Raisin’ and Tearin’

Yep. We had ourselves a roof raisin' on day 1, only to tear it down on day 2. Following the instructions carefully and building a template to make the rafters for the roof, we assembled it and were hopeful to get the plywood, paper, and shingles on before the snow came at New Years. After … Continue reading Raisin’ and Tearin’

Breaking Ground

The week after Thanksgiving, we started pushing dirt for our dream garden shed. This shed would be at the edge of our property next to the new home of the garden beds. But not just any shed kit... no no no! That would be far too pricy. We purchased a plan online and a list … Continue reading Breaking Ground

Effortless Meal Planning

It seemed to get away from me this last year. When the freezer and pantry felt full, but there was nothing to put together-- a frustrating state.... The days would be long only to come home to frozen meat and no fresh produce....let's eat out. I was desperate to change something. I have done and … Continue reading Effortless Meal Planning

“You Are Loved with an Everlasting Love”

She always started her talks that way. A mentor who has inspired me since I was a little girl, Elizabeth Elliot has since passed away leaving an impression on many hearts of wisdom, love, and fearless obedience to the Lord. Though we never had a chance to meet in person, her voice is amplified on … Continue reading “You Are Loved with an Everlasting Love”

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

A Push

I needed that final push. We all do at some point. I haven't shared about my health journey because there hasn't been much of one to share. But, I did want you to know that early this month, I began working out. Maybe if I write about it, it will feel more real and I … Continue reading A Push

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!

Expecting the Unexpected

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

Outside or In?

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?

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

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