Cleaning Crafty Pre-Thanksgiving Day

So I have a ton of dishes because... Eh... My back has been killing me and it's all I can do to muster the motivation to stand and wash dishes. Come on, Kitchen Reno! Hopefully soon. That said, I washed a load of dishes, and then decided to go play with plants outside instead. I … Continue reading Cleaning Crafty Pre-Thanksgiving Day

Life Goals

This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals

Homestead Update

Where to begin? Let's back on up to last Monday. Monday We had 2 of our 3 get sick. My youngest boy got HFM virus. Yay... So my hands are raw from washing and cleaning and sanitizing. Then my daughter was running a fever and vomiting. I actually suspected a UTI over the flu, and … Continue reading Homestead Update

Lessons My Kids Teach Me

My kids love to hold me accountable and prove me wrong at every opportunity. Nothing gets by them. I've had to cut certain "non-expletive expletives" such as "Craptastic" and "fart sandwich" for fear of them parroting my awkward and slightly less than savory verbal quirks. Today, we were trying to teach my oldest son to … Continue reading Lessons My Kids Teach Me

Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Sufficient Grace

The past two days have been emotionally charged. My 3-year-old niece, and 4-year-old nephew were riding in the car with their father when they were involved in a head-on collision. Their car was flipped and landed in a ditch. My nephew slept through the entire incident, and praise God, he and his dad were discharged … Continue reading Sufficient Grace

Homestead Update

Oh, goodness. I've been hard at work laying foundations for New year routines. My number one priority this year is my prayer life and relationship with God. I've been getting in the practice of waking up before the children (at least the youngest two- my 3 year old isn't much of a sleeper) to spend … Continue reading Homestead Update

Happy Holidays and other Updates

My family and I had a spectacular Christmas holiday with my husband's parents and grandmother. I have to say, it was so nice to not have to pack up the whole crew and travel. Once Flynn is with us and (God willing) the dairy goats, I don't think picking up and heading out of state … Continue reading Happy Holidays and other Updates

She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain

My great granny was a proper southern woman.Full of grit, faith, and I don't think I ever saw her without lipstick and painted fingernails.Her kisses were inigmatically sharp and abrasive! She smelled of peppermint and stale cigarette smoke. And I loved my granny so so so much!My great grandfather built their home on a hill … Continue reading She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain