Tag: real life posts

Why I’m hitting the “pause” button on my involvement in Christianity

This post is hard for me to write, but it’s a long time coming. I’ve spent the last several years on a spiritual journey, and I’ve ended up in a lot of dark corners, dead ends, and places that feel suspiciously like Knockturn Alley… Continue Reading “Why I’m hitting the “pause” button on my involvement in Christianity”

DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary

Back in early September, not long after we moved out here, I ordered a bunch of dried herbs, including Dandelion Root, Devil’s Claw Root, Feverfew, Peppermint, Oatstraw, and several others from Mountain Rose Herbs so that I could try out different herbal tinctures. Well,… Continue Reading “DIY: Processing my herbal apothecary”

An unexpectedly blessed Christmas

I approached the Christmas season with a healthy amount of dread, as I have previously wrote about in this post.  I planned on avoiding all family gatherings and had a great excuse because of the hours I was working the fact that I would… Continue Reading “An unexpectedly blessed Christmas”

Scenic Saturday

The firefly

My favorite thing about summer are the lightning bugs.  They’re soothing to watch and the very sight of them fills me with nostalgia.  They take me back.  

An all-girls weekend

When their husbands are away, some women let their hair down, go out with friends, and get a little wild. Me? I stay in my pajamas all day and make dishes where the main ingredient is cabbage. I’m a rebel. Roxie and I have… Continue Reading “An all-girls weekend”

A short tour –

So now that my dining room is complete, I thought I’d give a little tour since I have modern mixed with vintage and I really love the way it’s come together. First, here is the complete dining room from the view of the hallway.… Continue Reading “A short tour –”

What happened to the magic?

A few weeks ago, I was excited about the upcoming holiday season.  With a new job in a company that is heavily focused on the holidays, I thought this year would be different.  The last few years, I have preferred for December to just… Continue Reading “What happened to the magic?”