For The Love of Sheldon

In the Spring of the year, towards the back of the store, Runnings always has tanks full of baby chickens. That's where I first met Sheldon. He was in the straight run tank. The straight run tank is the one that has both males and females and you don't find out what you have until [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Inspiration|Comments Off on For The Love of Sheldon

The Goats of Christmas Past

Recently while digging through some old photos, I found some that brought back some humorous memories. My oldest two girls were very small when we moved out to the country, and being raised in the country myself, I was accustomed to having an assortment of animals around the farm. Animals can be both useful and [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Inspiration|Comments Off on The Goats of Christmas Past

An Old Fashioned Christmas

My daughter and I are history buffs at our house We homeschool, and for the month of December we decided to do something fun for history. Instead of continuing on with our ancient world history, we are doing some Christmas themed history. The other day we ran across the origins of the Christmas tree. They [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|4 Comments

Trash… Or Treasure

Remember the old saying one man's trash is another man's treasure? That definitely is true for me! My kids laugh at me because I have been known to dumpster dive at a moments notice, or veer out of traffic to  a random rummage sale. That's when your teen slouches down in their seat, and pretends [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Trash… Or Treasure

Happy Birthday Old House

Happy Birthday old house! My, but you were grand in your day! Standing up on a hill looking over the prairie flowers. Someone with big hopes and dreams built you, back in 1916. I had an old lady friend years ago who told me stories about you and the people who lived here. She was [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Old House

To Blessed to Be Stressed

It's been a long time since I have posted on here. Spring is in full swing and I have been super busy! Spring craft shows are abundant, and since we home school it is always a push to get our classes done by the end of the school year. There is getting the garden in [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Gardening, Homemaking, Inspiration|1 Comment

Sound Advice for the Heart

I just have something to share today, some sound advice that really spoke to my heart. Romans 12:9-21 It's a quote from my favorite book, written by the inspiration of the One who loves us more than any other. Today He said to me, Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil, cling to what [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|Inspiration|Comments Off on Sound Advice for the Heart

Home Sweet Home

My Home There's laughter in the kitchen And a firelight on the hearth; A warm house waits to greet me  If I come home after dark. It's walls are lined with comfort; The door is open wide, And I thank God in Heaven My loved ones wait inside. When hearts are filled with caring A [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Home Sweet Home

Winter Is Here

Even though we have had an amazingly warm and long fall, it looks like winter is here now. The days are gradually getting shorter and colder, and outside is beginning to look less inviting. It is about this time that many of us begin to despair. We can already feel that closed in cabin fever [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Winter Is Here

New Roads Ahead

To say I'm excited would be an understatement!  The time is finally here to launch my website, something I've been dreaming of for ages! 10 months ago, I began entertaining the idea of starting a blog. I tossed the idea around for quite awhile, I had a friend, a fellow Mom and homeschooler who was [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Inspiration|4 Comments