Monday, October 9, 2017

What Are You Reading?




 Hi friends,
Thanks for your patience while the potting shed
was down a couple days so I could make some changes.
Unfortunately what I tried to do, was kind of like rearranging furniture 
in our house-
I move things around only to put them back
where they were  to start with. 
Anyone relate? 

-- Welll tonight I wanted to share a couple new books 
I've started for October.  

Rest and Release by Courtney Joseph.
This study started October 1st and so far I've really been enjoying it. 
You can find out more about it all at the Women Living Well site.
When I first started the book and learned the method of going through the scriptures;
I thought maybe in the future I might not need to get the workbooks that go with their studies.
BUT- I'm enjoying this so much... the little challenges included are really fun and I'm
 glad I went ahead and got the book.  
You know how some studies take you a lot of time to get through each day? 
This one isn't like that in my opinion.  
It's not near as time consuming and yet sticks with you... 
I find myself looking forward to the next new day.
Sometimes if they're too long and indepth; and  I miss a day or two
it can get overwhelming and eventually winds up shelved -undone.
This one won't be like that.  
Then I also started this new devotional.
It was a gift from my Mil and it too is a  good one.
I'm kind of picky about my daily devos too.   
I'd never seen this book before so I thought I'd share it here.
The next on my "to read" list is the latest by Holley Gerth: Fierce Hearted.  
It's always fun to discover new reads, devotionals and bible studies. 
So what are you reading, studying or on your wish list? 




Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Day 30 Vintage Find

At an antique shop today I found some old music player rolls that were super
cheap and I wondered if they'd be neat to cut and add in journals.  
Opening the first box... I got my answer.  

:)  

Friday, September 29, 2017

September 2017 Day 29 Farm Friends

This girl is my artsy friend.
She's taken over my little studio and 
nothin makes her happier than sprawlin out on the cold
tile floor all day long with her ball.  
I took this photo of her after our trip to the vet today
and love printing photos of our animals and pets to add  in my
memory keeping books.  Plus; it's an easy way to keep up with their shots
and what days every month they need their flea pills and wormer.
I usually  write the info right on the picture.  
Besides years down the road; it's fun to look back and
remember these special "friends."  
  
Speaking of friends...
When the donks got their carrots tonight Miss Violet 
was being her silly self. I was so glad I had my phone along
and caught her antics.  
She became tonight's photo quote.  

CHIN UP BUTTERCUP
#sharethelove


Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 2017 Day 28 New Study

Today was day one for a new bible study.  
I've had the book  awhile and hadn't started it and then discovered 
it being offered online through Lifeway.  
All you have to purchase is the book, and then the online videos that go with it on Lifeway are free
when you sign up.  
Thought I'd pass this along here 
in case someone's interested but never heard about it.  
I was so happy to get a message from a friend just today that she started
too- now I don't feel like the lone ranger.  
Let me know if any of you are going through it.

Have a great night,
LeaonMary


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September 2017 Day 27 Food Celebrations

  
Some of you who live in the North have probably been enjoying 
cooler temperatures for awhile now.  A friend of mine has even had to use her heater a time
or two already.  Here in our neck of the woods it's been  pretty warm until today.  
Glancing out the kitchen window while I was baking bread; I saw the tree branches
blowing and a few minutes later came a beautiful and much needed shower.  
I was busy baking pumpkin bread and a couple loaves of apple bread and doing so just
added to the whole
Autumn FEEL.  

Myguy absolutely loves pumpkin bread.  
Every time I hear the words pumpkin spice;
I think of him; and he's not even a coffee drinker.
He's a bread eater!  He likes a giant slab of it just
smmmmmothered in Cool Whip.  Not the cheapo, store brand whipped topping-
oh no... it has to be name brand Cool Whip. And not that lite weight stuff either.
Full fat please.
It just does my heart so good to bake up loaf after loaf
of punkin bread... with full fat cool whip for my honey.  
It's really amazing .. how much food is a celebration in most families.  
Since it's the first loaves I'm making Myguy  this season...
- I'm documenting it all in my journal.
It's the real stuff of life I want to remember and also 
pass down the recipes too!

I'm also recording another  food celebration:

Yesterday was National Pancake day and I got to have 
the little munchkin.  To celebrate; I made a special trip for the fixins
and it became a day of firsts for the both of us.  First time she ever had 
pantycakes in her life... and the first time I ever made them for her.  
Both of these photos will be printed and added  to my memory keeping books.  
To me; they're the beautiful moments of life. 
Oh I almost forgot.  Yesterday was another day of firsts.  It has nothing
to do with food but hey... it's not every day you get your first 
kiss ever... from your grand child.  
She smacked and everything.  :)
Alrighty..
- Good night all,
I'm off to print photos...