Lovella's Blog's

  • Apple Pear Crisp - Warm fruit crisps are the perfect dessert for cool early winter nights. While I love baking pies, a crisp is a 'quick pie'. - 6 cups of a combination o...
    22 hours ago
  • Palm Springs 2014 - We've been back from Palm Springs since Saturday afternoon and I've been catching up in the office and family. How is it... that when you go away for on...
    1 week ago

Blogs that Inspire me

  • The table is set. The turkey is ready. The family is gathered. It is Thanksgiving once again! Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the ...
    6 hours ago
  • I've been a bit scarce in blogland recently. Not sure why. Seems the spirit hasn't moved me to pick up the camera. Another blog slump, I suppose. At a...
    9 hours ago
  • At 3:30 this afternoon, on the south side of our house, this was the temperature . . . . . . and the humidity is reading at 11% right now . . . It would be...
    10 hours ago
  • I arrived at Robyn and Kenny’s at 6:40AM (thanks for inviting me to your house so early! It’s probably a good thing we’re all morning people ;) ) Kenny...
    10 hours ago
  • It's the day before Thanksgiving in the United States. This means that most of us are busily preparing the pies and goodies that will grace the table tomor...
    18 hours ago
  • We wandered in here to warm up a bit and ended up staying a long....time. What a gloriously beautiful building. The domes are stunning, as is the entire b...
    21 hours ago
  • These 15 Leftover Turkey Recipes are perfect for the days ahead using up leftover turkey. Enjoy! Friends, Happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is the day that we...
    1 day ago
  • American Goldfinches We've had a lot of action at the bird feeders the past few weeks. I had missed the Goldfinches for a few weeks in the fall but t...
    1 day ago
  • Here's a closer look at the oversize tea-cups shown in my last post. A number of you asked for a closer look at the script. It's Italian, which I don't ...
    1 day ago
  • It was another beautiful fall day in the valley. Silas had shared with me the 'family secret....' They were all excited about revealing a secret they had ...
    1 day ago
  • "Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it." ...
    2 days ago
  • Would I like to go for a ride on an old train in the back country on a beautiful autumn day? Yes please! Old trains have a way of making me smile in a way...
    2 days ago
  • I got up, with the intention of sneaking downstairs and having my coffee and breakfast before the kids would wake when, in the hallway, I noticed a ligh...
    2 days ago
  • When your family grows and then grows up getting together for Thanksgiving can get complicated. We choose to be flexible and we’ll cook a turkey whenever t...
    2 days ago
  • We enjoyed an early Thanksgiving on November 1. Hey, if our Canadian friends can have Thanksgiving the 2nd Monday in October, why not celebrate Nov. 1. We’...
    6 days ago
  • We are entering Thanksgiving Week. One week from today, Americans will be recovering from a huge feast, still sleepy from all that tryptophan consumed in ...
    6 days ago
  • my family - daughter, granddaughters and son-in-love We recently celebrated the wedding of my son in law's sister. My granddaughters were bridesmaids and...
    6 days ago
  • One of the things that I was fearing the most with living in the RV happened this week. Sunday night we had all four children throwing up, a record! To ke...
    6 days ago
  • *How can this be mid-November?* *It feels like mid-January - eek!* *Disclaimer - no people or horses were harmed* *while taking these pictures from inside m...
    1 week ago
  • I collapsed into bed last night, mind swirling, almost nauseous. I've got myself worked into a tizzy.....about Christmas. As in, I have to get busy and G...
    1 week ago
  • The 2015 Women’s Weekend is coming up from January 30 – February 1, 2015! This year we are mixing things up and going to a new location: Warm Beach Camp an...
    1 week ago
  • Charleston, South Carolina is an old, old city. It wears its history like a stage set... elements of glory and antebellum sadness side by side. It even h...
    1 week ago
  • In the late 1700s, this small, stone spring house was built. In the lower level (below grade), it still holds spring water. For years, it served its pu...
    1 week ago
  • This baby has proven to be just as sweet as he looks. I got to cuddle him to sleep again last night (such a wonderful feeling, holding those babies!). At...
    2 weeks ago
  • We enjoy visiting other churches when we are on holidays. Last Sunday we were picked up by 2 couples from back home and we headed to this church in Nuev...
    2 weeks ago
  • *I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.* ~Anne with an "e" Morning fog...and turning leaves. The final grass harvest of the year... ...
    3 weeks ago
  • One of my underlying sayings for life is to choose and celebrate life.  In doing so, I find it is a positioning of myself toward God to embrace and walk ful...
    4 weeks ago
  • There is beauty in every season. Autumn brings a change of colors to the landscape. Yellows, golds, and purples are sending happy vibes through the mo...
    1 month ago
  • Andre Brakke, CCSVI Treatment Coordinator at the Merimed Hospital (where my CCSVI treatment was performed) is undertaking a great challenge for charity. Co...
    2 months ago
  • *Welcome to A Year of Pie* First - please notice the tabs above. 'Making Crust' has everything you need to master the art of flaky pie crust. 'SL' is your...
    2 months ago
  • Oh Jon you are a hoot! This photo makes me laugh!
    2 months ago
  • The time has come – I knew it would – I planned for it, worked for it wept over it and had moments of deep regret. In the end the excitement of a fresh can...
    2 months ago
  • Summer. You beast. You fair-weather friend. You bring your endless promises of lengthy goodness and shorter nights. You smile your bounty of good food and ...
    2 months ago
  • Aletha By Debora Rorvig In June I bought a tomato plant to sit out on my patio for fifteen-dollars and ninety-five. A tall sturdy sort with a fine t...
    3 months ago
  • there was an interesting monologue that my daughter spewed forth a few weeks ago. i wrote the whole thing down on a little blue post-it note and just now...
    4 months ago
  • *Long Summer Days* ~ handcrafted earrings made with antiqued copper and aqua Czech glass ~ Like my Facebook page and look for directions there on how to ...
    5 months ago
  • *When Kristin was diagnosed with cancer on October 29, 2012, our family knew our lives would never be the same. In an instant, our world as we knew it no...
    6 months ago
  • I’ve been doing music videos for my son and this one, that we taped & edited today, seems perfect for a wintry January day when I would really like to be a...
    10 months ago
  • Vancouver is a beautiful city - in the sunlight on warm spring days, it truly is intoxicating. I was drinking it up on the back of a Goldwing. Lighthou...
    1 year ago
  • Sometimes its just nice to get away! We went on alittle family trip last month to the beach. Just a couple of days to just be a family. We've had so much ...
    2 years ago
  • James 4:4 [image: God Touching the Earth]The story is told of Shah Abbis, a Persian Monarch who loved his people very much. To know and understand them ...
    3 years ago
  • Keeping others up-to-date with the details in our everyday lives has never been easier. We are in an over-load of information, from Facebook to Twitter... ...
    3 years ago
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    4 years ago