Monthly Archives: December 2015

Snowstorms and Sunshine

Monday night a winter storm moved in. It was so pretty when we woke in the morning to a layer of fresh now and very little wind! But as the day progressed, the wind picked up and it began drifting like crazy. These photos are from yesterday, about 10 am. It snowed a good several hours after this.barn in snow

 

snowy cattlecows in snow

 

cows in snow

winter house

 

Best Hair Book Ever! – by Faithgirlz!

best hair book everThis is a great book of hairstyles for all girls and their moms. I chose to review it for my teenage daughter, but I think I enjoyed it as much or more than she did! :)  It has lots of braid styles, up-dos and ponytail styles. From casual to elegant, you should be able to find a good style for any occasion.

One of my favorite things was the tips throughout the book about hair care in general. I do not go to a salon much at all, so I need all the tips and tricks I can get. I think it’s a great book to get for a teen girl.

It also has tips for different hair types; curly, wavy, straight, ethnic, etc. It is written in a clear, easy to read style, with lots of pictures and illustrations.

Take a look at it: http://store.faithgateway.com/best-hair-book-ever

 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

 

Finding Your Rhythm

wyoming sunset

I sit here on a dark, chilly winter evening and consider the past few days… I have been dealing with a flu, the cold weather has settled in for real, and the radio blasts Christmas music nearly non-stop. It is that time of year again. Music, candles, sickness and lots of sweaters! :)

I have learned to find my rhythm in this season. I struggled real hard the first few years we lived here in the Arctic – I mean, Wyoming! 😉 I grew up a southern girl, and I haven’t learned to love winter yet, but hopefully one day I, too, can say that I prefer winter over summer! Haha! Maybe…. Anyways, I am thankful for the beauty of the snow and winter season. I am very thankful for snow and ice! Snow = grass for the cows, and that’s every rancher’s main concern. crested wheat

But in more practical terms, I have learned to stock my pantry with staples, because no one enjoys being out of food when the nearest store is 25 miles away over icy roads.

I’ve learned to not over-plan and over-commit, because invariably sickness or bad weather will mess with the best-laid plans. Just today, I had to cancel a girls’ get-together that I’d been planning for weeks, because of the sick bug that has invaded our house. Its a bummer!

I have learned that too many days of school and stuffy house will make the sweetest child grumpy, so we have some random ‘no-school’ days – just to keep everybody fresh and sweet. 😉

That is the main thing, really. Just keeping life a little more simple, a little more laid-back, a bit more white space in my days. Buffer for those things that DO happen, ya know? I tend towards wanting to do everything, all the time. But I am learning that more accomplished is not always the best. Hey – you have no idea how many ideas and dreams and schemes are swirling around in my brain on any given day! 😀 but I am purposing to live quieter, still-er, and slower – especially in the winter months. There is times I must be going, going, going, but – when I can sit and read books to my toddler, when I can listen to the unending stories of my 7 year old – hey, I’m gonna do it!!

Here’s to finding your rhythm, and not scheduling the life right out of your life! :)
Carry on.