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{ One blink and they're all grown up }

It's crazy just how quick life goes by.  One minute you're rocking your kid to sleep, the next you're helping them do their taxes. How nuts is that? I find myself a little taken aback at times, just trying to soa…

{ Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton - TLC Book Tour }

Hardcover: 304 Pages Publisher: Blink (January 15, 2019) A  Groundhog Day  meets  Pretty in Pink  mashup from author Laurie Boyle Crompton,  Pretty in Punxsutawney  tells the tale of a girl willing to look beneath the sur…

{ My favorite kind of day and a recipe }

For your house to stay in order, you have to make a conscious effort to stay on top of things. If I could give advice to any new homemaker or wife/mom, it would be just that.  I know it may sound like such a ridiculous thing…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/28/2019 }

Good morning everyone, hope you've had a wonderful weekend. I didn't get a chance to do any posts, as I was busy with family.  We met my brother and his family for breakfast on Saturday morning, and then Jasmine had to …

{ So cold, and needing to trust in the Lord..... }

The temperatures have dropped so much here lately.  We woke up to 20 degrees, and I know those of you in areas that are used to this and much much lower, are probably rolling your eyes and possibly calling me a whiny baby.  Th…

{ Heartland - Why I love it, and why you should watch it }

Since mentioning Heartland the other day, I've had quite a few of you say that you had never heard of it, or watched it and were quite interested. I'm always happy to hear about a new show that is family oriented and…

{ Worldless Wednesday }

{ Another cow in the field }

One of the perks of living in the country??? The occasional cow visit from the fields across the highway.  The first time it happened I was so confused, and surprised to see a cow across from my house, but it's now becom…

{ With this Pledge by Tamera Alexander - TLC Book Tours }

Hardcover: 448 Pages Publisher:  Thomas Nelson (January 8, 2019) History takes on vivid life in the stunning first full-length novel in bestselling author Tamera Alexander’s new 4-book Southern series…  The Carnton Novel…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/21/2019 }

Good morning and a very Happy Monday to you all :) I sure do hope your weekends were restful and calm and that you had a blessed time with your family.  I have a wonderful weekend of doing nothing, catching up on my show and ha…

{ Slow Saturday }

As a stay at home mom, it is not easy to get away from our jobs, considering we live at work, right? When we first got married, when I would get frustrated with the housework or the monotony of it, I would sometimes tell Cur…

{ Moving at a turtle's pace  }

What a crazy night it was!!!! We didn't fall asleep until 11pm, then the alarm went off at midnight to take my brother in law to the airport.  My Jasmine actually went with my husband and I stayed home with Nicholas and …

{ Reading and Ironing }

There are days that the housework tasks are so many, that I feel like I hit the ground running in the morning, and don't stop until my head hits the pillow.  See, even though I'm at home all day, you would think that t…

{ Taking back our homes - Living Simply }

Tasha Tudor “I enjoy doing housework, ironing, washing, cooking, dishwashing. Whenever I get one of those questionaires and they ask what is your profession, I always put down housewife. It's an admirabl…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/14/2019 }

Good morning everyone :)   This post is going up a little later than usual, and I wasn't able to get any posts up this weekend, but I had a houseful of guests and was hosting and making sure everyone was having fun,…

{ Homemaking with a joyful heart }

Hello everyone, come on in and sit a little.  It is a cold and rainy day, the house is dark, the candles are lit and the coffee is warm, just perfect to sit and have a little chat. The past week and a half, the Lord has been …

{ Cooking Thursday - Navajo Tacos }

Navajo Tacos, Indian Fry Bread, Indian Tacos, pretty much the same thing.  If you have never heard of Navajo Tacos, let me tell you a little about them. Navajo Tacos were invented in 1864, using flour, sugar, salt and lard. …

{ Productive Day }

You ever wake up with the yearning to change things, organize or clean? It's a little weird, I guess, but there are days that before I even get out of bed, I have a set idea in my head of what I want to accomplish that d…

{ Books I'm reading and some more crochet }

My newest book list is slowly growing again.  I am so thankful and blessed to be part of a great book website that keeps me constantly supplied with fantastic selections to read. The beginning of the year is off to a good st…

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 01/07/2019 }

Good morning. How was your weekend? I had a pretty good one, as always I try not to do much of anything or plan much of anything on the weekends, so that we can really take the time to relax, take it easy and have no place …

{ First crochet project of 2019 }

I have but two photos for you today, and the reason for that being that Mister Marley has been poorly today and it's like having a little child in the house again.  Everything I wanted to get to today was put on the back…

{ A Blessings Jar and the snow has melted }

I strive for a simple life, one where there is not too much confusion around me, too many materialistic things, and more homey, cozy and homemade.  Those little touches that some people call gaudy or old fashioned, are exactly…

{ Makes me feel like I'm in Idaho }

When we lived in Idaho, both when I first moved to the States, and then when Curt retired in 2013, snow and winter storms were nothing out of the ordinary.  We knew to expect it during the winter months, and we knew how to dea…

{ The tree is finally down }

Before I go on and show you what I was up to today, I wanted to start by saying that I'm so thrilled that so many of you are as excited at the thought of taking blogging back to the old days, as I am. It would be amazing…

{ The Long Way Home by Kevin Bannister - TLC Book Tour }

Pages:  348 Pages Publisher: Fireship Press (September 15, 2016) Set in the turbulent times of the War of Independence, ‘The Long Way Home’ follows the lives of Thomas Peters and Murphy Steele who are friends, former …

{ Starting the year in the kitchen }

There is nothing I quite like more, than being in my kitchen baking and cooking. And that is how I chose to begin my year, doing what I love to do.