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Well hello Sugar Pie-Biscuit Dumplin’! I’m finally coming up for air since the Holidays! I believe I mentioned in one of my recent blog posts that my son JJ, daughter in-love Tiffany, and baby grand-girls, Ivy and Olive were flying in from California to Missouri to be with us for a week to ring in the Happy New Year! Yay!!

So, every day for a week my hubby and I got to have all our kids and grands at the house! It was loud and a bit crazy but we had so much fun cooking, eating, playing games, talking and laughing. We also took a trip to the pediatrician when some of the littles came down with a fever to test for the flu. Fortunately, it only lasted for 24 hours and the tests came back negative…no flu! Thank the Lord!  The day after JJ and Tiff left I got sick with a bad cold all week so my house has been a bit of a mess and I still have some Christmas stuff to put away, but thankfully I’m on the mend now and I’m ready to get my house back in order!


Here’s my little dumpling, Ivy James!


You know, I get inspired to cozy up my home when I have cute things to look at when I’m cooking or cleaning. In the photo above, I placed this adorable box of Biscuit + Dumpling Mix inside a little vintage red-rimmed enamel pan, I added a red-handled rolling pin, and then filled an old milk bottle with some flowers. Simple and sweet. It kinda makes my heart leap for joy! The Biscuit mix is from Cracker Barrel. I couldn’t resist the darling simple and farmy packaging. So, for a few dollars I decided to buy it to decorate with. And the bonus is …well, Biscuits and Dumplings of course! Lol! Yummy!

So, in the next few days as I’m sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, washing sheets and towels, and restocking the fridge and looking at my cute biscuit box, I’ll be thanking and praising the Lord for the happy memories of time with family. I shared some quick little videos on instagram of some of those precious moments, so I want to share them with you too!








Here’s my big fat happy family!

My dream come true “Miracle Kids” and “Miracle Grand kids”!

I call them miracles because back in the day I struggled with infertility and miscarriage. Sometimes when we go through a dark time we think it’s always going to be that way. Oh, but God has a plan and He has wonderful promises. If we will just wait and trust Him we will see the goodness of The Lord! My family is living proof.


Polly, Kade, Ember, Olive, Sawyer, Zealand, Johnny, Ivy.

Here’s what’s amazing to me…I gave birth to two boys and two girls…a blessing in and of itself. But God has given me a double blessing of four grandson’s and four granddaughters! Yeah, God is good! All the time!

IMG_2651  This makes me laugh with joy!

Little Sawer in the middle was all done! Lol!

So tell me my Sugar-Pie-Biscuit-Dumpling…do you pick a Word for the Year? I’d love to hear what your Word is if you do! On my next blog post, I’ll share all about mine! 

Love and hugs to you sweeties!

Bless your family…make home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie


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