Stinky Business

When we showed up at the farmhouse a few months ago, the place stunk to high heavens. Skunks had moved in under the house, bringing their unmistakable scent with them. We could barely stand to be in the house. If it hadn’t been that the weather was frigid, we might have set up camp on…

Life Plus Cookies

How are things going with all the changes? Crazy times. Truth be told, my life hasn’t been altered much. Most of my days are spent watching Baby J grow, doing small jobs around the house, and cooking up some yumminess. I guess I was already practicing social distancing and sheltering in place. Lol! The problem…

Smoky Pork Chili

I don’t always know in the morning what I’ll be in the mood for at the end of the day. Sometimes, I just opt for throwing some meat along with a little broth and salt and pepper into the crockpot and wait for inspiration to come. That is how this recipe came about. I started…

Iced Lemon Cookies

One afternoon last week when my grandkids were visiting, we all got a craving for something sweet. I decided to try a cake mix cookie recipe with the help of seven-year-old Josiah. The Iced Lemon Cookies we produced turned out to be super easy as well as delicious. I did a little bit more research…

Small Acts of Love

Baby J is ten months old! Where has the time gone? Nearly walking and soon to be running, this little girl has grown in so many ways. She has left her infant status behind. Confidence is emerging along with a spark of adventure as she investigates everything in her view and babbles endlessly about it….

Split Pea Soup

This weekend we stopped for lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. We ordered a mushroom pizza with truffle oil—my favorite flavor when it comes to pizzas. I just love it. Since Baby J was with us, I also ordered a cup of their Smashed Pea Soup, which she gobbled up along with bits of mushroom…

Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

This recipe is one I pull out for special occasions or when asked to bring something to a brunch. I took it to my women’s Bible study this week, and it was a hit. There is no reason to wait to try this. It is a delicious treat that can elevate any day to special.

Go Out and Play

Isn’t it amazing that when God designed us, he included play and discovery to be part of how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made?” Not only is playing fun, it is also necessary to our well-being. So, I say, make time to wander, be amused, have adventures, and just spend time together playing. It will make you smarter and more connected. As for me, I plan to never miss an opportunity for fun. Life is too short to miss out on the good stuff.

Trustworthy Travel

When you’ve got a guide you can trust, you don’t have to worry about the path you’re on. ~Bob Goff I love to travel. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I have a bit of wanderlust in my blood. I am known as girlonadventure on Instagram. In fact, for those…

Tomato Basil Soup

This time of year it seems the weather cannot make up its mind. It teases with warm days only to dash our hopes with cold wind and rain the next day. Today, is a soup kind of day so you know that its chilly and wet outside my door. Here is a very simple soup…