Monday, February 9, 2015

Easy No Bake Energy Bite LOVE

all into food processor 


you should be able to roll this mixture into a ball that stays together.
if it doesn't. . just add a little bit more peanut butter till it does.

 we tried using this heart shaped silicone mold
and they came out SUPER cute.
if it hadn't worked though
we would have rolled the mixture into balls.

 these will keep almost any way. . 
room temp
fridge or frozen
depending on how fast you think they will 

this recipe was inspired by one 
i found while desperately looking for something 
easy and fun to make with and for my 
three year olde son who can really never
eat quite enough fiber poor guy.
im super thankful to fannetastic food for 
the overall outline and method of this recipe. 
it was a HUGE hit.

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Monday, January 5, 2015



is LESS.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014


  . . . . and then SOMETIMES. . . 
life gets very . . . .

i hate busy. . 

but there is no slowing of a toddler
or of leaky roofs or falling down trees...
 it just IS.. .
and we must KEEP up with the madness that is life.


 every now and then it slows no matter what.

and we try to take a deep cleansing breath as
all pauses for a tiny tiny blip moment.


 it would be so lovely to live in the stillness of a picture.

in that split second everything WAS perfect. 
it was a split second though. . and the second AFTER. . 
a fall, the laundry, lunch, a diaper, the fire needs a stoking, a needed cup of tea. . . 

...the swirling whirling...


and wait
for the LORD
to help you.


  brave chickens

 to KEEP.

to persist.

to do.

to keep doing over and over.

to try .

to continue in a specific way.

to remain.

to continue to be.

to continue to maintain.

to keep up with.

to sustain.

to be Faithful.

to act.
to have a habit of.

to preserve.

to watch over and defend.

to perservere.
to take care of.

 to cause to remain in an established way.

to continue on .


 go through your closet at least a few times a YEAR.
seasonally if you will.
keep a few totes of things you love but do not often wear.
keep them out of sight, then going through them will be FUN
and you will feel like you went shopping!
if you keep it in your closet all the time it will just get boring 
and you won't EVER want to wear it.

also . .  there are people who would love the things
you don't wear at all.
get them OUT of your life and into someone else' .


 keep it simple

(yes.  .. easier said then done ) 

keep at it.

do you LOVE it ?

do you NEED it?

if not.. FIND A WAY to get it OUT of your life. 

 small town love


help each other

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Sunday, May 18, 2014


                     C o m p o s t 

                        N i g h t 
                         H o m e  

                        F r i e n d s 


Monday, April 28, 2014

Nothing . . . however small.

It really does.


"In the infinite wisdom of the LORD of all the earth,

each event falls with exact precision into it's proper place

in the unfolding of His eternal plan. 

Nothing , however small, however strange ,

occurs without His ordering, or without it's 

peculiar fitness in the working out of His purpose;

and the end of all shall be the manifestation of His Glory,

and the accumulation of His Praise."

Benjamin B. Warfield.

  . . . well. . . not just one i guess. 

 Some days are blue. ..
and some are grey.

and that's just the way of it

for now.


if you have little boys. . .this is a most wonderful idea

the cake
chocolate grahms crumbled up into piles
and little diggers and dump trucks.

 it was. . .an EPIC hit. 

( thank you mimi and pop pop !!! ) 

and just pure FUN.

( yes the cake was destroyed beyond recognition 
and still happily consumed by all )


dump trucks
MORE mud
chicken POOP
growing. . . things. .. maybe flowers. . .maybe not
BOYS on bikes
fire pit
ice water
any beverage hot or cold basically

a random game of baseball with scrap wood as your bases

this.... . is our daily happiness.

it's really all it takes. 



Rachael Anderson