Hello! My Name Is:

This is me; plain and simple.  For my “About” photo, I had thought adding a photo of me and my dog; or maybe a mysterious close-up selfie. . . you know, to present an intriguing idea of me or what I love.  But that’s only an idea of me.  This is me; plain and simple.  So, who am I?

I am not your typical girlie-girl.  I’m usually comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt with my hands in the dirt or whipping up something in the kitchen (sans dirt). When I get the opportunity to go out, I like to exchange the t-shirt for a sundress or a sexy pair of jeans and nice blouse.

My heart belongs to gardening.  Let me get my hands in the dirt, even if it does ruin my home-manicure! I love to nurture and coax life from the soil. Plants amaze me.

If I can’t be in the garden, then put me in front of the stove.  I love to cook.  And despite the skill God blessed me with, I usually end up burning myself.  My hands bear the scars.

Speaking of those hands, put a camera (or smart phone) in them.  I find photography theraputic.  I am by no means a professional, but I can usually get a good shot and have a fascination with macro photography.

I will not leave the house without my big, dangly earrings and at least one ring on each hand.  Not sure why, but I love them.  It’s a part of who I am, even if it does earn my the title of “gypsy”.

I love to dance, but don’t get much of a chance to.  One of these days I will.

Last, but certainly not least, I am a daughter of God; follower of Christ.  Let’s sit down with a good cup of coffee and let me share a bit about my Savior with you!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. camary1996 says:

    Girl you don’t need any makeup…you are beautiful!!! But more than you beauty on the outside…you sound like a beautiful person on the inside…you have God in your life and……any person who loves to garden and see’s the beauty in God’s creation has to have a good heart. God bless you!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. akateacher says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! That inner beauty is so much more important than the outer beauty. Something I try to work on everyday.

      1 Peter 3:3-5
      Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Thanks for all the attention you have lavished on my site! 😉 I find reading here a wonderful trip to a place where “they” think like I do. Am signing up! We are so-o-o alike: no makeup, tanned, dirt under the nails, drought — in fact, I wondered if you live near me, by your description of your weather. I’m from southern Arkansas. Although I think we’ve had more heat, as in 105 before the index adjustment. Ah well, we also got the rain.

    1. akateacher says:

      I’m actually from Pennsylvania, but it seems this weather is plaguing most of the country. So sad!

      Always happy to find others that are “like-minded”! Makes me feel a bit more at home when I begin to wonder if I’m the crazy one (homeschooling, gardening in the heat, loving the dirt under my nails, etc.) 🙂 !

      1. No. We are the real ones. Everyone should dig in the dirt, even if just to plant a petunia! 😐
        Oh, I forgot to mention (I think I noticed) we have herbs in common?

      2. akateacher says:

        I do have some herbs. . . lavender, sage, wooly thyme, mint and echinecea. I haven’t had the courage to use any of them in my cooking. I guess it’s a bit of a fear that I’ll poison my family!

      3. I put about 1 Tbsp. of dried lavender flower buds into a 5-dozen batch of Amish sugar cookies all the time. Just blend with a cup of the flour to pulverize the dried buds a bit. For special occasions, I also sprinkle with purple or blue sugar, but for ourselves, we just EAT them. Mmm! My son in college got all A’s one semester for the promise of an entire batch to take back the second semester! When a big guy needs mommy’s cookies, you know you have something! 😉
        A bit of mint is wonderful in limeade!

  3. I can’t wait to start my garden. I think I’ll try planting some fall-friendly seeds if we ever get rain.

  4. amygking says:

    Gardening is my middle name too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Your words are encouraging! Blessings!

  5. pacwp says:

    I wish I could be as enthusiastic about Gardening but alas I am not blessed with a planting desire 😦

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Blog for Spiritual Lives Of Women.
    If you feel so called, would love to have you like the Facebook Page for S.L.O.W: http://www.facebook.com/pacwp2001

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