Reality is the opposite of a dream. And the truth is, if you want to make your dreams happen, the path has quite a lot of reality in it! Moving to Texas and opening a farm-stay is a really big... actually a huge undertaking. We knew that if we sold our home in California that… Continue reading The Shift
Are you a big dreamer? Do you have big ideas? If so, do you act on them? What do you do to make your dreams a reality? I'm a big dreamer!! I probably come up with a new idea at least once per month. When we went to Texas this spring , my hubby and… Continue reading Big Dreams
If you follow me on social media then you know that our family is in the midst of some major life changes! To get to the point, we're moving to Texas!!! This was a HUGE decision for our family and was not a decision we came to lightly or quickly. Both Joseph's and my entire… Continue reading The Big Move
To start... I'd like to say hello to my new, and veteran readers!! I am truly honored to have anyone read anything I write! I absolutely love writing! I love sharing my thoughts, my passions, my struggles and the realities of everything in my life. I'm assuming that a few people out there might be… Continue reading Inspired
I have four kids, four boys! I've heard it all.... You've got your hands full! - Oh, wow! Four boys! - Are they all yours?!? - You're a busy lady! - Are you done?! - Are you going to try for a girl?! - Wow, you're very blessed! - You have such sweet boys -… Continue reading My Four Boys
Earlier this month my friend and fellow blogger, Kate, wrote about kindness in her family. Really, how they struggle with kindness on a daily basis. You can read her full blog post here. She's much more eloquent with words than I am and has a real gift for articulating her thoughts in writing. Funny.... the… Continue reading Teaching Kindness
Today is my absolute favorite day of the year! A close second to Christmas and then Thanksgiving, today April 10, is my hubbys birthday! Yes, I adore my husband Joseph. His birthday is a very special day, but the reason it's my favorite day is because it's the day we met! you'll have to excuse… Continue reading My Favorite Day
I think I figured it out! What this is, what I'm doing, or want to be doing. It kinda started with the show Fixer Upper. If you haven't seen the show, well... it's definitely something special. It shows home renovations done by a sweet married couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, living in Waco, Texas with… Continue reading It all comes together at Home
I recently wrote about seasons of life. With kids around, quiet time is precious and hard to find. I'm still waking up throughout the night to nurse a baby or sooth a toddler. Luckily my older boys sleep great! As a matter of fact, they're the opposite of the little guys. The big boys have… Continue reading How do you make time for God?
Being a mom is hard!! I think I'm going to have an hour to myself because the baby is finally asleep, schoolwork is finished for the day and the big kids have taken the toddler outside to play. I forget that it's almost lunch time. I hurriedly get out my computer because I have an… Continue reading Mommy Seasons
I'm in a bit of a frump right now, a little lost and unsure of myself. I know I have a lot to say, but I don't feel really confident putting it out there. It was a lot easier before I started taking notice of ALL of the people "out there" in "internet land" who… Continue reading What am I doing?
A few months ago, after my good friend Melanie saw my house, she asked me to help her with furniture placement in her living room. Since she's a friend, I volunteered (meaning I begged for the chance) to design her entire living area, for practice of course. She was such a good sport and did… Continue reading Melanie’s House
I love our English Lesson books! They are full of beautiful poetry, artwork and lovely short stories. They have nice short lessons that teach proper grammar and give opportunities for creativity and writing. My boys look forward to the lessons and so do I. Today, my 5th grader brought me a little story that he… Continue reading English Lessons bringing out the Beauty
I live in a bubble, surrounded by only what I choose to let in. I'm not sure how, or why I get to have this life. I know that it can all disappear in an instant. So, even on "tough" days like the day after the time change, I will choose to see the beauty life has to offer. I will choose to appreciate my life, my family, friends and home.
Is it just me, or has oatmeal become a little overwhelming?! There's steel cut oats, rolled oats, fast cooking oats and instant oats. You can cook them on the stove top, in the microwave or with boiling water. You can bake your oats or cook them in your crockpot. Then there's overnight oats, prepared with… Continue reading How do you like your oatmeal?