Early Morning Blessings & Heart-Full Chocolate Chip Scones

Why is it that some mornings one wakes with a sense of blessedness, heart full and eyes open, and other mornings lids are leaden with a heart to match?  Is it the simple fact that the sun is shining?  Or is it more likely that your heart is open, and you are shining? Wake up…

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Easter Miracle & Blessing

Spring awakens creativity.  What better time to enjoy the flow than Easter.  We decided to ‘get our Easter on’ on Good Friday.  This year, has been a little precarious to make big plans, with just launching into springtime schedules, Hubby’s workload has been a bit heavy, and Mama’s just trying to figure out how to make it…

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Homemade Baking Powder

Let’s face it.  Sometimes the homestead kitchen runs out of the basics.  What to do then?  When you have cornbread nearly mixed, and you just have the baking powder left to add….and low and behold, there is one teaspoon of baking powder left in the container when your really need four.  Well, a mama could just…

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Vanilla Love ~ Making Vanilla Extract

I have a confession to make.  I completely, absolutely, unconditionally am in love with vanilla.  Shhh…Don’t tell my husband.  I dream of vanilla, and all it’s passionate yumminess. The organic, rich, calming mellow smoothness of its aroma beckon me.  Let me bathe in vanilla, let me be surrounded all my days by vanilla. Oh, an ode to vanilla…. The exotic…

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Dreams

We each have a plan and a purpose.  We walk this earth for a reason, for such a time as this.  We were created with uniqueness, beauty, joy and gifts that belong only to us.  We are given the gift of life to fulfill creativity, to bring it into fruition, the one of a kind gift that is your soul’s journey.  It…

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Spring Cleaning Our Homes and Hearts

I can smell it in the air, spring.  Inhale, drink in the promise, the hope of spring.  There is more light, the sun is gaining power.  You can stand in the rays now, and feel a penetrating warmth.  Nature is bringing forth a new beginning.  Birthing through the darkness, you can feel it starting to…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A very warm and heartfelt thank you to my beautiful friend, kindred seeker, hunter, gatherer, and mama, Gina, for the nomination, and also for supplying me with a well-spring of inspiration and support over the years!  I feel blessed to walk barefoot, the grace-laden path with you!  Thank you Gina! May you continue to fill the well….all is well.…

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Winter’s Gifts…Special Oranges

As my eyelids flutter toward open, darkness and winter’s chill brush my shoulder.  I nuzzle deeper into the cocoon of cotton and down I have surrounded us with to shield from winter’s cold night, deeper into the warmth, and the loving arms of my loving man.  “It’s time.” he whispers, lips brushing mine.  I breathe in thanks…

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Afghans

Love on a string Love looped and turned, weaved expertly to warmth. Around and again, forward and back. prayers on the lips, whispers on the heart. Love comes together wrapping us tight holding us warm as arms and hands. Stitches remain constant and true testifying  love that warms the body, heart and Soul. Strings of love woven together,…

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Crocheting Life into Blessed Living

Crochet.  Rhythmic, dynamic, meditative movement.  Balls of cotton wound with promise of sweet release.  Feeling the string wound round my fingers, allows my mind permission, space, to begin to unwind.  Ages old, the practice of winding, moving, knotting, and back, go again, looping and twirling, colors releasing into magnificent patterns of hope.  Breathing deeper, moving slower,…

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