Personal Interests

Lego Hogwarts Castle – a 3 month build

In 2018, LEGO released their Hogwarts Castle at the time it was the third largest set. I have always loved Legos but never owned a normal set of my own. I had “girl” LEGOS with purple and pink flowers, but never the real deal. This year, Josh bought me my DREAM as an early Christmas…

Christmas Letter 2022

January- We celebrated our second anniversary, still no honeymoon.😭 BUT we’ve got a baby on the way! In January, we were both still eating 100% gluten-free ‌and had fun exploring recipes and restaurants that fit our needs. (Meriah is still gluten-free but Josh has reincorporated it into his diet). February- Meriah was in hard core…

We’re having a baby… and buying a house!

If you saw in our baby post that we’re buying a house and you wanted the full story… well, you’re in for a treat. At the beginning of our pregnancy, really even before we got pregnant, Josh and I were dreaming of an acreage. There was one house that we were both curious about, but…

Maternity photo shoot

Thank you Tatym Green for getting some sweet photos of us before Baby comes! Feel free to enjoy the humor told through these photos. If you can’t tell, I’m deeply in love with my husband and overwhelmingly excited about our baby! There is a post about the progress of our pregnancy that I update regularly.

Franny the Queen Bee

not how I thought today would start…Franny (St Frances, aka Queen Fran aka Franny Bannany) is not ok. A trip to the vet has concluded that her quality of life isn’t great and it’s time for good byes. we’re loving on her today and grieving while we make plans. this sweet girl came into my…

Baby Tigner King Journey – to be updated as we go along

We’re PREGNANT!! Josh happened to be working in the office, instead of at home, that day. So I had the whole day to prepare a way to tell him. I went to the doctor and got a blood test to confirm the pregnancy. Picked up groceries and made a special meal. 2 years ago I…

i made my husband a snuggie

A while back, I made my husband a pair of pajama pants out of some spare flannel I had… because I’m a fabric hoarder. These pants are HUGE btw… like JNCO jeans huge, which was unintentional, but he loves them, anyway. Recently, Josh asked for a top to go with it. In pursuit of a…

Dexter F. King

Our puppy boy- Old Man Dexter- is sick. Yes, he’s 12 years old. Yes, he’s had lots of surgeries and vet visits for a wide variety of needs but we’re still sad. The doctor is uncertain if he has cancer or simply a blood clot. They said 99% likely it’s cancer but they will give…

Camping & Planning Retreat

Lake Salamonie, In. We are camping Oct 5-10th. I will update this post as the days progress. Day 1: (Tues) Set up camp and ran to Walmart for a few forgotten things. Ate at ‘Ninja Sushi’ because we were hangry. Josh got me ‘campsite pumpkins’ because #fall . Meriah’s goals for this week: Plan sermon…

Tv survey thing

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 the shows…

Adventures in Japanese donuts

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 quite…

Silly food survey

“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 or a chicken…

Silly cooking 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? No3.…

Another 2020 Bingo & our Christmas letter

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,…

Sewing afternoon

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…

Thanksgiving & a 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

Headboard day 2

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.…

Starting a Mountain Headboard

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…

July 2020 Duluth Camping trip

This will be a short bullet point list of what we did on our trip with photos. I’ll keep updating the post throughout our trip so that everything is in one place. Day 1: left church and drove to Black Forest State Park in Wisconsin. Couldn’t get our electricity to work so we slept in…

Rocking chair upgrade & “The Green Room”plans

So we bought a rocking chair at The Original Treasure Mart in Kokomo, In. It was on their discount floor for about $50. The structure of the chair was amazing. The ONLY downfall was the weird orange cushions. We decided to bring it home and research how to reupholster it. I cannot tell you that…

State Parks: Prophetstown & Battle Ground, IN

June 18th, 2020 Prophetstown is a great example of Northern Indiana. This park is mostly Prairie with sporatic trees. There is an aquatic center, nature center, operating homestead and during special events they have living history type reenactments. The campground is small but nice. The playgrounds are beautiful! This definitely is a great experience for…

Fur Mommy

We have 2 dogs: Dexter (a Shih Tzu/Terrier mix), Freyja (a Great Dane). We have 5 cats: St Francis of Assisi (Franny), Martin Luther, Mary Magdalene (Maggie), St Hildegard of Bingen (Hilde), and Gomez. We also have 8 chickens.

Masks, Masks, and More Masks

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for PPE increased, I took time to make masks. Thanks to generous donations of supplies and funds, I’ve been able to help many people. It started as just a plan to help essential workers and that expanded to any one needing masks.

Chicken Tenders 🤣

Josh and I started tending chickens April 2020. It has been a major learning curve but also an amazing experience.