Little Blessings on the Prairie

Freedom To Say No

Yesterday was 4th of July. To see what I was up to watch my live video. After my hubby got home from work we worked on a yard project, enjoyed hamburgers and watermelon, and ohh’ed and ahh’ed over the night sky full of brilliant lights. As we were standing on the crest of a hill…

Alison Arngrim—What You Least Expect

Imagine Nellie Oleson and Grace Ingalls being friends? It’s unthinkable. Sometimes God orchestrates what you least expect. Back on the set, I didn’t have any direct interactions with Alison. By the time I was walking, Alison was driving. If Baby Grace happened to be sitting in the restaurant while Ma cooked, Nellie might walk in,…

Dean Butler—Knowing the Real “Me”

Typically, I’m not concerned with what people think about me. I can let criticism bounce off, shrug my shoulders, and move on. But that hasn’t always been true. I lived most of my life worried about being accepted and fitting in. Saying the wrong thing or offending someone with my opinion wasn’t a risk I…

Humble Confidence – Hersha Parady

Yesterday, in my live video about Hersha Parady, we talked about her spirited personality and humble attitude. The character of Alice Garvey is strong, loyal, and feisty… just like Hersha. I love how Hersha is comfortable in her own skin. She rocks her own style of living without looking around to see what others are…

Times Are Changing – The Carter Family Moves In

The first episode of season nine said everything that Michael Landon wanted to say. It’s hard to leave something you love, something that feels like home. But times are changing. We take a deep breath and whisper our goodbyes through teary eyes. Goodbye to Pa playing the fiddle and Laura coming down the stairs from…

Radames Pera

It’s not every day that you connect with someone on a deep level. Both people have to be willing and in the mood, so to speak—but I’m not talking about anything romantic. This is about connecting with a person, maybe someone you don’t know well but after the interaction you have this learned sense of…

All About Sidney Greenbush

Twins, twins, and more twins. That’s the number of twins on Little House on the Prairie. Carrie twins, Grace twins, and Rose twins. One of the most common questions I get is why are twins used on television anyway? The answer is simple—child labor laws restrict the number of hours a child can work, even…

Charlotte Stewart

I don’t know about you, but I can’t seem to get Walnut Grove out of my mind. My whole summer seems to be planned around the Cast Reunion on July 12-14th. As we were driving home on Sunday after my husband’s graduation weekend, I came up with the greatest idea for the next ten weeks…

It’s Not Always About Us

Memories of last weekend are still flashing before my eyes. Hanging out with the cast at the festival, visiting the museum, and the school assembly. Listening to Richard Thomas, “John Boy” from the Waltons give his State Dinner address. Signing autographs and talking with fans. I’m still posting videos on Facebook, Instagram, and youTube. Sometimes…

Intentionality

Cherry Blossoms are in the air… well at least they are in Marshfield, Missouri for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend. I am honored to be among numerous guest stars from The Waltons, It’s a Wonderful Life, Andy Griffith Show… and of course Little House on the Prairie, not to mention many other famous…