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

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

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

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

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

Morning Walks and Thoughts on the Coming Fall

The first crisp morning. There is something so soothing about those warm summer mornings we had in June and July. It's just cool enough to enjoy a cup of coffee on the back porch, but just warm enough to be comfortable wearing just a tank top and shorts (let's be honest, I'm really wearing PJs). … Continue reading Morning Walks and Thoughts on the Coming Fall

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

Finding New Hobbies in Quarantine

I am blessed to have a best friend from college living close by. Our friendship was instantaneous and we have shared so much of our lives together. We haven't always lived close by, so I am cherishing this time that she is near. Her and her hubby are now settling back in the States after … Continue reading Finding New Hobbies in Quarantine