Monday, November 21, 2011

Maple Popcorn

Pop the corn and place in a brown grocery sack... about half a brown grocery bags worth.
Salt and shake in the bag.

In a heavy sauce pan mix:
1/3 c. maple syrup
2 tbs. water

bring to boil, syrup mixture needs to be at softball stage. I use a candy therm.
Poor over popcorn, and shake the bag, keep shaking... Are you still shaking? You can stop now!
Allow to cool and serve in a pretty bowl.

This is a crowd pleaser, and its low calorie.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Walk in the Woods...

You never know what you will find on your morning walk. If you are quiet and follow the tracks... and hold absolutely still for what seems like hours. They will never know you are there, and they will go about their business as usual.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Textbook Storm In the making...

Littles is our resident meteorologist. She has wanted to be a meteorologist ever since I can remember. The other day she had her weather guide out and was showing me some diagrams of a super cell. The next day I was working in the backyard and spied a wonderful sight, I had to grab my camera, because Littles was away from home. Here are the captured images...

The diagram...

The real thing...

Although there was no wall cloud associated with this storm, it was amazing!

I only wish my camera could have zoomed in a little more...


Monday, August 1, 2011

On the needles...

Here we go again. I am attempting to make a baby sweater. I love, love, love knitting. I enjoy baby projects the most. I must have some sort of knitting going on, it brings me peace, and soothes away any stress. At this point in time, I have no little ones due, but who knows, my friends now have married children who may someday have need for a sweet baby sweater. I will need to make it in a different color. I don't think most enjoy the colors I like. This color is honey, it reminds me of fall leaves, pumpkin pie, and all things warm and wonderful about fall. I find Debbie Bliss to be an excellent place to start. I have enjoyed the many patterns I have made from her books. I finally purchased this one, before the library banned me from using their copy. I am having fun.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

An evening walk

This evening Little's and I ventured out for a walk. It was not just any ordinary walk, our walk had a purpose.

We were blessed with the many beauties our Lord has created. We carefully passed by the fields of wild grass.

We wound our way down to the creek. And enjoyed the many wonders of water and marsh plants.

Upon reaching our destination we joyfully set about the business of collecting specimens of the most perfect shapes and colors. Taking care to harvest only a few here and there, noting we will be sure to return in the near future.

Once we returned home we reminisced, and gazed upon our prized possessions. Noting how lovely they will look in a white vase on the dinning room table.

Blessings to all

Now for the truth, the distance is about a stones throw from my back yard. The creek is just a drainage ditch that runs behind our house, and we were eaten alive by bugs. But in my mind it was a beautiful place and I was with my sweet little girl.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pondering Life...

I am so thankful for my son... Deep thoughts, I wish time would stand still like this photo... He may be leaving us after his Dad returns home this fall. Jared, I love you and thank you for being you.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Simple Pleasures

Some of life's greatest pleasures can be found on a plate... The comfort of summer evenings, cool breezes, and tasty fruit. Simply wonderful!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Such Wonder

Your creations never cease to amaze me, I am truly in awe of your wonder!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Simple Breakfast

...There was wonderful oatmeal, steamed all night until each grain stood out softly and separately, with Chrystobel's cream to eat on it, cream almost as thick as the oatmeal. Eaten in old Haviland china saucers with sprigs of forget-me-not on them, and a silver spoon so old it was almost paper thin. Then there were hot rolls and dougnuts and coffee!! Simple breakfast indeed!

The Substitute Guest

~Grace Livingston Hill

Now that is my kind of breakfast. Do you have passages that make you long for a simple life, with true beauty to enjoy? Please share!


Saturday, March 26, 2011


These cuties got a glamor shot. I love orange and silver together. Blessings~

Friday, March 25, 2011

Something tasty!

Yum! And so good dunked in hot coffee...
I used Anna's School house donuts recipe from Pleasant View Schoolhouse.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Loving my family

Who wouldn't want to love a face like this?Even when she is distracted...
~Blessings to all~