Yes, It IS a Post About Pickles!

Yes, It IS a Post About Pickles!

If you're not allergic to allium (onions, garlic, etc.) try a little experiment. Next time you are at the grocery store pick up some jars of pickles. Read the labels and try to find some that don't contain "onion (including dehydrated or powder), garlic, spices or natural flavors". This pretty much works for most "packaged" savory foods...but you will have a hard time finding any. If you are Continue reading

The Blog That Took 5 Years to Launch, Happy New Year, and One Word 2014

The Blog That Took 5 Years to Launch, Happy New Year, and One Word 2014

...well not quite five full years, but close enough... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I pray this year is full of blessings, peace and joy for you all. Let's not spend too long on the subject, but I feel like all I've done since starting my blog in 2009 is re-think, re-design, & re-launch!  If you're a blogger, maybe you can relate.  Some sites fit neatly into a niche (author/or wanna-be author, mommy Continue reading

She’s Coming Baaaaaaaack! {plus important subscriber info}

She’s Coming Baaaaaaaack! {plus important subscriber info}

It's true, I haven't abandoned the ol' blog about the crazy and the beautiful (the weird and the wonderful)! I just needed to take a step back to reevaluate why I'm here in the blog-iverse. Time (a whole lot of it) has been spent praying, dreaming, planning, scheming. There's no point in just taking up cyberspace without a purpose, a vision...some serious intent. It's not that so much is going Continue reading

Simple is Not Boring

Simple is Not Boring

Have I mentioned our drought a time or two thousand?? Well, after 2 big snows we have warmed up and are enjoying a quiet Saturday with a good soaking rain. I do have to venture out to run an errand eventually, but for now I've got beef stock cooking in the pressure cooker for a yummy sounding roast beef recipe we'll have for dinner and loving the sound of the rain. This afternoon we'll cheer Continue reading

Let Me “Q” You In

Let Me “Q” You In

FINALLY! I love the seasons, but lately southern Kansas has been changing (like over the last several years) and we are getting shorter and shorter spring and fall seasons and milder winters. THAT is why I am so excited about Winter Storm Q!! Besides the changing weather patterns we have been in a nasty drought. Depending on which forecast you believe, we could end up with anywhere between 4 and Continue reading