A Day of Travel & New TBR Reading List…

A Day of Travel & New TBR Reading List…

Well yes, I am well stocked up and I have found me some new authors even though they have been around for sometime and even though I just recently learned of these authors that have some great reading material and there’s nothing more I love than being lost in the greatness of a novel wrapped in throw to keep me warm and a hot cup of coffee or tea!

This is quite a start and there’s more to come. Don’t mind the back ground decor because we live in an older mobile home and besides were southern and we don’t need much. Plenty of hearty healthy meals, good TBN religious shows to to watch and plenty of good, good reading material. We love John Gray! My husband doesn’t miss a morning without him.

Now for my next TBR stack of books here we go! I have many great reads ahead and more to come as hour as your welcome to check on Goodreads.com for my account to see and follow along with me about all I read.

We’ve also gotten a new bulldog and he doesn’t like his new sweater even though I can not get him to wear it or get used to it, maybe another one sometime I hope in time. She’s a female and not wanting any part of this pretty purple sweater so hopefully soon. It’s winter and cold here and my babies have to be warm when going to the potty see, I’m sure you understand dogs are family to here in our home.

It was such a pretty day on this day that we had traveled from Whitley City, Ky. to Oneida, Tenn. and we had just gotten our first snow and boy did it continue to snow here and I wanted to share some photos because I know that I enjoy seeing photos from all others blogs and their lives and knowing, learning and understanding about and where we all come from. I have edited these photos to make them smaller because I didn’t realize until later that the pictures in this blog were huge and I have nowdownsized them some for my readers.

Here is more reading material so I have plenty for at least a couple weeks.

We had an errand day in the cold pretty photos though. Other wise I am enjoying my faith filled journey as and being a housewife for as long as God’s grace fills me and equips me to keep spreading his word and love along with faith and spreading and blogging about all he’s blessed myself and our family with.

Until then I’ll be enjoying my journey as a house wife and blogging about all things domesticated, housewife, vintage and all things we love in our kitchens and homes and taking care of my family as I love all of the newest things I can because I just love to learn, write, and blog about all new things!

Until next time I hope you’ve enjoyed and please come visit again bad keep returning! God Bless…

Come visit again I have many things to blog about coming this winter season! Thanks for stopping by…

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The Great Alone –

The Great Alone –

This is my current read and I’m not finished with it yet but I still wanted to blog about it because it’s such an interesting book and I think anyone who loves to read as I do will definitely enjoy this book because it’s that good!

It starts off in 1974 and Leni that’s telling the story in the book is 13 bit it’s still an adult read by author Kristin Hannah and it’s an amazing adventure you’ll feel lime your there!

This is the old bear that leads up to trying to attack Lani’s father all while he’s driving here to Alaska when a guy that was in Vietnam with her father that died while serving our country leaves him land in Alaska in which he receives a letter from the man’s father.

It’s a triumphant and challenging time for all of them as a whole and a family only Leni is caught in the riptide of her parents passionate, crazy, stormy relationship, and how much they truly love each other even though she doesn’t understand it. Her father can’t hold down a job, he drinks to much and he doesn’t treat her mother to well either that she can see of and he has flash backs and nightmares about Vietnam that makes things even worse at home and elsewhere. She is desperate for a place to belong, stay in one school and have some actual real friends for a change.

Her mother Cora will do anything or go anywhere for her father whim she loves with all her heart.

At first Alaska seems to be the answer and everything is going great as planned. In a remote corner of the state in an independent community and the people love the life they’ve created here in Alaska of strong men and even stronger woman.

But, as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to come apart as well.

The long sunlit days and the generosity of the locals helping them out and preparing and with dwindling resources there help is making up for what they don’t have because they came to Alaska very unprepared for the more than fierce winters.

As winter does descends on Alaska, so do the perils outside, pale in comparison to threats from within inside there home.

In their small cabin, covered in snow, and 18 hours of darkness in the book winter and at night, Leni and her mother know the terrible truth: they are on their own in The Great Alone and in the wild there is no one to save them but themselves.

It’s a portrait of human frailty and resilence, and how a family learns to survive as the modern American pioneer is revealed in the Spirit if a vanishing Alaska, a place of incomparable beauty and danger.

This is an up all night read and you won’t be able to put it down. How Kristin Hannah writes about Alaska it’s as if we’re right herewith them.

It’s that great of a book! I had to write and blog about it now that’s how good it is!

Your going to want to add this book to your TBR list for sure this summer!

I anxious to see his this book ends but I am enjoying the story so much!

It’s an exceptional masterpiece…

You may head over to goodreads to read all reviews.  I just can’t stress enough how great if an author Kristin Hannah is! I hope you enjoy this review!
(Image is from Google photos)
About Me

About Me

Welcome to my blog “My Journey as a Housewife! I’ve thought about this long and hard as I decided after all these years I may as well write and blog about what I do best and who I am which is a stay at home housewife.

I’m Vicky and thanks for visiting and welcome! So happy your here!

My husband and I married when I was the age of 47, in which I have been a stay at-home housewife the entire duration of our marriage of 6 years. It’s such a true blessing to be able to stay home and be a stay at home housewife.

I love and enjoy it. My husband works a minimum wage job and we managed to purchase our first home last year with 3 acres of land, another out building, and a workshop for my husband.

I love to write and this is my haven, where I write about all things within my life along with “my journey as a housewife” here where I am able to do a daily brain dump and write and blog about all I love and enjoy doing and pursuing future goals, hopes and dreams.

