With God at the center of our lives, even the simplest of things are infused with peace and joy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 79


All snuggled in and waiting for the snow.....still waiting! UPDATE: IT'S FINALLY SNOWING!! 😍 ❤ 😍 ❤ 😍 ❤ 😍

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Happy first day of Spring!  

Monday, March 19, 2018

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 78


No matter how tall the mountain, it can not block out the sun!

Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage and Using Leftovers

Dinner is already in the crockpot.  Corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, onions and carrots.  We will get several meals out of this besides just tonight.  
With the corned beef we will also have Ruebens and corned beef hash which will use up the leftover potatos.  We'll also be having a "Meatless Meal" with the other half of the cabbage ~ I'll be making roasted garlicky cabbage steaks and augratin potatoes for another meal.  
For this recipe you will need the following: 
  • 2-3 lb corned beef brisket w/spice packet
  • 1 head green cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes or sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 1 - 1 lb bag of baby carrots
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cups water

Add potatoes, carrots, onions
and cabbage to the bottom of the crockpot. 
 Add corned beef brisket on top. 
Pour water over all of the food. 
Sprinkle spice packet on top of meat
and vegetables.
and cook on HIGH 4-6 hours 
or LOW 8-12. 

What's on your menu for today?

Sunday, March 18, 2018

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 77


Skippy and the kids were out getting some wood ready.  They say SNOW IS A COMIN!!

Saturday, March 17, 2018


Good morning, all!  I know it's only breakfast time but I've been CrAvInG some pepperoni pizza.  I am supposed to stay away from carbs so a couple of years ago I found this Crustless Pizza recipe.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I am happy to say, it is DELICIOUS and even comes off the pan in slices.  WOO HOO!!  
Guess what's on our menu for tonight?  (praying)  😁

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 (8 oz) full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • toppings of choice
  • garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350*.  Lightly coat wbaking dish with cooking spray.  With handheld mixer, mix together all of the crust ingredients until combined.  Spread in baking dish, bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Let cool for 10 minutes

Spread on sauce, arrange toppings, add cheese and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Bake an additional 8-12 minutes till cheese is melted and slightly browned.  

ENJOY!  I know I did!  

Friday, March 16, 2018

365. Photo A Day Challenge Day 76


I absolutely LOVE how YOUNG LIVING says thank you to their ESSENTIAL REWARDS customers with FREE items!  ❤

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Morning Quiet Time

Drinking my coffee and having my quiet time is something I truly love to do in the morning.  My favorite place to go is on the porch.  There is something about being outside talking to God while being serenaded by His own beautiful birds.  Unfortunately, it is still too cold here so for now, my quiet time has to be inside where it's warm. 

I have a few devotionals that I use, including my Bible, going back and forth between them. It is amazing to me that no matter which one I am using, it has EXACTLY what I am going through and says just what I need to hear for that day.  God truly is AMAZING and always seems to meet me where I am.  

THANK YOU, FATHER for your mercy and grace.......I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Day of Firsts

This post happened in 2015, however, I didnt realize till just today that it never posted so I am going to post it today.

Kiddo and I were going to see our daughter, Bean and her family in Kansas.  Her husband, Tex, was in the Army and stationed at Fort Riley.  In order for Kiddo to be allowed on post he had to have a form of identification.  Since he doesn't drive and has no license we had tonget an ID card for him.
He was extremely nervous to not only have his picture taken......
but also have to give his signature was a little overwhelming for him.
As we were driving home, we just hapened to see the imfamous KRISPY KREME donut sign lit.  When it is lit it means...........
When we stopped, we didn't just get the hot glazed donuts.  Oh, no....I had to get one of these bad boys.
Caramel Chocolate Pretzel.  All I can say is........

Monday, March 5, 2018

A Little About Me From A-Z

A. Age: 53
B. Baking ~ one of my favorite things to do
C. Crackers, cheese & grapes are my favorite snack
D. Daughters ~ I have two ~ Goose and Bean
F.  Farmhouse ~ a lifelong dream to live on a farm and in an old farmhouse has come true.
G.  Guitar ~ I absolutely LOVE acoustic guitar music and could listen to it all day
H. Hair ~ my hair is naturally curly but I prefer it straight
I.  Independent ~ I am very independent and prefer to do things for myself.  It's hard for me to ask for help.
K. Kitchen ~ The heart of our home
L. Laura ~ that's ME! 
M.  My heart belongs to My Skippy Man ❤
N. Nana to 3
O.  Oranges ~ I once craved oranges so badly and couldn't stop eating them I called the doctor to which her response was....."No one ever overdosed from eating too much fruit....ENJOY!"  😱
P. Prim/country ~ that is how I want my entire home decorated
Q. Quilts ~ I love to make them, they are so beautiful....so much love goes into every stitch
S. Son ~ Kiddo who is 24
T.  TV ~ somwthing I have watched too much of these past 2 weeks
U.  Unicorns ~ I've never seen one 😜
V.  Vickie ~ my sister who passed away in 2002
W. Winter Wonderland ~ I love waking up to an unexpected snow....BREATHTAKING!
X. X-tra time ~ I never seem to have enough od it
Y. Yo-yos ~ I want to learn how to make these and do a table runner and tie backs for Bean
Z.  Zombies ~ I love The Walking Dead

Well there you have it. You all know a little bit more of me.
Feel free to complete your own little All About Me from A to Z.
Let me know you did, so I can find out a little more about YOU!  πŸ˜€

Saturday, March 3, 2018


To my BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING children: As a mom, I make mistakes, sometimes more than I would like to admit. But I will always be there for you, to hear you, cheer you on, to laugh or cry with you, to protect you with my life, and to love you for eternity with all of my heart! No one will EVER love you more than I do!

Friday, March 2, 2018


I have been looking for a good while to find a gluten-free pancake that not only is easy to make, tastes delicious but that also actually looks like a pancake.  I would have thought that would be an easy task.....I was wrong.  

After many attempts using different recipes I found on the internet, I finally found one that I LOVE on The Novice Chef.  They are light, fluffy and are made with almond flour.  YUMM!!  The recipe is easy and doesn't take long to put together at all.

These are pancakes I made for dinner last night.  I have been under the weather and didnt want to make a big meal so we had pancakes and sausage links.


If you would like to try this recipe, head on over and visit Jessica ny clickong HERE!


Sunday, February 11, 2018

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 73


We got this door from a sweet friend and can't wait to turn it into a headboard for our bedroom.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

36t Photo A Day Challenge Day 71


My precious sleeping buddy (hand warmer).  This is how Kitty sleeps almost every night.    She just loves to be loved!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 70


This young man bolted out the door the other day and got into the pasture.  Someone was then surrounded by calves and their Mammas and received a good smackdown.  He was taken to the vet and thankfully he is just cut up and bruised, nothing broken.  Praying he has learned a lesson from all this, but we're not too hopeful!  😡