There is this wildly popular thing on social media called “Throwback Thursday”. Since today is Thursday, I thought I’d share a funny cooking disaster story from when I was in the 5th grade. I’ve had many kitchen foibles over the years, as any experienced cook has. The time I cooked meat in corn syrup is the very first cooking disaster I ever remember having. As far as how this relates to living inspired- I’d put it in the category of being bold and trying new things you’ve never done – all by yourself (like a big kid -HA!). Of course trying new things you aren’t sure you can do is always inspiring-even if you fail. Failure means you tried it so that is a GOOD thing! I grew … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday Night which means it is time for poetry in Five! The word this week is Patience (note, I went to the FMF facebook page to get the word and I guess Patience was the Tuesday word, which I didn’t notice until now. I already wrote on Patience so, my apologies fellow FMFers for having the word wrong). My 5 min. ran out about halfway through the poem today, but I was having fun with it so I continued on. Hopefully my readers have a sense of humor and will laugh at this (I love making you guys smile!), because this week’s poem is meant to be funny, satirical and a bit hyperbole. I went the direction of relating patience (or lack thereof) to the challenges of living in a modern … Continue Reading →
Ah, it’s been awhile since I welcomed you all in to a sneak peak at my cozy cottage life, as part of my cozy cottage weekends feature! Today I am taking you back to my first Summer at the cottage when we first became home owners (just a year ago). Open the cottage gate, grab your cup of tea or coffee and come sit with me for a spell as I tell the tale of “The Time I Fed My Family Coreopsis Mashed Potatoes” ! I had always wanted to own a garden. I had always wanted to grow herbs. The Summer of 2013 I got my wish, as God provided a home for us that came with both already built right in! I felt I must … Continue Reading →
Over the years we have had all kinds of dinner guests, but lately there is this one guy who is quite hairy. He started out as a party crasher at birthday dinners & other celebrations only (he knows how to work a crowd), and now he has decided to become a permanent fixture. I can’t decide if he’s rude or polite- horning in on meals without an invitation. That is the rude part. But then again- he DOES sit there ever so quietly-acting all calm and patient. Plus- he never says a word. Who can argue with that? I decided it was fruitless to resist him since he is not a quitter anyways. “So what if he is the hairiest guy I have ever eaten dinner with?” I … Continue Reading →
Are you having a crummy week? How about a crummy story (literally) to make you feel better? The events you are about to witness actually did happen-this is not much of a dramatization. I must warn you that the writing style used is not grammatically correct for humor’s sake and you may find some of the pictures a bit “icky” Read at your own risk…. 😉 Picture it – Girl in the kitchen (that’s me!), after midnight (did I mention I am a night owl?) , embarking on a glorious, new recipe tryin’ , cookin’ adventure towards chocolate bliss…. or NOT. A friend came over for tea this summer with a wonderful bag of freshly baked chocolate cookies in tow. I said , ” I must have … Continue Reading →
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