Tag: From my House

  • Ode to Winter Composting

    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…

    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 New Best Friend {A Home Management Binder}

    From my latest posts you may have figured out that a home management binder is my new best friend. Today I’m gonna walk you through building your own. photo source  I know what you’re saying. I said the same things when I first heard about home management notebooks. “I have to build something? I don’t…

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  • 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

    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

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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!

     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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  • Seasons to Create, or, What I dropped while I wrote a book

    Some people have expressed wonderment that I wrote a book in two months. In light of this, I have decided it is high time for another dispel the pedestal post. (For more glimpses into just how human I am, check out these posts, please!) There are seasons in life, peoples. Please remember this. Especially you…

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  • Horse Parking Next Door

    A garage sale down our road brought more than the usual traffic on our little back road the other morning. The local Amish are always first on the scene. They took advantage of the empty, unmowed place next door to park their horse. The kids changed out of pj’s as fast as possible and headed…

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  • Earlier this year I began to see the potential that a blog can have, and the responsibility I had to steward my online presence. I started to take my blog more seriously than ever before. I took a month of facebook and refocused my online time.  I logged my hours online, decided I was spending…

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  • It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good…

    Many people were affected by the tornadoes through the southern states in the past month. We even had some wind damage up here – the Pergola my husband made me for our 4th anniversary collapsed. When I came home and saw it I almost cried – accept that that very afternoon we had heard news…

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  • Welcome, Cordelia

    After two years…       Two miscarriages…               And a hope-filled nine months,A dear friend held her baby girl in her arms for the first time today. I hope this blanket and these hats keep her cozy during the rainy, chilly days of her first spring. Welcome, Baby Cordelia!

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  • A Random List…

    Because I can’t seem to think straight without a list these days… 1. Jesse has quit asking me if it is summer yet – he now informs me that it must be so because there are leaves on the trees.  2. I am thankful to Amy all over again for writing this book. I’d never…

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