Life on the X-Bar Ranch...

I am an ordinary woman, with an amazing family, serving an awesome God.

Friday, October 11, 2013


No, not leaving the ranch, :) just moving my blog to another hosting service/platform. Please have patience with me as I try to figure out all the ins and outs of the new service. (and the tech side of things. I'll be up and running as soon as possible! My domain name will stay the same on my new site, but this site will revert to a address.

You can find me over at:
Thank you for sticking with me!

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Wintry Day...and a good E-Book

Today is the First Snow of the season.

Officially - winter has come to Wyoming. Well, I suppose it won't stay long, but this morning was quite blustery. With the swirling snow and driving winds, it could be the middle of January.

So to celebrate the First Snow, I have given the kids a snow day. They could barely wait till it was light enough outside, to rush out and try to build snowmen, forts, and snow angels. After an hour or so, they were back inside - covered in snow and wanting a snack.
So I made some homemade hot chocolate and dug out the marshmallows I had been saving for a treat. They loved it!
Now, my idea of a perfect snow day is not to actually go out in the snow, but to curl up in a comfy chair with a good book! :)

I am totally in love with traditional books. I love the feel of the pages, the smell of paper, and the the memories that  some books bring.

But it is the age of E-Stuff, and yes - I have started buying some e-books. I actually love them. Especially when I can get them for a good price! Who doesn't love a bargain, right?!

You can get Kindle books and read them on any PC or smartphone with the Kindle App. I read mine on my desktop, or on my phone while I wait on my kids' music lesson.

Today there is a great deal on Sally Clarkson's new e-book, "10 Gifts of Wisdom". It is priced at $0.99 cents today only!
I snapped up my copy to read later. I so enjoy Sally Clarkson's gentle way of writing about the importance of home and teaching our children about Jesus.

"Home can be one of the most deeply transformative places in the world, a refuge where hearts are shaped and God is known. " -Sally Clarkson

You can get your copy here:

Here is another book by Mrs. Clarkson that I want to get - someday! :)

I hope your day is warm and sunny and full of good books!