My messy pot of Southwestern Black Bean Soup Today was one of those days. You know the type. The kind of day where no matter what your best made plans are something unforeseen and completely out of your control happens to bring your plans to a screeching halt. Yep, that's what my day was like… Continue reading I Cooked My First Pot of Southwestern Black Bean Soup Today with Buttermilk Cornbread.
"Under the Grape Vine" 😉 "Take a deep breath and just breathe". That pretty much sums up 2020 for me thus far. Trying to remain calm, stay focused and keep working towards my long term goals have been extremely challenging among all the chaos of 2020. I imagine that 2020 has been that way for… Continue reading Take a Deep Breath and Just Breathe, What I Did This Summer, and First Steps to Achieving My Dream of Establishing a Homestead
a life well lived can only come from a place of love.
This summer has been particularly hard for me. I had big plans for my business and my home, but many of my projects are still either waiting to be started or have been put on the back burner incomplete. It feels as if life is moving at a much faster pace than I can keep… Continue reading Metamorphosis: Changes at Annie Rose’s Sunshine
I love long stem rose brooches, and I recently had this beauty sale in my Etsy shop. I also love plants and gardening. So I thought I would write a blog post about the history of the brooch, the legends surrounding the Christmas Rose, and information about the plant and it's hybrids which are commonly… Continue reading Legends of the Christmas Rose, Giovanni Rose Brooch and the Hellebore Flowering Plant
I read this quote a couple of days ago and it really fits where I am at this time in my life perfectly.
I've been planning how I want to decorate my front porch for this summer for several weeks now. I have at least three things on the porch that need repainted: the front door, the trim, and the porch floor. I also want to add more trim around the door to make it stand out more… Continue reading Summer Front Porch Decor Part I
I love buttons. I don't know why, but I've been fascinated by buttons ever since I was a little kid. I loved to dig around in my Mom's and both of my grandmother's sewing boxes. I thought they were so beautiful and I could spend hours sorting and organizing by color. And I loved that… Continue reading Buttons