Mom’s Love Rub Giveaway

I think about love every day….how much I love my family, how I love the life I’ve been given, and how much I love the Lord. Love is important to me and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I get excited about another chance to express my affection to those around me.  It may sound silly and childlike, but I enjoy showing genuine love to others.  I think of it as a special delivery directly from God through me.  {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Cooking with Mushrooms

I didn’t always love mushrooms, but I do now.  I’m frequently buying fresh mushrooms, using what I can in salads, on pizza or on a crudités.  Leftovers are quickly dried and sit in a jar on my cabinet.  My children often throw a few into their Ramen noodles (as well as peppers, onions or other dried options).  The boiling water cooks them as it cooks the noodles.  I’m also happy to rehydrate a few and throw them on a pizza {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Preparing for the Grandparenting Years

Lydia Harris’ book, Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting, is an outstanding tool for the grandparenting years.  More than a self-help book, Grandma Tea, as she is lovingly called by her own grandchildren, has provided a wonderful mix of thought-provoking questions, inspirational guidance and clear direction from God’s word in this fascinating Bible study. As parenting is a holy calling, so is grandparenting, and the thought and love you put into this sacred role pays off in eternal benefits.  Lydia walks you through a six-week Bible study step-by-step {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Apple Bread for a Fall Day

3 eggs, beaten 1 and 1/4 cup honey 1 cup coconut oil 1 T. vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1 t. cinnamon 1 and 1/2 cups dried apple slices (lightly sprinkled with cinnamon or plain slices) 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts To rehydrate the apples, place slices in a medium bowl and pour 1 cup of boiling water over them. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Proceed with recipe. Combine eggs, honey, oil, and {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

My House is too Small..Why be Hospitable?

My house is too small.  They won’t have a place to park.  The carpets are always dirty.  Sit on the floor?  Are you kidding me?  I can’t cook.  What if I run out of things to say…… Why be hospitable?  Do people even need your caring words or actions? Are people hurting today?  Yes.  Are they thriving or are they in survival mode?  Do they have peace or are they in need of peace?  Can you offer them a glass {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Show Me How: The Culinary Trinity

Since much of the great foods I know about contain this famous trinity, I’ll mention them first.  As a base for great sauces, roux or as a general flavoring, the onion, bell pepper and celery add depth and richness to anything they touch. Onions Onions are wonderfully useful and handy to have in dehydrated form.  I always smile as I recall the first time I dried onions.  After preparing a large batch, I set the thermostat and timer and went {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Love of Friends

How precious and tender was their visit and I steal away in my reverie to that day to enjoy the memories.  Friends across the miles, friends that once were a moment away now a thousand miles of prairie and pavement, a thousand miles of hopes and dreams longing to be shared.  Years ago we shared our daily lives; now we share a visit every few years. Today, much like that day, the sun is climbing higher in the sky while {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Fragrance of My Day

I sit this morning on my front porch and welcome the soft breeze that bathes me and the sunshine  that reminds me how His mercies have met me once again with the dawning of this day. Spring has finally arrived and we who have lived through the harshness of winter welcome it. A delicious fragrance fills the air and I long to carry it with me throughout the day. The colors seem brighter, cleaner as if they are glowing.  I {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Jan’s Apple Bread

3 eggs, beaten 1 and 1/4 cup honey 1 cup coconut oil 1 T. vanilla 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 t. baking soda 1 t. cinnamon 1 and 1/2 cups dried apple slices (lightly sprinkled with cinnamon or plain slices) 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts To rehydrate the apples, place slices in a medium bowl and pour 1 cup of boiling water over them.  Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.  Proceed with recipe.  Combine eggs, honey, oil, and vanilla until {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.

Show Me How: Dehydrating 101–A is for Apple, B is for Breadcrumbs

People dehydrate for lots of reasons–to prepare for a rainy day, to preserve a harvest from the garden, to create a gift from their kitchen or to store large amounts of food in a small place.  All of those reasons apply to me. That little dehydrator of mine rarely stops.  I’d like to share some of my joy with you in this series on dehydrating just in case you’ve ever thought you might want to try your hand at preserving {Read More}

About Jan Nellis

Jan Nellis is a happily married mom of five children, three of whom are still at home. She spends her free time rediscovering the lost domestic arts with an emphasis on health issues. An avid quilter, crocheter, hand-spinner and cook, her desire is to rekindle the ways of her grandmothers, blessing her friends and family. She has spoken at women’s groups on forgiveness, following God's plan for your life and the joys of living with God. She currently blogs at www.atinylittleripple.blogspot.com.