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Floating Tulle and Balloons—Wedding Reception Tips

Floating Tulle and Balloons—Wedding Reception Tips

“I love it when a plan comes together.”

Wedding reception decorating.  Doesn’t sound very exciting?  Well, what if I mention helium tanks, balloon volume, problem solving, time crunch, gas capacity, and lift ability? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2017 in Family

 

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How Are You at Being…Different?

How Are You at Being…Different?


“…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3

Do you often feel like you’re the odd man out? Does being different bother you, or are you okay with it?  Recently I was challenged by a friend to reflect on ways I was different from most in our society. The following is part of that list: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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They Hatched! Mama Hen & her Chicks

They Hatched!  Mama Hen & her Chicks

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge” –Psalm 92:4

In my last post I shared about searching for eggs in the hay, discovering a hen with a nest, and deciding to let her try and hatch her eggs. The next day, I peeked under her feathers and found the black eyes of a fluffy, yellow chick peering back at me! How exciting! They were actually hatching! The thought of it made me walk around with a smile on my face all day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in Farm Life

 

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Egg Hunts–Not Just for Easter Anymore!

Egg Hunts–Not Just for Easter Anymore!

“The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen”–Sarah Brownimag0094

My mom grew up on a farm and would tell me about how one of her childhood jobs was to climb up into the hay in the barn and find the eggs that the chickens hid there. Having mice and snakes surprise her was sometimes just too much and she would quietly refuse to perform her egg-collecting duties.  But eventually a mother hen would come proudly strutting along with her chicks in tow and Mom’s neglect would be discovered. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2017 in Farm Life

 

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Hepar Sulph: the Homeopathic Infection Fighter

Hepar Sulph: the Homeopathic Infection Fighter

Often people take antibiotics because they think it is the only way to fight infection.  They don’t know what else to do.  I once fell into that category.

But since I have been learning about homeopathy, I have discovered a wonderful remedy that gives infection a powerful punch without the harmful side effects of antibiotics. (For more information, please read the series of posts on the importance of gut health and the negative role antibiotics can play on your gut health and immune system.) That amazing remedy is Hepar Sulphuris, or Hep-S for short. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Homeopathy

 

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No More Dry Turkey: How to have a moist, mouth-watering bird on Thanksgiving Day

No More Dry Turkey: How to have a moist, mouth-watering bird on Thanksgiving Day

“That’s the ultimate goal of most turkey recipes: to create a great skin and stuffing to hide the fact that turkey meat, in its cooked state, is dry and flavorless. Does it have to be that way? No.”
—Alton Brown

Everyone knows that the traditional main course to eat on Thanksgiving is a turkey.  But I didn’t grow up that way because my dad hates turkey. We enjoyed a ham, instead.  Why does he despise all things turkey?  Because it often is so dry and hard to swallow.  Turkeys can cost a lot of money to buy, especially if you get one that’s been raised organically or the like, so it’s a shame when it comes out of the oven just being okay.   Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2016 in Farm Life, Nutrition

 

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Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #2

Advice on Being a Parent of Older Kids: Tip #2

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  ― Epictetus

Now I get to share the second tip on parenting older kids that my friend gave me.  (If you haven’t read tip #1 yet, click here.) It’s nice to have friends who are a stage ahead of you in life.  Ask them questions!  Learn from their mistakes!  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2016 in Family

 

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