A Simpler Time In Life

         Welcome to my little cottage in the woods where life is taken back to a simpler time and slower pace in life. I hope you like it here just as much as I do.

My fondness of the fae, all things lavender, cottages, and gardens will be reflected here along with some inspiration.

In this crazy, fast paced world perhaps it’s time we all learned to slow down a bit and take in the beauty that is all around us. All too often we forget that it is the small things in life that matter most. It isn’t the biggest pile of gold that will make us happy nor is it various collections of other material objects. Our happiest times is when we find a shiny stone that really isn’t worth one penny but its simple beauty is priceless in the fact that it belongs to itself and allows natural beauty to shine from the inside out. Isn’t that how each of us ought to be?..Priceless, because of the unique and beautiful persons we are.

  I will now tell you a little about myself..

I come from a rather large family of nine children. Second in the birth order and the eldest girl so was expected to be a little mama at a fairly young age so I could help my mother in raising her children. It has always been in my nature to care for others and put other people’s needs before my own. I was always different from most in the way I approached and viewed life. I’ve had my share of ups and downs in life, learned the hard way that not all can be trusted because not everyone is a good person. Love was a word used freely and cheaply by a man who had no clue what it all really meant. I had to hit the bottom of the barrel and claw my way back to the top so I could climb out and emerge stronger as the result. I could write volumes on all that I learned with that one. I know this will haunt me the rest of my life as scars are there but I can’t let it stop me from living my life and being happy. I find comfort in the knowledge that I can love as deeply as the deepest part of the oceans and as passionately as a blazing inferno. Should love ever find me again, I know my love is the honest and pure kind. Sadly, the betrayer of my heart will only know how to fake love and go about life forever wondering. I don’t wish him ill. I wish him peace and love in life. Everyone deserves that much.

The above saying is all too true. In life we often times have our set backs but once we weather the storm and skies become clear again we will find ourselves in a much better situation often times emerging stronger and better than before. Never under-estimate yourself. You can do what ever you set your mind to do.

Oh, so yummy chicken pot pie..One of my family’s favorites

       Chicken Pot Pie

3 to 4 cups cooked chicken, turkey or beef
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 stick margarine
1 1/2 cups chicken or beef broth
1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups milk

Butter 9 x 13-inch pan. Cut chicken (or beef) into small cubes and place in pan. Add vegetables. Pour (or spread) soup over vegetables. Cut margarine into pats and lay on top of soup. Pour broth over all.

In separate bowl, mix Bisquick and milk. Pour over chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until browned.

Makes two generous servings.


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