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Kitchen Remodel YIKES!

November 20, 2019

The Beginning thoughts… Way back over a year ago I was visualizing a new kitchen. Mostly because the counter was falling apart and I struggled t...


Does Worry Get You Anywhere​?

November 19, 2019

Battle of worry Worry really is a daily thing for most of us. I can try and try to not let something bother me, but it creeps up and becomes a place I...


Soup to Kick The Bug

November 18, 2019

Feeling Icky? The temps are dropping really fast around this Minnesota state! We hit 1 above this morning and I was feeling a cold coming on. Drained ...


Trading Post Items for Sale

October 25, 2019

Hey all, Trading Post We have some unique-gift giving items below still available. If you’re interested in any to purchase, just email me at tnr...


For Lover’s of Rhubarb

June 1, 2019

Oh my do I love this stuff! Fortunately we have a lady in our church who grows a TON of rhubarb and has bags and bags of it for us to take…I see...

Bible Journaling

Along an Unfamiliar Way

May 30, 2019

Scary Time The past 2 months have been the scariest time of my life! The unknowns of walking with my hubby who faced a breakdown for major stress. Wha...

Bible Journaling

Horse and Girl Stamps Perfect for Ministry!

April 4, 2019

Horse’s and girls… During our Midwest Bounty event, we had some down time and one of the ranches brought a box of cards one of their suppo...


Elderberry Gummy Recipe

March 29, 2019

Yummy Gummy Oh so yummy is this too die for recipe! Why? Because #1 it’s good for you and #2 it’s ELDERBERRY Syrup in a yummy gummy form! ...


Midwest Bounty Round Up​ 2019

March 26, 2019

The Vision In March of 2018, I was experiencing some uneasiness in my personal life. My husband was working more and more trapped into a business that...


No Ticks Land on Me or My Animals…Amazing

March 25, 2019

Seems Impossible Yep, I know. Just the title can seem like ok…weird…but what if it’s true? Just by one simple thing to try and exper...


Lyme’s Disease Summit Free!

March 14, 2019

SUBJECT: Learn the symptoms and healing protocols for Lyme! SUBJECT: Did you know: most who contract Lyme don’t get it from a tick? SUBJECT: Lea...


Turkey Sausage with Pasta

March 10, 2019

Oh so yummy Fabulous dinner and in 30 minutes you will have an awesome meal for you and your family. I love simple, quick and of course fresh with hom...


Easy DIY Pillow Sham

February 23, 2019

So simple I began sewing just a few years ago. So simple and easy is super important to me. I love this idea of just making a casing for the pillow as...


Real Ginger Ale Fresh and Healthy

February 17, 2019

Say bye bye soda In Minnesota, we call soda pop…but, either way, this is a beverage full of sugar and fake colors that eat away your gut flora. ...


Tea for Two

February 13, 2019

Tea is sure my thing There is no doubt I love tea! I love making my own blends to preparing specific teas for illness and building immune systems. I l...


Big HUG Homemade Cards Are the Best!

February 4, 2019

Big Hug Card Why do I love this card so much? Well, I really believe all homemade cards really give the receiver just one big HUG! I used the Paper Hu...


Let it Ride

February 4, 2019

Letting Go…Let it Ride Facing situations with people that are just plain annoying can really eat at your thoughts. Recently I was in a meeting w...


Zucchnni​​​ or Cucumber Grilled Cheese Sandwhi​c​​h…Amazing!

February 2, 2019

Talk about Healthy Ok, I was skeptical at first mainly because of how much water is in each of these veggies and to try and make it firm enough to be ...


Essential Oil Bracelets for the Ranch

February 1, 2019

Beautiful Memory Kids who come to the ranch are often facing some serious situations. From being abused, bullies, losing a parent, parents in prison, ...


DIY Traditional Yogi Tea

January 30, 2019

Why is this so good for you? This tea has amazing benefits for your health. You have probably heard of Chai Tea which really taste the same as this te...


Midwest Bounty Round UP

January 20, 2019

A weekend celebrating…REST On March 22 our ranch and 3 others are SPURRING other ranches and folks in ministry to come for a weekend of rest. A ...


Winter Creating Card Making

January 20, 2019

Coffee Time Oh this set is fun! I just loved making these! A little putsy…but worth it. If you decide to make a shaker card with this set that i...


Coffee Cup Or Tea Shaker Card

January 4, 2019

Cute Shaker Card This card is so dang cute! I came upon this card and fell in love with it! The die cut is by Honey Bee Stamps and the papers are from...


Raspberry Snowflake Pull Apart Breakfast

December 21, 2018

Raspberry Snowflake Pull Apart Makes for a Great Breakfast This pretty looking breakfast treat just makes anyones morning! Does it take time? YES! Mak...


Paw Pad Protector for Your Pet

December 15, 2018

It’s winter and the dryness on my dog’s paws are looking cracked. I decided to try some recipes to see what works best and of course is ea...


12 Gifts for the Hard to Love

December 14, 2018

Do you have someone who is hard to love? Is there someone who you think just doesn’t like you or is hard to communicate with? Has there been som...

Bible Journaling

The Gift of Being Our True Self

December 13, 2018

We sure get ourselves into a rut when we focus on the worst part of ourselves. We can even try to hide from connecting with God because we have deep f...

Ranch Life

What is ​your collar and leash 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 have truly made crafting so much more deli...

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