Making it Up as I Go

Ever since I can remember I’ve struggled with the English language. Not only do the rules all defy all good rule making logic, but it’s also very limiting. The words just don’t always work to describe something in a good enough way.

Last week, I was prepping for a class and learned that the English word GIFT translates into 8 different words in Greek! EIGHT! Continue reading

Weed killer

Every year we get lots of weeds in all the cracks of our sidewalk that runs next to the foundation on one side of our house. I’ve used bribery (kids pulling them) I’ve used chemicals, sweat equity, and I’ve even tried ignoring them.

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Bribery usually results in a short lived help, and roots not pulled out – so they come back quickly. Chemicals I’m not excited about w kids and a dog around. Sweating – I can think of better ways. And ignoring doesn’t really solve the problem, and I don’t want them to totally ruin my house.

So, I was on the hunt for a natural method of some sort. After several minutes of Pinterest research I found several similar recipes that all promise great results. Two ingredients were present in them all – vinegar and salt. Both things I had on hand. Continue reading

French Onion Chicken

noodlesI saw a similar recipe on Pinterest this week, but it called for making this into a casserole and baking it for an hour. I’m not a big casserole maker, and an hour would be too long of a wait for my hungry kids on a week night. SO I modified the recipe into a stove top dish, and it worked quite well!

2-3 chicken breast cooked and chopped into bite size pieces

1 liter box of chicken broth (I used low sodium)

16oz French Onion Dip

12 oz egg noodles

1 Cup French fried onions Continue reading


We were doing some celebrating of mother’s on the show Friday, and it got me thinking about my mom. She’s an amazing lady who taught me how to fold clothes, wash the floor, and make my bed. She allowed  me to explore (even on top of the counters) and encouraged me to experiment. She showed me what it looked like to love, and how to stand up for myself and others. 

My mom has faced struggles, we’ve been at odds, but through it all I’ve always known that I could rely on my moms love being ever present. My mama bear has got my back and she’s not letting go! 

Thank you mom for helping me grow and learn throughout my whole life. I love you. 

Sageism #158671

“in Nana’s car you have to turn a crank to get the windows down. She has an old car I guess.”

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Friday Night Games

This past weekend was the second annual Glory Gals Retreat . I’m honored that God has chosen me to play the role of organizer for it. As I was finishing the last bit of packing equipment up and getting it loaded into the truck, the director of the facility that is used asked me a great question. What were three things I learned from the weekend.

GULP – ummm ahhhh I had to think about that. It’d been such a busy weekend I hadn’t taken the time to ponder. So I sat down and thought about it.

Here’s what I came up with: Continue reading

He woke me up!

coversI’m awake…I look over at my phone for the time…4:43am. I want to close my eyes and go back to sleep, but I know if I attempt it, I’ll just toss and turn and wish I was asleep. So I take a moment to listen to the quite house. Pull my phone under the covers to hide the light from my sleeping husband, and open up  Continue reading