IMG_4725One of the special sayings that we share with our dear friends from Kansas is this – Goooooooood Mooooornin’ ! It really doesn’t matter if it’s 7 AM or 10 PM. It’s how we answer the phone … how we greet each other at the airport {which has only happened once so far} … and how I start off my handwritten letters.  β€ I love that about us.


{The mowing team}

The truth is, our visit to Kansas couldn’t have come at a better time. It provided a much needed refresher – a step back from the usual day-to-day in order to refocus and reprioritize. I came home with new goals and desires, things to cut out of my crazy schedule, and greater ideas for going forward. It changed my perspective on life – how important it is to stop and smell the flowers, to enjoy the simple things around me, and to say “Thank you” to God for His abundant, daily blessings.

So here I sit … typing on a Friday evening. It’s the perfect way to wind down from another busy, and *very* productive day. Thinking back over the past week, I’m rather overwhelmed trying to think about all that has happened. Where does the time go?

Here are some highlights from late June, and July …


Vision Therapy exercises with the littlest bro …


So BLESSED with fresh homegrown vegetables. Cucumbers, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Squash, Beans …


Sisters … ❀


Concealed Carry Class.


Cleaning days – all the better with homemade, healthy cleaning supplies. πŸ˜€


Mother-daughter lunch date … Burger 21 has fabulous salads. Just sayin!


The town’s Independence Day Parade … we helped out with our church’s float this year! Thousands of water bottles, candy for the kids, fun bouncy balls, and invitations to church!


Waiting on the bridge {for a train to come through … which it did!} before fireworks.




Loving fresh peaches and raw milk! 


Strawberry and Peach Jam – favors for a client’s upcoming bridal shower.




New products for my neighbor’s shop in town – aromatherapy bath salts.


So grateful for the opportunity to meet a sweet couple on a local farm – they allowed me to take an abundance of fresh Jewelweed {cuttings and plant!} and some Echinacea. Let the work begin!


Look! My first homegrown eggplant. Isn’t it adorable? To be totally honest, I’m really not a fan of eggplant. But wow was this one DELICIOUS! We like to slice it thin, bread it, bake, and then top with sauce and mozzarella cheese {bake again until melted}. Yummy! Can’t wait to harvest more!

And … tomorrow is going to be yet another fabulous day! But I’ll be sharing more on that later. πŸ˜€

P.S. One more Kansas pic … until I get around to posting the rest lol. πŸ˜‰



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