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Food

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...

Health

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...

Food

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...

Ministry

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...

Food

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...

Food

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...

Health

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...

Ministry

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...

Health

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 ...

Food

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...

Health

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...

Food

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...

Crafts

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...

Food

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...

Food

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...

Food

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...

Crafts

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...

Food

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...

Healing

Mitchy Mo Updates

May 23, 2020

October 22, 2020 As Kinzey and I are preparing for a weekend of baking and crafting, I get a call from Mitch that the transplant coordinator contacted...

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...

Food

Fruit Salad

April 23, 2020

Spring has sprung when you can celebrate with some fresh fruit! OH how I love to add this to an evening meal! So refreshing and easy to make! Ingredie...

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