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A few years I ago I took a chance.

I decided that I wanted to start my own work from home business. I was already working from home part-time (as a W-2 employee) and had been looking for other work. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for as a regular employee I […]

Lightning Strikes


It is hot, hot, hot in Wyoming! And along with hot, hot, hot we get dry, dry, dry.

This afternoon we were happy to have a small thunderstorm roll in. Our happiness turned to nervousness when the straight-down lightning started. With one strike we saw the flash and almost immediately heard the boom of […]

Trout Grilled in Parchment

Trout Grilled in Parchment

We’ve been enjoying our beautiful summer with trips to the local lakes and river for fishing. We had a few trout in the freezer and decided to invite a couple of neighbors over for a trout feast.

Our off grid kitchen is perfect for barbecue. In ‘the olden days’ of my fish barbecuing experience […]

Menu Week of April 11, 2016


Hello, Hello!

Spring is definitely here! We had our first baby goats of the year yesterday.

I haven’t seen them live and in person yet since my daughter’s still have the goats at our old house while we get things set up here. Both are males. We have 3 more mama’s that are expecting. […]

Menu Week of April 3, 2016


The last several weeks have been a whirl-wind while we’re settling in to our new home. Settling in might be a bit of a stretch. Since the home isn’t done and there is work to be done on it every day, a good portion of our household items are in a storage unit. We’ve […]

We’ve Gone Off the Grid!


After almost 5 years of planning we’ve officially moved off the grid.

Almost three years ago we picked out our property.

It’s a 20 acre parcel with amazing views. We’re still in Wyoming as evidenced by the lack of trees.

The property was part of a large cattle ranch that was divided in […]

Menu Week of February 8, 2016

Almond Meal Pudding

Hello from Texas!

We are so happy to have a few days to rest and recuperate enjoying each other’s company before heading west. We’ve had a nice visit with some friends who live part of the year in Wyoming near where we are building our cabin. We were pretty excited to find out they live […]

Menu Week of February 1, 2016


I often find myself singing or humming part of a tune that fits the circumstances. We’ve been in Oklahoma for the last several months and many times the song “Oklahoma!” comes out of my mouth. My husband is often singing “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma” or “Living on Tulsa Time“.

This week the […]

Nourishing Soups for a Cold Winter Day



I love a good bowl of soup!

I can’t think of many better things on a cold day. Especially with a chunk of crusty bread on the side and knowing my bowl of soup not only tastes great but is a nourishing bowl of goodness.

What makes it so nourishing?

Starting with a base […]

Menu Week of January 25, 2016

Creamy Carrot and Apple Soup


Menu Plan Monday ~ It’s back!

In my early days of blogging I posted a menu almost every Monday. This menu served two purposes: ideas for you and a great way to keep me on track.

When I stopped posting the menu I would *sometimes* type one out in a word document or […]

Wintering in Oklahoma


We’ve gone south for the winter!

I’m pretty sure this makes us snowbirds.

Unfortunately we didn’t quite go far enough south and it is COLD. Especially in the little house we rented with zero insulation and a heater/air conditioner window unit. The unit blows out cold air only. In order to warm up the […]

Welcome to September!


There is something about September that I absolutely love. I think I view September along the lines of the new year and the ability to have a fresh start. Back to school time and a change of season is likely the reason. I’m often inclined to try to improve my organization skills, do some extra […]

August 2015 Updates


Hello Faithful Readers!

It has been nearly six months since I shared anything here or on my Facebook page. As usual, it has been a busy time. I thought I’d pop in very quickly and share the latest news.

We’ve been working on the cabin. You can expect that any time I pop in for […]

The Winds of Change

Multnomah Falls

Hello, Dear Readers,

If you are looking for Simple Lives Thursday please go here.


Last week I worked in Oregon (the photo above is of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge). While I was there I came to the realization that I am spread too thin. This thought was nothing new. For […]

Simple Lives Thursday #228

Simple Lives

Welcome back to Simple Lives Thursday! We enjoy reading through all of the wonderful tips, ideas and recipes for simple living. If you are new here, Hello! And enjoy the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

This hop is dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more.” So many […]

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