Cowboy Cookies

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Tire of Life

Tired of LifeExhaustion, fatigue, lazy, tired, pj's, sleep, sweatpants, bed, pillow, blanket, backache, headache, achy and feeling sick all the time.This is how I have felt for the past two months. I'm sick of complaining about it but most of all I'm sick of not feeling good. It is beyond discouraging. I cannot figure out how to conquer the way my body feels right now. I've tried working out, I've tried drinking coffee all day long. I've tried getting more sleep. I've had less sleep. NOTHING has worked. My body literally is worn out....more

Zucchini Oat Bread

Zucchini Oat BreadFall in love with your favorite breads for Autumn. This bread will be added to your list of favorites if it's not already on there.Homemade, moist and tasty. You can't get much better than that.If you are a bread lover such as myself, you will absolutely fall in love all over again. A warm slice with some butter spread on top makes this a wonderful breakfast or snack!...more

A Cloud Of Insecurity

A cloud of insecurity raining over my head calling me Eeyore from Winning The Pooh. Head hung low, shaking my head from side to side trying to escape what this cloud is dropping upon me.Is life hard, kind of, but not where it was the past three years. Or maybe that's it...maybe that's where it all comes from. These past three years of heavy downpour, torrential downpour finally gaining suns first bright beams. A flower bud popping through the surface as if the rain has finally let up. The clouds stay low from the evening dew but still the sun shines through....more

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea SoupI love soup and I love split pea. I made this recently on a morning that was chilly and gave a good excuse to have soup even while it's still summer out....more

Sloppy Joes- Bagel Style

Sloppy Joes-Bagel StyleI must give credit to my beautiful mama. She always has the best dinner ideas when I fail to let my mind come up with...well anything. I have many days where coming up with a dinner "idea" is challenging for me. Those are also the days I love to sleep in, lay in pj's all day and watch romantic movies and not clean an item in my house. :)Anyway, my mom brought this idea to the table and we devoured it. It was so delicious and a quick last minute option....more

"Gain" Such A Beautiful Smell

"Gain" A Beautiful SmellEvery time I go and visit my parents up in Washington, I always leave their house with the best smelling laundry. You may think I'm crazy but truth be told, I enjoy doing our laundry up there as I know there is a guarantee of freshness to be had in our suitcase upon arriving home in Oregon....more

Fresh Garlic Toast

Garlic ToastHere is another creative idea from my husband the same night he made blackened fish fillets. He was on a roll with not only being creative but proceeding to make it that night and having it be completely satisfying to my palette.Hooray for a husband who enjoys to cook once in awhile....more

We're Going Camping Now We're On Our Way...

"We're going camping now we're on our way. We're gonna climb up a mountain and run and jump and play..." This was a song from my childhood. I have no idea who sang it and what it was on, but it definitely is still a memory my entire family holds. :)We went camping last year but Cooper was a little too young to remember. I on the other hand, remember all too well. Not an ounce of sleep was able to rest upon my droopy eyes....more

Passion Crumbled

I've been reading a book by Larry Crabb called Shattered Dreams. He talks about the impossibility to truly know Jesus until we face trials of many kinds; shattered dreams. He proclaims all throughout the book about what it means to feel Jesus, hear Jesus, and rest in His presence....more