Showing posts from 2017

New Years

Hello friends,,Its been a while since I have been on here. Sorry. It has just been a whirl wind of stuff for me. I have been busy busy busy, and then there is the holiday thing too. It really changed for me this year. Lots of stuff, too much to mention. Plus I fell into sort of a depression missing my mom this year. Last year she passed away, but i rushed through everything to get through it. But this year it really hit me and on top of that my whole family life changed. I realized that it got smaller. The influential people that I grew up with is no longer here for holidays. I have became the adult and Elder in my family. The Elders that are left in my family don't come around anymore. It's sad I know.

But any who!!!! I just wanted to pop in and touch base with you all. How was your holiday? I pray it was a good one for you. How are you all spending your new year. We were supposed to be in church and preacher hubby was to preach at two churches tonight for watch service, but…


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What are you thankful for??

Today as I began to prepare for a Thanksgiving meal I was helping to provide for, my emotions was all over the place. In the last few years my holiday has changed and changed a lot. Now I am considered one of the elders. The elders that I grew up with is no longer around. They have all gone on home to be with Christ. When I looked around it just seemed unreal to me. When did I grow up so much that I am now the grown-up?  I now have two Aunts and 3 Uncles, plus my mamaw, that is it in my family. Yes I have a sister and a brother, but like me this is it.  

I have always loved family and loved deeply. Family is one of the most important things in my life. I have always wanted to keep the family together. But time shall have it's day. God always know when to take and when to give. However I know that I am not the only one that has to realize this. It happens to all of us. Each of us will eventually go through this.I thank God for allowing me to morn this morning, to work through my fee…

Happy Thanksgiving

Here it is, another turkey day. We want to wish each and everyone of you that follow my blog a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING, from out family to yours. 

Remember to always be thankful for what you have today. Because we are not promised tomorrow. Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

I pray you have a blessed day. Your bellies get filled and you have a peaceful rest after all is said and done. 
1 Thessalonians 1:2 - We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

No Gentlemen any more!!

So what has happened to all the Gentlemen?? I tell you what. I had to go into two different restaurants tonight and order food. One right next to the other one, walking distance.  So I go into the Chinese restaurant, pick up my order , go next door to the Fish House and get my order there. When I turned to go out of the fish restaurant There were 2 men standing next to the door. Here I was with both hands full and do you know not one of them offered to move and open the door for me.  UGGGGG!! What has happened to men opening doors for women, and helping out when they see a woman with her hands full.  So men WHAT happened to being gentlemen?? I know women can be independent and such,,but GEEZE!! help a lady out when you can. Just because we are in 2017 doesn't mean manners was thrown out with the bath water.

Where are all the gentlemen at??  WHERE!!!

Day 8 November Photo Blog

Howdy y'all!! Today has been one of them days. Ya know,,want to get things done and never can. Well that happened today of course.  But I did manage to remember what today's photo was to be. Today's photo is to be of "In my Cup"  Well that could have went two ways but I stuck to what I think they were really meaning. Here is my picture !!
Can you guess what's in the cup?  A old Southern favorite. We even had a feud here in the USA over it, the Boston Tea Party of 1773, where some disguised as Indians destroyed an entire shipment of tea that was sent over by the East India Company over the Tea Act. Which the British responded harshly to this and then came the Revolutionary War. There is a bit of history for you. 
But us southerners, we love our Tea sweet, ice cold, and served with lemon or mint. I can take it either way, today with lemon. i love Tea. I have friends in the north that drink it mostly warm. I even have friends over seas that do that the same way. O…

Day 7 November Photo Blog

Today couldn't have been more fitting. Today's photo is to be of Home Remedies.  As of last night my lil guy became sick with cold like symptoms. You know the coughing, stuffy nose, fever, chills and so on. So what does this mama do? Well I slather him up last night in a homemade chest rub made from essential oils. Today I have made sure to keep the chest rub on him and have also put some Stress Away on him so it would help him to rest. But here is today's picture.  When people get sick around here we try to use something that we have on hand instead of running straight to a doctor and creating a bill.  So in the picture above there is Raw Honey (local), Apple Cider vinegar, Lemon Oil, Stress away oil, Lavender Oil, Peppermint Oil and Panaway Oil.  These items and more that I have are used in several different ways. I have said in earlier post that when my family can be organic, we do. I try to buy the things that we can afford to be organic when I find it on sale. There a…

Day 5 & 6 November Photo Blog

So as you all know as I stated before I take Sunday to enjoy with my family and try not to blog.  So I missed yesterday for posting my picture for the photo challenge from Mother Earth News. The picture was to be of a house plant.  I couldn't just choose one so I took a picture of a few of them. I have yet to bring them in. I need to but I have severe allergies and really need to take them down to the basement. I really love house plants. 

