Ode to Winter Composting

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I love compost. I love that, right in the middle of winter when the ground is covered in snow, I can be caring for my garden by throwing scraps of food in a bucket while I make dinner. And I love what Jesse decides to take pictures of when he plays with my phone, ’cause […]

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A Glimpse Into Our Homeschool…

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In which we take a break from the cliff-hanger Home Management Binder Series to give a glimpse into our homeschool…Binder tips will resume when the desktop gets out of the hospital. (Good news – diagnosis has been made and parts are in the mail!) Our School Day I look forward to 10 am every day, […]

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My List of Ten for 2012

All week I’ve been planning to post about one of my favorite things…New Year’s Resolutions! But while I was reading some of my favorite blogs on the topic and something dawned on me like an orange globe in a pink winter sunrise… I can’t say it better myself, so I won’t even try.  Whether they […]

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Of Mice and Men and Pride

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Prideful thoughts are kind of like mice. You know they’re there, but must of the time they stay hidden. Until one day that prideful thought grows a little too confident and goes public, like a sleek, fat mouse, suddenly waltzing across your kitchen in broad daylight like he owns the place. This is not just […]

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Thrill Therapy

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There is something therapeutic about riding a Roller Coaster. As a mom, I have so much responsibility. Three small children, managing a house, cooking 3 meals a day, being a wife, running a business – so much depends on keeping it all together. Some days I feel like the Elephant in “Horton Hears a ‘Who’” […]

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Short and Random

Past:  Homeschooled all the way second eldest of 7 kids grew up in Fl., N.C., and N.Y. Lived in a tipi Then a log cabin Learned to grow a {huge} garden, exercise hospitality, and eviscerate a chicken {in 6 seconds} while living on a homestead Married my {awesome} pastor’s {awesome} son in 2005. Present:  Living […]

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Of Tea and Seasons

I made Kombucha Tea today for the first time since Seth was born. Why, when I believe so strongly in the health benefits of this and other fermented drinks, would I quit making it for over a year? The answer is the same reason as it was in this post – “Seasons”. I was in […]

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IRL {In Real Life} Adventures

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Twice in the last few weeks I’ve had the immense pleasure of having a contact made through the blog turn into a face-to-face meeting – getting together with someone I’ve never met before, and ending our time as friends in real life. How cool is that!? Both visits happened ’cause these gals took my open […]

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The Guest Room Is Ready!

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 Last month we moved into our new bedroom, meaning the green room at the top of the stairs could now officially become the guest room.  It’s quite spacious, with a queen bed and a smaller toddler bed ready to host even a whole little family. Flowers compliments of my mother. Do come and visit!

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