This time of year is always busy. Busy because of all the digging and watering and sowing and planting. What is a girl to do? I got everything planted. Everything. *wipe the brow* No more plants in the windows. Hardening off plants did not go as planned, but sometimes you just have to plant and … Continue reading Get Growing!
Well, Farmer's Almanac fails all of us at some point. This spring has been oddly "emotional" (as if I'm talking about a teenager 😀 ) One week, the warm front encourages the grass to sprout and the roses to begin budding. The next week, we get the warning for freezing temps and I scramble to … Continue reading Expecting the Unexpected
adjective inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous. All of those adjectives is how I would describe Sunday. I turned 29. What a day it was. I don't have much to say other than the very definition of "wonderful". We have lived in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years and had not yet visited Oklahoma … Continue reading Wonderful
What would you choose? This time of year feels like a no brainer. Just last night, I got to spend my evening sitting on the back porch watching the Oklahoma lightning storms make their way north. The frogs were carrying on their evening bantering like old men sweating it out in the sauna. They are … Continue reading Outside or In?
It's true. I'm spending my Saturdays and evenings barefoot in the garden weeding and digging and watering and planting until I can no longer see, then I run inside to eat dinner at 8:30pm before snuggling up with a book and my husband. These are the days. I am so grateful for our expanding garden. … Continue reading I’m Digging My Books & My Garden
Every year, I seem to enjoy finding one tree that I pass by every day to observe the way it awakens in the spring. 🌸 First, it looks so bare and quiet—no form of life is evident. Then, small brown kernels begin to form on the tips of each branch. The curiosity of what is … Continue reading Spring for a Tree
As I write this post weeks later, I find it fond to reminisce at how special this winter was in many respects. We had two snow storms roll through within a week of one another which made for a beautiful blanket of snow to enjoy from home. Oklahoma does not have the means to plow … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Sledding
February is a reminder that winter has finally arrived in Oklahoma. It always seems to be the coldest of the months. Yesterday was an ice rink, so we stayed home. More snow flurries and ice is expected. I'm trying to organize my thoughts as I look at my calendar. February 11th... How in the world? … Continue reading The Cloud of God’s Provision
January is slow outside, so I seem to buzz inside. I have been following the "Clutter Free January" series on YouTube and find GREAT inspiration within these four walls. Our dishwasher broke the day after Christmas, so instead of running out to buy a new one, I embrace the evening dishes with a podcast playing … Continue reading Black Beans & Brunch
Finding place is so much more complicated than I thought. I am trying to find holiness in the suburbs. As I go for a walk through the neighborhood paths, I think of the dust kicking onto my shoes. Dust that was intentionally placed there; knowing that this dust doesn't lie at the foothills of glorious … Continue reading Pruning & Weening
Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year... Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal. Now, I am up early with a cup … Continue reading Praying Through the Calendar
This month has been quiet and uneventful for the most part which is so not how December usually goes. I like it. The house just always smells alive. Whether it be something in the kitchen, the aroma of the Christmas tree, or a candle flickering on the counter, there is something to be said about … Continue reading “There be snow in these parts.”