"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!!!

"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city
of David a Saviour, which is
Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:10-11

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Blessings........

"What do you do? You're just a housewife and slave, aren't you?
A nursemaid to a bunch of kids?" ~ "NO. I have a
fantastic job, a terrific career! I am a curator in a
museum ~ a museum of memories!!"
~Edith Schaeffer, What is Family. (Very good book by the way:)

That is what I have been up to....a very, very busy
week creating memories!!

Even though my children are all grown, it is fun to still
make memories. I have been sewing up a storm!! Making a
couple lap quilts, PJ pants and I am about done. :) We
basically have no money this year for gifts...so it has been
such a BLESSING to see God provide just what I needed out in
my "stash" of fabric. God is so Good and I feel richly Blessed!
I will show you some pictures of what I have done after
Christmas, just in case anyone "peeks" at this blog before
tonight. :) Our children are all here tonight for a very healthy
fish dinner....mmmm, can't wait!!..... and gifts and tomorrow we
go to my hubbies Uncle's house for Christmas dinner. We were
just going to hang out here at home and not do a big dinner
Christmas day, but with the snow and the storms, his aunt
and uncle will be alone since they cannot get anywhere and
their family cannot get to them. :( So, we are happy to spend
the day with them, they are the only "aged" family we have left
that are like my children's grandparents, we
have many happy memories with them.

Hope and pray for you all today.....Peace to you as you
go about your preparations....May Love and
Joy and Peace abound in your homes
tonight and tomorrow and always!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!

May your days be filled with the Glory that shines around us
because Jesus came, He died and
He Lives Today to bring us that Peace
and Joy that passes ALL understanding!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Kitchen

I love how that little light reflects a star on the wall!!
The last few years I have not had a place for my little houses.
So this year I put them in the kitchen!! Most
people collect beautiful Vicotorian house. Not Me!! Mine is this
very fun barn and look at the little lady feeding her chickens
and behind her there is a chicken coop!! Oh yeah!! Love that!!

And MY beautiful house is made of LOGS!!

One other thing I always want to do is have a Christmas tree in
the kitchen.....to decorate with popcorn and cranberries and
gingerbread.....well this year I decided to put this tiny tree in
my kitchen and adorn her with cookie cutters, dried orange
slices and my wooden garland that is sliced
apples and gingerbread men.

And of course....no Christmas kitchen is complete without the

wonderful smells of baking sifting through the air,

warming and cheering the whole household!!

Hope you are all enjoying these days leading up to

the celebration of our Saviour's birth!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Lazy Afternoon.....

Last Saturday a friend and I went to Lark Gardens......
it was the Grand Opening of their little store!
There chef (who, by the way, had a very ENGLISH accent:)...
was tossing things around in the kitchen and
giving us samples in order to taste
the vinegars made at Lark Gardens.
I bought one small bottle to try. He had it on kale with shallots
and garlic (also available in the store).
We tried it the other night and it was GOOD!! You just splash some
vinegar in a couple times during sauteing....
They had different vinegars on plums, potatoes, strawberries.....
They also have little starts in there greenhouses and in the
winter will have fresh greens for sale in the store.
And speaking of greenhouses!!! One of them had citrus
trees!! There was a lemon just about the size of a football!!
We all decided we needed a greenhouse like that attached to our
house that we could just leisurely wander in to, but with glass
ceilings in order to see the sky......maybe your hottub could be in
there or just a spot for tea and reading!!
I also brought home Organic lollipops for those who
stayed home that day. :D

The Store......

At the Nutcracker Tea.....

All my ornaments that didn't sell are soon to be in my Etsy shop.

I LOVE this paper!! It is from a grocery bag!!!!

Soon I will have my daughter's link on my sidebar.
She has been busy making some very fun things for winter!!

The Ballet.....

The Nutcracker Tea.....

Each table with a cup of mini candy canes for stirring!
Wonderful young ladies serving....aren't they adorable??

The Finale'......Frozen Cranberry Raspberry Mousse.