Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paleo Maple Sugared Pecans/Walnuts


The Best Ever Sugared Pecans...I promise!

I confess, this is probably one of the most addicting little snacks I've ever made.

It's also quite likely the easiest. It takes about ten minutes and three ingredients(that's including the salt) to make these little pieces of divine yumminess!

All you need is a big cast iron skillet, some pecans/walnuts, some maple syrup and a stove.

My recipe varies a bit from most of the others I've tried from around the web. I actually use a bit more maple syrup, I suppose it just gives them a bit more coating and hey.....that's a good thing, right? I mean, seriously....if a little sugared is good, then more sugared just has to be better!

So, let's get it going, ok? Trust me on this, you're going to be making them a lot this winter. They've become a favorite at gatherings around here.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Steel Cut Oats with Maple Syrup & Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Nothing says “comfort” any better than a steaming bowl of oatmeal for breakfast on a brisk Fall morning. 

Our favorite version around here is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats. 

That’s a mouthful….no pun intended.

Steel Cut Oats take a little patience. They’re certainly not instant and they’re not quick. It takes about 20 minutes to cook a pot of Steel Cut Oats, but they’re worth the wait.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

All Natural Lavender Rose Body Powder with Essential Oils

Everyone who knows me at all, knows I'm a bit old fashioned...well, actually a lot old fashioned.

I've always loved dusting powder, especially lavender or lilac scented.

Since I quit buying commercial body products, I've done without.

Yesterday, I finally got around to making some.

Yea, me! I sort of like it too! It's a great, old fashioned sort of bath powder.





Thursday, September 18, 2014

Almost Paleo Big Skillet Chicken

I have to call this "almost" Paleo because it does have two small variations, but I was basically experimenting in a hurry with this one and I think the end result pretty much justified the variations in this.

I've said it before, one of the things I love about eating Paleo and natural, is that you just look at what you have and figure something out.

I have to confess, I ran across something called "Big Skillet Chicken" that someone had eaten in Branson and I worked off that, modifying as much as possible.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

GOD CROCHETS A RUG ~ A Story of GOD's Design!


Today's blog is a bit personal. It is a story I've been wanting to share for some time. I actually wrote the story years ago, and today I felt it was time to dig it out, edit it a bit and share it with you. Many of you have seen the big crocheted rug on my pictures of my front porch and some have asked about the rugs. I think it's time for this miracle to be published. Some of you likely won't believe it, I had a time believing it myself at first, but remember, with GOD....all things are possible.

GOD CROCHETS A RUG




I happen to love crocheted rag rugs!

My love affair with hand crocheted rag rugs began years ago at a yard sale. 

I was just out for a drive in the country one day when I sort of happened upon a yard sale at the home of an elderly lady who was moving.   







I found a multicolored round rug, which I thought at the time was a braided rug. I took it to my little grandmother who told me it was not braided but crocheted. 

She then told me how women had saved scraps of fabric, cut them into strips and using a double chain stitch, crocheted them into rugs for their homes. She taught me to do the double chain stitch and I began to make rugs from every strip of fabric I could find. I cut up old dresses, shirts and sheets, anything that would work. I bought fabric and planned the color schemes for some, while some just became a collage of prints and colors. These lovely things I could create with my own hands fascinated me and I had them all over my home.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Essential Oils for Back to School

Love it or hate it.....

it's here once again.....

back to school..... 

back to books.....

back to.....you remember the rest? 


BACK TO SCHOOL!



Summer is winding down and getting ready to head back to school is in high gear! 

This can be a very stressful time for parents! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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