Engaging the Senses

The heat here in the Texas Panhandle the last few weeks has been oppressive. Even with four seasons, we generally just experience two of them here, summer and winter. We have had triple digits lately even though the calendar still said spring until last week. So this time of year I enjoy making all kinds of […]

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As homemakers we have the power to nurture our families and the power to neglect.  Ouch!  Deep down, our heart’s desire is of course to nurture those in our homes.  But sometimes… we just get distracted.  Ding!  It could have been a notification, or some app alerting you to something not so important or, well… […]

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Have you ever thought about how what we surround ourselves with affects us?  If we have a messy environment, we are more prone to feel bad.  On the contrary, if we surround ourselves with lovely and beautiful things, it lifts our spirits.  No matter where we live, we can surround ourselves with beauty.  It really […]

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  “I found peacefulness of spirit in a quiet forest glade. And a beauty in it’s silence that a city never made.   The reflections of a tree-top and a cloudlet, fleecy white, enticed my wistful fancy to a pool off to the right.   And I languidly leaned over, and I garnered from the […]

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Christmas carols, sharing the real meaning of Christmas, twinkle lights, family gatherings, making memories together in the kitchen whipping up yummy Christmas treats. These are a few of the things that make Christmas time so special. One thing that we look forward to as family at Christmas time is making decorations – anything from stringing […]

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Today we have a post from our sweet new contributor JES from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth:     “Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor.” ~ Victor Hugo   If autumn was to claim one sense, I think it would be that of smell. Memories of these cooler months are most often associated with […]

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During the fall, and especially close to Thanksgiving, my baking goes into overdrive. My husband has fond memories of Thanksgivings spent at his grandparents house when he was growing up. His grandmother would begin baking cakes and pies a couple of days before in preparation for the whole family coming to visit. He once mentioned […]

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Everyone that knows me knows that I love to cook, and everyone that knows my family knows we love food. We especially enjoy all kinds of Mexican food. Today I would like to share with you my homemade Pico de Gallo recipe. The recent cool, fall weather the past few days made me think of […]

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