Every time I hear of another terror attack, school shooting, shooting at a theater, music hall, or other place my heart gets sad. I just can’t stand the evil that’s out there.


Right now I chose to join with those that are praying for Paris and I continue to pray for every person affected by any of these kind of events.

Kims Phone 407


Happy Veterans Day!

Today in the USA is Veterans Day. As I watched some TV today there were lots of programs and shows honoring veterans. But as I watched them it struck me how they seemed to skim over the real “honoring” part. Some shows did a great job, while others said a short thank you and moved on.

Dogs 4th

I want to try to make up a little for where our culture falls short on really appreciating the men and women who sacrifice so our country can maintain its freedoms. These men and women sacrifice their time, family life, sleep, safety, happiness, comforts, and even their lives for the rest of us who live in the USA. You aren’t appreciated enough and are often taken for granted, but… I want to say a big THANK YOU … MY FAMILY APPERCIATES YOU… YOU ARE OUR HEROS… and so much more to those of you who have ever served in the military in any capacity and for those of you who currently serve THANK YOU and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your families :)


There are many important parts of life. One aspect of life is making memories and on the flip side is reminiscing on the memories made. Hubby and I work so much and are so busy with our jobs, animals, home, church, and just general life that its hard to find time to make and then reminisce on memories. We try to make a point of doing something special each year on our anniversary and doing something different we haven’t experienced together before. This year we went to Myrtle Beach.


We both had been to Myrtle before but never together. And we had not done most of the activities we chose when we had been there with friends or family before. We went horse back riding on the beach (we had only ridden on the beach in Hawaii before), we went to a beautiful garden, flew a kite (this was our first time doing that on this beach), went on the sky wheel, played at different putt putt golf courses, and I even took hubby to the South of the Boarder as he hadn’t been there before. So over the next few posts I will share some of the things we got to do on our long weekend. I hope you will enjoy our memories with us :)

Beauty Filled

There are some day when you look for your beautiful sunset… good days to end it beautifully or bad days when the sunset reminds you of the hope of tomorrow.


The above sunset I captured while on an anniversary trip with hubby in September. We were in South Carolina for this particular wedding anniversary trip and the sunsets were beautiful. Each day there were different colors and the mood of each sunset was equally calming. I took a lot of pictures on this trip and I hope to start sharing them and showing you some of the beauty I captured on our love trip :) Have a beauty filled week :)

October has come…

And is almost gone…

Dogs pumpkins october 2015

Today we finally got time and went to a local pumpkin farm to get out pumpkins. It was a fun time and now we are looking more fall at our place. Hope your fall is going well. :)

Growing and Laying

Our baby chicks aren’t so babyish anymore… sad face :(


Two of our Columbian Rock Crosses have started laying (but not the one pictured below)…


And maybe even one of my New Hampshire….


Their eggs have been so little and cute :) No yokes in them at first, but now they are getting a little bigger so we’ll see when I crack open a bigger one…


It has been very interesting to see these chickens integrate into the old flock and find their place among the other ladies. Its also fun to hear the difference in their clucking and little noises from the other types of chickens we have. I sat outside the last couple of nights since its been cooler, and just watched and listened to them…. Loving our adventures in chicken land :)

Beauty Filled Day

Our little piece of God’s land had some nice weather today and earlier this week. It was nice enough that the dogs laid in the yard and not in the shade of the porch.


Baxter kept trying not to look at me when I was walking around checking on the chickens and snapping shots of him.

Bax laying

He used to pose for me, but anymore he seems to just tolerate my photo obsession. some days though he will still pose and look handsome for me ;)

Baxter laying

Usually Chase helps me with the chickens, but today Baxter watched them for me while I checked out their coop and collected eggs.

Bax and chicks

I am going back to work Monday after almost three months off after my surgery and complications. I have mixed feeling because I have loved being home and being a homemaker. Everything is so organized and clean, just the way I like it. But I know I have to go back :( Maybe some day God will bless us with a baby and I can stay home with them.


But until then my boys are my babies and I love them :)

Chase Swims

We are well into summer and since I’m feeling better from my recent surgery the doctor said I can try to get back into shape by waking some.  On a recent walk hubby and I took Chase to a park where he can swim.


Now Baxter will have nothing to do with swimming so he just stood by and watched.  But our boy Chase had a grand time being back in the water.


Hope your having a great summer. 

Chase’s Country Quiche

So I have been working to clean out the old freezer so things don’t get freezer burn and I can actually tell what’s in there. Does that ever happen to you? You just get caught up in specials at the grocery store and life gets away from you and you forget what’s in the old freezer?

Anyways, I got some things out of the freezer, standbys from the garden and fridge, and bam DINNER…

Tonight the line up from the freezer include beef chunks, green peppers, pre-made savory pie crust with thyme (I made a few months ago and froze it- it’s gluten and dairy free), and whole roma tomatoes…  And from the garden peppers (red and light green), thyme, onions (regular and green). From the chickens eggs of course (6-8 depending on the size of the pie dish or quiche your using). Spices include salt/pepper, onion powder, and ground turmeric. Lastly from the fridge cheese and about 4 tbsp. of your milk of choice (not pictured because I forgot to get it out but I used a Colby-jack mix and lactose free milk).

