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Food

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...

Food

Keto Graham Crackers Too Die For

May 23, 2020

I am not totally doing Keto as I do have my occasional grain and fruit but I try and follow the EXTRA goodies in special recipes. This recipe took som...

Ministry

Being A Blessing In Very Difficult Times

May 22, 2020

No Kids…gettin’ itchy to help Under normal circumstances we would be buzzing around the ranch with kids, adult groups from a local addicti...

Food

Cauliflower Tuscan Soup

May 21, 2020

Oh my is this soup amazing! If you are watching your weight or at least trying to eat healthier, this is for you and your family! It is supposed to ha...

Food

Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup

May 9, 2020

Trying a new recipe is always a little risky especially when it doesn’t have the ingredients in it you think will add flavor. I know I recently ...

Health

Bug Off Essential Oil Blends

May 8, 2020

For our horses and dogs, we love to use these blends. Of course with the horses, I often will make up a spray bottle but on trail rides, I will apply ...

Crafts

Stand Up for Gnomes

May 7, 2020

Spending lots of time inside now a days offers more time for me to experiment with some new projects. I have always loved the gnomes and how adorable ...

Food

Crispy Zucchini Appetizer

May 7, 2020

My daughter and I are trying to cut down a few pounds. Unforntatley she got injured and can’t run, ride horses, or really much of anything so th...

Ministry

Life is Different But Good

May 5, 2020

How are all of you holding up through this different time in our world? Isn’t it crazy? I tell ya, going into town shopping and seeing lines out...

Crafts

Crafting in Quarantine!

April 26, 2020

Like most people in the world being cooped up means finding things to do. We have no problem around our ranch as there is A LOT to do always. But with...

Crafts

Masks with A Message

April 17, 2020

Making masks are a big deal right now and ones who don’t have anything to do, it is a perfect way to fill your days PLUS give to ones in need. N...

Crafts

Spring Boots and More Homemade Cards

April 12, 2020

Don’t you just love the smell and feel of spring? I sure do! With the warmer temperatures and pastel colors, I get in the mood for making refres...

Food

Lovely Lavender Cupcakes

April 12, 2020

Flowers and Fruit Cupcakes? Yep, I thought we were little nuts to try our hand and adding some weird ingredients to our cupcakes, but…it’s...

Food

Sour Dough Starter With Recipes

March 11, 2020

Easy Starter I have been wanting to try my own sourdough all winter and last weekend I finally said, NOW! Why I put it off? Well, one being I came acr...

Food

5 Amazing Salads

March 9, 2020

Don’t you just love to have a salad that is not only quick and easy to throw together but amazing to your taste buds? Well, these are my top 5 f...

Food

Give the Gift of Tea

February 29, 2020

I love making up gift ideas which are practical and of course usable. What better than something that is healthy too! The tea is blended with organic ...

Crafts

Sparkling Tumbler Craz!

February 25, 2020

Crafting this adorable trend of making these sparkling tumblers has been both a joy and a challenge but worth every minute your time! I originally got...

Bible Journaling

What does it mean God Opens A Door?

February 25, 2020

Trusting the door Last November our daughter and son both faced some big trials. “Trial Doors” as we call them. Door number one for our so...

Food

Lava Cake Homemade

February 19, 2020

Incredibly Easy Time with our adult kids going through difficult trials called for a family time which includes a special meal! Desert being the final...

Peace

Dealing with pain

January 29, 2020

We had a great day celebrating his liver birthday on the 24th and going back to camp to volunteer. It was wonderful to see him working but he told me ...

Healing

How to customize a special blend of massage oil

January 29, 2020

What muscle to target Using essential oils to customize your own special blend is not only the most healthy way to treat a sore muscle but also the ke...

Bible Journaling

Your Word of the Year

January 26, 2020

Why even have a word? For many people having a special word to fit a moment or year in time is meaningless. Yep, I would have to agree if you really d...

Healing

Mitch is Regaining Strength…

January 19, 2020

March 10, 2020 Mitch is starting to show more signs of the liver in trouble. He is weak and having major itching which is causing sores all over his b...

Crafts

Cricut Maker Crazy Eco-Friendly Too

January 16, 2020

I love this New Toy! Last summer Dan (my man), got into his head how fun it would be to make things to sell in our Tack Shack and Hoedown at the ranch...

Food

French Pastry Delight

January 15, 2020

Enjoyment of Cooking Together With Dan being home full time and winter in high gear we both enjoy doing many things together. We love trail rides in t...

Health

Scratchy Throat Tea

January 10, 2020

Itchy Throat and Congestion Most of December and part of January I have been battling a cough. It turned into a pretty nasty cold but once I made this...

Healing

New Year…New Hopes

January 2, 2020

Today brings joy On Christmas eve we celebrated our Lord Jesus’ birthday thanking HIM for coming from a perfect place in the heavens to save us!...

Food

Refreshing Winter Salad

December 29, 2019

This salad is so simple and so worth serving to your family or in your entertaining. It just takes a few ingredients and a whole lot of herbs to leave...

Ministry

New Trading Post and Workshop 2020

December 29, 2019

A 2020 Vision for Ranch We are in the planning stages of building a new place for creating projects with the kids and then selling them in the trading...

Food

Homemade Eggnog…Cooked

December 28, 2019

Cooked vs. Raw It has been many years since I tried making this wonderful beverage homemade and the last time I did it was raw. I used fresh farm chic...

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