Category: This and That

Beat the Heat Tip: Make Dinner in the Morning!

Beat the heat tip! Make dinner in the morning hours before the house heats up. This saves you from having to cook in a hot kitchen and adding more heat to your home when it is often the hottest temperature of the day.

This weekend one of our meals is Mongolian Beef which is great served with broccoli and over rice. The recipe can be found in The Ultimate Make-Ahead Cookbook on page 106!

End of Spring Garden Update

We are nearing the ending of the Spring season here in the Northwest. It’s unbelievable to fathom that in less than two weeks we will be 7 months into the year landing at the start of July.

Our garden has taken a few hits this growing season. It was quite hot and then freezing cold. A few of our plants (tomatoes) have taken quite a shock while others have bolted far too soon ( bokchoy, heat-tolerant lettuce, etc). The weeds have been back with a vegence and the little critters have been eating starts and pulling all my peas and bean seeds out!

As I write this, we are looking at the high nineties into the early hundreds for heat this weekend. The weather and heat is abnormal for this time of the year. Sadly many parts of the West are under drought and are praying we don’t see a fire season like we had last year.

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Emily Lex Watercolor Package and Classes!

I’ve been wanting to take up Water Color art for a while now but just hadn’t jumped in until recently when I was offered an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.

This opportunity included a generous offering in the form of online lessons, an animal and flower workbook, brass stand for scripture cards, and two sets of motivational scriptural Truth Cards ( on for kids and adults) by Emily Lex! You can learn more about her, see her IG, & visit her shop if you are curious about her work and art too.

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