Laying Awake Unexpectedly

My alarm is set to go off at 4:30 a.m. That’s 45 minutes from now. I can’t sleep with my mind swirling about tomorrow’s plans. AJ is packed and ready to make an unexpected trip to Chicago for a funeral…The favorite great aunt. The one who everybody loved including the spoiled geese who live outside … Continue reading Laying Awake Unexpectedly

Get Growing!

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!

Praying Through the Calendar

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

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

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

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

Zuppa Toscana

This Olive Garden Copycat has been tweaked over the years by me and now is richer and fuller in taste. Without writing a novel of how I came about this delicious soup, we will get straight to the ingredients you need and the recipe. Zuppa Toscana- serves 4-6 Ready in 1 hour Ingredients 1 lb. … Continue reading Zuppa Toscana

The Pilot is Paid in Full!

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!

The Whole Place to Ourselves

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

The Easy Way to Ground a Space

At the beginning of the pandemic quarantine, I used my weekends to wake up the house with spring cleaning and some fresh paint on the walls. When we first moved into our home 9 months ago, I fell in love with the beautiful picture windows in our living room that overlook our backyard. After the … Continue reading The Easy Way to Ground a Space

Monthly Grocery Haul- August

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

Copper Everything

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