10 random things about me

Ok, so I love to read other blogs where the blogger actually tells you something about themselves that is random or funny or just ordinary!  So, today, that’s what I’m doing! 1  This is my daily summer uniform…. I care very little about fashion and when I spend most of my summer day outside doing farm/yard/gardening stuff, then this is what I wear!  When it’s muddy, I trade the Redwings for my awesome Muck boots 🙂 2 An accessory you can often find hanging out of my back pocket are my gloves!  I grew upREAD MORE

eat at home

Do you want your family to eat most of their meals at home?  How do you do that when you hate to cook?  Well, I hear ya.  We eat at home almost all the time.  Literally.  Like we go out once every few months.  Crazy, I know.  But I’m going to let you in on a couple of secrets for how I manage to feed my family at home all the time and do most of it from scratch. My first secret is a practical one I learned from my mom: Keep your pantry andREAD MORE

weed free garden

Are weeds getting the best of you and your garden?  Ever wondered if there was a way to get rid of them?  Is it truly possible to have a weed free garden? Yes, it is. But it will take some prep work. Let me start you off with a story of my gardening history and then I’ll let you in on the secret 😉 My mom always had a garden.  And we kids always had to help her.  Which we hated, I mean, loved.  Every year we had to clean out the chicken house, dumpREAD MORE

Want to run a half marathon? Think you're too busy or too slow? Trust me, follow this method and you can run one with no problem! #running #halfmarathon #healthy #exercise

So, just like that…. it’s over!  I ran my first half marathon on Sunday!  After months and months of training, I can hardly believe it came and went 🙂 We had BEAUTIFUL weather for it!  It was about 60 degrees when we started and sunny.  I ran the Prairie Fire Half in Wichita (an hour from where I live).  The course was pretty flat and fairly shady.  I was a bit nervous, but my mom and I settled into a nice rhythm early on and stuck with it for the first 6 miles.  I tellREAD MORE

Anybody know the Kenny Chesney song “Back Where I Come From”?  It’s an older one but one of his best, in my humble country-music-loving opinion 🙂  So, a couple weeks ago I spent two weeks of my life redecorating our community hall and this song kept playing in my head. Why, you may ask? Because our community hall is one of the symbols of “back where I come from.”  See, I’ve been blessed to come from a long line of people who settled in southern Kansas during the Homestead Act of the 1870’s/1880s!  And myREAD MORE

Ever think about training for and running a half marathon?  Yeah, me neither 😉  My running career has been less than illustrious to say the least and I was positive I did NOT have it in me to run a half.  But, as they say, never say never…. So, my running has looked like this over the years : Start training in March Barely get up to 3 miles Run a local 5K in June Take a couple more runs in June Quit until next March I could barely eke out the energy to completeREAD MORE