Hey guys!  How are you?  We are doing good.  I feel like we had some productive time off…in lots of ways and now I am glad to be back into the swing of things.  It has been very rainy (and a tad dreary) here…but I don’t want to complain.  As much as I love summer sun…I know that our garden and the pond can use the rain. I’m choosing to be mature.  😉


Speaking of rain, my lands.  The girls and I went, Saturday, to help clean our area youth camp.  It was raining so hard that I thought that I was going to have to pull over.  We got our work done and then on the way back, we hit the thrift.  It was so fun.  I happened upon some things to go with our “grandma’s house in the summer” theme.  This afghan was just sitting there waiting for me in it’s sea foam and mustard loveliness. I have been totally floored by some of the beauties that I have seen on Instagram.  We can never have enough blankets and throws around here.  We love them.  Besides this…I found another goodie that I CANNOT wait to share with you later in the week.  Eeeeep!


In other news, the first canning of the season has started.  My Pa Pa gave us some cherries from his tree.  They were so good and sour.  I know that may sound crazy to some…but when you mix sour cherries with sugar and make jelly…YUM!  It was so fun to make something to add to the jelly cabinet.  Canning is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s so amazing to me to be able to eat from your own “cans” throughout the year.  It makes me feel very “Proverbs 31ish.”  I was very thankful for the cherries.  Our baby trees aren’t putting off much fruit yet.  Someday!





Last…but certainly not least, my shameless addiction.  Every morning now, I have iced coffee.  I used to not like it but then I found a recipe online and I look forward to it every morning.  I have tweaked it a little, so that it is more calorie friendly.  I can’t remember where the recipe came from or I would give credit for it.  It may be in my Pins…I’m just not sure.  Anyway…here is the recipe.  You are welcome.  😉



Kelli’s Ice Coffee


Fill a mason jar to the top with ice.

Add three packets of Stevia to a small measuring cup and set it under the Keurig.

Brew Kcup of your choice on smallest setting. (This makes it concentrated.)

Stir Stevia and concentrated coffee.

Pour over the top of ice.

Add 1/2 c. to a c. of almond milk.

Stir and enjoy.

(The next day, get up and make again.)


Have a wonderful Monday, Dirt Roaders.  God loves you!