Restoration Ranch

~ Note: Long Story alert 😉  ~ (The Photos are my little visual of Psalm 23:2-3) 

A couple months ago I put out a Facebook post asking if any of my FB friends had an AirBnB type place from FL to PA because I figured, “Hey, we gotta pay for hotel stays along the way so why not support friends in business!” Right?

Where’s Your Favorite Place to Stay? (Comment below your favorite AirBnB or Place Of Rest that welcomes Ministry Leaders!)

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A Pennsylvania Friend, Jeff Paulus, commented on my post that they had cabins and a Farmhouse but I really didn’t think they were in the area where we would be staying… until my husband and I got discussing our lodging for the kids camp where our kids would be attending – did we want to stay ON campus with no air conditioning or did we want to stay OFF campus with a 10 min drive away at a cabin for $40 with air? 😉 hmmmm!

I began to put 2+2 together and discovered the $40 cabin the kids camp was offering us was the Same place Jeff had offered. 🙂

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Upon arrival we found acres of land nestled behind a cul-da-sac of modern homes with a huge old barn (that I wanted to roam!;), a big farmhouse and a couple adorable Log cabins. I love old styles and appreciate antiques and vintage decor, so the whole place intrigued me!!

After checking out the cool conditioned cabin complete with a queen bed, bunk beds, rocker, cowboy boots & guitar, a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and a lovely red checkered welcome basket with blueberry muffins, bananas, popcorn and coffee; I had to go outside to explore! I was met by my dear friend and Super Host Rebecca whom I haven’t seen for years!! We hugged and chattered Like two little school girls 😉

We jumped on her go cart buggy as she zoomed me around for a grand tour! I enjoyed hearing the history of the land and the Answered prayer of how God provided the auction deal for the Paulus family. God is so good and there is NOTHING That is beyond His POWER!!

I was tickled when they said I could take advantage of the canoe or kayak 🙂  in the cold spring creek behind the cabins.  So Kyleigh and I went the following morning when Robert took the big sisters to Kids camp. (She is still Too young for the camp so a kayak trip with mommy seemed like a perfect 1st time treat. 🙂

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The next morning, Robert took the girls to camp and Kyleigh wanted to ride along with daddy for the camp breakfast. Since I’ve been doing intermittent fasting, I stayed back to pack up the cabin so we could leave directly after the 12:30 awards ceremony at the kids camp. I wanted to take advantage of every QUIET ALONE MOMENT …

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so I very Quickly decided on outfits for everyone for the next 5 remaining days & divided them into 2 small suitcases for the next 2 destinations in the journey. (TRYING to stay organized haha!!!)

Then I got a text from Becky! She was inviting me to her Brick Room Cafe for a Cup of Tea! We remembered the precious moments years ago sharing cups of Tea and Heart Conversation.

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It was a challenge squeezing years of catch up in one delightful hour, but realizing God had led both of our Paths of motherhood into similar discoveries along the path to Wellness for our growing children’s specific needs, we couldn’t help but close out our hour in grateful prayer to the Creator of our Journey to Natural Discoveries and God’s Grace & Goodness!

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I’ll tell you that when I left Restoration Ranch, I was keenly Grateful of the Restoring Grace and Mercy of God in my Life! And for the Women I can call Kindred Spirit Friends and Sisters even when we don’t stay in touch Daily.

Thank you Rebecca & Jeff Paulus for the Relaxing Stay this week at your “Restoration Ranch”.  💚

If you’re looking for a Restoring place to rest and traveling through Central PA ~ Jeff & Becky Paulus can hook you up!

