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One year ago…

One year ago…

One year ago today the lady who used to live in our cabin passed away. She was in her 90’s and had lived here alone for over 20 years. Her and her husband moved to this property and built this cabin when they were in their 60’s. Pretty amazing! If you follow me on Instagram, […]

The Long Days of Winter

The Long Days of Winter

Although I know that spring is just around the corner, I’m still feeling the heaviness of winter. It is such a long and drawn out season that feels almost endless. Then, one day you feel the heat of the sun and hear the drips of snow melting and you know that the long hot days […]

5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

5 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

I love thrift store shopping. Always have, always will. If you are like me and enjoy heading out to the thrift shop or even if you are just starting out with thrift store shopping, here are a few tips for you. Oh and before we get started…this is the song that I find myself singing […]

Why I came back to social media…ugh!

Why I came back to social media…ugh!

“So, for the sake of saving my family, my kids and myself from what I truly believe is a danger to our children and our society I am removing myself from social media. I am not just going off for a bit, I am going to delete my accounts and never return. I briefly toyed […]

Letting children lead the way – discovering some fun Valentine’s Day crafts

Letting children lead the way – discovering some fun Valentine’s Day crafts

In this house, we are not big on “cookie cutter” crafts where the instructions are carefully laid out and the children are expected to have a craft done a certain way at the end. We tend to let them explore with loose parts and their imagination but every once in awhile we end up making […]

My frugality is killing me.

My frugality is killing me.

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” When we bought our cabin in the woods, we knew that there would be a lot of expenses in our future. Upon purchasing the place, we were debt free except for our mortgage, which felt AMAZING! Of course, being the fixer upper that […]

Our Top 3 Choices for Children’s Books about Homeschooling

Our Top 3 Choices for Children’s Books about Homeschooling

We all know that there are plenty of children’s books out there about school, first day of school, going back to school, adventures at school…but try finding some about homechooling. Not so easy. When we first decided to start homeschooling, I spent so much time trying to find some good children’s books about homeschooling for […]

Gifts from Nature

Gifts from Nature

Recently my eldest son and I participated in a couple of craft fairs. My son wanted to sell some of his handmade bracelets and Christmas ornaments. I had been playing around with various materials from nature and jumped right on his idea. We didn’t want to take on too much so we signed up for […]