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Inspiration for Valentine’s Day

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I’ve been on Tawra and Jill’s Living on a Dime mailing list for years, and I want to tell you about the best post they have ever sent out.  It’s called “When Queens Ride By” and discusses a woman of nearly a century ago, overwhelmed by the same things many of us struggle with, who made a breakthrough discovery.

This is what Jill wrote:

This is a wonderful, inspiring and important story that I really want to share with you. I first read this myself 30-some years ago and it has had more of an impact on my thoughts, feelings and attitudes toward being a wife, mother and homemaker than anything else in my life ever has.

I highly encourage you to read the blog post and then to download the story.  There’s a good chance it may revitalize (or even revolutionize) how you see your role and relationship.

Blessings to you all as you consider or reconsider these ideas on how to love your husband and help support your family.


Disclosure In this post I’m just sharing a wonderful piece of inspiration.  I receive no compensation of any sort for recommending this story.

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday, Living Well Wednesday,  and Finer Things Friday


  1. Jenn4him says:

    Thank you! I look forward to gleaning from the wise words.

  2. Heather says:

    Such a good reminder!! You ARE so stylish:)

  3. briana says:

    I just downloaded the story and will read it on my ipod.

    I wanted to let you know I answered your questions about making fermented beets on my blog. Here’s what I said.

    You can just bake the beets in the oven. I should have said that instead of roasting. I just poke them with a fork and place them in a baking pan. I think cooking them in water would work but you would lose some of the nutrients to the cooking water.

    The whey from your yogurt is perfect! I usually strain some yogurt into yogurt cheese and use the leftover whey.

    Have a great week!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      I hope you enjoy the story. And thanks so much for the information about the beets.

      Annie Kate

  4. Hannah says:

    Thank you for this story. I (and even my husband) enjoyed reading it. I tend to be the type who gets grouchy in the evenings after a hard day’s work with the young ones, so this was an eye-opener for me. My husband works hard as a foreman on a construction crew doing foundations, so he’s exhausted when he comes home. I really should try harder to be pleasant and do better at cleaning the house. Things would run so much more smoothly, I think. Thank you again for the post.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You’re very welcome, Hannah, and thank you for letting me know what it meant to you. I hope it will bless your family.

      Annie Kate

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