So Good That I Didn’t Get A Picture

Yesterday I made a recipe that I saw and it was so good that when I went to go take a picture, it had been eaten!

Here is the link to Pizza Bread.

I added a little bit of pizza sauce to mine.  I have to admit that mine didn’t come out as pretty as hers, but it didn’t last long!

Thanks for the idea Diane!

Peace, Love & Pizza Bread!

The Barn Cast & Crew – ME!

They say you always save the best for last, right?  Just kidding!

I saved myself for last because I’ve been dreading this moment.  What is there really to say about me?  I prefer to be like an app in the background, always there and doing something but not really making a big deal about it.

If you had to peg me with 10 personality traits, in no particular order, they would be:

  • Loud
  • Procrastinator
  • Nerdy
  • Hard Working
  • Loyal
  • Curious
  • Mischievous
  • Caretaker
  • Stubborn
  • Animal Lover

I deeply believe that we are put in this life to learn a lesson.  It took years for me to come to terms with the thought that I may not KNOW what my life lesson is.

I recently adopted “Chase after the dream, don’t chase after the money” as my motto.  Not sure how actively I’m chasing the dream . . . but I’m trying and I’m hopeful.

The Barn Cast & Crew – The Hubby

When someone asks me where The Hubby is, I can usually answer with any of the following choices:

  • Working – Where he is much of the time.  He’s a hard worker and has made our construction company a success!
  • Fishing – Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Ice, Tournament
  • Hunting – Ginseng, Deer, Mushrooms, Squirrel
  • Trapping – Coyotes (mostly)
  • Next door at his parents’ house

He is an excellent provider, dad, son, brother and the love of my life!  I always laugh at the movie “50 First Dates” when Drew Barrymore says the smell of fishy fingers reminds her of her dad and brother.  These pictures will make it obvious as to why!

Peace, Love & Family!

Hoosier Barn Chick



Don’t Call It A Headache!

I personally cannot stand it when someone refers to migraines as a headache.  If you’ve every had a migraine, you know the difference.

Due to chronic migraines, I’ve been on preventative meds for several years.  Last year I decided to give up the meds and get a daith piercing.

If you aren’t familiar with daith piercing, it works on the theory of acupuncture.  There is a part of your ear called the helix.  When that is pierced, the pressure there should help prevent migraines.

For $20 I decided to give it a try at the local tattoo shop.  I had my most problematic side done.  It really helped!  Later I went back and had the other side done.  It’s rare for me to have migraines now (even without the preventative meds) and the ones I have are USUALLY not as bad as before.  Yes, I still get some here and there (but not a couple of times a week like I used to) and once in a while I have a whopper of one.  But, overall, it’s made a huge difference in the quality of life for me.

I’ve had some friends have theirs done too after they learned of the success I had and they’ve had great results too.

I like that having both cost me $40 (including jewelry) and that I’m now off all preventative meds.  You can have prettier and fancier jewelry.  I just chose something small and utilitarian.  I’ve actually had mine changed to tiny hoops instead of the barbell ones I had in these pictures.

12 Things Neat People Do!


Ever wonder how neat people manage to be so . . . well . . . neat?  After quite a bit of research, I’ve found that there are a ton of ideas on the internet but I’ve narrowed it down to 12 simple things that you can do in order to join the neat people club.  All of these things really only take a couple of minutes each.  If you could change your entire home environment in about an hour a day, why wouldn’t you?  I’m totally guilty of being lazy about a lot of these things, but I’m going to start my own 12 Step Neat Freak Program now!

  1. Make their bed – EVERY DAY!  And speaking of that, don’t throw stuff on it.  It should only be for sleeping!
  2. Put things away as soon as they are done with them – even if they might need them again.  They have a place for everything, even for items that need to find a place in their  home.  A common method for items looking for a place in their home includes keeping baskets placed strategically and then emptying them on a regular basis.
  3. Wipe down surfaces after using them.  This includes kitchen counters, bathroom counters and coffee tables if you (like me) are guilty of eating in front of the tv.
  4. Put their dirty laundry in the hamper or washer right away.  Seems really simple right?  But, how often do you lay a sweatshirt of sweater over the back of a chair?
  5. Do a load of laundry every day.  This includes washing, drying and putting away.
  6. Clean up as they go . . . especially while cooking.
  7. Wash dishes or run the dishwasher every day . . . this includes emptying the dishwasher.  I also like to wash the coffee pot while doing dishes and then get it ready for the next morning.
  8. Clean out their fridge once a week.  This can be as simple as throwing out old food.  Or, you can take it to the next level and make sure you wipe down any dirty shelves.
  9. Put their coat, shoes and purse away as soon as they get in the door.
  10. Have a place for their paperwork and make sure that it gets put there immediately.  Or, go paperless by scanning in your paperwork.
  11. Plan ahead.  If you plan ahead and get things ready, you won’t be running through the house rifling through drawers and old purses looking for what you need.
  12. Tidy up before going to bed.  Who wants to wake up to a mess?  A few minutes of tidying up will make your morning much more pleasant.  Coming from an anti-morning person, this is an awesome idea!