“Cleaning & Maintaining you Cast Iron”

*I love being a Pampered Chef Consultant* Cleaning Cast Iron Wash your cast iron with a nylon bristle scrub brush and hot water. If you still have stuck-on bits, use a pan scraper to get them off. If the food is extra sticky, simmer a little water in the pan for a minute, then use…

Finding Ways to Fight Depression

All seeds of thought produce a tree of a result. If those thoughts are rooted in aggravation, then a tree of aggravation springs forth, and the same will be true with depression. During this quarantine, I have decided to start planting veggies indoors. I’m not sure if they will produce anything, but I wanted to…

Attitude Check

With free-will comes both responsibility and strength. You have the power within yourself to shape your destiny with your words. I believe that speaking life all comes down directly to your attitude. You can’t always control your circumstances or surroundings. Bad things happen to good people sometimes. You can, however, control your attitude towards these situations. Your…

Peace

Walking in my peace means that I have to understand that peace is not perfection! I learned that this morning and completely understand now. I have been so focused on a peaceful living but driven to have perfection in my life that I’m forgetting to just breathe! As this year comes to an end,I’m learning…

Giving up Control

Too often we let our circumstances determine our attitude. When life is going as desired, we feel great about ourselves. When life gets hard, our mood struggles. I’m learning that acceptance means taking things as they are and patiently enduring through the current circumstances. I’m learning this daily as we struggle in our decision to…

Lane’s Family Leaves Texas for Freedom in New Hampshire

In 2010, we started looking for better places to raise our children. I came across the Free State Project when I searched for the best places to raise black kids. New Hampshire was second on the list! It would take years of convincing my husband to leave Katy, Texas, a city we loved surrounded by…

Bringing Hope

     We appear to be suffering a great crisis of hope. It’s taking place loudly in politics and economies; it’s taking place quietly in the hearts of millions at this moment. So much has happened in a little over a year. I’m excited that I’m running for City Council! When moving to a small…