Friday, October 28, 2011

Autumn... a time of changes

Sorry for the absence... wow I really say that a lot don't I?  Okay I'll have to be honest with you here.  My blog takes a backseat to everything else in my life a LOT.  In fact a number of things have taken a backseat to... to what you ask.  Unproductive busyness to a degree but mostly day to day living,  You see we have a number of things going on in our lives right now that are not ready to be revealed and a few things which are personal.   You know things like gathering information, research, accounting, and well, stuff.  I know so eloquent! ha ha.  And yes there are a few possible major changes in our lives.  Here's just a few.... our eldest graduates from high school in May/June, we are about to finish up Dave Ramsey's FPU, the on-going battle with clutter (we are starting to win!), the prospect of writing for a new e-zine with the possibility of a regular column,  the reworking of this blog (to include a name change!), and last but not least.... the possibility of opening an etsy shop.

Below is a comment I left on a blog recently and it describes my "home" loves because my family falls far above all of these things.

"OKay I have to admit I love to be in the kitchen... not just cooking but creating and recreating! Funny since I avoided the kitchen like the plague growing up. See I have champagne tastes on a shasta budget (super cheap soda)! So I love to recreate all the exotic jams, jellies, spice mixes, sauces, cookies, candies, beverages, and breads that I can. I love the sights and smells of freshly ground spices and fresh herbs. But that is not all... I love canning jars, bale jars, and wood... old terra cotta, glass bottles converted into drinking glasses, homemade pasta, crocheted washcloths, embroidered flour sack towels... basically a handmade home! So I guess if I were to ever even consider writing an ebook it would be about those very things I LOVE... you know this may even be an inspiration for a new blog makeover!"

After much discussion with my husband and much prayer, this is exactly what I am going to do!!  I will be working hard to document OUR handmade home! passing on ideas and projects of the things I enjoy...

but for now I am leaving you with some of my inspirations via Pinterest.

(no link on pinterest)

via pinmarklet

And I would like to welcome everyone who is visiting from



  1. great ideas, i'm stopping by from follower fest and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway going on at my place- xoxo nicole

  2. YAY, so many neat things in store! I "heart" Dave Ramsey! We didn't do FPU but I've read most of his books. We implemented his strategies before we left our last duty station, as I believe you and I already discussed, and continued them here and definitely got HUGE results from them. (Obviously, since you know what we've been able to proceed with now. LOL)

    I am SO excited to have you on board. EEEEEEK.

    And I can't wait to see the blog redesign. But a new name? *sniffle* I'm not sure how I feel about that. (You know, it's all about ME. HAR HAR HAR.) So many big things coming .... just.... wow.

    And I love love love your comment from the other blog, even if I do now have the song from the Shasta commercial in my mind. "I wanna pop pop pop, I wanna SHASTA!" Oh lands. ;-P

    You know I want to read the e-book, right? I get a preview copy to review, RIIIIIGHT? Let me know how I can help with that... we'll get you all set up for ad spots, of *course*. And the Etsy store when that's a go. Can't wait to toot your horn for you!

    Love ya!

  3. Hi friend! Ive always loved the comments you faithfully leave on my blog. Im sorry that Im bad about writing back; I guess its one of my vices. As you said here, I live life first. Blogging comes after all that:) But I dont want you to ever think that I take you for granted. I LOVE to see new comments from you. You're my encourager!
    I was trying to think up a new blog name for you. The only thing I got was something along the lines of "Cooking Up Creativity"
    Good luck on choosing a new name and taking a new path!

  4. Peggy, hey there! It sounds like you're having a super busy fall...this time of year just seems to invite change, doesn't it? I hope you're enjoying it!