Little Things Thursday

What a week for us all here in the U.S. of A. I’m sure many of you are as heavy- hearted and discouraged as I am this week with all the tragedies unfolding out of Orlando this week. Perhaps more than ever we need our Little Things this week to remind us that even in an ugly world, there are still good things to be found. Grace is still keeping us. We really need to put on our grace googles going forward, I think. It is so easy to get bogged down in this broken world, but I think we need to do a better job of lighting the way through the darkness for others.

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To that end, a few nice things this week.

  1. Rain. Though this caused a session reschedule, we really needed a good soaking rain.
  2. Making memories for families. The gift of portraits is so important and I love that I am able to design some beautiful memories for others.
  3. Good food. Summer is such a wonderful time to enjoy the fresh bounties of the earth. God is good.
  4. My first Erin Condren planner arrived. The search for a great tool for staying on top of life is quite a feat. I’m excited to try out this planner for the rest of this year and all of next. So far, in my few hours of exploring it, I am enjoying the fun design, colors, and functionality. I can reduce the number of sticky notes floating around my office, though I still love those, too. Interested in trying your own EC Planner? You can get a $10 discount with my referral code. You get $10 and I get $10!


What’s your little thing this week?


Blueberry Hill

I found my thrill…

On Blueberry Hill.

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And I made bread, blueberry banana bread, from that hill. Or terrace. Whatever.

In faith we planted blueberry bushes 3-4 years ago. Each year the berries failed to mature or the birds got to them before they could. This year we have had our first real bounty. Each day new berries have turned blue from the hundreds of berries clustered on our two little bushes. It is such a feeling of accomplishment to see the harvest come in.

I’ve been know to open my back door to scream at birds and chipmunks getting a little too cheeky. I can’t let them near my precious.

This summer will be blueberry everything if the rest of the little green hopefuls ripen.

Linking with Songography|Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino and Wednesdays Around the World.



Hurry, Curry!

My kids love curry night.  We love to make either a yellow or red Thai curry from time to time.  It’s a sort of homage to our years living in Thailand.

I just make a quick curry by quartering an onion, adding some small fingerling potatoes, and bias cut carrots to some heated oil in a pan. I let that stir fry a couple minutes. Next, I add diced raw chicken breast and give that a stir around until browned.  To keep it simple, I use a jar of curry sauce and a can of coconut milk.  I let that simmer until the veggies are tender, and then serve over rice.

Yellow was our curry of choice this time.


Curry Night


And last night, I let Jasper do all the cooking.

Curry Night

He was fairly pleased with himself.

Linking with Wednesdays Around The World and Black and White Wednesdays.

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