Category Archives: Simple Living

Rodalena Recipes: Lavender Bath Salts

Everything these days is stressful…it’s time to tune out the world and draw a bath. Continue reading

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I got paid today. Continue reading

Posted in African Violets, beauty, Books, Butterflies, capitalism, Claude Monet, Dianthus, Eric, flowers, friendship, Language of Flowers, photography, Purple, Quotes, Reading, Simple Living, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Rodalena Recipes: Summer Songs and Afternoon Delight

Summer has its own sound track, headlined, of course by Ella’s “Summertime.” That’s The Summer Song, dang it, the American Anthem of Summer. But, there’s others. Summer songs, for me, are porch songs, listened to and sung along with at … Continue reading

Posted in Afternoon Delight, Cooking, Dixie Chicks, hymns, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Music, pop culture, Recipes, Rodalena Recipes, Roots, Simple Living, Spirituality, summer, The Avett Brothers, The Wailin' Jennys, YouTube | 15 Comments

Rodalena Repents: The Bathroom Cupboard

(I’d like it noted for the record that the title of this post indicates the need for Another Necessary Series around here.) Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Bathrooms, beauty, Chelly, Fashion, girl stuff, humor, orchids, Pinterest, Rodalena Repents, Simple Living, Women | Tagged , , , , , | 34 Comments

Schoolish Thoughts: Hey, Jen Hatmaker!

One of the greatest perks of homeschooling is The End-of-the-Year-Fade-Out. Continue reading

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Rodalena Recipes: Pecan Pie

It’s Pi(e) Day! Today, enjoy your life and your loved ones. Make a pie. Continue reading

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Creativity and Bagels

I just moved, and had to go to H.E.B. Continue reading

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