Apr 192013

For today’s Fabulous Friday Five I’m sharing with you Five Fabulous Blogs I Love written by grace-filled women with full, beautiful hearts.  I take courage from these women, not because they’re perfect, but because they’re real and really, fully love and live their lives in God. Hope and Honey Pearls & Grace Life {in} Grace Kelly’s Korner Harrington House   Do you have any grace-filled blogs that you can’t miss?  Please share your favorites in the comments! image source

 April 19, 2013  Posted by  Fabulous Friday Comments Off on Fabulous Friday Five – Grace Filled Blogs
Apr 152013

It had been a long, busy weekend. Saturday morning we had two soccer games, one soccer practice, and all that that gives way to (finding soccer socks, shin guards, mouth guards and filling up water bottles while trying to get breakfast on the table and finding the requisite shirts folded in the laundry basket) followed by a birthday party in the afternoon where we entertained 11 children 6 and under (two hours is PLENTY long for a party, if anyone is asking) and then Sunday morning we headed out for the 40 minute drive to church at 9:15, celebrated Divine Liturgy at 10, followed by Coffee Hour and then our catechism class, which ended early (!) at 3:00.  We stopped off for an early dinner on the way home and [… To read more, click here …]

 April 15, 2013  Posted by  Faith, Other 1 Response »
Apr 122013

Cranberry Orange Jam with Crystallized Ginger   Okay, so I know it’s technically spring but it SNOWED at my house yesterday. I nearly cried. So, in honor of the weather, here are my Fabulous Friday Five links to Five ways to use your canning jars during the winter.  Enjoy! Can dry beans – here’s a recipe for canning seasoned, soaked beans (I’d grab a jar and blend or mash to make homemade refried beans) and here’s one for canning dry beans (black beans, garbanzo, etc.). Make Lacto-fermented Giardiniera – I know many people make giardiniera in the middle of the summer, but I feel this recipe lends itself to winter produce with it’s use of carrots & cauliflower. Here’s another giardiniera recipe for canning . . . Cranberry Orange Jam [… To read more, click here …]

 April 12, 2013  Posted by  Uncategorized Comments Off on Fabulous Friday Five – winter canning
Apr 102013

One Saturday morning a few weekends ago I was groggily sipping my first cup of coffee and waiting for the griddle to heat up to feed my ravenous children their favorite, pancakes with loads of maple syrup and strawberries, nearly a Saturday morning ritual. I opened up my laptop on the counter, flipped over to my heartlandRenaisance facebook page and noticed that I’d received a message from one of my readers (yeah! I love communicating with ya’all on facebook!), lovely Anjanette.  She had found my blog through a random, circuitous way via olive oil mayo and noticed that I live near Omaha.  And am a Christian.  And an entrepreneur. She had just moved to Alaska (where I lived for many years) and was also a Christian mom blogger. And this [… To read more, click here …]

 April 10, 2013  Posted by  Faith 3 Responses »
Apr 052013

I’m excited to join the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom this year for the first time! For new readers and visitors, WELCOME!! I’d love for you to sit down and visit for a bit! For my longtime readers, maybe you’ll learn a bit more about me!

I am a Christian, a wife and a mother of three beautiful children. I am a certified Holistic Health Coach and I believe that I’m being called by God to use my faith to help strengthen other Women of Faith both body and soul.

 April 5, 2013  Posted by  Daybook, Faith 3 Responses »
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