Food, Recipes

Granola Recipe

A throwback blog post! I like granola. I’ve never loved granola before because I’ve never had a recipe that really just made me go, “oh yeah!” My Dad’s a good granola eater and has gotten his from the Little Debbie outlet in a nearby town. It’s ok. We ran out and didn’t want to trek… Read More Granola Recipe

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Real Life, Thoughts

Not the World’s Peace

A throwback blog post! “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don’t be troubled or afraid.”  John 14:27 Peace.  Everyone wants to be at peace.  We seek peaceful moments and places, peace of mind.  Peace seems… Read More Not the World’s Peace

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Real Life, Thoughts

I Will Say “Happy Mother’s Day”

Mother’s Day.   So bittersweet. The sweet Four amazing Littles who call me “Mama.” Joy and light and laughter And yet, the bitter pill is hard to swallow. Seven Mother’s Days without my own. The first few years, I just ignored it. Skipped church. Stayed in. My littles were small enough. They knew no different.… Read More I Will Say “Happy Mother’s Day”

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Firsts, Food

I CAN Can

A throwback blog post! I DID IT!  Eons ago, I “helped” my mother can.  We canned green beans and tomatoes and peaches…and a myriad of things that I don’t even remember.  She instilled a healthy fear in me of canning with a pressure cooker — she had one of those ancient ones of the era… Read More I CAN Can

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Whole Food Sources

Azure Standard – GREAT SOURCE

I am in love with Azure Standard!  I have been ordering with them longer than I have had half of my children.  <grin>  They are the “largest independent natural and organic food distributor in the country” (per their website). They are out of Oregon, and are a fantastic source for organic, non-gmo foods…and that’s just… Read More Azure Standard – GREAT SOURCE

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Firsts, Real Life

If They Only Knew…

These boys are the best outside kitties ever!  They have taken out birds, snakes, squirrels and even a rat (ewww!). We got them when they were just kittens from friends with four kiddos and a farm.  They had been man-handled by the best and have been so good to let our littles (especially ACE) just… Read More If They Only Knew…

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Real Life

Chores When We’re Dead????

Ok, so the actual quote was, “Do we have to do chores when we’re dead?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!” Head thrown back lips making a perfect rainbow tears dripping off of her chin open palms flung downward This. This is the drama. I can’t deny.  They all come by it honestly.  My family will attest.  Growing up, the world… Read More Chores When We’re Dead????

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Real Life, Recipes

Purify This!

Have you ever had one of those sets of days that just stuck it to you? We’ve been healthy this year.  I am so very thankful.  Last year we were plagued with multiple strains of the flu as well as strep and bronchitis that probably morphed into pneumonia (are you supposed to make gurgling and… Read More Purify This!

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Real Life

She Loves Lucy

ACE toddles towards the massive mastiff/Rhodie, arms outstretched. Lucy sits motionless as little arms wrap around her neck plump hands pat pat her back. Lucy lays on her side on the cool kitchen floor. ACE leans over and plants her forehead on Lucy’s side babbling affectionately. ACE waves from her high chair and drops morsels… Read More She Loves Lucy

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Death Sucks

A throwback blog post! How does the saying go?  Ah, yes, two things you can always be certain of — death and taxes. We, in the United States, all face the latter on a daily basis.  We, in our household, faced the former last week.  My Mima went “home.”  It wasn’t a long, drawn out process…in… Read More Death Sucks

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