Best Curry Ever {Authentic}


I love that this curry starts out with so many fresh vegetables. 

My sister-in-law Renae, made a big pot of this curry for the family the other night…because she’s sweet like that! =) It was so good I’ve been craving it ever since. I only strayed from her recipe a tiny bit by adding a potato for volume but thats totally optional. Continue reading “Best Curry Ever {Authentic}”

Gratitude Monday

After re-reading my last blog post {concerning hospitality} I realized how ungrateful it sounded. In an effort to be ‘real’ about life and share the exact thoughts that have been going through my head the last few weeks, it sounded much more negative on paper than I ever meant it to be. True, this house is a work in project and probably will be for many years but its become HOME. So, today I thought I’d share a few specific things about our place that I’m thankful for.  Continue reading “Gratitude Monday”

Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}


Lets talk about hospitality. 

Are you one that feels like everything has to be perfect before you have guests? Its so easy to look around my home and notice the old couches, the miss matched lamps, the stains in the carpet, the ugly floor and tiled walls in the bathroom, not to mention the decor (or the lack thereof!) Or maybe you’ve had a busy week and really don’t have time (or the budget!) to make a five course meal PLUS clean your house from top to bottom.  Continue reading “Caramel Apple Crisp {for a crowd}”

Confessions from a distracted Mom


The wake-up call came when my son kept bringing me my phone. I started to wonder, “Man, doesn’t he think I can live without this thing?” Most likely he was just trying to be helpful but it made me stop and think and I realized its about time to hit the reset button on this whole electronic thing. Continue reading “Confessions from a distracted Mom”

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie


Mom was the pie maker around home so when Frieda suggested a pie fundraiser for our local safe house, I was a little intimidated but we talked about it and decided to go for it. She worked at her parents bakery for many years so her confidence level was quite a bit higher than mine.
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A lesson from my child


Last night God spoke to me through my child. I woke up to his whispers in the night “Mommy, mommy, I’m wet!” I rolled over and looked at the clock reading 3:21. He had wet his bed and needed a complete changing. After I had him all cleaned up, he asked to snuggle with me in our bed “Just for a little bit” he said. So that’s what we did.

After snuggling for a while I tucked him back into his own bed and as I lay on my own I began to think. I realized that that’s how I come to God. So many times. Needing cleansing. I mess up. I come to Him again, begging for forgiveness…needing help. Needing a washing.

So often Declan wakes up thirsty in the middle of the night and comes asking for water. I know the analogy is not perfect because I am human, getting tired and easily frustrated and God is the total opposite of that. He never grows tired or sleeps. But I think its still such a beautiful thought that just as I get up and give my son water, night after night. So, we come to God. Asking for water. Begging to have our thirst quenched. And He fills us! Time and time again. He fills us. He showers us with His love. We are filled. We are washed. We are cleansed!

That’s what I felt God speaking to me through the life of my child. We love our little ones so much and would do almost anything for them but God loves us so much more!

Have a blessed weekend!