They even Rent out 2 Motor Home RV’s so if you want to RV-it around the New England States, Go for it! 🙂

thanks for reading to the end! Feel free to post your favorite #AirBnB, #Verbo, #Bed&Breakfast or Any Place Of #Restoration Welcoming #Guests or #Housingministryleaders. 💚

#creativecleanliving

 

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#AngelEggs

Tomorrow these little beauties will become ANGEL EGGs for Easter Sunday Dinner with the Fam! – 😇

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Now In case you’re not familiar with the term… we prefer calling devil 👺eggs, angel😇eggs – Because although the devil satan tried to keep Jesus in the tomb to proclaim “He is Dead!” To the nations…. 👉🏽the ANGEL is the one who proclaimed to the women who visited Jesus’ tomb, saying, “He is not here! He is Risen Just As He Said!” 

Hey Why don’t we start a new hash tag = #angeleggs 😇 I’d sure love to see us giving a more positive name to one of our favorite side dishes plus it’s fun to see everyone’s unique angel egg STYLE 🙂

🌷So, as im sure you do as well, we enjoy the coloring of eggs every year with the girls. We save the shells & dry them for a mosaic craft and make 😇Angel Eggs for Easter dinner side dish, not only because we think they are delicious, but because we Are HAPPY Jesus WON the devils battle over Death and the Grave!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 

Will you hash tag your 👺eggs  #angeleggs This year?? 

May you & your family have a Happy Blessed Easter ✝️💟 

#angeleggs #creativecleanliving 

#eastereggs #coloredeggs #deviledeggs #happyeaster #familyeasterdinner #familyeaster #easterdinner #easterdinnertable #easterdinner2019 #devileggs #kidseaster #eastercelebration

#AngelEggs

Tomorrow these little beauties will become ANGEL EGGs for Easter Sunday Dinner with the Fam! – 😇

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Now In case you’re not familiar with the term… we prefer calling devil 👺eggs, angel😇eggs – Because although the devil satan tried to keep Jesus in the tomb to proclaim “He is Dead!” To the nations…. 👉🏽the ANGEL is the one who proclaimed to the women who visited Jesus’ tomb, saying, “He is not here! He is Risen Just As He Said!” 

Hey Why don’t we start a new hash tag = #angeleggs 😇 I’d sure love to see us giving a more positive name to one of our favorite side dishes plus it’s fun to see everyone’s unique angel egg STYLE 🙂

🌷So, as im sure you do as well, we enjoy the coloring of eggs every year with the girls. We save the shells & dry them for a mosaic craft and make 😇Angel Eggs for Easter dinner side dish, not only because we think they are delicious, but because we Are HAPPY Jesus WON the devils battle over Death and the Grave!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 

Will you hash tag your 👺eggs  #angeleggs This year?? 

May you & your family have a Happy Blessed Easter ✝️💟 

#angeleggs #creativecleanliving 

#eastereggs #coloredeggs #deviledeggs #happyeaster #familyeasterdinner #familyeaster #easterdinner #easterdinnertable #easterdinner2019 #devileggs #kidseaster #eastercelebration

How Long Does it Take You to JUST DO IT?

 

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Wednesday night I got to take my girls on bike trails at the JD park, just 5 miles from our house. We’ve always wanted to do it but it’s taken us 5 new bikes & 5 years to get around to it! It was a PERFECT night with a Full Moon 🌝 

They grow up too fast!! My 10 yr old chose this verse to meme this photo. Kids are so teachable but they rely on us, their parents and educators to Teach them the way they should go… in a way that will be EVERLASTING for ETERNITY… and it’s OK that it’s a PLAIN PATH, parents!! Many times our kids THInK they want the glitziest, glamorous path of Choices and if WE LET THEM, they will Do ANYTHING… they are 

L👀King at US to guide them, lead them and Teach them the things of God. When we do, they will HEAR God’s voice so much more clearly when He speaks to them. 

God Bless all you Moms, Dads, grandparents, Educators and people influencing our children of the 21st century! 🙏🏾

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#teachthemyoung #teachthemwell #parentingmemes #parentingmatters #godlyinstruction #creativeinstruction #creativecleanliving #creativeliving #cleanliving #mommoment #jdpark

 

Happy Heart Day Friends!

