• 10 tips to make easy all-purpose dough

    Easy Bread Dough Included with this recipe is my Top 10 tips for all-purpose easy bread dough. Okay for those who feel that baking bread is difficult, I am not going to tell you it isn’t, especially if you don’t have a countertop mixer.  I have been on the hunt for a ‘perfect’ recipe and I think I have found one.  The only downfall is that; you should have the optimal weather for that perfect loaf.  Even if the weather is not perfect, it is still a wonderful tasting bread, just may be a little off shape and color. Today’s post talks about several days of making bread, I did not add…

  • Stroke at 42 YIKES!!!

    Surviving a stroke can have many different looks to it.  One may have physical disabilities, mental disabilities, speech disabilities or even all three.  These can also look different to everyone who survives a stroke. years ago I had a stroke.  I was only 42.  I know, so young, right?  However, this stroke has affected me more than I want to admit.  Not only has it affected me, but my friends and family as well. Added to a stroke, I have Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Afib, and on and on.  What is a person to do?  Lay in bed eating bonbons?  HA! If only… NOT! Thank God, I regained much of my physical…

  • Cleaning the Living Room or Any Room, With Disabilities

    When one has chronic illness, cleaning is not always easy.  No longer can we jump right up and expect to have the entire house clean in one morning or afternoon.   One has to plan to take breaks, and one of the most important things I have realized is that I have to give myself grace.  It too the entire day to clean just my living room.  Yes, you read that right, just my living room.   You want to know what the sad part is?  I really did not even get to do everything I wanted to do in that room.  I didn’t get the fan, baseboards, pictures or the…

  • The Magnolia Story

      “The Magnolia Story” an autobiography, about Chip and Joanna Gaines, from Fixer Upper on HGTV, is a book that tells the story of their humble beginnings.  Fixer Upper, which broadcasts on the HGTV channel, is a wonderful show, and finding out more about them is a wonderful treat. I chose to listen to audio books while doing chores, driving and waiting on the doctor.  I was pleasantly surprised that Chip and Joanna read their story themselves.  It was a wonderful to hear them tell their story and the inflections on their own words. There are many people who read audiobooks and have a real knack for it.  But there are…