Monday, October 15, 2018

A Little This, A Little That...

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Wow!  It feels like it's been forever since I've been on here!
And it's now Fall time.
Time flies when you're having fun, I guess...


Let's see where to start....

September was a blur!
We had so many things going on.
We finally got around to having a 
Graduation Party for my son.
That was so much fun and so much work!

Then October rolled around and
it's been pretty busy too...

We got around to purchasing and 
freezing green chilies for the year.

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I just LOVE their bright green color!

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We've been busy canning...
We made salsa!

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We also canned homemade fruit syrup
 and cherry syrup!

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We made strawberry freezer jam!
One of our favorites besides Plum Jelly...
(I'll be canning that here soon)

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We've seen some AMAZING sunsets!


And last but certainly not least...
If you follow me on Instagram,
you know we went camping this last weekend
and woke up to snow
and these AMAZINGLY beautiful frozen Aspen leaves....

I have a ton more pictures from
 our trip that I'll post next time.

Well, I've run out of things to say,
so I'll close for now...

Thanks so much for stopping by...

HUGS!!
Amy










Monday, September 3, 2018

Seasons Changing...



Well Hello There!

How are you?  I've been here and there and everywhere!
Summer came and went so fast.
I think I just blinked and it was gone!

The boys have been doing school for a month now.
My oldest has graduated from High School
and life is moving at a fast pace!

So, I thought I'd drop in and say a quick hello
before Winter arrives!
HA!

The leaves are starting to change
and some of the high countries have seen a dusting of snow.
We've gotten a few rain showers here and there.
And any more God gives us, is always a blessing.


I'm trying to enjoy all the flowers that are hanging around.
There is a coolness in the air,
which tells me seasons are changing....

As the new season welcomes us,
 I try to take moments through the day
and just rest and enjoy the peace and tranquility around me.


So, as you go about your busy days
 just remember to stop when you 
can and enjoy the moment.
These seasons are fleeting....

This has turned out to be a very busy month for us
and it has only just begun.

Planning a late graduation party for my son.
Hunting season is here.
Lots of learning to do.
Taking part in home school activities.
Family coming for a quick visit.
Planning a few mini camping trips before the snow flies.
And many others things I'm sure will come up,
because they always do!

I hope you all have a great new season
and thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time,

AMY






Thursday, July 19, 2018

Carrying On...


Hello!  It's been awhile and I thought to myself
I have a minute to share
 something quick with you all.
(Smiles)

It's been one crazy busy summer.

Going here and there and filling our
 days with lots of activities.

Camping
Fishing
Swimming
BBQ's
Hanging out with friends & family

The one and only thing I can truly say about this summer is
 that I am so OVER this heat!
And this humidity has been awful.
You have to remember we live in this desert place 
where high humidity is very uncommon.

But, we carry on. 
 Cause in Reality, there is nothing we 
can do about the heat or humidity.

I woke up this morning with hardly a voice
and I thought what the heck!

Oh well...guess I'm meant to stay quiet today.
And that's okay, I'm carrying on..

Some things are completely out of our control
and we need to accept the things we can not change.

We need to Carry On...

We need to Carry On and ask God to handle the things 
that we simply can not do ourselves.

So many people are struggling with all sorts of things,
health, bills, worries, fears, anxiety,uncertainties of the future
and the list goes on...

I'm telling you, we still have to Carry On with our days.

God has got all these things covered.
Trust Him,
 Lay them down and Carry On!

Don't let the struggles of yesterday, your past, 
today, the week, the month
heck even the years to come 
Define You!

God is defining you, let Him do His job and
CARRY ON!

Okay I feel better now....

I hope this post encourages you and inspires you.
Sometimes we all need a little reminder
that God is in control of all things!


I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Until next time.....

HUGS & BLESSINGS,

AMY






Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Busy, Busy...

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I'm Here! I'm Here!

Just thought I would pop in real quick and say HELLO!

May is a very busy month for us.

School is coming to a close and the little boys have 2 weeks left,
big boy is done with college classes until this Fall.

We are getting things ready for our
 annual friends and family camping trip.
Memorial weekend fun!!

Every day I try to get things put in the camper, 
so it's not so overwhelming before we go.

My hubby planted grass seed, 
so I've been watering morning and night.
Plus, there's all the other things that need tending to.

We have had family home and that was
 busy, busy for about 10 days.
We miss them all ready!

Mother's Day Barbecue and a relaxing day!

Vet appointment for our Daisy Girl.

Lots of errands have been ran and 
many more to follow I'm sure. HA!

We have been praying daily as we are in a drought
 and we are now inundated with grasshoppers!

Grasshoppers will eat and destroy anything in their paths.
So, as my mom in law was praying she asked for flocks of birds
to come in and eat the grasshoppers!
Guess what?  The birds have come!!
We've never seen so many birds on our property!
Thank you Jesus!

We are continuing to pray for these birds and for rain!!

The month of June is gonna be just as Busy, busy!

We are taking a family camping trip for over 10 days!!
We are gonna go exploring....
And we are so excited!!

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Thank you for stopping by!!!

Until next time....

