And This is the End

I’ve wanted to sit down and write a new post for this blog for awhile.  But there always seems to be a block in my mind.  And try as I might, I can’t get past it.

I tried, with my last posts, to change the tone and feeling of this blog.  But in my mind, it’s still a symbol of the “old me.”  It still feels as if I should be posting pictures of butter or snow or creeks.

I have showed so much of one part of my life here, but that part is now gone.  Rather than try to totally change this blog, and force this new era into my old life, it’s time for me to start afresh.

And so, this Window is closing.

So, goodbye.  Thank you so much to all of you who have commented, liked, and read. Thank you for giving me a bit of your time.  It has been a joy to have you here.

For now, this blog will remain public, but I may eventually make it private, to keep as a journal for myself.

And who knows?  I may see you in another corner of the internet – or real life – someday.


Just attended my first concert. Oh. My. Goodness. So very, very epic. I feel so blessed that I got to go!!!

For those of you who are interested, American Authors, The Script, and…ONEREPUBLIC!! So much fun!




Note: As with all things, if you are under your parents’ authority, please don’t just take my word for it. Ask them.

Homemade Beauty/04: Mother’s Day Edition

Made this yesterday. Lots of fun! And Mom liked it.

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Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing an easy, last minute gift for mom. Body scrubs are some of my favorite homemade beauty products to make. They’re fast and inexpensive but super effective, and they can take on all sorts of scents and looks. I prefer sugar scrubs over salt scrubs because I find the sugar to be a lot more gentle on my skin. Salt is way harsh on cuts and freshly shaved legs (I know that one from experience. OUCH!), so sweet sugar is always my go to. I usually forego the essential oils in my personal sugar scrubs (out of laziness mostly), but because this is for mom, I suggest adding a little lemon essential oil for extra fragrance. Put your scrub in a cute jar and attach a small wood spoon with twine and a note to make this gift extra special. I have two friends celebrating mother’s…

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From the kitchen: Cauliflower Crust Pizza {Gluten-Free}

Just made this for my birthday dinner. Best grain-free crust that I’ve tried! I’ll definitely make it again.

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As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been cutting back on carbs (mostly the bread type) in an effort to shed some winter weight and get back into shape for summer, and just to be more healthy in general. There is far too much bread and pastries in my daily life, a little detox does me good every so often. Pizza is one of my (many) carby vices. I can eat it all day, everyday. No joke. And I’m not at all picky – frozen, cold, homemade, gourmet… all are welcome to the party. You can see how this can become a problem.

I’ve been curious about cauliflower crust pizza since I discovered it last year on a gluten-free food blog, but never tried it until now. Boy, was that a mistake! We looooved this pizza. Like really, really. We joked about making these for sleepovers and team parties when…

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A Few Questions (Ten, to be Exact)




I am entering the blog party over at Bramblewood Fashions.  Here is the list of questions with my answers!


1. What word are you totally loving at the moment? Well, it seems to be tacky.  I have been using it more often.

2. Any tv shows/movies you are excited for this fall? Not really.

3. Anything that symbolizes something to you? Nope, not off the top of my head.

4. Two favorite songs at the moment? Hmm… “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum and “Lead me to the Cross” by Francesca Battistelli.

5. If there was suddenly a world taker over by an evil dictator what would you do? Join the resistance.

6. What is your favorite summer activity?  Canning.

7. What has been your favorite summer vacation? I am not sure.  Our last trip to Branson was quite nice.

8. If you received an unlimited shopping spree to any store, what store would it be for? This is really hard.  I really like Kohl’s.  I’m sure that Von Maur would be great, but I haven’t been there in so long to see what I do and don’t like of theirs, so I can’t say I love that store.  I do absolutely love Shabby Apple!  They have the cutest dresses!  Amazon would be great, also, as you can get just about anything.  So, to give you an *actual* answer, I would want to say Shabby Apple, but my smarter self would say Amazon (more options).

9. What is your favorite summertime food? Homegrown tomatoes. Lemonade.  Cucumbers fresh from the garden.  Peaches.  Blueberries.  And the list goes on.

10. What is your favorite summertime movie? I can’t really say that I have a favorite summertime movie.  I don’t exactly have a favorite movie right now, either, although “Avengers,” “Cranford,” and “Megamind” are on the top of the list.



I am extending the giveaway for another week to you all a chance to enter. I will accept entries until midnight on May 18. I will post the winner the next day. Enter now!

A Window Into My World

Today I am announcing A Window Into my World’s very first giveaway!  I am so very excited – how about you?

I am giving away a copy of the new movie “Sons of Georgia.”  This movie, made by Children of Light Productions, is the result of the hard work of many homeschooling families.  It is a story that takes place during the Civil War.  The summary on the back reads:

“Join Jerry Blanding as he recounts to his grandson the story of the Civil War and his war-torn childhood in the heart of Georgia.  He and his older brother, Sam, lose their father and brothers in the War of the Century and endure Sherman’s ravaging of the South and undergo his infamous March to the Sea with the idea of “making Georgia howl.”  Sam finally must resolve for himself what to do as Atlanta is on the verge of…

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Welcome to A Window to My World!

I am planning to post my many projects, pictures, and more here.  Some things you may expect to find (although you may find a few unexpected things :)) are pictures of my sewing projects (mostly semi-historical dresses, at least right now), pictures of my cooking and canning projects (and descriptions of the failures when they fail), and pictures.

So, enjoy!  Oh, and drop a note so I know you’ve visited!