As we celebrate the Independence of our beloved country, let’s pause and remember:
It’s the Land of the Free
BECAUSE of The Brave!
A hearty Texas Homesteader “THANK YOU” goes out to all who have served our country, both past & present.
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I wanted to make a very sentimental gift for my mother. Y’all know I always prefer to make my gifts homemade. But I’m not really the creative type. So I struggle mightily with being able to figure out the perfect gift.
But this time I think my gift was perfect. I took arrowheads that my brother had flint-knapped years ago and arranged them into a cross for her. Come see how I was able to fashion this gift using only supplies I had at home.
Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! I’ve learned some important lessons about motherhood. I have an amazing mother whose wisdom and guidance gave me the tools to become a loving mom myself.
She was firm in her expectations of each of her children. We were to respect each other and always respect our parents. Honesty and integrity were important parts of our character. She taught us the love of God, the importance of family and the ability to see situations from the other’s perspective.
As important as those lessons are, mom is still teaching me today. You see, mom isn’t just needed to bandaid a boo-boo, make sure we’re properly fed or set guidelines. Mom is needed throughout life. They continue to guide us and teach us to be a better person – more loving, caring, accepting and wise as the years go by.
Of course we appreciate our moms every day, but on special days we make it all about her! And isn’t it wonderful to give her special attention?
Whether she’s been there since day one
or came into your life After You Were Born,
moms are special!
Is your mom environmentally aware? Does she love being gentle with this gorgeous earth we call home? Well you’re in luck, I’ve assembled a quick list of inexpensive gift ideas to spoil your crunchy, eco-friendly mom this year. Gifts she’ll love – c’mon & see!
Several years ago our children requested no new toys for our grandbabies. They already had way too many toys! So RancherMan & I opted to gift them Experience Giftsinstead. The experience gift option has been an absolutely wonderful solution for several years now. And what a win/win too. We get to spend precious time with our grandkids and create MEMORIES with them instead of giving them just another toy.
In past years we’ve taken them Rock Climbingand to a Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course. We’ve taken them to the Ft Worth Stock Show & Rodeoand to Museums. A couple of times we’ve taken them to Live Production Plays – Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life. Each one was so much fun for all of us.
But this year we decided to take them to an escape room. An escape room experience is where you’re placed in a room and you’re challenged to solve the clues one by one to find the key to escape. Come see the fun we had!
Aaaah the holidays. A special time of the year when friends and family gather to bask in the warmth of their relationships and enjoy some really good food. So much food in fact that oftentimes the day afterward can leave you scratching your head. Wow, there’s so much food leftover! What do I do with it all??
Well when you’re tired of eating the same leftovers over & over again, the freezer can be your friend. Or my favorite: planned leftovers. That’s where you make a whole new meal from those delicious leftovers.
Take that turkey & dressing for instance. RancherMan loves when I make Turkey & Dressing Patties from them. It’s like Potato Cakes, but with turkey & dressing instead. Come see.