This week I found some fun colorful containers from the Dollar Tree to reduce the usage of baggies over & over every day for Lunch Packing! Have you ever seen the little mesh drawstring bags from the wedding isle? They made great sacks for almonds & sunflower seeds 🙂 I’m so glad my kids like to eat nuts! The paper doilies were a fun way to write a Love note!

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Today our Song verse was “Beloved, Let us Love One Another for Love is of God and everyone that Loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that Loveth not, knoweth not God for God is Love. Beloved, Let us Love One Another 1st John 4:7&8

 

Flowers Motivate Me!

Do you Feel inspired by Flowers? It’s amazing to me how even just a $3 UpScaled bouquet can brighten my room and give me  that fresh added spunk in my step to motivate me. When I picked up these bargains last week, they inspired me to rid my house of the Rest of the Christmas decor! Time to make room for Springs arrival!!  Even though it has been a chilly January here in Florida, we know it will be warmer soon 🙂

6832f16b-fae9-4e5c-97f3-43c1dc4a9bbeGod has been  reminding me the beautiful power of waiting on him and resting.

Isaiah 40:31 ~ But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

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This month our whole family got the fever, cold and cough virus  so we have been doing lots of resting and trying home remedies  which some have worked and some have not.

I have learned to not beat myself up if I needed to take a nap and Rest! God has shown me that He has some great plans for this year and He needed to slow me down to do it!!

Yes my house has been in disarray (but don’t judge 😂) when the only strength you can muster is getting everyone doctored up with essential oils for respiratory, apple cider vinegar rags for fevers, & making homemade cough syrups; then that’s all you can do is collapse into bed when everyone else is tucked in. I honestly don’t ever remember feeling a fever like that before! We all know that if mama ain’t feelin good, then the household seems to crumble. I know where I fell short in neglecting my vitamin regime (which will be another post). And even though my husband also wasn’t feeling well, he was a great trouper too! He kept the kids homework on task (for those who went to school & those who had make up work). He kept uniforms clean and in order and filled water bottles at night while I pack the snacks.  He took runs to stores for tissues, chapsticks, pineapple juice,  Organic apple cider & coconut oils, lemon & honey since that’s what we were going through in bulk 😅 While I made homemade soups. Yes I am Blessed with a Wonderful Husband!! So today  these flowers have inspired me to muster the energy to clean our Room! I think it will make him smile 😁when he comes home from school. For me, a Flower bouquet gives me a spurt of energy to spruce things up! To pick up, to dust, vacuum and then enjoy the flowers and a lit smelly candle in a Clean Room! Do flowers & candles do that for you?

I pray Health & Strength on your family this Winter!! 💚 Take the time to WAIT on the Lord before He knocks you down n makes ya. Lol!

Isaiah 40:31 ~ But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Do You See a Hutch Door?

When my Northern Friends are waking up to snow outside your window, I’m waking up to this beautiful Alaskan trail from my visit in 2011.

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Do you ever Let your mind Transplant  you back in time and REMEMBER old memories?  You remember what you were wearing, what the air smelled like, who you were with and what emotion you FELT for being there. . That’s how I feel, every time I pause and gaze at this picture!  That crisp and cold Alaskan day around sunset in February as I stood in COMPLETE AWE at the Breathtaking Beauty surrounding me! One photo just doesn’t do it justice!!! 😯

👉🏽WHY IT’S HANGING ABOVE MY BED?

The glass in the door on my antique hutch shattered in our move to FL 5 yrs ago but I knew this door frame would make some neat frame one day! Last winter I enlarged this photo for a wall hanging in the door/frame. This year i added some thrifted glitter branches to the sides & hung it above our bed. Soon it will be time to pack it away another year and figure out what I’m hanging above the bed for spring 🤔 Are still enjoying your Winter Decor, Or Totally READY FOR SPRING? 

#diy #wallart #homemadewallart #creativecleanliving #bedroomdecor #winterblues #winterhues #upcycledfurniture #alaskabeauty #momonabudget