My heart and my home.












Pressed reset this morning or last night rather when I forced myself to go to bed early instead of burning the midnight oil (again). Woke up earlier than normal and this day has been fantastic as a result.

Yesterday we played at the farm. I planted some tomatoes and green beans just in time for today’s rain. These little things like the salamander I unearthed center me and make me grateful for all I’ve been given.


Green smoothie recipe b/c it’s a main food group for us these days.

handful of spinach

1 frozen banana cut into pieces

1 handful frozen strawberries

1 cup coconut milk or more if needed

I also add some vitamin C powder and a powdered nutritional supplement for a boost

blend till smooth

Today’s inspiration:

*blessed weekend friends

Fall Goodness

Two days left till departure and knowing the weather won’t be the same when I get back I’m trying to soak in every ounce of the fire colored trees and autumn breeze. Campfires, pie/cookie baking and fall festivals!

October. things I’m grateful for

*Bernheim Forest Color Fest

*Homemade pies

*Our front step and that little guy who’s growing up so fast

*Momma Chicken and her babies + the first of our Copper Maran Eggs. Variety is rewarding

*Cooler weather and our dock on the river

*Finished handmade (by me) Christmas quilts started last year. Ready for a colder winter this time.

Old-Fashioned Gingersnaps

3/4 c butter

1 c sugar

1 egg

1/4 molasses

2 c all-purpose flour

2 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

1 t ground cinnamon

1 t ground cloves

1 t ground ginger

add sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add eg and molasses; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Chill dough. Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls and dip into sugar. Bake at 375 for about 10 mins. cool on wire rack. 4 dz