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Sunflowers & Thorns · 3W ago

Arkansas Granola Recipe (bacon, pecans, apples, honey and oats)

You’re probably already thinking, “bacon? who puts bacon in granola?” Well, as it turns out, that’s a thing. I found quite a few bacon granola recipes and I combined them with apple pecan gr...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 2M ago

Mexican-style brown rice recipe

In case it’s unclear from many of the other recipes on my blog, we love Mexican-style or Mexican-inspired food! We love Mexican rice but the packaged mixes have so much sodium in them that w...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 3M ago

Guest Post: Jayshica’s story of looking to the positives through chronic illness

Note from Jamie: My friend Jayshica wrote this blog months ago and I didn’t get it added because of my own battles with chronic illness and just, life. I believe everything happens for a rea...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 6M ago

Introducing Sunflowers & Thorns

You may have noticed that this space has a whole new look, name and feel. Welcome to Sunflowers & Thorns! Truth be told, I wasn’t thrilled at first about this rebrand but now I love it and a...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 6M ago

Farmers Market Pasta Bake (recipe updated)

We first came up with this recipe several years ago and have loved it ever since. It started when we had lots of vegetables left over from various recipes and we decided, basically, “hey, le...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 8M ago

Beef & veggie southwest goulash

  Goulash is a gift from God. OK, that might be overstating it, but we really do love goulash. We tried a goulash recipe on our own a while back but this one I’m sharing today is even better...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 9M ago

One Word 2017: Inspire

  For most of my life, the word “inspire” was almost a dirty word. Maybe not so much dirty as much as an often condescending word used to describe a person with a disability simply because t...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 10M ago

Rediscovering Wichita through the epic #ILoveWichita #ICThanksgiving tour

It’s easy to think that when you grow up somewhere, that you know it well. Even though I’ve not lived in Wichita for quite some time, I felt like I was familiar with all that it has to offer...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 11M ago

A different take on the idea of harvest

I recently had the honor of guest posting on the Arkansas Women Bloggers site. Each month, we have a different theme and for October, the theme is “harvest.” I chose to talk about harvesting...
Sunflowers & Thorns · 1Y ago

Guest Post: The anniversary of when everything changed-life with fibromyalgia (Living with chronic illness series)

Note from Jamie: It’s been a while since I’ve had a guest post in my Living with Chronic Illness series and I’m delighted that my friend Melissa is sharing her story about life with fibromya...