A Dream? A Vision?

Help us, Mother!

How much our pope loves Our Lady!

How much Our Lady loves our pope!

A blinding flash of light!

Falling back

Sitting in a chair


Alright, everyone! You know I rarely post on Sundays and certainly not at the crack of dawn, but I suddenly woke up (yet didn’t think I was actually asleep!) with this dream/vision and had to tell someone! I felt like it was the end of the world. It was so scary, and yet, with prayer, I was comforted. Strange, right? What are your thoughts?

A Thieves Party!

Yay! Thieves!

I have finally gotten up the courage to have a Young Living Thieves Cleaning Clean party! My party won’t be until March, but I’m very excited!

March is the month where we are celebrating healthier cleaning with non-toxic products; namely Thieves products!

My home is full of (well, not full, but well-stocked!!!) Thieves products. I love the toothpaste, the mouthwash, the laundry soap, the dish soap, the bar soap, the dental floss, the hand sanitizer, and of course, the foaming hand soap! Not to mention the Thieves Vitality essential oil and just plain old Thieves essential oil!

I am so excited to share these products with my friends…and with you too! So, if I haven’t raved enough about Thieves, or any of the other awesome products that I cannot live without here is my link:


Thanks, everyone! Have an awesome day!

Valentine’s Day and My Absence

This time of year sort of depresses me. Usually it’s gloomy out, and the fact that my valentines are my kiddos only. 😔. I’ve been struggling lately with all of that. It’s not that I am not completely grateful for everything that I have and everyone that is in my life. It’s just hard knowing that there is so much living for you to do, and except for God, you’ll be doing it alone. Well, really, He is the only One who matters, but sometimes I long for someone to chat over the day’s events and snuggle with on the couch.

We’ll be your Valentines, mommy!

Ok, so enough of the pity party (and on to the pizza party!) Every year we make pizza for Valentine’s day. Since I cook on Tuesdays, Valentine’s day dinner fell to me this year. Fine. I’d pick up some pizza from our local take and bake and load it with a few extra toppings and we’d be all set. Right…just one thing…they weren’t open today! What??!!!

What now? Luckily I had been pondering pizza for a few weeks and thinking about a place I used to stop into before I knew I had celiac disease, called Sgt. Pepperoni’s. Oh such good pizza bread! So… pizza bread.

That got me thinking about garlic bread. Wouldn’t it be awesome to combine the two? Absolutely! It was heavenly! Just don’t do it if you’re single and dating, unless you both eat it! Otherwise, the garlic will kill you!

Disclaimer: Totally not our pizza bread, but it disappeared so fast, I didn’t get a picture!

I started with four packages of Schar Gluten free sandwich rolls, which I cut in half, though you could use a baguette, etc.

For the sandwich rolls I used the following to make the garlic bread:

1 1/2 sticks salted butter

3 Tbsp. minced garlic

On a large jellyroll pan, sprayed with your favorite gf nonstick cooking spray place your halved sandwich rolls (or baguette, etc.) Melt the butter in the microwave and then add the garlic. With a spoon drizzle/spread the garlic-butter mixture on the halved sandwich rolls. Bake in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes, or until toasty and lightly browned.

Top with your favorite pizza sauce (I used Classico Four Cheese – Yum!) Next add your toppings. For two of the kiddos, that means just pepperoni. For Child #4, it means scallions (green onions) and pepperoni. For me, drained tomatoes, green peppers, pepperoni, scallions, and black olives (which I left off this time, as I was exhausted and couldn’t see the point!)

Top with your favorite cheese (I prefer whole milk mozzarella!) and return to the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Be careful, because it will be really nice and hot when it’s done!

Get ready to enjoy an awesome pizza bread supper!

Just a Note: This is super delicious, but does take a bit of time to prepare and bake. Make sure to leave about an hour and a half for prep and cook time. Of course, if you don’t want all the sliceable toppings, that will save a lot of time, but for me, a pizza isn’t really a pizza unless it has green peppers, tomatoes, pepperoni, and scallions! All told, it took about an hour and a half for our dinner, but so worth it!

