Monday, May 20, 2024

Happy Monday Everyone 5/20/2024!

Well, how was your weekend? If you were off, did you get rest? If you worked, I hope you didn't have to deal with Karen's or Ken's! This weekend was a busy one for me as I tried to get cleaning and things done here. Did I get everything done? Not at all. Am I stressing about it? Nope. However, the power went out as I started work this morning. So, I ended up being thirty minutes late for logging in. Thankfully, the workplace was very understanding.  I hope this is not a prelude to the week to come. What does this week hold for you? This week's goal is to work and get things sorted, cleaned, and organized. May the odds be in my favor.

As we are creeping into June, I did want to put a gentle reminder out there. Hurricane season starts on June 1, so please start preparing if you live in areas that could be affected. Even though we have supplies, I try to add more hurricane supplies to the pile just in case. So be safe and remember to keep your heads up.

I hope you all have a great week, and remember to check out the story page.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

It's Almost The Weekend!

We are almost to the weekend! How are you all holding up this week? I hope you are all handling things like the rock stars you are. What are your plans? Anything exciting?

Here at the house, my most exciting plans are cleaning and getting the first post in the cookbook challenge started. Last night, I was looking through the cookbook, trying to figure out which recipe I wanted to do. With some recipes, I have to convert measurements due to the ingredients or substitute them due to availability. Remember, back in the 1940s, everything had to be on hand to cook, and we could not place a Walmart order or go to the store when we needed one thing.

I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Cookbook Challenge

Hello, everyone. I will be doing a cookbook challenge starting this week! This cookbook is from 1941, and a family member who has passed away gifted me this book. I will be experimenting with the vintage recipes from my cookbook. 

The Way To A Man's Heart, The Settlers Cookbook

 I am still looking through to see which recipe I want to start with. But this new series will have pictures and the recipe in the book! Cooking up these recipes may be found here. There may be a Tik Toks added as well. I hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Joy's Of Writing

Yes, I write, as you all know! If you could do me a favor. If you read any of the stories on the books page, could you do me a favor and let me know what you think? I put a lot of thought into my writing and would love to know people's opinions! These stories have been works in progress for a long time and are slowly coming to life and will be published. Some are also books turning into series, so I would love to know what everyone thinks!

Monday, May 13, 2024


 Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome to the start of the week check-in! As the title of the post states, I am exhausted. This exhaustion comes from stress and worry. Do you know what I will not let it do? Slow me down. Is this a poor me post? Most definitely not! I am here to remind you amazing readers that no matter how bad things may seem, we can pull on those proverbial boots (partially because I do not want to dig for my actual ones). Do not stress about all the things on your to-do list. You are the only person who can get everything you need finished. Remember, if some things fall by the wayside, then you succeed. If you do not get it done today, there is always tomorrow.

So grab your drink and a snack and start on your way. Remember, you are a strong and fierce person who can conquer all the mountains you need to climb! Consider this your motivational reminder of the day, and you have this!

Blessings and Love,


Being Creative On Cooking

I have a ton of hurricane supplies and add to it monthly. Yes, I do rotate my supplies. I want to be creative with the meals. If any of thes...