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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 {home & family}

Are you looking for a little inspiration and encouragement in regards to homemaking and your home life?  Then I invite you to read on… When you find a new blog, you try to decide if that blog will be worth your time to hang around.  We’re all…

Christmas decor {2015}

Today the Christmas tree and decor will be coming down.  While I love decorating for Christmas, I just need the clean slate feeling of taking it all down once Christmas day is finished. However, I want to document our Christmas decor before it is gone for the year.  In addition…

Summer {2015} in our home

I actually started this post about two or more weeks ago, and now I’m finally finishing it and hopefully publishing it before day’s end.  Summer has been something else, I’m telling you!   Jumping back in to writing after being away is always a…

Our small house story {final edition}

Years ago, I began writing our small house story and sharing how our family of seven made living in a small 1100 square foot, two bedroom house work for us.  If you want to read the entire series, you can start here. Today I will be wrapping up our small…

Where exactly is home? {thoughts on moving away from your home}

This was not the post I had planned for today, but sometimes you just have to write what’s on your heart and mind… Last night found me tossing and turning, my head jumbled with thoughts that wouldn’t let me fall into a restful slumber.  This…

Throwback Thursday: Homeschooling and living in a small house

It’s Friday! (Even though the title says Thursday!)  And it’s moving day(s) for our family!  We’re leaving our apartment and moving to a house.  I haven’t gotten to the part of Our Colorado Story that tells how we, a family of…

Ten on ten {photos for January}

Hi y’all!  Have you heard of the ten on ten photo challenge?  It’s a photo meme where you take ten pictures on the tenth day of the month.  The photos should show the everyday beauty of your life.  I’ve participated a few times before…

Christmas {2014}

Hello y’all guys!  The blog has been silent lately because life has not been.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We had a good Christmas, though it was a bit different because our family stayed here in Colorado.  I think this was the first Christmas that…

Keeping {Christ} the focus of Christmas

Our family loves Christmas.  We have many traditions that we have established over the years, and there is something so special about celebrating with passed down traditions, as well as establishing new ones.  Some of our favorite traditions are gingerbread houses, tree trimming,  and The Polar Express. But what is…