Monday, January 27, 2014


The Big Wind hit Wichita last night. Blew in the COLD weather!  These were all over the front yard this morning.


Sunday, January 26, 2014


 “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so you will know how you should respond to each person.” Colossians 4:6


This recipe:  /spaghetti-with-tomatoes-black-olives-garlic-and-feta-cheese

Saturday, January 25, 2014


Lot’s of laughter with our Children's Director, Audra,  at “Wet and Wild” with Cross Road Church in July.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

On My Plate

Today wasn’t the best day for “on my plate!” The husband had oral surgery yesterday so our food today consisted of Potato Soup – with the potatoes mashed up! Then I added a Tuna Sandwich to my meal!!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Clairee: “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.”  Steel Magnolias


"Favoite" jewelry

Monday, January 20, 2014


It’s been a quiet day at the Cohorn Casa. So taking a picture of noise has been a challenge. I finally gave in.  The only noise in our house….



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Black and White

For a reader – like me – the best “black and white” is the black printed word on white paper.

Esther (2)

Friday, January 17, 2014


I’m a book lover. We went to an estate sale and I saw these wine glasses and couldn’t pass them up! Too clever. Perfect for book club! (as long as you only have 3!!)  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Every Day I …..

Every day – at some time, I sit in this chair. I am either reading, watching TV with the husband, working on computer, or playing “words with friends” with the husband. This is “my” chair and he has his next to me. – and I almost always have coffee or a glass of water!

Day 14 Every Day I...

Sunday, January 12, 2014


I saw the artwork of Jan Reckers over a year ago. I fell in love with her “ladies.” So through her website and following her on twitter, I try to keep up with her art shows.

She challenged me in such a way that I actually tried my own media art. God did not bless me with an artistic bone!!  : )  I can sew, that’s my only consolation!

Here is some of Jan’s artwork at her show at Friends University:





I encourage you to check out her website and her etsy store.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Looking Up

Winter has hit the Midwest with a vengeance. Snow, ice, COLD temperatures. Many states have been hard hit. Cloudy skies are becoming the norm.


Fortunately we live in a neighborhood that has many mature trees. I’m so glad for this. I love trees.  Because of the trees, in the warmer months we have many birds. I love to spend time on the deck just listening to the music of the birds.  With the winter, our trees have lost their leaves. It’s always so interesting to see the spots where the birds have been living.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In Between

In between the bookends are some of my favorite books from my childhood  through adulthood. And in between the pages are some of my favorite memories.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 5: on the counter

First of all, let me say I had a wonderful picture this morning. The husband made A. and I biscuits and gravy for breakfast and I got a great picture. Then in ‘brenda’ fashion, I accidently erased all the pictures from my camera… It’s not the first time….

So, since all biscuits and all gravy had been eaten by the time I did the erasing, I had to come up with another idea.. and it is NOT as good as the first one!!


P.S. don't judge me... I'm taking down my Christmas decorations - tomorrow!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4: Fresh

“Saving Mr. Banks” – I know it’s fresh because it was the first showing of the day and they had only unlocked the doors a few minutes before!

Day 4 Fresh (2)

Day 4 Fresh (1)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 3: Relax


Day 2: Organize

First of all, let me say, anything that has the word “organize” included makes my heart beat faster!! I LOVE to organize. I love to have things organized. So this Tarifold Desktop Reference Set was one of my very favorite Christmas gifts!!

Day 2 Organize (2)

Day 2 Organize (1)

Day 1: a goal

I KNOW!!!! I just turned 60! And here it is my birthday month AGAIN!

Last year I did a photo challenge for the month of my birthday and wanted to do something similar this year. I found another photo challenge but I also found a Faith Challenge that I thought looked interesting. So, I decided to do both.

So, day 1 of my photo challenge is: A Goal


My goals for this birthday month is to enjoy taking pictures and growing my faith through Scripture.