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Throwback Thursday

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Sherone Taylor, Sister #1682

Summer 2010 - Pinecone in the Uinta Mountains above Robertson, WY ... Read more →

FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS PLANNER SET: Stay organized this holiday season!

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Joy Elick, Sister #5290

Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here! 'Tis the season for gifts, and I wanted to remember my faithful readers! So here's my gift to you: FREE PRINTABLES to help you stay organized this holiday season. I hope your celebrations and time spent with family are warm and memorable this year ... Read more →

Poached Pears Make a Charming Dessert

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Jennifer Black, Sister #6039

Sometimes I find a recipe that is so easy and so lovely that I want to make it many times for lots of different people. That is how I feel about this poached pear recipe. There is something festive about pears in the late autumn and winter time. So much of the fruit has gone out of season and does not keep well, but pears and citrus keep well and travel well, and are a welcome burst of color and flavor in these cold months. Of course pears have lots of health benefits too, as they contain lots of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants.

I mentioned in a previous post that I am reading a book called Beyond the Mediterranean Diet by Layne Lieberman. The poached pear recipe below comes from that book ... Read more →

CHRISTMAS SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS

Posted on December 18, 2014 by CJ Armstrong, Sister #665

These little young ladies are a salt and pepper set I found at an antique store. They were made in the 50s and I thought just as cute as they can be. The sit on my "treasures" shelf all year but are come down off that shelf at Christmas to be included in the Christmas decorations.
(My "treasures" shelf goes across the top of my kitchen windows on two walls and connects with the top of my upper kitchen cabinets on the third wall . . a great place for display of treasures) ... Read more →

Fence me in......

Posted on December 18, 2014 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

Buffalo farm ... Read more →

Outhouse Out Takes

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Donna Oshaughnessy, Sister #3062

Life is funny isn't it? One minute you're minding your own business (literally we own our own business and it takes a fair amount of minding) and the next minute the department of public health is threatening you with a $1000 fine.

Nope. It has nothing to do with raw milk, sales are going great and still no ridiculous rules passed,YEAH!, this piece of paper was related to a gift we received last Christmas from our oldest son. Some of you might recall this awesome outhouse ... Read more →

The Best Consolation Prize

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Sharon Demers, Sister #5392

Christ has been born, it is now time for His dedication in the temple as was customary. Simeon, a godly man was anxiously awaiting the Savior, the Consolation of Israel Jesus Christ

Our Consolation as well. Notice that the letter "C" in the word Consolation is capitalized? That is because it is a name. A name for Jesus Christ. Anyone can console, but only One is Consolation ... Read more →

HomeAcre Hop #100 (Merry Christmas Hop)

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Sandra Morris, Sister #4384

Welcome to the 100th HomeAcre Blog Hop! It happens to fall on the week before Christmas where we are having a special Merry Christmas Hop! We invite you to share your holiday post (repost are welcome) as well as any homesteading, homeschooling or homemaking post.

We will be taking next week off from the Hop to celebrate Christmas with our families ... Read more →

Omer Tarin, Poet & Writer

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

From an archived interview
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Welcome internationally acclaimed writer and performance poet, Omer Tarin....

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
There wasn't ever a fixed time, when I knew, no sudden epiphany or realization! I always read and wrote a lot, even as a child, and my imagination was always working. I used to day-dream a lot, too; and many of my dreams became ideas for poems or stories ... Read more →

Whole30 - One day left

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Shelley Krehbiel-Klein, Sister #5152

Twenty-nine days in, we have just one day left in our Whole30 program. Not once have we cheated, either one of us! I'm really kind of proud of that. My husband's addiction to Monster Java Mean Beans is kicked, my craving for carbs has scaled way back. I really think this is a way that we could continue to eat.

Over the last 29 days, I have dreamed of food more often than ever before, I think in my whole life. One night, I ate three sandwiches in my dream. I don't even remember what was on the sandwich, I just remember slathering it with mayonnaise and two pieces of white bread ... Read more →

Binod Bastola

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

From India, Binod Bastola is a poet, writer, and photographer. A few achievements in writing and notoriety for his photography, he is an artist who loves art from the heart.
Binod says, I love writing and photography so deeply, and I am truly into it. I am an artist who doesn't greed for name and fame. My dream is to live life with my heart and follow my heart no matter what it is; live till the time you breathe your last breath without here and there of this world! ... Read more →

Where Christmas ISN'T

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Debbie Bosworth, Sister #1199

With one week left until Christmas day I am determined to pull back the reins on running through the last few days of the holiday season like a horse racing to the finish line. At the risk of sounding like Andy Rooney, I have to confess that I resent the commercialism of this beautiful season. It seems like the push for getting the holidays ' right ' whether it be securing the perfect gifts on time or decorating to the nines comes earlier and earlier every year.

By the time I got going on decorating this year I was already beginning to tire of seeing the mess of fake decorations and pre-packaged gift baskets everywhere. Earlier this month I went out to my local Michael's Craft Store in search of some Christmas decorating inspiration for our dining room table ... Read more →

Happy Holidays : )

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Amber Conger, Sister #3912

I received this photo from a good friend today; it's one of my latest pieces; about 13 feet tall in Eagle, ID; next to the town Christmas tree ... Read more →