Today's photo challenge is to be Fall Smells. Well I love the way the air smells in the fall, it has a crispness in it. But as far as smells that I like, especially in the house, I have 2 favorites.  That would be pumpkin pie and apple pie spice. Which are two very similar smells.  But you can make a difference in them. They remind me of holidays and family. 
May this be a blessing to you and yours.

Condolences for the Texas First Baptist Church Shooting

This blog post today goes out to those in Texas that was affected by the shooting at the First Baptist Church yesterday. 

There was 26 killed and 20 wounded from this terrible attack inside a church. My prayers go out to each and every family that is involved. 

There is no way that I could ever imagine going to church and not ever coming home to my family or being one of the lucky ones and having to face my family to tell of ones that didn't make it. 

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray right now in Jesus name to give guidance and comfort to those hurting, to those that are wondering WHY, to those that have lost and have seen evil and need help to understand. God we know not the Why ,just what is being broadcasted, but Lord you know and you can calm a mighty storm in the lives of these families. God place you hand upon those that were wounded and heal, God place your arms around those that lost and comfort and let them know that you are with them and are not leaving them. God you are our mi…

Day 4 November Photo Blog

Hello, hello. I hope everyone is doing well today. I know that I have had a terrific day today. Spent the biggest part of the day at a church function with my son and two of my lil cousins. It was such a blessing to be a part of that and be with some really great friends. Their church folk was just awesome.

But enough about all that. But being as I was there today, we did have what my photo needed today to eat.  Today's photo challenge was Comfort Food. Now I can honestly say that I love me some comfort food. There is so much that I can consider comfort food.  But mostly all of in the colder months of the year.  But there is nothing better than snuggling up somewhere and enjoying a warm bowl of soup.
Veggie soup that is with deer meat. Nothing any better. Well there are but you know what I mean. 

Well that is all Folks for tonight. This woman is one tired woman. It's been a long day for us.

May blessing to you and yours.

Day 3 of November Photo Blog

Hello fellow friends. Here I go,,sharing once again, see I said that I would try to keep up. HA!!  But today is day 3 to share a photo. Lets see if i make it on to another day.

They asked for a winter pantry picture. I struggled with this picture. I will share why. When I think of all that the Lord has blessed me with food wise, I think of those that have not. Will it be boasting if I show a picture of my pantry? Will I be bragging?  I think not, but it still don't help my heart. Coming from a family that family meals was a big thing each night, and making sure that people had food and plenty of it "AT TIMES" was big. My grandma as soon as you stepped in her home she was offering you  food and drink. Here we are on day 3 and yes I decided to share that picture. This is just one of the cabinets in my home, as you can see it goes on back. I have three more doors just like this, that connects to this one and each is packed the same. Plus we canned food for winter that is in …

SO I FAILED,,will try to do better!!

So here we are in November and I only made it through 19 days of October blogging along with the Blogtober blogging.  I got busy,,what can I say. Here we are starting a new month and I have found a Picture a Day to blog about and with. Maybe I can keep it up. I am certainly going to try and do my best to do and do the whole month.  We will see,,this begins a very busy month of the holiday seasons coming in. Life gets hectic sometimes and I tend to fall behind. But I am making a promise to TRY!!!! Even if I have to catch up a few days in one. HAHAA. Like tonight. So I am posting the picture of the 30 day challenge, day 1 and day 2.

This is from Mother Earth New magazine which I truly love love love. I learn so much from them,,(no this is not a affiliate shout out) it is just truth.  

Day 1:: a cozy Spot,,my couch with a old quilt.

Day 2:: Handmade item,,a quilt I sewed for my daughter.

Instead of quilting it I tacked it with thread. It's made from bandannas.  

 There you have it folks. …

Blogtober day 19 Freshly made bed

Hello all. Well this one is one that I will miss out on doing.  

Freshly Made Bed

You see I think my bedroom is personal and private between my husband and I. That being said, I find it weird taking pictures of my bedroom. Especially to post on social media. If you agree or disagree, it doesn't matter, my way of thinking and feeling is my way of thinking and feeling. I'll still love ya!

But on another note, I can tell you that I love the crispness of sheets that have been put out on the line in the fall of the year, and the freshness they bring in. They are a little rough and not soft like being in a dryer. No dryer sheet could ever match the scent of the fresh outdoors. god has a amazing way with all things he has made.

Blessing to you and yours!!

Blogtober Day 18 Throwback Thursday

To be honest,,I have nothing for this one. But I will at least try. HA HA. So for a Throwback Thursday I thought and thought about what I was a supposed to do. I even googled what it meant.

