The Weeks Gone By ~ 10/31


  It is time to celebrate!   The canner is put away.  The dehydrator is washed and stored.  All the fruit, vegetables, sauces, and fillings are on their shelves. I love that feeling of accomplishment and relief!  It's fun to get it all out, yes. . . but it's just as fun to put it … [Continue reading]

Deep Cleaning Checklists For Mom and Kids {Printable}


  When gardens are all tucked in for the winter, fruit has all been picked, and the canner has been put away . . . something in my brain switches gears.  It is now time to turn the focus from outside gardening, flowers, and fruit trees to my messy house. Problem is, I get all excited for … [Continue reading]

Bubblegum Betty Book Review and Giveaway


  Bubblegum Betty is a charming little book written by Jane Elizabeth Martin.  Jane is the daughter of the main character, Bubblegum Betty. … [Continue reading]

When Simple Faith Holds the Winning Hand

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  The little boy asked to be read the Holy Scriptures - especially the passages about heaven.  Because you see, cancer had riddled his small … [Continue reading]

We Love ThredUP


  Let me introduce you to an awesome little online store I found recently!   It's called . . . … [Continue reading]

Caramel Apple Dip


  Since we are in the middle of apples here . . . I thought I'd share my favorite apple dip! Only three ingredients. Creamy caramel … [Continue reading]

Ditching Netflix for Kindle Unlimited


  If there is one thing I love besides chocolate . . . it is a book.  A good, old-fashioned, hardcover book that has a unique paper smell. … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 10/18


  I have had my itch scratched for a little while now!  My classroom itch. Yes, I was privileged to teach high school at our private church … [Continue reading]

Camper’s Soup


  Truthfully, I'm not sure why this is called Camper's Soup.  I've never taken it camping. Instead, we use it when we need something warm, … [Continue reading]

Treasures From the Chicken Coop


  Come with Wyatt to his favorite place on this little farm!   With the four oldest children in school, I have been pleasantly … [Continue reading]

Derek’s First Deer


   Derek shot his very first deer this past weekend!   At 13 years old, he was excited to shoot this button buck.  At first they … [Continue reading]

This Land of Ours ~ Fishing at Bass Lake


Fishing at Bass Lake     After a long, full Saturday's work . . . we ditched it all and went fishing.   Daddy was the … [Continue reading]

Two Lists of Leaders/Authors: Recommended and Not Recommended


  Lighthouse Trails Research Ministry has a booklet tract out called:  "A Directory of Authors: Three NOT Recommended Lists".  I would urge … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 10/3


 Family Picture for 2014 It's that time of year when I must start thinking of Christmas pictures, addressing envelopes, and getting it all in the … [Continue reading]

Fruit, Fruit, and More Fruit!


  Harvest time!   Must be half-monkey to pick in some of the trees!     We are so … [Continue reading]

My Quest To Cure the Whining


  More is caught than taught.   That simple truth has caused me to do some serious self-examination many times.  When my children … [Continue reading]

Why I Don’t Read Certain Blogs . . . and Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Read This One


  The title is true. There are some types of blogs I simply won't read.  And it's also true that perhaps it would be in your best interest … [Continue reading]

Homemade Rice Krispy Granola


  Morning granola.  Afternoon granola.       Sometimes . . . we make it supper granola. Plain Greek yogurt, … [Continue reading]