Just A Quick Note


Guess what?  I have been moving into my new room!  We cleaned the room on Friday (I dropped a stool on my foot and now have a bright blue bruise on it), then Saturday we painted it a very pretty light yellow called Creme’ Brulee.  Then yesterday I rested.  Twas very nice indeed…And today I got ALL of my stuff out of the old room and into the new (It took me from 10:30am to 5:55pm…This is the second time I’ve been downstairs all day and the first time on the computer.  Probably a good thing. 🙂 )!!!  I am SO excited!  Now all I need to do is fix the closet shelving (well, my dad and brother will probably do that), and get some blinds and curtains for the windows.

It is almost September…Wow!  That is quite crazy.  I hope that everyone had a good weekend, and that you all will have a fun, cool, relaxing week.  Much love and God bless!


PS. I just love good music!  Today I set up the CD player and have been switching out my favorite CD’s while I was cleaning.


My Dearest Friend

To a wonderful friend

Though no one knows who

I share this poem of my life with you


I once was lost, but then you found me

My eyes were fogged over

You helped me see clear


You have been by my side

In goodness and sadness

You never left me lonesome

Even when I was ill


So, to my extremely special and sweet friend I write:

May God bless your life and keep you close in mine.

I love you so much!  (You know who you are 🙂 )

And pray that your life will take you quite far.


Much love, (as always.)

Truly Your~


“There are so many people I can call my friends.  So many people who are pure treasures to my life.  So many people I love more dearly then anything!  But there is always that one who you really connect with, and never want to loose sight of…”

Blueberry Muffins…Yum Yum!

Okay…Skylar made the yummiest blueberry muffins EVER the other day!  And I don’t usually like blue berry muffins…Especially home-made ones.  Oh, but these were so satisfying.  *sign*

(Sorry this picture is a little fuzzy)


(Seriously, I wish I could give you all a bite)


And then, out of the oven pops a tray of apple kamut muffins!  (I did not get the pleasure of trying one though)

They just looks so pretty!

Alright.  Enough about muffins!  (My tummy is grumbling)

Again, I wish I could pop a scrumptious muffin into your mouths, but, alas, you can’t teleport things out of the computer screen, yet! 🙂

Well then!  So all of you can have an opportunity to taste one, I am going to post the recipe below.  (Made with whole-grains.  Skylar made up this particular recipe)  Good Luck!

  • 7 Tbsp. Softened butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1  1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1  1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3-3/4 cup frozen mini blueberries
Preheat over to 350*. Line 9 muffin cups with muffin liners and spray them with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine and whisk together dry ingredients.
With electric mixer (or spoon) briskly stir honey & softened butter together. Add egg  and vanilla.
Alternately add flour mixture & buttermilk mixture to butter and honey mixture. Stir until fully combined.
Add blueberries. Divide evenly between the 9 muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes.
*Note: A little extra yumminess…Melt about 5 Tbsp. of butter and put 2/3 cup of sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon in a separate bowl.  When the muffins have cooled off, dip the top of a muffin in the butter then dip it in the cinnamon sugar…Mmmmmm! 😀
I’ll just end with this…..

What sweet faces… 🙂

God Bless,


Black and White

Black and white photos are my favorite.  I don’t know what it is about them, but they always look so much better to me!  Colored pictures are beautiful, of course, but they can’t beat a good ole’ black and white pic!

(Cael’s model shot 🙂 )



(Some more candles)

(John B. K. Barger)

(Colored pencils…)

(R. Skylar Barger)

(Another candle)

(An eye…I liked the focus.  The camera focused on the eye lashes.)

(And some more candles!  The focus is on the one in the back, which I thought was cool)

(Baby Cael!  So sweet…)


There is nothing sweeter or as sweet as a small child.  I love that picture of him sleeping.  I just pray for all of the little babies and small children in this world.  I pray that they will be protected, loved, and someday will find Jesus in their lives.

Have a wonderful week, and happy (almost) fall!!! 😀



Food, Family, and (more) Flowers!

Okay…I have been taking some pictures and thought I’d share them!  As you may tell from the title of this post, there will be some amazing looking food shots (which also tasted incredible…ha ha), some family members, and (once again) a photo shoot with some very pretty zinnias.  Oh, I will also put some pictures up of some crafty projects I’m doing…Enjoy! 🙂

Some veggies from the garden

Okay, this was amazingly satisfying to me stomach.  Skylar made it for me for lunch a few days ago…Yum!

This little mushroom was too cute to ignore! 😀

Peanut Butter Cookies…*sigh*

This picture makes ME want to lick the computer screen…Just saying!

Yay!  My first omelet was pretty successful! 🙂

Sell by August 9th…I hope it’s still alright to use.

Alright.  Enough with the yummy looking food…On to the family!                           So, I ran around the house and said “Big Smile!” then took the  picture.

Cute Cael

Crazy John

Funny Eli

Silly Esme

Sweet Sylvie

Joshie Woshie Woo!!!

And, Ben

Onto my short photo shoot with “The Zinnias“!

Now, this zinnia had some excellent poses for me.  (And notice the pretty one in the background)

Aw, look at the color of this one!  Love it, love it!!

I like the angel of this one.  The fuchsia color is so bright and happy!

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I started making this sweet baby hat yesterday and finished it this morning.  Very simple and cute pattern!  (I made it a pretty pink color which I’ll post below)

I’m going to start on that hat next in a very pretty red.

This scarf I am in the process of making.  It’s very soft.

And this cute little case I am gonna try to make for a cell phone.  In a pretty bright red. 🙂

Well, that’s about it!

OH!!!!!  I am going to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the dollar theater either this week or next…I can’t wait! 😀

God Bless.


Summer Fades, and Autumn Blooms

     As I walk down to the mailbox, I feel the sunshine on my shoulders and the faint breeze of the cool fall wind just waiting to emerge as the summer comes to an end.

     Yay!  I can’t believe it’s almost time to wear light sweaters and pretty skirts andcorduroy pants!!!  Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. 🙂  The style, the smells, the orange, brown, red colors…Ah!  I love it.

     So, I am getting closer and closer to moving into my new room.  I can’t wait to get it all painted and nice!  But, right now I am going to knit until my eyes get so sore that I have to stop!  Good night, and have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow!



“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.  They cannot be numbered!  I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!  And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

-Psalm 139:17-18

“Come, my children, and listen to me, and I will teach you to fear the Lord.  Does anyone want to live a life that is long and prosperous?  Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!  Turn away from evil and do good.  Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”

-Psalm 34:11-14

“Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.  The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.  May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.  May they suddenly turn back in shame.”

-Psalm 6:8-10



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