I took the last meaning off because of a curse word. But it didn't have any meaning anyway.
So my throw back is going to be of a picture of me from back in the day when my daughter was still in elementary school and one of me now. Hey not much has changed other than me getting much older.   This is the one of me when I was younger. I had these pictures took with my daughter and my mom. Glamour Shots is what they was called and they was all the hype back then. 

Tada,,here I am today.           Much older and much more mature.  Like I said not much has changed. So this is my Throwback Thursday. 

May this be a blessing to you. Always know that you are beautiful no matter what age you become. 


Blogtober Day 17 My favorite thing about Fall

So this is a little late getting out, our homeschool group had a field trip yesterday so I was busy all day.

Good morning folks!! Today I have a field trip so this will be short. The topic that was chosen for today is what " My favorite thing about fall is". 

I must say that Autumn is my favorite all time favorite time of year. the air gets a little bit cooler. Those that know me know that I can't handle the heat. With my breathing issues and my allergies heat is not my friend. In the fall of the year the breeze is crisp and clear. Like its cleansing to me. There is a freshness about it. Sitting on a porch in the fall of the year drinking coffee first thing in the morning watching the sun rise wrapped in a blanket or house coat,,oh MY!! There is nothing more better. The autumn colors just amaze me. God has painted the most beautiful colors in the fall of the year.  Yes I know spring is pretty and full bloom,,but see what He does with those colors. He makes them darker shad…

Blogtober Days 15 & 16 One goal this month, and Whats on my desk

Since yesterday was Sunday and our time together as a family to worship, I chose not to write. We are just to busy on Sunday's to do much of anything. Yesterday we had Homecoming at church with a fellowship meal afterwards and the husband preached on the radio broadcast. So today I am going to combine both days. Which shouldn't be that hard.

So yesterday the post was about a GOAL that I wanted to accomplish this month. 

Well I can go ahead and tell you that it is to finish this months homeschooling lessons without being behind. So far so good, but you never know what may arise and knock us off our game. It never fails when we are ahead something comes along, but I am hopeful not this month.

Today's subject is  Whats on my desk.  Well as with many people's personal work desk it is a bit cluttered. 

I have homeschool books, a dinosaur, note pad, pens, Daily Devotional book, a few magazines,  my camera, a bottle of linen spray and folded socks. Yes I said folded socks. HAHAAA…

Blogtober Day 14 My Favorite Spot in the House

Good morning folks. I pray you all had a great night and was restful. Today's blog post is about my favorite spot in my house. To be honest with you, I have never really thought about a favorite spot in my house. I stay in my office area more than I do anywhere else due to being a homeschool mom. I love the kitchen, there are lots of wonderful creations made and shared. In the kitchen lots of warm conversations have been made at my table. Growing up, grown ups sat at the kitchen table and had coffee and conversations us children were to little to hear. They would send us out to play so they could be in private. Now me being a grown up, those conversations are not all so private, ha. I think they just wanted us out of the house, Today when I visit friends or family we do the same, the table is where we have long wonderful conversations. Still I wouldn't say it is my favorite spot. It's a comfort spot.

I love my front porch. I guess if I had to have a favorite spot it would b…

Blogtober Day 13 The New Recipe

So today when I went over to see what today's blog was supposed to be about, there was nothing there for the slot on the 13th.  Matter of fact the 13 wasn't to be found any where on the picture. I wonder if it was left out because of superstition? You know, it's Friday the 13th of October oooohhhh.  Yea lots of people have issue with that. Me I have JESUS!!

Anywho,,on to my own invented day 13 for the Blogtober.

I chose to do a new recipe.

Youtube an be awesome at times. I have found a whole new channel on there, that since I have been watching it, I have learned lots of new recipes and how to's.  I mean it's been a wow factor for me. The lady that owns the channel lives in Canada. She does things totally like our forefathers would have done to be sustainable and frugal.  Canning every thing she can get in a jar, baking her own breads and pastries, dehydrating every thing she can, including Chicken Broth!!! They grow their own meat and process it, chicken's, goats…

Blogtober Day 12 The Husband

Well it's better to start late than never to begin at all. You may be thinking "what is she talking about?"  Well I am talking about a link up party that is called Blogtober. It began on the first day of October, but I just now found out about it. It's a encouragement to blog each day about a certain subject.  So I begin today. 

The subject of today is My Husband. 
There is so much that I could say about the man that I married. It may bore you so I won't be long. I am head over heals in love with this man so much that my sister in law says that I have been brain washed into thinking he is just that great.

He is the shepherd of our little family, he is the great provider of that flock, he is a gentleman, a friend, a brother and a son. He rises early and leaves for work everyday, 5-6 days a week. 4:30 am comes early for some. His days don't end till sometimes 6-8 pm. His hours are long and hard but with each step of the day he reminds him-self that he does this n…

Maybe I am to Straight forward

Well today has just been one of those days. You know where you getup and think "I'm going to do something productive today" and that is as far as it goes. I did however get two kitchen cabinets cleaned out. More space to just fill back up , RIGHT!!

