One thing that helps when you’re trying to keep your eating under control is keeping your hands busy. Nothing does that better than yarn. No, I don’t mean tying your hands together…I’m talking about knitting and crocheting! Sister learned how to knit a few years ago and has far surpassed my expectations. She makes simple things like scarves, but also fingerless gloves, mittens, hats, socks and even stuffed toys…er…amigurumi. Love… Continue Reading
What do you mean “clean your dog WITHOUT shampoo”? Why would you even want to do that? We’ve got a black Lab. Labrador Retrievers are supposed to have water resistant coats – because their job is to retrieve downed waterfowl for their hunter masters. Anyone who’s ever duck hunted knows that if you’re hunting ducks you’re on or near the water, and the chances of any duck you hit dropping… Continue Reading
It’s pretty trendy these days to make your own cleaners, and for good reason. Many people are waking up to the fact that we are practically assaulted by chemicals every day. Reducing the amount of chemical exposure your family receives can mean better health in the long run. This all purpose soft scrub cleanser is a great way to green your cleaning supplies. It’s so easy to make and you can… Continue Reading
“Mister’s not feeling well. When will you be home?” I was on my way back, when I got a text from my hubby. I’d spent the last couple of hours or so conspiring with some ladies that I had hiked around Israel and Jordan with last summer, to make plans for the upcoming visit of another lady from our trip. She was my roomie, and coming all the way from… Continue Reading
Since we observe the 7th day Sabbath in our family, I don’t do any blog work from sundown on Friday to sundown Saturday. This time is a much needed “island of rest” I look forward to every week. Time to disconnect from the busyness of every day life, time to study scriptures, time to fellowship with other believers, time for family.
Are you increasingly uncomfortable with the ingredients found in commercial products? You know, the ones you put on your skin…use for your health…and all over your home? Do you feel like you’re surrounded by a noxious chemical cloud and worry for your safety…and your family’s? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a resource of easy, proven recipes for homemade remedies and herbal products to replace those chemical laden… Continue Reading
Today, I looked at my desk. It looked back…mocking me. I decided I wasn’t going to let my desk ‘dis’ me like that. And I had a re-visitation of starry host singing hallelujah and radiant glory shining down upon me (or How I Found the Possible Holy Grail of Paper Organization). And behold, a revelation on how to decide what to title the six sections in my (possible) Holy Grail of… Continue Reading
If you are like me, you have piles. Because organizing doesn’t always come easily for you. Deep down inside, you WANT to have files…neatly color-coded, alphabetized files in fashionable designs housed in cute but functional receptacles for said files. You want the contents to be neatly arranged, so whatever contract, bill, recipe or other item magically appears the instant you look for it. The reality is that files just don’t… Continue Reading
It’s been a month since my last blog post, I don’t know where the time has gone! The last several weeks have been busy with “getting through the holidays,” fellowship gatherings, and adjusting to life with a black lab puppy. Well ok, that last one is probably where the time has gone. She is pretty high-maintenance… Unlike my chickens.
We don’t do Christmas. And no, we’re not atheists. We took a serious look at the traditions in our Christian faith and didn’t like where some of them started. Particularly Christmas and Easter, which have roots in paganism. I’m not going to go into all that in this post, but if you’re curious you can read the post I wrote a while back titled A Clear Picture of Christmas. We also don’t “do”… Continue Reading