He’s painting with fire

Such a lovely sunset tonight,  He’s painting again
People paint with watercolors, God paints with fire ~ Penny Raine

instant homemade ice cream

We love ice cream, probably too much, but if made homemade with good ingredients it isn’t too bad. The only problem is that on a hot day one can get impatient. Here is my method that takes about the same time as a trip to the local country store. And mine is a whole lot healthier. I use this great Ice Cream maker that requires no salt. Love that part. Enjoy.

Momma’s Instant Ice Cream
As usual, nothing is exact. Experiment and have fun.
3 cups cream, or half and half but the more cream the better, 2 egg yolks, 2 T vanilla, the real stuff, and about 3/4 cup real maple syrup, whip that all up till mixed well, put in fridge or freeze just for a bit, you want to start with it cold, then use this nice little maker and tell me if that isn’t the best ever 🙂 we have cows so we use fresh real cream, and I don’t really measure so you will have to see if you like it sweeter or less, but trust me on the double vanilla, you can add fruit (adjust sweetness accordingly) or dark cocoa powder, just don’t add so much as to overflow your maker, enjoy


hot country days

so glad to have property with water, even if the creek isn’t deep enough and the pond is also shared with a snapping turtle or two, spring fed running water on a hot day seems to make everyone happy 🙂 but then it’s time to get back to work, preparing for winter starts in summer

ice cream in July

Ice cream in the middle of July in TN is a necessity, not an option  

motherhood and country chicks

Motherhood makes me happy <3  look what I found today, we didn’t even know she was sitting

new Lilla Rose items and Free shipping

guess what? I love Lilla Rose, but then you know that, but I really love when Lilla Rose has new items and a Free Shipping Sale 🙂 so today I am happy happy happy! You can read why I love it so much here that I sell them here  why I sell Lilla Rose Flexi Clips

pretty instant pot corn on the cob

I shared the other day about our 4th of July feast and exactly how we cooked this corn on the cob in the instant pot, but I don’t think I shared just how pretty it turns out. Have you ever seen corn look this good? Now to exercise some self control, lol. 

10 tips to a positive online presence

Who loves social media? I think we all do to a point, whether for family sharing, entertainment or business purposes. For some it doesn’t matter if they are well received, their settings are private and their crowd small. But if we intend to speak (share, post) publicly we need to do things with some proper manners if we want to be well received. These are just a few thoughts rolling around my head today, hope they bless you. If you want to read more friend me on facebook or like my page  

  1. be a blessing – take your time, the goal is to add goodness and love to someone’s day, if you can’t then be quiet until you can, take a break or a walk, or a vacation, maybe some rest and prayer is needed, social media is no place for a rant or a whine if you want to make a positive difference 🙂
  2. be real – nobody likes a false front, be genuine, if you are genuinely rude or mean, then deal with that before sharing, if you are genuinely sarcastic, pray before sharing, funny is funny, tacky or mean spirited is not funny or likable
  3. be kind – as we say in the South, “gimme some sugar” in other words, be sweet and loving, if in person that would be a hug, 🙂  often you are sharing with folks who don’t know you yet, they may have had a bad day/week/month or life, you have no idea and you don’t want to add hurt to that
  4. be honest – recommend or refer things you can HONESTLY say will be a blessing in their life, you lose credibility if you do anything other than that
  5. be a friend first and a salesperson last – yes share what company you are with occasionally not everyday, unless you have been inconsistent and are part of more than 3 at a time, then don’t share at all until you have some consistency with the business
  6. be respectful – do not privately message folks about anything that benefits you rather than them, no one has time for 23 “private” sales pitches a day, or chain letters, or hoax’s
  7. be non competitive – put the other guy first, always bless others, trust me if you develop this attitude you will be truly overflowing with “warm fuzzy” feelings and true joy when you see others succeed
  8. be who you are – with a Jesus filter, do not use “this is who I am” as an excuse, but rather be who He created you to be, it shows, and they notice
  9. be tempered, tempered means  “treated by temperingespeciallyof glass :  treated so as to impart increased strength and the property of shattering into pellets when broken, ” (from https://www.merriam-webster.com) – when tempered glass breaks it does not have sharp edges that cut like regular glass, when being social or public you will inevitably sooner or later be hurt, be prayed up and prepared, take it to the Lord, be ready to forgive, do not be sharp and cutting to others
  10. be a nobody – yep, no one likes an arrogant person, folks run from that, and they talk as they run, be humble, you can be knowledgeable and humble at the same time, share your own story with the attitude that it is best for you and maybe others, yes often for others, but that you are not the only one with an answer, encourage folks to seek Jesus and what His answer is for them, whether it be business, methods, life, recipes, parenting, or fashion 🙂

have any thoughts to add?

black friday in July with Prime

what is better than Christmas in July? Black Friday in July, but what is better than Black Friday?
Prime Day. And if you don’t have a Prime account with Amazon today is Your Day!!! get the free trial and get the Prime Day specials that start July 11, except like all good Black Fridays they start early,
but you won’t know that unless you sign up for prime now.

how’s your home?

Monday, are you ready, how’s your home, does it feel likes it’s ready? Here is a great one to re-focus with.

house a homeIt is a great one to re-focus with.

Table of contents

  • It all starts with prayer
  • Home isn’t home if no one is there
  • Creating atmosphere
  • Simple decorating
  • What about cleaning and clutter?
  • Family supper
  • The morning meeting
  • Be an at HOME Momma
  • Guests at home
  • Keeping your home open to the Lord
  • Available on amazon 

Well, have a very blessed Monday, more coming up!