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

“There be snow in these parts.”

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.”

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

Overlanding: Done Waiting

"Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!" Waiting. People spend a lot of time waiting in their lives. Waiting in line. Waiting on the phone. Waiting for pick up... But even deeper... Waiting on the Lord. Waiting for a plan to happen. Waiting for answers. Waiting for … Continue reading Overlanding: Done Waiting

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

Exploring “Spots” in Oklahoma

We spent Sunday afternoon driving around southern Oklahoma. We have a coffee table travel book we picked up a few years ago from the Oklahoma Visitor's Center. It's based off of region, so if we feel like driving east, there is a whole section of "must sees and do's" in that part of the state. … Continue reading Exploring “Spots” in Oklahoma

Prepping for Weather

Oklahoma is notorious for bad weather. Tornadoes, yes. Rain, yes. But hail? Also, yes. Since President Clinton moved the National Weather Center of the United States to be located in Oklahoma in 1998, the weatherman have been ecstatic. Did you know that Oklahomans are CRAZY about their weather?? THEY. LOVE. IT. It is the thing … Continue reading Prepping for Weather

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…

Garden Update and Thoughts on the Fall Garden

Time is passing by so quickly. The garden is growing like crazy and I can't seem to keep up with all of the delicious tomatoes! I did not realize how tall san marzano tomatoes can grow! They have grown well past their cages and have drooped all the way to the ground without snapping their … Continue reading Garden Update and Thoughts on the Fall Garden

Hi, I’m Hope.

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.