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Unflinching Faith

October 14, 2018

 In the book of Daniel 6 we read a famous story told of how Daniel escaped from a lions’ den. At the first sign of trouble, Daniel did the very 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...


Calendula Garden Salve DIY

March 10, 2018

Oh my…if you have read through my blog, you know  I LOVE Calendula! This gorgeous flower is so easy to grow and not only looks beautiful in your...

Bible Journaling

Are you overwhelmed?

March 10, 2018

Are you feeling overwhelmed by something today? Why is it some days seem like bad things keep piling up? A phone call, a text, news, prayer chain, thi...


Dutch Oven Bread Recipe Amazing Taste!

March 7, 2018

Do you love homemade bread? Would you like a pretty easy way to make the most amazing bread using your Dutch oven? I am telling you…it is easy a...


Top 10 Roll-On Essential Oil Recipes

February 25, 2018

These are my top 10 blends to put into easy roll-on bottles. The 1o recipes below I use on a regular bases due to the issues either I face or my famil...


Resting in the Big Things of Life

February 21, 2018

My word for 2018 is rest. Am I doing a good job going into month three? Resting in Jesus is not easy because doubts creep in.I am in the Book of John ...


Excellent DIY SAFE Bleach Recipe

February 20, 2018

 Cholorine bleach is doum hyprochlorite, a solution of cholorine and diluted soduum hydroxide. Hum…first when exposed to air, the cholorine evapo...


Spring Cleaning Recipes Plus a Checklist

February 20, 2018

As I sit here typing I can see little cobwebs in the corners of my windows. YUK! It’s time to get to the spring cleaning! Oh if you’re a b...

Herb Basket

DIY Organic Potting Soil Mix

February 17, 2018

 Why Make your own organic potting soil mix?This is such an easy thing to do and really is much healthier for you. Plus, it will save you a bit more m...

Ranch Life

DIY Simple Seed Starting

February 17, 2018

 Getting the itch with the smell of spring! What do I do? YEP, start my seedlings! I make it easy applying some simple steps and making a plan.&n...


Healthier Cake With Lemon, Turmeric, And Ginger

February 10, 2018

Oh how I love lemon and the color yellow! Because I need some spring boosting this recipe just gets me in a happy place! Recently I have been learning...


Quilted Gift Basket

January 31, 2018

Oh boy! These quilted gift baskets are SOOO adorable I can’t even stand it! I had a hard time at first, partly because the directions were hard ...


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