Healthy Snack Tip: Fresh Fruit Bowl

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For breakfast, a mid-morning or late-afternoon healthy snack, throw some fresh fruit into a bowl and enjoy! Here I used: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, red grapes, kiwi slices, banana slices, and mandarin orange segments.  You could add apple or pineapple chunks, raspberries, melon balls — whatever fruit you love!  Not only does it delight your eyes, it delights […]

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Minister's Wife. Mom of 3. Home Educator. Encourager. Writer. Anglophile. Mixed Media Artist. Lover of hot tea & literature. Living an abundant & satisfying life! (Jn.10:10)

Mother’s Day Lunch

My children & my niece's children

I love being a mother! There’s nothing that satisfies my heart so much as this. This is an instagram pic I snapped at my mom’s house right before our annual Mother’s Day lunch. I’m so thankful for the three big ones that made me a mother, and the two little ones that made me a […]

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Minister's Wife. Mom of 3. Home Educator. Encourager. Writer. Anglophile. Mixed Media Artist. Lover of hot tea & literature. Living an abundant & satisfying life! (Jn.10:10)

Fit Tip: Portion Control

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Watch your portions!!! Want to make sure you’re getting the right serving sizes? Use these tricks of the trade when eyeballing those portion sizes: poultry (3 oz.) = a standard deck of cards beef (3 oz.) = a bar of soap fish (3 oz.) = a checkbook fruit, veggies or whole grains (1/2 c.) = a tennis […]

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Minister's Wife. Mom of 3. Home Educator. Encourager. Writer. Anglophile. Mixed Media Artist. Lover of hot tea & literature. Living an abundant & satisfying life! (Jn.10:10)

Morning Glory

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The morning sun is beginning to shine through the rose floral curtains in my study. The whole house is still asleep, except me, my Maltese, Fleur, and Lilibet the cat (but even she has curled up somewhere and dozed off again). The only sounds I hear are the ticking of the white china clock that […]

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Sherlock Holmes: The Kitten (in Instagram)

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Meet Sherlock. He’s the youngest member of the Gratehouse menagerie.  When we first brought him home, he was adorable cuteness: Then he grew. Just like any child, he thought *everything* was all about him, and that every lap or soft surface belonged to him — even if it was already occupied. Here’s our cat Lilibet, […]

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Minister's Wife. Mom of 3. Home Educator. Encourager. Writer. Anglophile. Mixed Media Artist. Lover of hot tea & literature. Living an abundant & satisfying life! (Jn.10:10)