Ladies and gentlemen, we now interrupt our regularly scheduled post in order to search for a water leak!☹️ When your water bill keeps creeping upward, the toilet test doesn't show a leak, and you can't find a soggy or surprisingly green area on your property what do you do? Yup, break out shovel and get to… Continue reading Leaks and Thorns
Meditation, emptying your mind, being perfectly still.... these are things that I am NOT good at. When we were dating I frequently asked my (now husband,) “What are you thinking about?” He frequently replied, “Nothing.” This same man and I now have sons together and on occasion I ask them the same question with the… Continue reading Hugs
At one time we placed this quote above our main exit door. When I selected these words, which come from Thoreau's Walden, they really resonated with me. You see, we had just moved to a beautiful property with an inspiring view! We were beginning our homeschool journey! We were joyously pursuing our dreams! But then,… Continue reading Don’t let life be frittered away, simplify!
Howdy All! We took a short break here at the Homeplace to count our blessings, celebrate our Savior, and recover from colds! Yup we were kinda sniffly but mostly happy! If you have to be sickly it helps to have family to love on you, warm drinks to soothe, and a cozy fire to cheer… Continue reading Out With the Old, In With the New
Nativity scenes, snow, evergreen trees, twinkling lights, ringing bells, turkey or ham, and whiffs of cinnamon- all of these things and more call to mind the Christmas season!! These sights, sounds, tastes, and smells bring forth memories and sometimes a sense of tradition. They are so familiar to most of us that they seem as… Continue reading Merry Christmas! Pass the tamales, please.
You read the title to the tune of the 12 days of Christmas right?!? When we moved into the fifth wheel and onto our new property we brought with us a small flock of laying hens. Three of the ladies were a year and a half old and three were old.?? We were at the… Continue reading ….and some chickens for Haaalloween!!
This is a lap desk. My sister made it for me when I went off to college a loooong time ago and it is still in use. (Good job sis!) I am showing this to you because last year it (along with the tiny travel trailer table) was the host of all our homeschool/office work.… Continue reading DIY Desk-Not a tutorial!
Ahhhh! Sleeping in our own beds in the "new to us" house!!! Yay! But for a moment, let's stop and give credit to the room that made all these exclamation points possible. The oval office. That's right, the bathroom. Specifically, the boy's bathroom. You see, we didn't mind moving into the house without a finished… Continue reading The Oval Office
It was moving day...No Moving Day.....No, MOVING IN DAY!! Woohoo! We woke up on a Saturday morning in April pumped because this was finally the day that we were going to move into our new/old house!!! No more hauling the septic, no more laundry at the laundromat, a full size bathroom, and personal space!!! Now… Continue reading Bite your tongue!
After all that searching, though it was hard to believe, we had a contract on a new home!! An old home, which needed a lot of work. So, we had the house professionally inspected. The report said we needed to have a new roof and some foundation repairs. The sellers quickly lowered their price to… Continue reading Offer Accepted!