A pectin free easy recipe! Great for a fall gift or even saved for a sweet treat in the winter. The importance of this recipe is patience and the fact that it is pectin free. (Pectin - chemically, pectin consists of partial methyl esters of polygalacturonic acids and their salts - sodium, potassium, calcium and ammonia)… Continue reading Plum Jam
Dear mama, the trying mama… The one who one day hopes to be called “mama” The next few days may be the hardest for you, right there with Christmas and every other holiday when pregnancy announcements pop up everywhere. We are trying to pass by your post without tears, we really are. It’s not that… Continue reading Dear mama, the trying mama
From 1990 to 1993 it was just me. I was my parent’s pride and joy; they recorded funny baby things daily – talking to me after my naps, sitting in the bubble bath, swinging & bouncing in my baby bouncer. I feel like I am not the only 90’s baby that this happened to! On… Continue reading Why it’s “we”
Worship like you mean it.
We were ready for you, we were set. I was ready for you. Now that "ready" I thought we were is sitting in the corner of my room. At first it was all put together - a pillow, stuffed animals (that quickly became dog toys) and a quilt that Aaron's mom had made. I thought… Continue reading We were ready for you
Yesterday was my sweet husband's mother's birthday. Yes, my mother-in-law. That phrase, role, title whichever you prefer has rung negatively for so many for so long. For me, it is what I longed for the second I met Aaron. There is no way a man like that came from anyone less than incredible. And I was… Continue reading A true gift, from a Grinder
My dad has always told me “It’s all about leverage.” The summer I worked for my dad was one I will always remember. Wearing boots and carrying a hammer around. Mostly sweeping up saw dust and filling nail holes. He would pick me up before 7 a.m. with a smile on his face, no matter… Continue reading LEVERAGE.
Someone told me not too long ago, "We are all here just leading each other home." This statement has stayed with me, it has repeated itself over and over again. All of those around us are there for a reason; they are our life lessons. They teach us patience, love, and to be kind. They… Continue reading Just leading each other home
You saw me, you saw me the day I needed a boost in faith. I didn't even know you.. but we both know someone else. Monday afternoon was just a regular day in my small town. I was working lunch when one of my girlfriends from school asked me how I was, how things are… Continue reading But we both know someone else
"You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved." I find myself always looking... always looking for a project, a puppy, (that's not a joke) someone who might need my help or even a sign. Just something to reassure me that I am doing the right thing. That all the decisions… Continue reading You have been assigned this mountain