September 2015

Quotes Can Move a Heart

There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves.
– Thomas Wolfe

Found this quote in Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen cookbook. I just fell in love with it instantly. My prayer is for a man to walk into my life who will say those exact words when I cook for him. :)

The happiest moments are the simplest. Cooking for someone you love does just that.

When Writing Goes on the Back Burner.

The last couple weeks have been: Crazy. Hectic. Insane. Nutso or one could say busy. I have failed at keeping up with my Blogging101 and Writing101 courses. Thankfully we are not graded on them. :)

So even though every one else are probably on day umm…. one moment as I look in my notebook….. Day 15 or 16. I am sadly on Day 6 or 7. Life does go on and yes we still can complete these out side of the time given. Right? (maybe I am just kidding myself)

When writing I MUST (heavy emphasis) have a few key components like:

1. Music. There has to be some sort of noise going on in the back ground or I will lose focus. Seriously, will loose focus like instantly.

2. Comfy Space. Currently this is my bed. It might sound slightly strange, but laying back and typing away is so much more enjoyable then sitting at a cold, stark desk.

3. Functioning equipment. Recently I bought a keyboard for my Kindle. THE best idea ever. And I bought a very handy device to download my pictures from camera to Kindle. Super pumped about this. Brace yourself for more photos! :)

It is basically as easy at 1. 2. 3. when it comes to my writing atmosphere. Lastly I will leave you with a photo of my writing space.


Please ignore my mess. Between sewing projects, daily tasks, and getting back into blogging, my bed is less than neat looking.

Remember always let the simple things run your life. When life gets nuts and busy, don’t stress yourself out, do the things necessary – the simple things. All the rest will be waiting patiently for you when life returns to a normal pace.

Oh, Glorious Fall!

Fall is quickly approaching. This means it is time to pack away my summer decorations and create something fall-ish for my front “porch”. I say “porch” because I live in an apartment… we don’t have such luxuries as porches. ;)

On Monday I did some searching through my pinterest boards, and found a pin that I LOVED!!

Thanks to Myra at my blessed life I was able to create some festive fabric pumpkins. Click Here for the tutorial. Myra deserves all the credit! Her tutorial is easy to follow and the pumpkins are simple to make! Her fabric pumpkins are…. gorgeous! :)

Here are my pumpkins!



My all time favorite. Somehow I got a nice shot of it! (I am no photographer)


As always. Keep life simple. Even crafting.
For the simple things in life will be the greatest blessings which bring the most joy!



You call me out upon the waters  
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Hillsong – Oceans

Isn’t this just beautiful and simple?

One. Word. Only One?

When given words like: treasure. regret. home. love. uncertainty. secret. This question comes to mind. How is it possible to pick one word? Only one word and write an entry about that one, lonely word???

Many of these words intertwine in my mind, especially where I am currently in my life.

The last weeks I have been healing from another break up, from another promising relationship, that like all the rest turned south. I could easily intertwine the words of regret, love, uncertainty, and treasure.

I think I’ll focus on treasure. It reminds me of the scripture….

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34

Isn’t that powerful!! Where my treasure…the things I hold dear…. that is where my heart is. This could be good and it could be very bad. If our treasure is money, fame, and worldly things we could very easily lose our soul. The exciting thing is if we treasure our relationship with God, then our heart with be with Him too. When our heart and treasure/wants/desires are with Him whom is the giver of all things, then only good things can happen. {Happy Dance}

For me the good thing is focusing on surrender. Surrender to Him whom my heart longs for. When I surrender, my treasure is with Him and my heart is with Him too. This gives way for one good, holy, Catholic man to walk into my life. When he does he won’t be the dead end relationships of old, no he will be the real thing, because I surrendered.

My treasure is I God!

Remember keep life simple. Even our prayers. Simple prayers bring the biggest reward. Joy.

My Top 10 Favorite Scriptures

These scriptures remind me to embrace every blessing and to allow simplicity reign. A simplicity that leaves control at the door – never welcoming it inside the home of my heart.

My challenge is as you read through these scriptures, allow them to feed your soul. May it become more then just reading, but a prayer.

1. “For I know well the plans I have for you days the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

2. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own understanding rely not, in all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.” Prov. 3:5-6

3. “Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Prov. 16:3

4. “For the vision still has its time, presses on to fulfillment, and will not disappoint; if it delays, wait for it will surely come, it will not be late.” Hab. 2:3

5. “What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” Mark 8:36

6. “Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble propose.” Tobit 8:7 (I hope to find a man like that!)

7. Ephesians 6:10-17 This is a very powerful scripture! Look it up.

8. “So He said to them, ‘cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.’ So they cast it and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.” John 21:6

9. “We have hope as an anchor for the soul – firm and secure.” Heb.6:19

10. “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

I hope these scriptures fed your soul like they feed mine! Please comment how God moved your spirit, heart, soul! I love reading about “God” moments.

Remember through even the simplest word in a beautifully crafted scripture we will be guided to embrace life’s blessings. Then joy will live!!!

Titles Give Us Glimpses of Who We Are

Day two of the Blogging 101 questions really get my mind thinking.

I wish I could sit here and compose an entry that explains how daily I embrace life’s blessings. Unfortunately, my blog, my title has nothing about always succeeding at embarrassing the blessings, but rather it focuses on my attempts. These attempts are sometimes successes and some are complete failures, but this is what makes life interesting. In these times both good and bad I always most of the time go back to what I love…. Simplicity.

The above paragraph was all that was saved from a glitch in my computer this morning, when I was putting the finishing touches on my entry. God works in mysterious ways. The paragraph is simple and to the point! Praise God.

I will embrace this blessing. Simple is always the best! :)

Writing. Why do I write?

I write because there is something powerful -very powerful – that happens when thoughts, feelings, emotions, passions, experiences and so much more are exposed to the light. It is as if when we write from our heart God blesses us with a beautiful surrender. A surrender that is not human, but rather divine.

That surrender feeling is exactly why I write. It reminds me of my daily dialogue with God. He calls us to share our talents with others. So by sharing the simple blessings in my life and how I embrace them, I believe it in turn gives God the honor. Is that beautiful? So the question should be, “Why not write?”

I do ask God for the simple blessings, to continue to bless my writing skills. Although simple writing habits just may be what He has blessed me with. Help me to embrace that blessing.

Introductions Please….

Hello everyone.

I am a twenty something, youngest child, Midwest Nebraska girl: who blogs to find peace and serenity in my life. Also, I use blogging to document and share the simple but fun things – activities, projects, spiritual growth and yummy food – of my life. It’s my way of sharing my passions without the judgmental glances of familiar faces.

You will find each post is nothing close to complicated (I hope). I am about simplicity I. How I cook, sew, and pray. One thing will be the constant thread – simplicity and embracing life’s simple blessings. My eyes those simple blessings bring the most joy.

My hope is you will tag along with me for this blogging adventure journey. I hope simplicity will spill over into your life! :)

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