A gathering of random thoughts {June 27, 2016}

Trying to get back into blogging by gathering my thoughts on this beautiful summer morning: Outside my window:  A sunny morning as the sun begins to illuminate our backyard.  I haven’t seen a dark morning in a while, because even when I wake before 5:30, the sun…

Homeschool year in review {Part 1} Graduation, Options Program, and Daily Scheduling

Many homeschool families are in the process of planning a new school year.  We are too…well, sort of.  I like to take a break from all things homeschool for a few weeks at the end of our school year before I jump into planning for the new school…

What I’ve been reading {April and May}

  The past two months I did something I’ve never really done before.  I walked away from books that I had started.  And not just one or two, but four books!  I’ve always tried to trudge through reading books I’ve started, even if I…

Life lately {May 2016}

Hello y’all!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  Life has been crazy for the most part, and I had to back away from a few things, blogging being one of those things, until the dust settled for us.  So here’s the quick…

How I’m learning how to quilt

When our oldest son was born, my Grandma gave him the cutest baby quilt that had little farmer men on it.  She had given me one when I was born too.  It had those Holly Hobbie looking boys and girls on it because they didn’t know what my…

What I’ve been reading {February and March}

If you ask what the thing I enjoy most doing when I have a little extra time on my hands, I’m probably going to say reading.  I love to read.  I love the library. I love bookstores.  I love books.  Amen. I’m always on the search…

Our five favorite essential oils {to diffuse in our home}

Last year we decided to dip our toes into the essential oil world.  And over this year we’ve gotten to where we love to use essential oils in our home. I wanted to share a little about our five favorite oils today, and tell why we love them…

Gardening in Colorado {links to some good info for us CO garden newbies}

I have grown up around gardens.  When I was a young girl, we lived next door to my Grandma who had a very large garden behind our house.  Since we lived in a rural community, it wasn’t unusual for people to invite us over to pick from their…

Using planners to run a household

  As a stay at home, homeschooling mom, I view what I do around our home as my job.  And I treat it as a job too.  Since I’m responsible for the education of five people, feeding & clothing seven people, and keeping our home at a reasonably…

About the blog {all of the other stuff}

So far I’ve shown you that this blog will be about home & family, homeschooling, garden and hobbies, and frugal living & finances. But there will be so much more here! First, my faith in Jesus Christ is a big part of who I am so it is…