Recipe 1

So first I chopped up all the peppers, onion, and tomatoes. Then I chopped the beef up into little bite size pieces so they distributed easier, cooked quicker, and were easier to eat in the quiche. I then beat the 6 eggs with the milk and salt/pepper. (If your pie dish is bigger add an egg or two if it’s smaller use an egg or two less.)

I added about 3 tbsp. coconut oil to a pan (or any oil of your choice that heats well).

Recipe 2

Place pan on medium heat and add the chunk beef that you seasoned the salt/pepper/onion powder, and turmeric before you place it in the plan. (I like to put the beef in a bowel and toss it with the spices and let it set for a few minutes.)

Recipe meat

When beef is almost done and browning nicely add in the peppers and onions (you can add chopped garlic too) and stir. Season with a little salt and pepper and stir again.

Recipe peppers onions

When the peppers are getting a little soft and the onions translucent stir in the tomatoes.

Recipe tomatoes

Once the tomatoes are warm and the liquid in the pan has gone down by 1/2 or more; add in the chopped thyme, stir, and turn off the heat on the pan.

Recipe thyme

While your veggies cook, roll out the pie crust.

Recipe pie crust

Place the crust into you pan of choice. (I had greased the pie dish with butter previously).

Recipe pie

I always add a pie ring on the pie dish as it helps keep the crust edges from getting too brown.

Recipe pie before

Bake the pie crust in a 375* oven for 8-10 minutes until the crust starts to firm and it doesn’t feel doughy. (It usually starts to get a little brown too).

Remove the crust from the oven it should look similar to this in color.

Recipe pie crust after

Add in the veggie/meat mixture to the pie crust.

Recipe filling

Pour over the egg mixture and distribute things evenly.

Recipe egg

Put quiche in the oven and bake at 375* for 30 minutes until the crust is browning and the quiche is set.

Recipe finsihed 2

Take quiche out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Recipe finished

Cut slices and top as you would like.

Recipe sliced

Ideas for toppings: sour cream, cheese, green onions, red onions, bacon (can’t go wrong with bacon) or anything you like

Other idea: Add in cheese to the egg mixture before poring on the veggies/meat mixture.

Use other veggies like zucchini, squash, spinach, or kale which you can add in with the peppers and cook at the same time.

Use other meats like sausage, bacon, or ham.

You can also omit the meat and just do a veggie one if you like.

Hope you enjoy. :)

Full recipe below:


Chases Country Quiche

By Seasonsgirl


Pre-made savory pie crust (I make mine with thyme in it)

Beef chunks (cut into bite size pieces)

6-8 eggs (Depending on the size of the pie pan your using- I used 6 for my standard glass pie dish)

4tbsp. milk (regular, lactose free, soy, or almond)

1 cup grated cheese of your choice ( I used Colby jack, but you can use whatever you like, dairy free kind, or no cheese at all)

2-3 kinds of peppers chopped (I used one medium green pepper, two smaller light green, and one medium red pepper)

1 medium onion chopped (white, Vidalia, or red)

3 roma tomatoes chopped

1 tbsp. Thyme chopped


1 tbsp. onion powder

1tsp. Ground turmeric

2-3 tbsp. Coconut oil (or any oil or oil blend you like)

Butter for pie dish or cooking spray

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 375* and butter your pie dish or spray with cooking oil.

  2. Chop up all the peppers, onion, and tomatoes.

  3. Chop the beef up into little bite size pieces so they distributed easier, cooked quicker, and are easier to eat in the quiche. Season meat with salt/pepper/onion powder/ground turmeric.

  4. Beat the eggs with the milk and salt/pepper. (If your pie dish is bigger add an egg or two if it’s smaller use an egg or two less.)

  5. Add about 3 tbsp. coconut oil to a pan and placed it over medium heat. Add in your meat and stir only every 4 or 5 minutes so each side browns
  6. Once the meat is almost cooked add in your peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper and stir as needed.

  7. Once your peppers start to soften and onions become translucent, add in the tomatoes. Stir.

  8. Once the tomatoes are warm and the liquid in the pan has gone down by 1/2 or more; add in the chopped thyme, stir, and turn off the heat on the pan.

  9. Roll out the pie crust and place in your pie dish of choice.

  10. Bake the pie crust in a 375* oven for 8-10 minutes until the crust starts to firm and it doesn’t feel doughy. (It usually starts to get a little brown too).

  11. Remove the pie crust from the oven and fill with veggie/meat mixture.

  12. Pour over egg mixture and distribute all parts in the crust evenly.

  13. Put quiche in the oven and bake at 375* for 30 minutes until the crust is browning and the quiche is set.

  14. Take quiche out of the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then cut slices and serve with toppings of your choice.

Happy Belated 4th

The boys reminded me today that I never posted their 4th photo…

Dogs 4th

So Happy 4th of July (belated) from Baxter and Chase. They hope you had a fun, parades, and fireworks filled day :)

Previous Older Entries


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,152 other followers