Cheater Beef Hash

Dinner is served!

I love beef hash! It is so tasty and the fact that it all cooks in one big frying pan is another bonus! I was tired of all the work that beef hash entails, so I went for a shortcut. Here is what I used:

2 lbs. lean ground beef

1, 28 oz. bag of potatoes O’Brien

3/4 cup shredded carrots (I used baby carrots)

1 tsp. granulated onion

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. mustard

Place your beef and potatoes O’Brien in your large frying pan and turn on the heat to high-medium. Stir occasionally, as the beef browns and the potatoes, onions, and peppers defrost and cook. Add carrots and stir in.

Almost done!

When beef, potatoes, and carrots are cooked through, add the granulated onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and mustard. Stir well and serve immediately. Enjoy!

An Apology and a Stir Fry

Yummy 😋!

Ok. First, I want to apologize for not posting last Tuesday. I had received my COVID booster shot and it hit me like a load of bricks. Not fun, and you probably wouldn’t have wanted to hear any post that I would have posted anyway. It most likely would have been whining, so count yourself lucky that I didn’t lay that all on you! Also, I was preparing for a colonoscopy and the prep work isn’t for the faint of heart. Yuck! Stinks to get older!

Anyway…I digress! I made a delicious chop suey/stir fry last week and wanted to share it with you! You will need the following:

About 1.5 lbs of beef stew meat (or tofu if you want to make it vegan!)

1 large, sweet onion, peeled and chopped/sliced

1 medium head of bok choy, rinsed well and chopped

3/4 cup of diced celery

2, 14 oz. cans of bean sprouts, drained

2, 5 oz. cans of bamboo shoots, drained

1, 5 oz. can of sliced water chestnuts, drained

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tsp. ground ginger

1 Tbsp. granulated onion

1/2 tsp. granulated garlic

1/4 – 1/2 cup gf soy sauce to taste

Large frying pan or wok

Start by placing the onion in your large frying pan or wok. Cook over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until just barely still pink. Add bok choy and celery.

When the vegetables are soft, add bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. Stir. Add salt and pepper, ginger, granulated onion and garlic. Stir well. Add gf soy sauce to taste. Stir until combined. Enjoy!

Sharing Saturday: Lime Vitality

Yum to my tum!

This is just a little post to share,

My favorite oil that is to pair,

With a Diet Coke, not my favorite drink,

But makes it much more palatable, I think.

Just add a drop, or two, or three,

And drink right down, happiness to be!

So share my link, I’ll be sure to do,

Order it all and help me too!


Sharing Saturday: Ginger Vitality

Our wonder stomach oil!

Recently, we have discovered Young Living’s ginger vitality essential oil. I like a little ginger in my stir fry or chop suey. I never really thought of it as an essential oil. Well, maybe as a scent to be diffused.

However, since Child #2 suffers terribly from gas issues among other tummy issues, she started putting a couple of drops of ginger vitality oil in a bottle of flavored water. She finds that this helps immensely with her stomach issues. She is able to eat much less carefully without getting sick to her stomach.

She still has celiac disease, but her usual triggers, like spaghetti, etc. are no longer an issue! It’s been awesome! I found that I like it in orange zip fizz. Makes it taste like spiced ice tea. Yum!

So, if you have tummy troubles, give this a try. If you are interested in ginger vitality or any of the other marvelous products from Young Living, please use my link!



How insignificant we.

How high the mountains sweep to the sky…

But how low the valleys are to the eye.

Swift wind

Oh my, how it all flies.

And finds me alone,

Finds me alone.

Finds me alone.

I am not alone,

I am with the wind so swift, the mountains so high, the valleys so low.

I am the rain, the sun, the moon, the little lightening bug’s glow.

We are one, you and I,

All part of this great creation.

All alike, and yet all different,

Joining in this recreation.

When will we see

What we owe to the One

The great Creator?

Only at the end when all is lost?

I hope we will not have to wait for most.