• Archive for August 2011

    Bradley's Bride

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    ~ A Brother Groom ~

    ~ Adding a beautiful bride to our family ~

    ~ Breath caught around my heart at the sight of my growing sister ~ 

    ~ Held hushed tight by my flower girl`s sweetness ~

    ~ Boots and hats,collections of a celebration filled with western charm ~

    { Eighteen hours of westward driving over the Rockies in a fifty-four hour round trip wedding weekend. The first time ever our current family was all together. I took the time to enjoy the moments {almost} camera free. The whole whirlwind weekend worth every exhausting second! }


    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Powder Laundry Soap

    Mix Together
    2c. Borax
    2c. Washing Soda
    1c. Soap Flakes {Grated Soap}
    Essential oil {Which ever scent fancies you, added to the amount that makes you happy, my last batch was made with geranium, warms up my whole lower floor on washing day…which is just about every day!}

    Happy Laundering


    ~The Learning of Love ~

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Education is on the minds of most Mothers with Canada’s students resuming their roles as learners. While we Mothers fill in the millions of little details to guide them successfully through another year. ~

    ~ I stand hesitant this year. Little minds and active babies are constantly in my thoughts. ~

    ~ Through the rumbles I am assured by the Grace of heaven that Learning is a Love and I am the facilitator. ~

    ~ I can do that ~

    ~ Together, gently we will wade the deep pools of history ~

    ~ Read the science and intricacies of the bird kingdom ~

    ~ Explore the globes lines and memorize her details ~

    ~ We will sit through the winter months curled around topics of rich detail ~ turning pages into the love that fosters growth and learning. ~

    ~ Ahhhh ~

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    ~ For the first time in seven years I was alone ~ delightfully ~ alone. Roger braved the constant of three ~ escorting all the busyness away for four whole days! ~

    ~ I sighed with the beauty I could slowly enjoy ~

    ~ I rested ~ sweet rest ~

    ~ I planned one full year of teaching two ~ giving thought to the juggling of four ~

    ~ I stitched some pretties ~

    ~ I drove Roger’s car, no bulky seats and balking babies behind… I was tempted to cruise somewhere swanky but alas I only made it to the Home-School store…ladies I have arrived! ~

    ~ I loved each darling little Milner something so much more after such a generous retreat ~

    ~ Luv'em Lips ~

    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    ~ My {not so little} guy going 'pop' crazy ~

    ~ Cherries ~

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    ~ The beauty and sweetness of summer ~

    ~ Stored for cooler days ~

    ~ Greatfully delighted in the fruit of this land and the labour of our hands ~

    Weekend Highlights

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    ~Back Yard Picnic~

    ~Farmer's Market Fun~

    ~Fun Fulfilling Family Time~

    ~ Adored ~

    Monday, August 15, 2011

    ~When a girl turns thirteen you celebrate~

    ~Sister of ten, daughter of two, little in-law of four, Aunty of eleven ~

    ~We all promised her a thirteenth party decked in picnic style~

    ~She was fussed over, loved, celebrated and cherished. Because her family simply ~ADORES~ her~

    {While the birthday girl was visiting me we collected all the decorations for her birthday party at thrift shops and garage sales. We painted up old shutters salvaged for pennies then hung thirteen years of memorabilia to display at the picnic. We set it all up in my house so I could get some pictures before she took it home and had her real country picnic.}

    Friday's Treat

    Friday, August 12, 2011

    ~ Mama and babes are loving the chilling summer menu. Our treats are coming cool and refreshing these days~

    Berry Best Pops (with some hidden goodness)

    (A mesh of a few of my favorite pop recipes)
    This recipe makes 6 pops

    1 cup water

    1 tbsp. lemon juice

    2 pitted dates
    Because I have these flash forwards of my adult children blaming all their issues on me and the fact that I hid Swiss chard and other wonders in their treats, denying them of a ‘normal’ childhood. I decided to splurge and add a few tbsp. of honey… Honey can resolve just about any issue; it’s solve- all powers rival that of duct tape!
    2 tbsp. honey

    2 fresh peaches or bananas

    2 cups dark berries (fresh or frozen)

    2 cups Swiss chard or other dark leafy vegetable

    1 tsp. spirulina or other herb, I have been adding some of the dried herbs I have been collecting over the summer.

    Layer in blender as listed. Blend really well or until all evidence of vegetable has been removed.

    Freeze and enjoy!

    Travelling Treasures : Part Two

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    ~From the west came wonders~

    ~A Grandma to Roger (great to my baby brood) and Mother~

    ~A rare visiting occasion that beckons to linger~

    ~Passing the hours talking and listening to tales from passed days~

    ~Gathering of generations ~

    ~A fast flicker and such a sweet visit ended~

    ~Leaving loving memories to add to the stores and tales of past days.~

    Travelling Treasures

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    Monday brings sweet loved ones into my home

    ~ Visitors from afar ~

    The warmest welcomes were extended, hugs and kisses and memories in the making.

    I can feel the delights of this week slipping in with our guests!

    {Thank you each sweet friend who’s words of congratulations blessed my life… my desire is to write each of you! Currently I am exhausted and any moment I have to email, take a picture or blog is quickly given into some extra sleep. Please know my heart of thanks is full because of you! P.S I’ll email soon…}