Stop it, America. Just STOP IT.   America. *smh* In light of the the most recent acts of indecency and discrimination in Charlottesville, VA, I’ve seen it all come back out of the woodwork. People shaming, placing blame and answering hate with more hate. I have seen people sharing one article after another from multiple […]

What Do I Do If God Made Me Different?

I have had several conversations in the recent past which left me thinking, what if God made me different than I am? Would I be better? It is a very human-like thought to have, because what exactly are we comparing ourselves to except other imperfect people? Part of the reason I named my blog The […]


The Rehabilitation of Oakley the Pit Bull : Part 2

Part 2: Continuing the rehabilitation of Oakley the pit bull. Training  We have spent the last few days doing our best to be consistent with Oakley. He still needs quite a bit of training and socialization although we think he is doing really well. Pit bulls are some of the most loving dogs I have […]


Confidence: A Thing of the Past?

  We are witnessing a change in the world. Yes, change has been occurring for centuries. Some have been good changes that reach far beyond the insecurity and close mindedness of something different than “the norm”. Then there are people who are completely consumed with ONE way to live. It’s usually something they were taught […]

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The Rehabilitation of Oakley the Pit Bull : Part 1

It Started As A Normal Day Welcome to the ongoing series on the rehablitation of Oakley the pit bull.  It started as any normal day. Garrett took a few vacation days and since I am still looking for work we decided to spend some time together. We got in the car and left for town. […]

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Upcycling: Silver Teapot Succulent Planter

Some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen have been pulled from the garbage. Yep, you heard me right. Ha! The proper word is “upcycling”…..or turning trash into treasure. That is exactly what is happening here. We are going to turn an old broken, tarnished, silver teapot into a beautiful indoor planter for […]

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How to Make Scrumptious Candy Corn Cookies

Are candy corn not just the CUTEST little things you ever did see!? It must be the association they have with fall that makes me crazy excited! Not to mention the 3 stacked colors….and their adorable little triangular selves!!! Eeek! I just love em! So why WOULDN’T I want candy corn cookies?! My grandmaw used […]

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Can you “Feel” the Presence of God?

One of the hardest things to put into words is what it is like to feel the presence of God. It’s life altering.¬†For me it is something that has never left…from the first time I ever felt it. Not to say that it doesn’t come and go…because it does. But I am aware of it. […]

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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract : Part One

I am really excited about this one! I have ALWAYS wanted to make homemade vanilla. When you like to bake as much as I do, or even better yet, how much my mother does…you tend to go through vanilla like it’s going out of style. Just a couple of weeks ago, I got halfway through […]