The beginning of building a shed is full of excitement and uncertainty. When we began building our garden shed 9 weeks ago, we had no idea the work and grit it would involve! Here is the gambrel-style replacement roof. We were able to salvage 80% of our wood from the gable-style roof and it came … Continue reading A Shed or Barn?
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
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
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”
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
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?
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
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
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
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
"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
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