essential oils, Family, Food

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

I love this time of year when the weather is cold and soup is hot!  The other day I made the best soup! Chicken and Wild Rice using Young Living oils.  The flavors blended beautifully.  I have to say I even impressed myself.  The real test came with my youngest.  She is super picky, but… Read More Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Food, party

Yesterday, A Birthday Celebration

Yesterday was Xi’s dollies’ birthdays.  Baby Xiola and Phillipa apparently share a birthday but are a year a part with Baby Xiola being 2 and Phillipa 1.  So what do you do when you have a birthday to celebrate?  Make cupcakes of course!  And not just any cupcakes, but these cupcakes.  The best recipe ever! … Read More Yesterday, A Birthday Celebration

Family, Food, Gardening, Life

The Summer Garden and a Day Out With the Girls

So I thought I’d share what the front garden is looking like right now. I’ve been keeping things watered, but was concerned about wasting so much water from run-off, even without sprinkler use. My father-in-law has been guiding me on drip irrigation and how to set it up, and yesterday brought me 3 big bags… Read More The Summer Garden and a Day Out With the Girls

Farm Life, Food, Friends, Gardening

Can’t Beat This!

Happy kids!! A is our friend who comes to play everyday and X is, well my little baby who is growing too fast. They were very happy this morning and I just couldn’t help but snap a shot! Speaking of A, her family owns the most awesome coffee shop here in Austin by the lake.… Read More Can’t Beat This!


Crockpot Season Has Begun

(Image courtesy of It was 38 degrees on my back porch this morning. Crisp, cold air met me as I went out to feed the animals and get the day started. My favorite part of the year has finally begun! And with the cooler weather, it also means it’s crockpot season in the AmLo… Read More Crockpot Season Has Begun


For The Love Of Cupcakes

But first, a little background info… A few weeks ago the girls and I went out for the evening with our darling neighbor – Rosemary. We went to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, where they were having a fossil exhibit for the kids. The girls got to run all over looking for different fossils and… Read More For The Love Of Cupcakes

Family, Farm Life, Food, Photos

No Garden Pics Today

As the batteries on my camera are dead. Haha! But we did manage to get the chicken wire up for the beans and peas to crawl up this weekend. Our vegies are coming up nicely as well. I transplanted the tomato starts into pots out by the greenhouse and they seem to be doing quite… Read More No Garden Pics Today

Family, Farm Life, Food


So we baked cookies today…here’s during: Fortunately the after turned out pretty good! Also, a few things growing on the farm:


No Knead Bread

Okay, I may be a little slow on discovering this, but man I’m glad I did!! Jason said this was the bread he’s been waiting for. HA! It was so easy and is so yummy. Once I get this process down pat, I’m going to try a few recipe variations like adding herbs, etc.. I… Read More No Knead Bread