If this is ever something you hope and dream of doing you can and be almost as perfectly happy as I doing it. Only God is perfect right? I hope you’ll decide to sit and have a coffee, latter or tea for all I have to blog about! Coffee with cream for me!

My Home Office

We all know exactly what I’m talking about when I combine my passions with what I also love to do which is cook, I’ll blog about my grocery hauls with ways to save, be organized and this is an area of life I have to be organized to live successfully as my husband and I do. I have a passion for experimenting with different recipes, making fresh bread while my family gets to enjoy enjoy the goodness of delicious food. I love to read many, many, books along with a hot cup of coffee strong or any type of book that is beneficial to my life!

Coffee with cream

Homemade Coffee Cake

Ingredients for homemade bread and cooking.

Fresh Baked Bread Yum!

I’m going through some changes which is deciding to blog about my “journey as a stay at home housewife . I’m excited about my whole new blog because it’s really or has turned into such over the years.

Coffee and a book! My kind of afternoon!

My pegboard to keep me organized in my home office.

My hope is that you will enjoy all I write and blog about here and learn new things daily as I do. Oh! That’s just one more thing I love! I love to learn all about all areas in our lives!

I have always been interested in photography and I enjoy it as a hobby and love to take photos. I’m in the process of educating myself more on this area. I want to know everything there is to know about photography, videos, editing, yet I still have to tell myself “it takes time” because in this area there is so much to know and educate yourself about and within. I also have a U-tube channelmy Journey as a housewife” and believe me when I say “I’m winging it. “

My Minolta Camera

Thanks for being here and this is a whole new blog I’m starting. My last blog was beehumblewithme.com and I decided to change it to this title” to add a little more excitement and as well as personality to my blog! Why not right? Being a housewife has become a passion of mine as I stated on a warm spring day like today.

My husband and I. He’s my best friend!

I write and blog about all I do here in my home because I am a stay at home housewife which I love and enjoy being blessed and thankful to my Savior Jesus Christ for this once in a lifetime opportunity to be the best wife and housewife I can possibly be.

My morning Bible Study time on the porch.

I enjoy and love having a cleaned and organized home. This is my cleaning closet. I tell my husband “there is a place for everything”.

My Cleaning Closet here at: my journey as a stay at home housewife.

I am a bookworm and I always have a book 2 or 3 books open somewhere in my home that I am reading so I enjoy being able to write and blog about all the fantastic books I read and you will have a chance to read about them to right here with me. I enjoy reading blogs about books other bloggers read when I’m in search of a new title to select and read.

5 star book The Orphan Train A Must Read

This Devotion Is a 5 star read about living life with an eternal perspective.

You can now order Katie Bennett’s book, Heavenly Minded Mom and it’s a 90 Day devotion about living each day with an eternal perspective. It’s an interesting read. It was great! I was in her book launch team and let’s just say I couldn’t put it down or stop reading it! One of my favorite books I’ll be referring back to for a very long time!

My husband and I live on 3 acres of land with Stubs our dog, our rooster his name is Brave and our chickens. We live in a beautiful cul-de-sac in the country and it’s quite the comfy and lovely place here in our mobile home.

Our rooster Brave and our chickens.

Our Rooster Brave and our chickens.

When my husband rebuilt and remodeled our front porch.

A beautiful view on our land.

The Chicken 🏡 House 🐔

Great day for a walk with the dogs on a path behind our house.

Home Sweet Home

My husbands workshop.

The prettiest Tree in Our Front Yard.

I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes, baking fresh baked bread, oops I think I already said that but the best part is when my husband and I sit down to eat one of my my many tasty meals because I just love to cook. Its just my husband and I because all of our children have left the nest and are out on there own.

Homemade Lasagna

A good breakfast on this day.

Fried Pork Chops for dinner

My delicious homemade mac and cheese.

Chicken and Rice Soup Homemade it's so good!
Hearty home made chicken and rice soup.

I enjoy simple crafting from time to time, decorating in my home because we just purchased our home and land a little over a year ago and one day I’ll have it looking just the way I hope for it to be which is a home filled with lots of love and lots of tlc. My husband enjoys building projects and making things in his spare time when he can and has the time. I support him entirely in this area!

Just one of my husband’s many DIY projects. We did paint it red.

My kitchen! Most favorite place in our home.

Cage free eggs are the best!

Fresh eggs!
I’m so thankful were all moving toward the different seasons in our lives as we discover new chapters in our lives and see what God has in-store for us all. I read a devotion and scripture in the morning and I will blog about my journe with Jesus Christ my Savior from time to time to. It’s such a blessing that he died on the cross to save us from our sins and I make sure to thank and praise him daily.

I just have to share with you how grateful I am for our wonderful church family at Whitley City Church of God! We are truly blessed to be members of our church and we have such a loving church family.

Whitley City Church of God Sunday Service.

Sister in Christ Louise. Love her!

I enjoy gardening, fresh flowers and growing fresh herbs to, for the food I cook here of course. Seldom do we ever dine out and were always working on eating healthier to.

Gardening is always delightful!

One bed of my garden.

Number two bed of my garden.

Number three bed of my garden.

I also hope to start doing Yoga one of my goals, because it’s an exercise I think I would enjoy!
I love, love, love all things old, vintage or antique and being able to decorate my home in this way. I have an older style sewing machine that hopefully I’ll put to good use soon. It makes a beautiful piece of furniture to.

My dusted and shined piece of furniture is my vintage sewing machine.

I hope it is!

My vintage Domestic Sewing Machine.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you’ll come again very soon to click, read and see what I’ve blogged for today!
Email me anytime at: myjourneyasahousewife@gmail.com