waiting in their lives. Waiting in line. Waiting on the phone. Waiting for pick up... But even deeper... Waiting on the Lord. Waiting for a plan to happen. Waiting for answers. Waiting for … Continue reading Overlanding: Done Waiting

Fall Beginnings & Summer Harvest

The first day of fall already? Well, the temps are regularly dropping into the 50's every night and the fog has settled over the prairies. Although these fall days don't have the vibrancy of fall in New England, Oklahoma has its own kind of fall flare and beauty. I am just beginning to see the … Continue reading Fall Beginnings & Summer Harvest

Gobble Gobble Up Chili

If you like your chili meaty, I dare you to give this turkey chili a try. This "crowd-pleaser" is regularly on the menu in my house. Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground turkey2 Tbsp. oil1 medium onion, diced1 bell pepper, diced3-4 cloves garlic, minced (you can never have too much garlic)1 15 oz. can of kidney beans1 … Continue reading Gobble Gobble Up Chili

Purging, Purging, Purging

Perhaps it started when the Netflix docu series' , "Tidying Up" and "Minimalism" were introduced into my living room January of 2019. Since then, I have learned a lot. A lot about what I have and what I no longer want or need. I have been swinging on the minimalism pendulum for some time and … Continue reading Purging, Purging, Purging

Eat. Sleep. Jeep. Repeat. (Ouray, CO to Silverton, CO)

Jeeping has got to be one of my favorite things, so it is hard to believe how long it has been since the last time I went traversing in Western Colorado in the back of a Jeep. As a tourist, renting Jeeps can be incredibly pricey. We were fortunate enough to have dear friends take … Continue reading Eat. Sleep. Jeep. Repeat. (Ouray, CO to Silverton, CO)

Mornings with Yiayia

I took my 2nd cup of coffee downstairs to my Yiayia's house. She has lived with Mom since the passing of my Papou in 2013. Yiayia is 94. When I do get out to Colorado, I bring her gifts. Before this trip, I was able to visit the Mediterranean Imports Deli in OKC for a … Continue reading Mornings with Yiayia

Mornings with Mom

Living far away from family calls for being intentional. Intentional with visits, phone calls, holidays, and checking in. It has been 10 years of long distance with my family. Part of me really envies families that can just drop in to say "hi" and live life together. Part of me is also thankful for the … Continue reading Mornings with Mom

A Walk to Work

It's a long story, but the results are really good...good for me, my health, my mornings, and also good for my wallet. I will touch briefly on the story: In order to park near my office, a parking pass is required. It figures to be about $6 a week, totaling $350 a year.... steep. Being … Continue reading A Walk to Work