Month: July 2016

Easy Herbs for a Zesty Life

Easy Herbs for a Zesty Life

Have you ever taken a bite of something and it was just…blah…it needed something? Well, that something is herbs. Not only do they add that “je ne sais quoi” to foods, they also boost your health. In many ways, herbs add zest to life! Herbs are among my favorite plants to grow. They’re as easy …

Be Still ~ God Provides Spiritual Rest

Be Still ~ God Provides Spiritual Rest

Occasionally we lose electricity for no apparent reason. I’m sure there is one, we just never find out what it is. That happened one day this past May on a beautiful afternoon. These occasions are a stark reminder of how dependent I’ve become on electricity. The only thing I could think of to do housework-wise was …

Open Windows ~ A Simple Pleasure

Open Windows are a Simple Pleasure

Our air conditioning went out in mid-July, so what could we do? We opened our doors and windows to capture the breeze and keep our home as comfy as possible. Open windows are another simple pleasure that I particularly enjoy during spring and fall, but when the a/c goes out, it’s a reminder that at …

Seek and Ye Shall Find ~ How God Provided

Seek and Ye Shall Find

One of the ladies at the drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility was distraught. Her only possession, a chronological Bible, had been lost during her transfer from prison. We own one of those, so I knew exactly what it looked like and planned to go in search of one when our Bible study was over. Great …

A Gentle Breeze

A Gentle Breeze

The term “Godincidence” first entered my vocabulary about twenty years ago, and it has since become a favorite word! Through the years I’ve learned to see God at work in everyday occurrences. It never ceases to amaze me, to become aware of His presence and work in my life! Many Godincidences have become treasured memories. …

The Clothesline ~ A Simple Pleasure

Simple Pleasures - My Clothesline

Country life is full of simple pleasures. Things that often go unnoticed or seem mundane. Hanging laundry on the clothesline is one of my simple pleasures. Valentine’s Day Gift The first Valentine’s Day after we moved to our farm, I asked my husband for a clothesline. Checking Craig’s List, he found someone a few hours …

Homeschooling and Entrepreneurship

Walmart Locker on Mid-Life Blogger

Our son, Hayden, lacks one class for his Associates degree, but an opportunity caused him to put his college education on hold. Opportunity Knocks A few years ago, Hayden decided to buy a computer repair business. Not too long after he bought it, a local tv station invited him to appear for a short interview. It …

My Garden Style

Colander Planted with Succulents

I would describe my decorating style, both inside and out, as “Flea Market Chic.” I love things with character, patina, and a story. I admire the cleverness of repurposed items, and especially enjoy having things with extra meaning because they were made by a friend or loved one. I didn’t plan it, but my front …

Boredom: Gateway to Creativity

Bird Drawing by Margaret Curren on Mid-Life Blogger

“Mooooooommmmm, I’m booorrred!” Believe it or not, I was happy to hear those words from my children. It wasn’t my responsibility to constantly entertain them and when they got to the point that they were bored, that’s when their creativity took over… if I didn’t rush in to rescue them. When we made the decision to …

BBQ Station in Cassville, MO – Worth the Drive

BBQ Station Truck by Mid-Life Blogger

Many years ago, my husband bought a building in Cassville, Missouri, not knowing what he was going to do with it. After considering a few options, he ended up deciding to open a restaurant with his younger brother, Joel, and his wife, Tanya. Scott and Joel’s parents, Gil and Sue Curren, had owned a restaurant …