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Month: October 2014 (page 2 of 2)

Butterflies

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While I was out and about with my dogs yesterday, there were two things we were looking for… Beauty & Adventure. I’d like to think we found both!

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I found this beautiful little guy near the edge of a culvert… I almost didn’t notice him as he caught a glance from the corner of my eye. When I took a step back to examine what I saw, I thought what is that little flash of color amidst the darkness? Continue reading

Blue Agave

I’m inspired today by this beautiful bloom that was brought by the shop yesterday…

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Blue Agave is definitely one of my most favorite plants. I love how it lends itself to that “Southwestern” feel. Every time I come across this plant I picture a little stone hut, deep in the desert… a shadow casting itself on a dark open doorway, and the windows are full of tribal treatments dancing slowly in the breeze. No one has lived here for quite some time, a Blue Agave in the distance is the only sign of life. As I wander out into the distance the sun stretches across the sand to meet me, so vibrant and warm. I lean into it like a heavenly hug,  & the embrace of my Father soothes my soul. Continue reading

Honey. Honey. Honey.

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I’ve been hearing a lot about honey this week. Many people are raving about it’s ability to relieve allergies, soothe sore throats, boost energy, & much more. Here are a few recipes to try out Honey at home:

Honey Citrus Soother

Banana Smoothie Energy Booster

Harvest Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask

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Puerto Rican Ham & Egg Sandwhich

 

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Hey guys! How about a little Food-inspo today? I love me some good home cookin’, cuz that means I get to eat good FOOD! haha. Eating is one of my favorite things to do, especially when my food is coming straight out of the “yard”. Here at Myra’s we’ve got a few laying hens, and they give us these beautifully delicious eggs! Sometimes there are soooo many eggs that I feel a little overwhelmed like…. What am I going to do with all these dang eggs?? Continue reading

Winterize Your Lawn

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This is by far my favorite time of year…Holidays, Delicious Steamy Home-Cooked Food, Family Get-togethers, Falling Leaves, Thanksgiving, Gratefulness, & Lots of Love & Laughter! I love having family and friends over to the house, but if your anything like me you’ve gotta have the house abnormally clean and the yard looking it’s best. Below I explain a few steps to beefing up your lawn & information about why we “winterize” our grass this time of year. Continue reading

Birds in the Garden

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I’ve been driving around a lot lately, and I’ve noticed a ton of birds around… I’ve mostly been admiring their flighty habits, silly songs, & peaceful beauty, but I’ve also been mindful of what pests they can be in our gardens.

Have you ever sown seeds in your garden, waited for seedlings to sprout, and came back only to find your garden sparsely producing? Birds, like the rest of us, have to eat. The different diets of our birdy friends can include insects, small animals, vegetables, & seeds. Continue reading

Beauty in My Backyard

So this nature that I found isn’t really in an uncommon place…fact of the matter is, the beauty of the Texas countryside is all around us. My “Backyard” is full of fields, cows, trees, and streams, all of which are something that we’ve come very accustomed to. The nature of the scene I’m about to describe to you is something a little different…something that can only be seen when we stop and pay attention to the little things.

The other night someone very special to me was describing the church he wanted to get married in: a really pretty, small church, sitting next to an open field with a beautiful view…All the while what he didn’t know was that I was picturing that place, and I had been there before.

Yesterday evening I took him to the place that he had described…

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Rainwater Collection

Good Morning Guys! Can you believe it’s still raining?? I was thanking God for the continual rain this morning and it got me thinking…How can we take all of this glorious rain and turn it into something even better?

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We have had such an abundance of rain lately, but that’s not always the case. So why not collect some of the rainwater while we can? Here at Myra’s we don’t have a rainwater collection system in place, so I found a couple DIY Rainwater Collection sources to gain some knowledge on the subject. Continue reading

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