Harvest Apple Cake

Harvest Apple Cake

 This cake has long been a favorite recipe of mine. I’ve made it for a lot of years and don’t even remember when I first made it. I find myself pulling out the recipe every autumn and at other times of the year too! When I have extra apples, I chop up enough for this [Read On]


Good-Bye Braces!

October found us at the orthodontist ready to say good-bye to braces! Everything went very well, according to the orthodontist, and the braces got to come off earlier than we were thinking. Double hooray! Matthew and I, neither one ever had braces, so we really couldn’t relate to Renae in this experience. My older sister [Read On]


You Alone, Jesus

Lord, you are awesome and I give you praise, Lord, YOU are my Savior! Please guide my ways, Root me and place me just where I should be. Lord, may no idols rise above Thee. Break down my idols whatever they are, Break them, Replace them! With all that YOU are, Grow in me Jesus, Make [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 48}

Winter Arrived! Monday started at as a beautiful fall day with sunshine and seventy degrees. In the afternoon, the wind picked up from the north and the sunshine started to disappear and the temp started to drop. Winter arrived along with a big wind and cold temperatures. It settled in for the week and appears [Read On]


Gifts and Gift Packaging

I’ve long loved gifts and gift packaging. It rather goes along with decor and homemaking in a way, I suppose. In both cases, I am putting together things I like or love and fixing them in a way that makes me smile. I’ve wished before that I could run a little gift packaging business. Not [Read On]

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Which One?

Because I liked these pictures…. And because I liked them…… IN COLOR…. IN SEPIA…. IN BLACK AND WHITE….. WHICH COLOR IS MY FAVORITE???   I REALLY DON’T KNOW!!!   Hmmmm……   What do you think?!!! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


Memoir Monday {No. 47}

Apples patiently waiting to get made into apple dumplings! Because, you know, you can’t have harvest without a spill or two. The moon was beautiful last week. Stripey socks ~ because they’re fun. I was so excited to get to go to our niece’s Hello Kitty birthday party! And of course, you need a Hello [Read On]


From Point A to Point B to Point C

When we got married, I started out driving a 1989 two door gray Blazer that still had a tape deck and I still listened to cassette tapes. I loved my little gray Blazer. My young husband had sold his black 1993 Chevy stepside pickup right before we got married and bought the Blazer for us. [Read On]


Amid the Turns {Five-Minute Friday}

It’s that time of year. The leaves have turned. The weather is turning. And turns and turns again. Teasing us. Beautiful and gorgeous and just right one day. Then changing and turning cold the next. Calm and cool. Windy and wild. Sunny and soft. From one extreme to another here in this Kansas land. It [Read On]


Lilla Rose Sale November 2014

Surprise Sale!   Lilla Rose is offering a two-day sale! This one is 10% off of holiday-themed items and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $40! {I am always all about free shipping!} The sale runs today and tomorrow ~ Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Flexis [Read On]


The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle

I’m joining in with other bloggers to spread the word about The Ultimate Christian Living Bundle. If you’ve been wanting some new reading material or eyeing any of the titles below, this is a great time to snag them, plus a bunch of extras! Add them to your library and/or gift some to friends and [Read On]


Cozy Fleece Blanket Giveaway From Orkin

It’s a giveaway! Orkin is giving me a cozy, fleece blanket AND giving one away to one of you! Want to enter to win? Read on and play the Mouse-in-a-House Choose Your Own Adventure game! Fall has arrived, and cooler weather has come with it. Whether or not you know it, your warm house is an [Read On]


Three Things {Favorite Finds No. 2}

 Here are a few favorites again! {some affiliate links included!} {No. One} These big, fat straws! I love them for ice cream shakes or Root Beer Floats. The very first great, big straws we ever used were at Freddy’s Frozen Custard. Then, one afternoon we were at a friends’ and she had some. I soon [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 46}

It’s pumpkin time of year! Pop over here to find this yummy Pumpkin Souffle candle ~ Duals make a great place to sit and eat a snack. It’s nice to be the helper~stop and eat pie while Dad keeps working on the header! Milo to cut! A very exciting arrival! A new-to-me lens for my [Read On]


November First Equals November Flexi-of-the-Month!

Happy November! The thankful month! Every month and every day are good days to be thankful, but with Thanksgiving coming in November, it seems like it makes me think about it more. I’ve noticed over the last few years, that there is a thankfulness trend online, during November. That’s pretty cool, I think! It helps [Read On]


We Cut Soybeans 2014 {Part 3}

And a few more photos of bean harvest! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


More Quotes and Words That Resonate With Me

Oh the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person: having neither to weigh thoughts or measure words, but to pour them out. Just as they are-chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest [Read On]


Even Though…Yet I WILL…

Even though Satan hisses fiercely and growls threateningly and mockingly and darkly in my face… Even though discouragement swirls in eddies and drops of disdain, from others, fall in cold splatters flinging their deceit up and around me… Even though milo falls down and rains don’t come or come all at once and bills stack [Read On]


Flexis of 2014 So Far……And a Giveaway!

A look back at our Lilla Rose flexis-of-the-month for 2014, SO FAR…… What do you think November’s will be???   {Giveaway happening at the bottom of this post! Don’t miss it!}   Colors on Parade stepped forth in January. February brought us Fantastic! The Flying Jewel hummed in for March. This one is my favorite this year, so far…. April’s Aqua [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 45}

Our O’Malley kitten! She’s growing up! We’ve had two kittens from our earlier litter, die and two have disappeared. It seems it’s feast or famine with cats on our farm. We either have almost too many or can’t quite keep any around. Who knows why??????? {And we do not eat cats. The feast or famine [Read On]


We Cut SoyBeans 2014 {Part 2}

Heading back to the field for the next load~ Thirsty work~   up close ~ Right in the heart of the action ~     Beautiful day, beautiful beans, beautiful clouds ~ Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014


Peyton Manning

Well. I’ve meant to post this poem written by my daughter for quite some time. Along with a lot of other to-post-to-blog pictures and paraphernalia. I find my desk littered with scribbled bits of paper and lists jotted and every now and then a coherent thought caught up in the fray. Some manage to make [Read On]


Kick-Back, Read and Relax, Autumn Giveaway!

Because I love to read….. Because I love autumn weather………. Because I love giveaways……. Because I love these three books so, so, so much……. Because it just seems like the time of year to grab a cozy blanket and cuddle down with a book, a real book, not an e-book, ………. Because I had the [Read On]


A Quick Bit About Books Just Because

 Here are the books I am currently reading. What are you reading?   I seem to always have more than one book started at a time anymore. Never used to do that. I am fascinated with the way life is always changing and the ways I change, have changed, will change. I digress. {change } On [Read On]


Memoir Monday {No. 44}

It’s a Memoir Monday day! This is a bit of a willy-nilly Monday post. A bit of this, a bit of that. A lot of one thing or another.  Darling candy wrappers! I really, really liked them. Festively Fall. But not Halloween. I am not a Halloween fan.   More festive fall. Autumn!!! Funny, twisted [Read On]

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