Engaging the Senses

I have been making this recipe for years and it is one of our favorites so I wanted to share it with you. This is a very easy but unique recipe for bread. The rosemary and black pepper make it anything but typical, but you will love the taste of wedges of the warm bread […]

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Our country’s Independence Day will soon be here, so how will you celebrate with your family?  We hope to go to a couple of parades this coming week, and we also plan to watch some fireworks displays that we can see from our neighborhood.  We have watched the fireworks like this for many years!  No […]

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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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