Summer’s over…

and what a fast one it was! Not as hot and languid as last year but we managed to enjoy ourselves anyway. The mosquitoes were horrid as usual but we got out there and did a bit more gardening and continued appreciating the increased acreage we have since our move. We did escape the bugs for a while with a trip to the Peninsula (at my parent’s place) where we fished and swam and were relieved of whacking ourselves several times per minute.

With that brief description, I’ll leave you to look forward to a series of posts hi-lighting a few of the more interesting things we did in the form of my “month in review.”

‘Til then,

Pennsylvania Omnibus only $.99 !

Amish Sci-Fi, oh yeah! It’s what all the cool kids are reading. πŸ˜‰

I’ve read the first part of this book and it’s awesome! Really looking forward to reading the rest.

Only $.99 and only today at that price!

This price is for the Kindle edition; however, if you do not have a Kindle, Amazon offers apps for other devices. I use the Kindle app on my desktop and have never had a problem downloading and enjoying ebooks from them.

I’ve got mine…now go get yours!

Pennsylvania Omnibus (Complete Novel)

‘Til next time,

Amazon Deals

Normally, I’m too busy to open the email notifications from Amazon on current deals. Today, I decided to take some time and cruise through some of the pages and see what I could find. Here’s what I found that interested me:


Happy Tot Organic Baby Food, Butternut Squash and Apple, 4.22-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 16)

Cast Iron Cookware

Lodge L9OG3 Pre-Seasoned Round Griddle, 10.5-inch

Lodge L10SK3 Pre-Seasoned Skillet, 12-Inch

Lodge L2SP3 Cast Iron Serving Pot, Black, 2-Quart

Lodge L17SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, 17-inch

Lodge Pro-Logic P7A3 Cast-Iron Aebleskiver Pan


This 1.5 liter 1000-watt electric tea kettle with brushed stainless steel finish features an illuminated power indicator, automatic shut-off for dual protection when boiling or dry and an overheat shut-off.

Portable Canvas Heavy Duty Log Carrier Makes Moving Logs Easy

Elegant Garden Design 18-inch Rooster, Steel Silhouette with Rusty Patina

That’s all for now. Hopefully you found something to interest you too! (Remember, these are affiliate links.)

‘Til next time,

Wooden Plates

The goal is to have one for each family member. Here is one of our daughters using one. I think she was eating fried potatoes and eggs with chopsticks. πŸ™‚


Here is the plate by itself.


So far, they are for our own personal use. Guess you could say we’re doing “quality control testing” for a possible future retail product. πŸ˜‰ The children are quite taken with them at the moment…harkens back to the wooden trenchers of the past that we’ve read about during history lessons.

What do you think? Would you use a wooden plate?

Recent Finished Project

Took a break from a larger craft project to do this. I needed a “quick fix” – a project I could finish relatively fast so I could have a sense of accomplishment since the other was moving along slowly.



No pattern to share. Just made it up as I crocheted. πŸ™‚

What projects are you working on?

‘Til next time,

Need Grad Gifts?

Know someone who’s graduating this month?

Don’t forget our Alaskan Ulus make great gifts!!

If that’s not really the receivers style, please consider using our affiliate link with Amazon to find something that is!

Either way, you won’t be disappointed!

Memorial Day is just around the corner too – some super deals to pick up!

‘Til next time,

ps – Using our link to Amazon generates a small commission for us. Thanks for your support!

Lilla Rose Clip

There are a proliferation of giveaways on the Internet now. I’ve entered a few over the years and have won a handful of things. Always so exciting no matter how small because I used to be the person who “never won anything.” I can’t say that any more. πŸ˜‰ Actually, I hadn’t entered that many since our move because the Internet connection is pretty spotty where we are now and a lot of the time it’s annoying trying to use it. However, I have noticed a change in how giveaways are offered and that is through the use of handy tools/widgets that make entering and tracking entries easier. Splendid idea! I have increased my entries into various giveaways over the past few months mostly because of them.

Anyhow, recently an online friend had a giveaway for a Lilla Rose clip and I entered as there wasn’t a restriction on doing so. πŸ˜‰ I won! The clip arrived in the mail last week.


Over the weekend I had two perfect opportunities to try it out. (Normally, my hair is braided or in a bun. I wear pretty hair stuff for church or other special occasions.) The girls and I had a wedding shower to attend Saturday afternoon and then church and Mother’s Day the next day. The clip matched both outfits I wanted to wear! I’m so happy with it not just for it’s beauty but for the quality! It’s a sturdy little thing…good thick metal slide with notches that fit into a small metal bar on the other side – which makes it adjustable too! The beads are well secured, alternate in a lovely coordinated way and quality glass/mental, etc. I love it!!


It is so pretty in fact that, when all of my girls (6 of them if you are new here) saw it, there was a chorus of, “Oooo, it’s so pretty!! I want one!!” πŸ™‚ I told them, “Enter a giveaway. Just kidding!” πŸ˜‰ I think there may be some birthday orders from Lilla Rose in my future…

All that being said, I can wholeheartedly endorse Lilla Rose products! And, if you would like some yourself, please give my friend Leah’s site a visit! I know she would appreciate your support too being a mom of many and a dairy farmer’s wife.Β 

All the info you need is on her Facebook page:
Lilla Rose – Leah Terry

‘Til next time,

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