Pumpkin Spice Latte

A friend of mine posted the following quote on Facebook today and I felt it was appropriate given the theme of this post: pumpkin.

“No matter how urban our life, our bodies live by farming; we come from the earth and return to it,
and so we live in agriculture as we live in flesh.” Wendell Berry

I am smitten with this quote. Aren’t you? God created us from the earth. We are sustained by food that is grown from the earth. And when we pass away we will return to the earth. Eat according to the changing seasons of the earth.

Right now I am enjoying an organic coffee from a local coffee shop while sitting outside in the beautiful not too hot, not too cold weather. A real rarity in our extreme Minnesota climate. I’m trying to soak up the last moments of the beauty of my favorite season, because in the blink of an eye the weather will change. I always look forward to this time of the year. It’s my favorite, not only because my birthday marks the beginning of the fall season, but also because I can feel Christmas approaching. The “expectant awaiting” of advent reminds me of God’s earth-shattering love and his promise to care for us. After the snow melts and the trees bud the earth will spring forth life, just as Christ resurrects from the grave. It’s truly magical how God works this all out, even though humans try so hard to mess it up. He always follows through.

Read More »

IMG_6538

Loving Lately

Good afternoon! It’s a glorious, sunny fall day here. I hope that the sun is shinning wherever you are, as well! Here are a few things that I have been loving lately. I hope that something here blesses your heart and reminds you to go out and enjoy something that you love this week! 1….

Read More »

IMG_6519

September Stitch Fix

Help me decide which items I should keep from my latest Stitch Fix.   1. Navy Sweater 2. Navy Maxi Dress   3. Green and Grey Striped Top 4. Distressed Jeans   5. Burgundy Sweater     Thanks! Leave comment below, post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 8.00.46 AM

Simple DIY Spa Day and Ulta Giveaway

  Head over to the MOPS International Blog, Hello Darling today to check out an article that I wrote about treating yourself to a Simply DIY Spa Day in the comfort of your home using products that you probably already have on hand. The article includes instructions for making 7 simple at-home spa treatments using real food…

Read More »

IMG_6311

Eagan Art House Preschool Program

Good morning! As you probably already noticed, over the last few days Maria Makes Muffins got a facelift! Allan and I have been hard at work implementing and customizing the Genesis Framework and Foodie Pro child theme. Please click around and leave a comment about the new experience. As you may have gathered from my Instagram…

Read More »