I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.

My Life Happenings

My 2008 Reflections


I took these 2008 reflection questions from simplemom. 1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year Moving back to Minnesota into our lovely house. 2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened? Moving. We were living in California and we had two weeks to pack all of our belongings Read More

Bread Preservation


My family makes lots of foods in the dehydrator (jerky, fruits, etc.) and we often will put a piece of bread in the bags with our goods to absorb moisture and help them to last longer. Since I’ve started making our bread instead of buying it, I was thinking about bread preservation so that the Read More

Skinny Jeans


Today rocks. For the first time since before I was pregnant I fit into my “skinny” jeans. And they fit nice, not like spandex. And they were comfortable and wonderful. When we moved here in February, I put all of my skinny clothes in totes in the basement, but kept one pair of my jeans Read More

Happy Birthday Dad!


Today is my dad’s birthday. My dad rocks. He is my favorite of all the dads. I could go on about his selflessness, his servant attitude, his love of Christ, his strong example, his care of his children, his love for his grandchildren… I’m just so thankful to have such a great dad! Happy Birthday! Read More

Harvest Bounty


Harvest Bounty 24, originally uploaded by StephLewis. We had quite the harvest this year. What a joy it is to be back in Minnesota again so I can enjoy the fruits (or should I say vegetables) of labor. This bounty led to a full weekend of canning and freezing! The whole time I was just Read More

We’re in the Pioneer Press


Check it out, we’re on the cover of the Pioneer Press today! It’s a neat story about our Twitter use. It’s interesting and weird to see yourself in print like that. I think it was a nicely written story! My biggest nervousness comes from thinking people will come to my blog and see my horrible Read More

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