July 2nd we left IN at 5:30am EST. We arrived in Willow Lake, SD after 14+ hrs of driving. We met my parents, my brothers, and Lizzy at ‘the farm.’ (Pam & Denny’s farm in Willow Lake, SD) July 3rd was the family fish fry. It was good to see some people I haven’t seen … Continue reading July 2021 South Dakota trip
I saw this little TV survey while wandering the interwebs. I thought I would check it out and reflect on it. How LOW can you go? Lower than me??? My score is : ___ out of 100🤦🏼♀️ You never realize how much/little TV you watch until you fill out a list. Put a 💜 by … Continue reading Tv survey thing
We all did something weird to our hair in 2020. Some skipped haircuts. Some grew out their body hair. Others did home haircuts or funny facial hair. I tried Overtone. I bought the Ginger overtone last spring and was excited to try a washout color depositing conditioner. I am SUPER blonde. I have only once … Continue reading Back to blonde step 1: Overtone review
1. mochi donuts — they have tofu?!? Recipe: https://eatwithjean.com/mochi-donut/?amp=1 Reflections: The dough was too sticky to roll into balls. I added more flour but they were still too sticky. So I coated my hands in cornstarch. That worked but it was hard to regulate ball size. Cooking time varied. If they sit overnight they become … Continue reading Adventures in Japanese donuts
“CAN I TAKE YOUR ORDER?” • STARBUCKS- venti iced caramel latte decalf w/ almond milk • SUBWAY – 6″ italian herb & cheese, chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese, ranch, spinach, green pepper, black olive, & tomato (but only if they look good) • McDonald’s – either a 2 cheese burger ketchup only w/ diet coke … Continue reading Silly food survey
Who can really cook? No boxed Mac N Cheese or Stouffer’s lasagna. I know there are several of you that can really cook.I look forward to seeing your surveys.Who can cook real food, not stuff prepackaged or in a box? HAVE YOU EVER?1. Made biscuits from scratch? 🤔🤔I do t think so2. Fried fresh okra? … Continue reading Silly cooking survey
I could be working on laundry or putting away luggage from the SD trip but instead I’m laying on bed, snuggling 4 of my 5 cats and reading the Dec 2020 Sojourners magazine.
I’m grateful for today because it marks the day I married the most amazing person in the world. Joshua King is the best partner a girl could ask for. He’s kind and loving. He’s tough and strong. He’s smart and creative. He’s a dreamer. He’s funny and vulnerable. He’s the balance to my crazy and … Continue reading One Year Anniversary
As we all know, 2020 has not been the best year – and that is an extreme understatement. For Josh and I it was super important to start 2020 getting married. We have to say that was our best decision of the year. Though we had to postpone our honeymoon for an unknown future date, … Continue reading Another 2020 Bingo & our Christmas letter
2020 has been a unique year. Here’s a fun bingo thing for identifying difficult things that happened or new experiences or learning opportunities from 2020. Mine filled in I definitely had the opportunity to do more of these but half way through the year I chose to step back from ALL the zoom opportunities. Did … Continue reading 2020 Clergy Bingo
Day 1 (Thursday- Christmas Eve): Josh and I drove to see my parents for Christmas, knowing that we would need to make extra precautions with COVID to stay safe. Good news, we brainstormed the dream of a ramen shop. We got very practical and the weather was quite cooperative. We surprised my best friend Alex. … Continue reading Covid Christmas
We relaxed after lunch this afternoon and then Josh played some video games and I sat down to a Star Wars prequel marathon and some sewing. Humorously enough, I had Star Wars fabric… multiple in fact… Yet I didn’t think to use that. Not pictured is a pikachu bag and the beginning stages of my … Continue reading Sewing afternoon
I have three styles I make: Originally I used ribbons for ties but I now have elastic and adjustable beads. For interested parties I also add fog filters and nose support. UPDATE: here’s what I’ve made in the past few hours
It’s the little things that get me excited! I bought some fabric from Joann’s for some Christmas and bi-partisan patriotic masks.
Friends! Here is a little silly rant for you: I am a visual learner and love to organize history with imagery. As I’m attempting to review church history and the different reformations and heresies, I realized the lacking info-graphics. I found this image depicting the family tree of Christian denominations with some time references. (Unfortunately, … Continue reading Visual Learner Rant
We put another afternoon into our headboard. We’ve continued to adapt our plans as we’ve seen progress. We adjusted some of the cuts as the tight fit moved things around a little. We realized we needed some supplies so we made a quick trip to Lowe’s for some Boiled Linseed Oil, sponges, and french cleats. … Continue reading Headboard day 2
On a whim during lunch Josh and I decided to make a headboard. I have hated our current headboard since day one. It’s metal bars are not great for a lazy afternoon read and my pillows frequently slip through the bars. Yes, I realize #firstworldproblems. So as we sat at Olive Garden for some delicious … Continue reading Starting a Mountain Headboard
Friends gave me fabric for masks. I finally took some time to work on them!