• One Little Word 2020 Recap: Generous
    GOALS,  LIVING

    2020 One Little Word Reflection

    I love choosing one word (okay, sometimes two) to focus on each year. I’ve been doing this for a decade. Wow, time flies. I take a lot of time to think and pray over my word for the year. Sometimes it comes to me in November, sometimes at the beginning of January, but it always comes. I think we can all agree that 2020 was quite.the.year. There has never been one like it.     In 2019 my word was adventure. I’m glad that wasn’t my year for 2020! My word for 2020 was generous. Specifically I wanted to focus on monetary generosity. I love doing a recap of my word…

  • One Year Fostering Update
    FOSTER CARE,  LIVING

    One Year Fostering – The Good, The Hard & The Sad

    Yesterday marked a year since we had our first foster placement and I wanted to share a bit of a review of the year and an update since I haven’t shared a fostering update since May! This year has been the hardest year I’ve had in a long time, but honestly, also probably the most rewarding.     We honestly feel like so many others we know would be much better at this fostering thing than we are, so, we are praying God will work in all your hearts to take the step to get approved for foster care. Just a heads up for when God starts nudging you. ๐Ÿ˜‰…

  • Garden Tour - Planting Our Backyard Garden Beds, The First Rhubarb Harvest of the Season Plus Composting Worms!
    GARDEN,  LIVING,  WELLNESS

    May Garden Tour – Planting Our Backyard Garden Beds, Plus Composting Worms!

    I thought it would be fun to document our garden this summer. Living in Saskatchewan we have a much later planting season than a lot of other places so we just got everything in the ground.     We aren’t doing anything crazy in the garden this year but I love documenting it and seeing the plants grow and how much the trees grow from year to year.       LINKS rhubarb syrup for soda our garden two years ago

  • Gluten Free Bake With Me - Gluten Free Banana Bread, Dehydrating Herbs and a Gluten Free Sourdough Starter Fail
    FOOD,  GLUTEN FREE,  LIVING,  RECIPES

    Baking Gluten Free Banana Bread, Dehydrating Herbs & A Failed Gluten Free Sourdough Starter

    This week I was doing some gluten free baking and herb dehydrating and decided to do a bake with me video. Also, I have my first attempt (and fail) at a sourdough starter. Since making the video I have decided I WILL TRY AGAIN! Ha, hopefully there will be a gluten free sourdough success video in the future. I have another post with the banana bread recipe but I’ll include it below as well.       Here are some links from the video: banana bread recipe my food dehydrator homemade gluten free all purpose flour more gluten free recipes  

  • 34 Birthday Goals While 34
    GOALS,  LIVING

    Thirty-Four Birthday Goals

    Well, today I turn another year older. I’m not really big on birthday celebrations. I usually like pick what I want to eat and go on a bit of a local-ish adventure. Other than that I often spend the few weeks leading up to my birthday thinking of goals for the next year. Back when I turned twenty-six (a lifetime ago!) I started making a list of goals based on my age. I like doing this larger list of goals because it forces me to be a bit creative and my list ends up including a number of quick and easy ones, some practical ones and some I need to…