Hugs and Blessings,

AMY



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Homemade Is Better...



Well Hello There!

Is it April all ready?  How can that be? It was just March.

Spring is here, or so they say.  How's that saying go
April showers bring May flowers?
I sure hope so!
We've gotten a few rain showers, 
enough to keep the dust at bay for another day.
(Wink! Wink!)

The weather has been so unpredictable! 
One days it's very warm,
the next day it's very cold.  
I think it's confused!

We want Spring!! 
And with Spring brings color and 
warmth in the days and showers!

How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?

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Any who... 
I thought I would share a 
yummy scone recipe.

As all of you know, I love scones. 
They are so easy to make and
you can add just about any flavors
 together to create a yummy treat.

They can be made gluten free or not.
As sweet as you want them or 
with very little sweetness too.

Really....the possibilities are endless.

I've posted many scone recipes on my blog over the years
and today this one is just as good as the others.
Probably one of MY favorites!!

I mean who doesn't love 
Fresh Cranberries and Oranges??

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Orange Cranberry Scones

2 Cups Flour (Gluten Free Flours work good too)
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Stick Butter, cubed
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
1 Egg
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 Cup frozen Cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
With a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour,
 baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
With a pastry cutter or your fingers cut in the butter
with the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. 
Add in the zest of the orange and then make a well at the
center of the mixture and add the orange juice.
Then add the egg and the sour cream, mixing together with a fork.
 Stir in the chopped cranberries until combined.

Place the dough out onto a floured surface and form a round ball.
 Cut in half. Take one of the half pieces of dough,
 form a ball and roll it into a 3/4-inch thickness.
 Cut each ball of dough into eight triangular slices.
Place triangles on the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Drizzle with a simple frosting if desired.

Makes 16 scones

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Personally homemade treats are better,
wouldn't you agree?

Plus when you make them, 
you know what goes into them.
And you can pronounce all the ingredients!!
Now who doesn't love that?!

Wholesome yummy treats for your
 friends and family to enjoy.

Well, I've rambled on long enough...
I should go find something to do
 outside while it's warm out.

Until next time,
I hope you all have a great week!



THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY...

HUGS,







Thursday, March 22, 2018

Teach them to Cook...


 
 

Good Day!! How is your week treating you?

We are doing good here. Enjoying the warmth of the days
and trying to get outside when the wind isn't blowing.
Which...some days that is a challenge!

The weather is suppose to be in the high 70's 
and then low 80's with wind...oh goody!  I can hardly wait!
(enter sarcasm here)

So, on days that the wind blows you to Kansas,
I try to find things to catch up on in the house
or I like to bake.

I love it when I find my helpers wanting
 to bake or cook along side me.
I find great joy in it!

I'll let them create a special treat for the family to try
and sometimes we judge the meal or treat
 for some good ol' fashion fun!
(like being on Chopped)
We  I watch a lot of cooking shows and of course
 the kids baking shows.
I love that there are kids that love to create through baking.

We've got to get inspired somehow....

Awhile back, I showed the boys how to make crepes.
We did a lot of laughing as we were trying
 to master the flipping of the crepes.


Each one of them tried their hardest to 
flip it without it landing on the floor.


Some, well....never made it back to the pan...


And others were airborne!


After many flips and flops,
we managed to get several made.

I must admit to you, that my oldest son 
is now a pro at making crepes.
When he wants crepes, he makes them. 
I gladly gave up that job,
They are a lot of work!
(Wink inserted here)


And after it's all said and done,
we spent time together creating something yummy
and making special memories!!

I think it's very important to teach our children how to
cook and to clean. We are giving them such a gift
that they can and will use daily!




I couldn't have said it better myself!

I love the time spent with my boys.
I love to see the spark of creativity in them.

And oh boy, have I eaten some interesting food concoctions...
But, I wouldn't change any of it for anything!


Do your children like to cook in the kitchen with you?





I hope you all have a great week!

Thanks so much for stopping by...

HUGS,







Monday, March 12, 2018

Mondays...A Fresh Start....

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Mondays
Every time a new week comes around I am reminded of
the Scripture in Lamentations 3:22-23

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed
for His compassion's never fail,
They are new every morning
great is your faithfulness.

I love this scripture as it just goes to
 show that God is truly for us.
He helps us get through anything
 that we might face.

Mondays seem so hard for me. 
As I try to catch up on things
I might have pushed aside through the weekends.
When my hubby is home, my routine changes 
to accommodate him and the chores that need done.

We work great as a team to get things done around our home.
The boys help when they can (which is often)
 and when it's nice outside,
we are outside!!

We have been doing a little remodeling 
and upgrading our new camper.
So, that has been taking up a lot of my weekend time.

Once it's all finished,
 I'll post some before and after pictures!

So, as Monday is here and that time change
 really seemed to mess with my sleep
I feel a bit slower than usual.
Maybe turtle speed is more like it... Ha!


Any who, Monday is here and a new week has begun...
and I am so glad His Mercies are New Every Morning!

I saw this quote the other day and I just loved what it said!


I hope you find great comfort in the new week!

Thanks so much for stopping by....



Hugs,


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