Real Life

A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires

A throwback blog post! I am so very thankful for my health, and the health of my family.  When we hit a brief patch of illness, I am ever more thankful.  We hit one of those yesterday and last night.  Ugh.       Little Bit (EJ) on an ornery day Little Bit (EJ), at… Read More A Night of Blow-outs Where There Were No Tires

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

A throwback blog post! It’s strawberry season! I’m always looking for something new and yummy to do with the huge amount of strawberries in my fridge.  I love that Aldi has their strawberries for 99 cents a pint!  So…each time I go in, I buy about a gallon’s worth of strawberries.  My fridge is bursting… Read More Homemade Strawberry Syrup

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Thoughts

If I Can See It, It’s Not Faith

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 A famous tightrope walker had strung his rope out over Niagara Falls.  People came from miles around to see him make it safely from one side to the other.  He asked the crowd, “Who here believes that I can make… Read More If I Can See It, It’s Not Faith

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Kefir – Wonder Food

A throwback blog post! It’s true.  Kefir is a wonder food. “I wonder what kefir is!” “I wonder why in the heck someone would actually drink that!” “I wonder what good it will do my body today!” When I first heard about kefir, I was adamantly opposed to it.  My understanding was that it was… Read More Kefir – Wonder Food

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When I’m Not Enough, Drowning, Failing – Gotta Change My Focus

Is anyone else here with me: Unable to keep up with life…. Rarely feeling like I am keeping all of my plates in the air…. One meal leads to the next meal and then the next…. (Why do they want to be fed.every.meal????) Laundry is finished for maybe five seconds…maybe…. Toilets need to be cleaned.… Read More When I’m Not Enough, Drowning, Failing – Gotta Change My Focus

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Homemade Pesto – Yeah, Baby!

Another first — I made homemade pesto last night!…and I mean the real deal, not a Knorr packet or some other such substitution with things in it that I struggle to pronounce.  (Don’t get me wrong — I’ve made my share of packet pesto.  This beats its socks off!)  Nope, this is a relatively quick… Read More Homemade Pesto – Yeah, Baby!

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Culturing Kefir

Ok, so have we established here that kefir is pretty good stuff to be eating on a daily basis?  Yes?  Good. Kefir’s a living organism, so there are a few things to keep in mind before you get started — The starter for kefir is called “kefir grains.”  Not to worry — this “grain” has nothing… Read More Culturing Kefir

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Kitchen Hacks

Easy Chicken Shredding

A throwback blog post! Perhaps I am the last girl on the planet to learn this nifty trick, if so, be gentle in the comments! How many of you shred chicken? Whether we poach our chicken, grill our chicken or use a rotisserie chicken from Walmart or Harp’s, we shred our chicken. It’s great for… Read More Easy Chicken Shredding

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Be Still

A throwback blog post! “Be still and know that I am God.” Life is loud. Even if we stripped away …the tv and radio …the dishwasher …the washing machine & the dryer …the mixer …the vent hood over the stove …the timers …the phones We are still surrounded by …voices …bodies moving about …children laughing… Read More Be Still

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Recipes, Slow Cooker

Aargh Retraction! :-)

Another throwback blogpost! I have to do it.  I have to retract my “Aargh” of the other day.  I was so very frustrated that the Greek yogurt that I tried to make didn’t set up like I wanted it to…and yet, what I thought was a horrible flop has turned into a really great thing! … Read More Aargh Retraction! 🙂

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