Monthly Archives: January 2021

A Curtain Hack & Sugary Bites of Bliss

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Hello, sweet friends… I hope the day finds you well… We have had the usual amount of rain this month… so naturally I’ve been doing lots of nesting…(aka online surfing) which is how I serendipitously discovered a sewing hack for curtains… actually a curtain valance… (and truth be told) It’s a small hack… but definitely share worthy… When I came across an adorable table runner I wondered what it would look like as a curtain valance over the kitchen window… The width measurements were perfect (86”) and with just a bit of sewing…I hemmed the length 1” it would fit nicely over the window… I was so pleased with the results that I ordered 2 more table runners for dressing another window in the kitchen… and dining … Continue reading

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A Tuscan Soup & Baguette Recipe

“ How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank Hello, sweet friends… I hope you are hungry today because this post is all about food… Keto Tuscan Soup I had to laugh when I received the recipe for this soup. It was shared by a new friend whom I met in an online bible study. There were no measurements just the ingredients. That being said I sort of experimented with how much to measure. Also…my friend is Italian and I’ve never met an Italian that isn’t a natural chef. btw.. this soup was fabulous! INGREDIENTS Hot sausage or just regular ground pork (I used 4 hot Italian veggie sausage links) onion (I didn’t use) garlic (3 diced cloves)chicken broth (I used about 8 cups) frozen chopped spinach (or fresh chopped spinach) I used 1 box frozen sun-dried tomatoes … Continue reading

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Put Your Heart Into It…A Recipe For Hearts

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Hello, sweet friends… I’ve been a crafty gal this week… playing around with 2 ongoing projects kept me joyfully occupied… the first one was a prayer journal… the second was… a Valentine tree…. Creative expression has always been important to me… I have found it helpful in releasing thoughts and emotions that sometimes don’t find expression. I’m grateful for the many ways to create…Painting…music…dance…writing… it’s taken many years to realize I don’t have to be “perfect” at creating … the most important thing I’ve discovered… is that by exploring ways of being creative… I learn more about myself and this helps me grow… my creativity allows me to just be me…and that, dear reader, is the sweetest powerfully creative experience there is. CANDY HEARTS During one of my excursions to JoAnns I came … Continue reading

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Welcoming in 2021…

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Hello, sweet friends… It’s Thursday early afternoon as I write this week’s blog post…the first week of 2021 has been lived… most of the Christmas decor taken down… lovingly tucked away… wanting to maintain a cozy vibe… I decided to keep 2 trees up… transitioning the main tree to a Valentine’s tree. I told Joe that my Valentine’s tree will become our new Christmas tree. (giggle) The point being that this year Id like to build a whole beautiful life from the smallest of moments making each day count the most. What’s Cooking? Often on Sunday I prepare a salmon dinner. I’ve experimented with several recipes and this simple yet delicious recipe seems to be our favorite. INGREDIENTS Creamy Dill Sauce ▢ 1 large … Continue reading

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