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What is your collar doing to your dog?

December 5, 2018

Since I was a little girl, I have been in the obedience ring with my dog. I was in 4H for 3 years and in my early 20’s became a trainer and show...


Gnome Invasion!

December 1, 2018

We have been invaded by Gnomes! I am crazy for these little fellas! Gnomes are the cutest things ever! After I saw how you could make these gnomes and...


Craft Room Details

November 30, 2018

Ooo laaa laaa! This craft room has become my room for sure! My room with its brightness and special touches has truly made crafting so much more delig...


Banana Bread with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate!

November 28, 2018

Who can resist a yummy bread with a bit of sweetness? I sure can’t! The banana and pumpkin together is just an amazing flavor with the added spi...


Beef Stroganoff A Ranch Favorite

November 28, 2018

If you have a hard time trying to think of meals for your family, well I am right in your pasture with ya!Beef Stroganoff has been around for many yea...


Honey Homemade Pumpkin Pie

November 16, 2018

Pumpkin Pie wasn’t always my favorite thing growing up. I had to grow into this flavor as well as texture before I could enjoy a good pumpkin pi...


NEW Craft Room

November 15, 2018

Oh I can’t believe it! For 25 years I have had my little craft room in the laundry room with no windows. My hubby would joke and say, “you...


Cranberry Crazy!

November 14, 2018

Who doesn’t like cranberries this time of year? I am SO cranberry crazy right now…mostly because I love the taste and color, but also they...


DIY Blending Your Own Tea

November 4, 2018

Making your own tea and blending herbs can be confusing as well as intimidating. Personally, it took me a few months to feel confident but over time…i...

Bible Journaling

I Need A New Heart!

November 1, 2018

Have you ever thought about if you ever would need a heart transplant whose heart you would get? Would it be a person who is famous? Maybe someone who...

Ranch Life

A Little Piece of Heaven With A Finnishin’ Touch!

October 16, 2018

Dan and I celebrated 30 years on October 8th in a very special place in Northern Wisconsin. It is indeed a little piece of heaven with the Finnish tou...


Unflinching Faith

October 14, 2018

 In the book of Daniel  chapter 6 we read a famous story told of how Daniel escaped from a lions’ den. At the first sign of trouble, Daniel did t...

Healthy Eating

OH NO! Elderberry Shortage!

October 3, 2018

YES…it’s true! Tons of folks are now on the elderberry bandwagon and to get your elderberries will be more of a challenge. The elderberry ...



August 31, 2018

UTI’s…I know, I know, such a private thing to talk about…but hey…if you get one..RATS it is painful and inconvenient most of t...


Romantic Tea and Syrup

August 30, 2018

OOOOO…this tea and syrup is such a delightful blend. I just love the tea warm or cold and the syrup makes your morning pancakes or waffles extra...


Are you NUTS about doing Laundry? I AM!

August 30, 2018

Ok…let’s get this straight. I do not like to do laundry. BUT, I am NUTS about a new alternative soap I have been using all summer. It is A...


Lavender Lemonade For Anxiety

August 29, 2018

Do you suffer from anxiety? Or even just get anxious when something important is coming up on your calendar? I have bouts of this…nothing seriou...


Kick Out Soda Kick In Goodness!

July 26, 2018

I use to love drinking pop or soda and some may call it, but haven’t had a soda for over 8 years. Why? Well, because I heard and read how awful ...


You Can’t Fake The God Trail

July 26, 2018

Throughout the summer here on the ranch we usually and prayerfully pick a THEME to carry out our session time. This year is Pathway or Trail. Focus ke...


Harvest Hoedown at True North Ranch

July 20, 2018

We are gearing up for our Harvest Hoedown at True North Ranch!We can’t wait to share all the Lord has done this year and since we have been in o...

Bible Journaling

What Pathway Are You On?

June 18, 2018

What pathway are you on right now? What is your trail like? Is it full of poison ivy? Are you tripping on broken sticks? Is there a fork on your trail...


Garden Beds Easy To Make!

June 9, 2018

Oh boy…I love to garden but really garden beds are the cats meow! I can’t believe I didn’t do this LONG ago! We have one garden we m...


Mason Jar Wedding Gift Idea

June 2, 2018

Summer is here! Finally! And with it comes graduations and wedding parties. So to work I went on an idea in creating a mason jar wedding gift.What spa...


Lovely Lilac Delightful Drinks

May 25, 2018

Oh my! Who doesn’t love the wonderful smell of lilacs? For anyone who has them in their yard, I envy you. We have to go searching for ours and w...


Need A Little Smile?

April 16, 2018

Some days you just need a little pick me up. A little smile. Something to give you a boost!The winter has indeed been VERY long. It is April 16 here i...

Ranch Life

10 Homemade Healthy Recipes For Your Dog

April 13, 2018

Now that you have decided to take the big plunge and feed your dog a raw diet, your ready to get creative as well as make your pups happy.  Here are 1...

Ranch Life

Going Raw For Your Dog & Cat=Game Changer

April 12, 2018

I have never so been appalled by the dog food industry and cats for that matter! The lies. Why? Money.Learning their food is filled with ingredients t...


Fun & Cute Basket Ideas

April 3, 2018

Spring is a time for splashy colors and making fun, cute baskets to give to loved ones and friends! My favorite colors are the bright lime greens, sof...

Ranch Life

Using Essential Oils for Your Pets

March 24, 2018

We love our animals! We hate it when their hurting! Using essential oils and making changes in our home environment can be the first step to keep our ...


Blackberry Tea Ideas, My New Spring Favorite!

March 19, 2018

I found a new delightful tea! Blackberry leaf which is a close relative to the Rasperry leaf another favorite of mine. Blackberry leaves are high in v...

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