SO any ways after a tedious three hrs of homeschooling we finally got it all accomplished with only taking one hour away of tablet time. Oh and you would have thought I had killed him. It broke his heart, especially since I stuck to the punishment. Anyway off topic,,I am rambling.  As I sat down to rest I got to thinking of this blog and how certain topics do better than others. Got me to thinking about my posts. Then I come to the realization,, a ah ha moment, that sometimes when I write i'm just too straight forward. 

It just sort of gets put out there. Sometimes I have not sympathy on the subject or sometimes I don't show grace. The bible says this about Grace:: 

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even s…

Our Son's First Fishing Attempt

Well we finally did it. We finally took our little boy fishing. He is seven years old and has been wanting to go for ever in a day. A really good friend of ours said that she would take him. So off to the pond we went.

Now our little guy I don't think thought this through. He is not very patient and his attention span comes and goes. But we tried anyways.  He didn't catch anything but he tried. If you count all of 10 minutes trying. HAHA. He got tired of waiting.

He would rather be digging in the mud or trying to get in the water.  I knew that he wasn't ready for this but had to let him see for his-self. He loves to explore and find bugs or lizard, creepy crawlers as I call it. That is right up his alley. Fishing not so much except holding the fish and looking at it. Exploring a fish. That's it. Our friend caught several fish and she let him hold each one she caught. That made his day more than trying to catch it his-self.  All in all it was a great evening watching al…

Why That Picture?

Okay as many of you know that know me personally knows that I have a few pet peeves.  I mean I have some serious one too. But in all the ones that I have there are some that are really serious ones that I shouldn't even ever need to bring about to a conversation. It's common sense people. 


Okay so I am not perfect. I probably have posted a picture of someone that they didn't want posted on social media. I am sure we are all guilty of that. But this is not what my issue is.  My issue revolves around our children's pictures on social media. I often have to ask WHY???

So maybe your not following me.

Nudity pictures or half nude pictures of our children.  Cute little baby pictures that are innocent to us. You know the ones i'm talking about. The ones with just their bums showing. Or the ones in the bath tubs with a cloth covering them in the private areas.  Or how about that picture of your daughter in a bikini at the beach? Not yet a teen, or pr…

Canning Season has arrived!

Don't know about your family , but in my family we can up food to help sustain us through out the winter. With prices of food and with the way things are going in our world, it's not a bad thing to know how to do. So if you don't know how to, it would be a good thing to learn. 

Just this year so far we have canned 

green beans,

spaghetti sauce,
apple butter,
and vegetable soup.   '

It may take a lot of work growing the garden, and buying the supplies, and putting it all together. But it is worth it in the end. They'll be no hungry bellies when winter hits.  With the sauce alone there is so many dishes you can make. Same goes for the beans. They go well with lots of things.  I am thankful for the people that took time to teach me how to can my food.  God always supplies our needs no matter what. This is one blessing that I am glad he supplied.

The Surprise Birthday Party

Family is important to me. Family means everything to me, and I want it in my children's lives.  There is no better feeling than knowing that you have a family that is always there for you.  
This past weekend my mother in law had a birthday. She turned 73 years young.  the only thing she asked for was to have her kids around her and to have a fish dinner.  Well her daughter went one step farther than that. She planned a surprise birthday party for her mom. She invited the siblings and their children to come.  With this hurricane that was in FL we have a niece that lives there. She came up and was to be a surprise for her Nanny since we don't get to see her much. 
My husband and I picked up one of his younger brothers and his mom to. We were to bring her to the party without Nanny knowing what we was doing. She still thought we was going out to eat at a restaurant.  My husband and I took his mom shopping for a new outfit for her birthday. She loves having something new to wear t…

School has Officially STARTED!!!

Well it's that time of year again. SCHOOL TIME!!!  As most know we homeschool in our family. It's just what works and fits for us. I love so doing it and watching my son grow in knowledge. It is amazing what you see when you are one on one with a child in learning.  

This year I am using a eclectic source of books to teach from. I didn't stick to one company alone this time around. When my daughter was homeschooled I tried top stay with Bob Jones curriculum. Most of the time it worked out but I remember a few years that we went with whatever came my way. So with our son, I just chose the things that made since to me. Here is a picture of our school basket. This is where you will find all of his school material as far as books go. 

 As you can see there is a few different publisher here.  This year I have First Language Lessons, Horizons Math, and Abeka for Science and History. We have never tried Horizons for Math before.  So far he likes it.  Teaching second grade is new fo…