Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  (Oops, where did the time go?  I guess this post is getting published a day late…Happy Miscellaneous Tuesday!)

Well friends, I have some major, time-consuming projects in the works and I need to apologize in advance that posts may be sparse in the next few months.  Nevertheless, today I’d like to share these miscellaneous items with you:

  1. I found a great NEW family history blog with, what looks like, some of the lines I need to research further.  I’ll be contacting the blogger soon to see if we can collaborate. Anyone else looking for Thornton genealogy?  Check it out! {HERE}

2. I’m SO excited that it’s peach season! I think the peach is my all-time fav fruit.  I just searched ‘peach’ on pinterest, and now I’ve gotta make Peach and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops, Grilled Peaches, Peach Jam, Fresh Peach Pound Cake, and a Rustic Peach and Strawberry Tart!  OH YEAH, YUM!  I’ve got to get to a farmers market soon!

3. Lastly, our (well…my) NEW favorite game to play which was introduced to us by our DIL is SPOT IT.  It is SO frustratingly fun to play!  I like games…although, my male-dominant household…not so much.  But sometimes I get lucky and get to play a few hands, yeah!

Have a great day!  Learn or do something NEW!

a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!  I naturally ‘Find Joy in the Ordinary’….all of the time.  I hope you do too.  I find joy in photography, nature, my family, music…and so much more! For today’s Sunday sermon, I’ll simply share links to some beautiful and spiritually inspiring music.  I hope you enJOY them:

Lift Me Up

If the Savior Stood Beside Me

You Raise Me Up

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!



Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday! Here’s another pic of our mountain-wildflower-hunting hike.  And…here are a few other miscellaneous items:

1) I tried Jodi’s Holy Guacamole, and yes, it’s very yummy!  You should check it out.

2) I visit Purple Chocolate Home quite frequently, but I’ve never noticed this quote on the sidebar of that site before.  I thought it was a very good idea!


And lastly 3)  I totally agree with the Thank You note that Jimmy Fallon featured a while ago:  “Thank you…space between the driver’s seat and center compartment, for being large enough for my cell phone to drop through, but not large enough for anyone to retrieve it.”  (or something like that :o)  Happens WAY too often!

Have a terrific Monday!  Do or learn something NEW!



NEW photos of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!  You might recall a post back in June, went I mentioned we went for a hike hoping to find these wildflowers, but found snow instead.  Well, this is hike-take-two.  The meadows were filled with wildflowers and we even hiked further up to this lake:


For today’s short sermon, I’ll simply link to this really well-done video (HERE)  about how important family is and how one man found his grandfather’s army weapon after his funeral…and how important researching his grandfather’s life was to him.

Have a terrific day!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW food foto Friday


Happy Friday!

I decided it has been quite a while since I did any food photography…so:  Here’s our left-overs from last night.  Yeah, leaf-overs…thrilling! Right!?!? {I hope that’s not what the fortune from my cookie is referring to!}


Actually, this fried rice is left-overs of left-overs.  We had plain rice left-over from another meal, and since my body-building son moved out (along with his appetite) we seem to have oodles of food laying around!  I kind of, sort of used this recipe HERE…but with my own adaptations…(meaning I left out any ingredients that weren’t readily available and added ham :o)  But it was delicious!


We added “Ready-to-eat-‘Pop-’em-in-the-Microwave” egg rolls from Costco and Wha-la…dinner!

Maybe I’ll be in the mood to really cook one of these days.  But this sustained us until our next meal, so all’s good.

Have a great day!  Do or learn or cook something NEW!