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

November Doozy

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

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

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

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

Deconstructed Egg Rolls

One of the things I miss most when I think of being gluten free are egg rolls. I miss the crispy wrap that holds delicious ingredients inside. So, I decided to make egg rolls without the rolls. This is a great end of the week/month meal when you are trying to use up the last … Continue reading Deconstructed Egg Rolls

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

Weekend Balance

A heavy topic for sure and many thoughts about the subject. It hits close to home because I am not naturally good at this and struggle often. I am trying to find a balance of being productive and resting on the weekends. The balance of grace, love, rest, and play. I am a tinkerer and … Continue reading Weekend Balance

Do the Next Thing

Elisabeth Elliot has always been a mentor of mine from afar. Ever since I heard of her and Jim's story while attending a Steven Curtis Chapman concert in the early 2000's, I was so inspired to live a life devoted to God. As I got older and seasons changed, I found myself drawn more to … Continue reading Do the Next Thing

Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…

Life has been a lot slower these days with the current global pandemic. There is a lot of nonsense, but I am grateful that the pandemic hit during the warmer months. Could you imagine how sick and tired we would get locked in our homes during the winter? At least there are birds singing and … Continue reading Grateful for the Simple and the Hail Storms…

Looking for Offerings in Homemaking

I started writing because I wanted to share everything I was learning, and show others that there is a better way of living. It is possible to have a charming home without needing all of the extras including massive amounts of money earned by working yourself to death. No, it is possible to have a … Continue reading Looking for Offerings in Homemaking

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