Family, Life

You’re Still Mine

This morning started out pretty mundane. I got up early, started a pot of coffee. After dousing my awesome coffee-filled Great Pumpkin coffee cup with a liberal splash of creamer, I sat down and watched the newest episode of Modern Family before anyone else was up and the girls newest favorite, Dino Dan, took over… Continue reading You’re Still Mine

Life, Parenting

Fall with Me

Well, it’s a Monday morning, the coffee is plentiful and the weather is gorgeous. My mood needs to catch up on it a bit, though. Even the idea of Pumpkin EVERYTHING isn’t really helping at this point. We just got home from the dentist where Mady stubbornly refused to open her mouth and after four… Continue reading Fall with Me

Country Living, Life, Marriage, Mini-Vacations

Flip Flops are Not for Farming

So the city gal in me is learning the hard way that flip-flops are not for farming. What I wouldn’t give for a pair of sturdy, worn cowgirl boots right about now. My poor feet are beat up from stepping on rocks, nails (thank God I’m up to date on my tetanus shot), and various… Continue reading Flip Flops are Not for Farming

Health, Life

Vices….You Know I Love ‘Em…

Beetlejuice is one of my vices. Hence the title for anyone in the know on the cartoon and the several sayings the fun-loving poltergeist has. But that vice pales in comparison to the few that I face on a daily basis. There’s nothing harmful about indulging in childhood nostalgia through your favorite cartoons. The other… Continue reading Vices….You Know I Love ‘Em…

Family, Life

The Art of Optimism

A friend of mine told me the other day that she loves reading my blogs. She said some of them are very sad but I’m always optimistic. My response was that it was all in the words. Because honestly, an hour before she posted that to my wall, I was hunched over at the kitchen… Continue reading The Art of Optimism

Gardening, Life, Self-Sustaining

The Start of Self-Sustaining…Kind of.

I've made a decision to really embrace this farm life while I’m stay-at-home mom. We’re not going to use that ugly “u” word because honestly...what mom is ever not working. Being a mother is a job that is more time-consuming, exhausting both physically and emotionally and demanding than almost any full time job out… Continue reading The Start of Self-Sustaining…Kind of.


Starting Over…Again.

There are so many sayings to help people ease into rough transitions. I’m sure there’s even a Pinterest page geared towards helping ease the anxieties and stress of an unexpected transition in your life. Oh, look at that...there sure is! If you type in “life unexpected turns” you get a plethora of quotes regarding true… Continue reading Starting Over…Again.

Country Living, Downsizing, Life

Change: It’s a Good Thing…Right?

Several people do not like change. Several people don’t do well with change, even if it’s gradual or they know it’s coming. I don’t know if I’m one of those people or not. I posted a while back about adapting and how I loathed it entirely. But adapting and change are two different things. Change… Continue reading Change: It’s a Good Thing…Right?