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Remedy Kits Great Way to be Ready for Any Needs

January 16, 2021

Why in the World? Why would I go to so much time to make these? Well, first of all when you live on a ranch and have animals that get sick or hurt one...


Birthday Cards with Cricut Using writing tool

January 9, 2021

For the first time, I used the writing pen in my Cricut Maker. Being nervous about using this new tool I youtube a great video which helped a ton! Als...


Need an Immune Boost?

January 8, 2021

Sitting here waiting for a zoom call to begin, drinking my herbal tea I began thinking wouldn’t it be nice to make up some kits I can quickly go...


Top 10 Essential Oil Blends For Your Ranch/Farm

January 3, 2021

Select and Dilute Using essential oils around our ranch is almost an everyday thing. At least once a week the horses will need something weather fly s...


Delicious Hot Chocolate Pancakes Or Flapjacks

December 27, 2020

I am excited to share this recipe because going into the winter season I always enjoy a good ol’ cup of hot cocoa…so why not start early i...


Creamy Orange Mousse

December 15, 2020

My daughter and I love making desserts so this Christmas season we were making Hot Chocolate bombs and saw how the mold idea made for another combinat...


Ranchstyle Hot Chocolate Bombs

December 5, 2020

Well, these are for sure all the rage right now! WOW! An idea comes out and boom…it’s a hit! Especially in this day and age with so many a...


The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe!

December 3, 2020

A Long Haul Spending 3 weeks in a hotel room and life upside down due to our son’s liver transplant, I was excited to arrive home for a week bre...


Oatmeal Bundt Cake

November 21, 2020

Need a quick cake for a potluck or to make for guests? This cake is the ticket and you will be the hit of the party! I also love this cake to give to ...


Creative Herbal Tea Gift

October 22, 2020

It’s been a crazy fall and I wanted to make some fun thank you gifts just knowing our life could get upside down soon with our son waiting for a...


Best Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

October 17, 2020

I don’t often make cakes but of course, there are those occasions that call for a special cake. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or w...


Branson 2020

October 17, 2020

Anniversary trips passed… Dan and I usually get away for a day or two for our anniversary every year to a place within a few hours from our home...


Gingerbread Cookies with Dallop of Carmel!

October 16, 2020

Man…there is NOTHING like gingerbread cookies in the fall but add caramel to the mix…WOW…too die for! I love baking in the fall beca...


Because one special horse taught me…

October 14, 2020

Asking vs. Telling Who hates being told what to do? I sure do! From the time I can remember when someone told me to do something I resisted with all m...


Holy Cow, Best Busicuts, and Gravy EVER!

September 26, 2020

I am sure everyone has at least one person in their life who loves this dish! Holy cow do I! My whole family goes hog wild for this breakfast and real...


My Cowboy Favorite, Flank Steak and Broiled Veggies

September 25, 2020

This recipe is one I go back to over and over again as it is just so easy and the taste of every bite is just downright amazing! Mouthwatering in ever...


New Additions to the Ranch

August 10, 2020

Support…Truly A Gift Dan and I have longed to have our big equipment be covered as the expense of these machines aren’t cheap so taking ca...


Board of Directors Dinner Party

August 9, 2020

We have an awesome board who loves to pray and serve our ranch ministry! Dan and I wanted to have them for dinner and give them all a relaxing and fun...


Fight Germs DIY Hand Sanitizer

August 6, 2020

Many homemade sanitizers are not good… You’ve heard! DON’T make your own! They are not the real thing! Buy only certain brands! The ...


Key Lime Cakes in Mason Jar

July 25, 2020

OH! What a delightful dessert this little treat is! We had a dinner party/Board meeting at our home this last weekend and this dessert sure hit the sp...


Rocky Mountain Oils Has a New Little Addition!

July 25, 2020

I have always wanted to have a diffuser when I travel and NOW Rocky Mountain Oils provides such a thing! This little guy is so cute and easy to travel...


Zoodles Best “noodle” ever!

July 15, 2020

If you are watching your carbs, you know noodles are not the best option for a side dish. But have you heard about Zoodles? It’s taking zucchini...


Supporting Blue

July 6, 2020

Having a daughter as an officer without hesitation we support our folks in blue. Dan and I served in the mounted patrol a few years ago and enjoyed se...


Homemade Root Beer

July 5, 2020

I love root beer but I tell ya what…Sasparilla is a whole new way of enjoying the ol’ fashion west and the authentic taste! Putting togeth...


Homemade Ginger Beer

July 2, 2020

I am sure you will enjoy every sip of this amazing beverage! Remember…it isn’t a BEER so it can be a blessing for any age! Ingredients: Ju...


Ginger Bug

July 2, 2020

What in the World! Yep…just what I thought…what is a ginger bug? I love ginger. I love what it does for all the medicinal needs of our bod...


DIY Gnomes Stand-Up

June 16, 2020

Learning on my own Did you ever see something and you just wanted to know right away the directions on how to make it? Well, that was me when I saw th...


Crunchy French Muffins

June 11, 2020

My hubby and I saw a gal making these muffins and I commented to him how I made these when we were first married. I even still had the recipe in my sp...


Mitchy Mo Updates

May 23, 2020

January 16 One bored young man as he sits in a small room waiting for results. I feel so bad for him! Not having visitors and not even able to go for ...


Homemade Dandelion Jam

May 23, 2020

Oh boy, this was a stretch for me! Yep, not a fan of jarring jam but I really love homemade things where I can choose the amount of sugar and of cours...

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