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Jessica

The Hopeful Romantic

“… It was in the season that I could not feel the thing, when I came to the place of choosing to love when…

JessicaSowards

My Kids Call It Egg Pie!

I clearly remember the first recipe I ever cooked of my own volition. I’m not talking about opening boxes and mixing cans; I’m talking…

Stoney

The Guy with All the Answers

“Stoney, when was the pocket watch invented?” I shake my head, being brought back into the present with this random question, one of hundreds…

Stoney

Silence is Golden

I enjoy being alone. I do. I love silence. I can go hours at a time without speaking to anyone, without any human interaction…

Jessica

The Home Stretch

I’m not a fan of the winter. I’ve bemoaned it in articles and whined about it to every listening ear. Unfortunately, my laments never…

Stoney

Beautiful Chaos

I was born and raised on a Quarter Horse ranch in northeast Oklahoma. I was the fifth generation of ranchers on The Rocking S…

diy

On This Day, A DIY Journal

Over the years, I’ve tried several ways of keeping a daily record of our family life. Funny things our kids would say or do,…

jessica-sowards

The Lazy Farm Girl

I feel the need to disclose a nasty truth about myself. It’s not a skeleton rattling in the closet or a deep and dark…

jessica

Christmas Present Christmas Past

There is a particular feeling that inhabits my heart this time of year. I anticipate it from the very first cool morning in September….