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!
Sometimes, I can be extremely naive to my own mistakes. I can be clueless to the ways I may offend individuals, living blissfully in my ignorance. As I reflect on each sermon or professional conversation, I look back and see when I’ve made insensitive or inappropriate errors in communicating. One particular blunder has continued to … Continue reading Writer’s block and Speaker’s remorse
Some of my farmers gave me some delicious acorn squash (among a bunch of other produce) so it was time to figure out what to do with it. I found this recipe: https://www.asweetpeachef.com/roasted-acorn-squash-soup/#wprm-recipe-container-20012 Here’s the final product
A friend (Abby Johnson) gave me a twin bed frame and headboard. I decided to breathe new life into it. I sanded…. A lot… Time to torch Originally, we were going to add a stain on top of the burning. But we’re so happy with the burning that we decided to coat with acrylic and … Continue reading Headboard remake
My friend Caele and I got together last night and attempted to make some candies. This was our first attempt ever at making hard candies. I think we did pretty good.
Ingredients: Acorn squash Purple green beans Baby potatoes Firm Tofu Crushed garlic cloves (1 whole bulb split between the items) Fresh rosemary Fresh thyme Kosher Salt Pepper Grated parmesan Olive oil 4 T Corn starch 3 t Paul Prudhomme meat magic Acorn steps Preheat oven to 400 Cut acorn in half & scoop out seeds … Continue reading Summer Harvest Meal