Using Your Menu Plan – Being Flexible Without Being Careless

Now that we’re up and running with our menu plans, I want to remind you, once again, that menu planning is simply one tool in your big tool box of helps in looking well to the ways of your own household. It’s there to help you, not to hinder you.

Today, I want to examine […]

Little Things I Loved About Today

I love when the phone rings with one of my grandbabies calling. I love it even more when it’s one of the boys, ages 9 and almost 8, calling for their Uncle William. Today the 9 year old called and he and Will played a private, on-line game together for awhile. With only three and […]

Copper’s Day Off – Long Day Edition

Sunday, after church, Aaron took what he calls an “epic” spill while playing Ultimate Frisbee. He’s seventeen, and it’s been a number of years since I’ve seen his knees quite as skinned up as they are now. He kept playing, though. After the game, I found out that he’d hurt his wrist in the fall, […]

What’s On The Table This Week?


All of last week’s new recipes were hits! I love it when that happens! I have two more new-to-us recipes on this week’s menu plan. If they’re as good as last week’s, I’ll be a happy camper.

SUNDAY Breakfast: Blueberry Coffee Cake (One of Copper’s favorites!) Lunch: Potluck after church, We’ll take Oven […]

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Pretty – Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Sliced Strawberries fresh from our berry patch, with a dollop of fresh cream, whipped with cocoa and lightly sweetened with sugar.

Happy – Color on my entry way wall! Grateful for a husband who spent the better part of […]

Gardening, Baking, Sewing, Tilling………

I love days like today! We’re all home, we’re all working, but not necessarily together; and at the end of the day, I can look back and see that a great deal was accomplished. Copper will return to work tomorrow, after a week long vacation, and it will seem kind of strange without him here […]

Copper’s Day Off

The weather today was delightful. Sunny, warm, breezy. We were able to leave the windows open all day long, allowing the fresh air and the sounds of the wind chimes dancing in the breeze to fill our home.

It was, officially, my husband’s day off, but he’s been on vacation for the […]

The Weekly Menu

It’s been a crazy busy couple of weeks, but here we are on the other side of things. Looking back over it all, we’re so very thankful for God’s mercy and provision. Copper’s dad had a medical emergency while on a trip to Canada, but God brought him home safely. We had visitors at […]