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{ New Year Fun - 2019 Edition }

Well friends, here we are, end of 2019 and the end of another decade.  It's quite surreal to even be inching closer to the beginning of 2020. Every year, on the very last day, I do this New Year Fun meme.  It is a way …

{ Clifty Farm Country Ham - Blogger Recipe/Product Review }

When our country hams first went on sale back in 1954, it soon became evident that curing and selling country hams was to become a family tradition. Truman Murphey, the founder of Clifty Farm, grew up down in the country ar…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/30/2019 - Goodbye 2019 }

Good morning. Well here we are, the last day of 2019.  Every year, as we inch closer to saying goodbye and welcome a brand new year, I sit and think about how quickly it has flown.  I always think this one was faster than the…

{ Shinesty Christmas Pajamas - AD }

Last year I had the pleasure of working with Shinesty, when they sent us some really cool suits and dresses to celebrate Christmas. This year, we were sent some matching pajamas and oh my goodness, did we enjoy these. Fir…

{ Happpy Homemaker Monday - 12/23/2019 }

Good morning friends, and a very happy Monday! Can you believe that this is the last Happy Homemaker Monday before Christmas?  How quickly this year has flown by. We have had my younger brother staying with us this past week…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/16/2019 }

Good morning, from a very chilly Texas. I opened the door for Marley to go potty this morning, and was slapped in the face with the coldest of icy wind,  definite chill to the bone.   Hubby is off to work, and I am going to sit…

{ And Christmas shopping is done }

Christmas right after you buy a house, is tough.  Like really tough!!! Christmas right after you buy a house, and a kitchen sink decides to clog, followed by your garbage disposal needing to be replaced, is tough.  SUPER tou…

{ Drying grapefruit slices and slowing down }

There's a nip in the air, ice on the grass and a slowness that comes with Winter.  I stand at the kitchen window and watch the deer slowly creep around the back of the property, down the driveway, then take a leap over the…

{ The little routine that I love so much }

You know that saying "You don't know what you have until it's gone?" . I've felt that over the past few weeks, or rather, month and a half.  The routine that I love, that I thrive on and need in my life…

{ Zapata by Harper McDavid - TLC Book Tours }

• Paperback:  356 pages • Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing (September 25, 2019) When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think t…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/09/2019 }

Good morning friends, come on in and have a coffee with me.  How was your weekend? Mine was good but as always, super busy.  I am desperately seeking peace, quiet and some rest.  Thankfully this week, I am going to get just tha…

{ We did it, we closed on the house }

Oh my friends, I am beyond happy right now. At noon today, my husband and I closed on this house, it is now ours.  The feeling is surreal, I still can't believe that we own our own home, that we never have to move, that…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/2/2019 }

Good morning friends, welcome back to my blog. I hope you are all still around and haven't disappeared, like I have.  I am missing my blog so much and just wishing that things were back on track.  As it is, I will only be r…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/25/2019 }

Good morning sweet friends, hope you're all doing well. It's been a week since I've posted on the blog, things have been insane around here.  Aside from the house stuff, my older brother flew in from South Africa, l…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 11/18/2019 }

Good morning friends, hope you're staying warm. How was your weekend? Mine was wonderful, aside from the usual homemaking chores, we harvested our pecans and the rest of the weekend was spent relaxing.  I even took a nap …

{ Harvesting Pecans }

Typically, we like to get the Pecans harvested as soon as they're ready, which for us could mean middle of October, but usually very beginning of November. However, with all the craziness happening around here, it is not…