Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Not Long Now....

We are in the last few weeks of my husband being gone...We are more than ready for him to come home! It's been a very busy, crazy, unpredictable, learning, soul searching, reflecting, creating, time. Time has flown by quickly, thank God, and now not quick enough. Staying busy throughout the days, keeping ourselves occupied with projects outdoors and around the house. Jacob has grown so much in these past several months in so many ways. He inspires me to be a better mamma and woman of my home. I am so blessed to share all these wonderful moments with him, and to be able to take care of our home while my love/Jacob's daddy is away.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Your Health Is In Your Hands

Nourishing Traditions
by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, Ph.D.
The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
Technology is a generous benefactor. To those who have wisely used his gifts he has bestowed freedom from drudgery; freedom to travel; freedom from the discomforts of cold, heat and dirt; and freedom from ignorance, boredom and oppression. But father technology has not brought us freedom from disease. Chronic illness in industrialized nations has reached epic proportions because we have been dazzled by his stepchildren-fast foods, fractionated foods, convenience foods, packaged foods, fake foods, embalmed foods, ersatz foods-all the bright baubles that fill up the shelves at our grocery stores, convenience markets, vending machines and even health food stores.
The premise of this book is that modern food choices and preparation techniques constitute a radical change from the perspective of history, represent a fad that not only has severely compromised his health and vitality but may well destroy him; and that the culinary traditions of our ancestors, and the food choices adn preparation techniques of healthy nonindustrialized peoples, should serve as the model for contemporary eating habits, even and especially during this modern technological age.
Technology can be a kind father but only in partnership with is mothering, feminine partner-the nourishing traditions of our ancestors. These traditions require us to apply more wisdom to the way we produce and process our food and, yes, more time in the kitchen, but they give highly satisfying results-delicious meals, increased vitality, robust children adn freedom from the chains of acute and chronic illness. The wise and loving marriage of modern invention with the sustaining, nurturing food folkways of our ancestors is the partnership that will transform the Twenty-First Century into the Golden Age; divorce hastens the physical degeneration of the human race, cheats mankind of his limitless potential, destroys his will and condemns him to the role of undercitizen in a totalitarian world order.
This is me now...I would highly encourage all of you that are seeking better health and to overcome and or prevent illnesses, naturally (without the help of pharmaceuticals prescribed by a general doctor) to read this book. It's packed full of amazing truths of the way our culture has fallen into a deep, dark pit of illness and fatal diseases because of dietary choices. What our society has deemed to be safe and "healthy" is so far from the truth of what "healthy" actually is. There is a reason that the USA is one of the most obese and unhealthy nations today. Look at our choices of food and lifestyles, then at the healthcare system that simply wants to push pills for a profit rather than encourage an actual method of healing. As the women of our home and natural nurturers it is our job to make sure our household is living, eating, and simply existing in the healthiest state possible. This book will most certainly help to guide you in the right direction of accomplishing your healthiest state living.
“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” -Warren Buffett

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Helping Hands

We have all heard this one - anything that can go wrong, will. Well apparently today was the day for that to be proven to me. As we got up for church this morning and I was drawing a bath for my son, I realized the water was not getting warm. That usually means one thing, the pilot light in our water heater has gone out. Knowing I didn't have time to go check things out in the attic I bathed him the old fashion way. I boiled water on the stove and added it to the tub. So the day goes on and church is over and we got back home and I decided to tackle the water heater issue. I climbed the ladder and attempted to re-light the pilot light. Thinking I had succeeded I made my way down and closed up the attic door. I then checked for hot water...Still no hot water. I called a good friend of ours and he advised that I wait for an hour or so for things to heat back up. An hour had passed and still no hot water. I didn't understand what was happening. So I decided to go back up into the attic and figure this thing out. The pilot light had gone out again, I was so frustrated....I tried to re-light it. As I pushed in the button for the pilot to light up, it blew up in my face. No, I don't mean smoke and things exploding but a flame shot out and water exploded all over my face. Of course I screamed thinking oh God my attic is about to blow. I quickly turned off everything and hurried down the ladder. I called my friend back and explained what happened, as I was talking to him I realized that my carpet was soaking wet in my bedroom near the closet. Mind you this all happened 30 minutes before we were supposed to leave for Sunday evening service. Not to mention that I had made a dessert for after church (the ladies were serving a dinner and I was aksed to bring a dessert). I called my pastor and explained the situation, he then sent some ladies to my house to retrieve the dessert upon my request. I was so distraught! Our friend came over and assessed the situation. Plain and simple, we need a new water heater. Of course this all has to happen to me while my husband is away on a deployment. Thankfully our friend has alot of knowledge and experience in this department and offered to install a new water heater for us, free of charge if we will just buy it. I was so relieved! I am so grateful today for good friends and church family. Having a support system in times like these is so precious! I will never take for granted the kindness of others~

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Here are a few snaps of things that inspire me.....
what inspires you?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Over The Weekend

Jacob wanted to help mama water the newly planted garden
I worked on a new photo project
Made homemade butter
 Jacob got a new umbrella - his new love
Hope your weekend was pleasant~

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quotes I Like

I am more interested in your fruit than I am your theology. If your knowledge doesn't better equip you to love, it's worthless.
If you know yourself, then you'll not be harmed by what is said about you.
Going back to a simpler life based on living by sufficiency rather than excess is not a step backward. Rather, returning to a simpler way allows us to regain our dignity, puts us in touch with land, and makes us value human contact again.