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
It wasn't a month of just putting things off, it was a month prepared for. October seemed to be busy. Buzzing about the garden to harvest the last of the veg, preparing for freezing temps, doing the last of the summery things, stocking the pantry and the freezer, ice storms, laundering blankets and pillows, hosting … Continue reading November Doozy
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
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
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
When we began this debt free journey 4 years ago, we didn't leave much room for the idea of emergencies or the debt we would accrue. One of those emergencies was our failing car. A true lemon. It served us for awhile but soon had many expensive engine issues. After long 12 hour shifts, AJ … Continue reading The Pilot is Paid in Full!
We moved to Oklahoma 3 years ago to very aggressively pay off debt. But living in the City had it's challenges when trying to do recreational activities on a budget. We learned to enjoy free hobbies like parks, disc golf playing, going to "shop" for RV's (but really to just look at all the layouts … Continue reading The Whole Place to Ourselves
Now more than ever, I try and stay out of stores as much as possible. Grocery shopping used to be so relaxing, especially going early in the morning. Remember the good ole days? The days before masks, gloves, arrows on the floor, and the stress of treating my neighbor like they have the plague? Meal … Continue reading Monthly Grocery Haul- August
I would have everything copper if I could. I have always loved the earthy, warm effect copper can have in a space, the way it beautifully distributes heat in cooking, and the charm it can bring to a space. It is so beautiful to look at brand new and even more beautiful as it ages. … Continue reading Copper Everything
This is a very odd time to start a blog. Our current world is very strange and stressed. I am not oblivious to the tension rising and the division happening, but I am choosing to live a counter cultural life-- my life. This is a lifestyle that I know is not for everybody, but it … Continue reading Hi, I’m Hope.