Whole 30 is a reset. The reset I need to kick this sugar addiction, form new food habits and shed the weight I have wanted to shed for years! If you haven’t heard of Whole 30, definitely check it out! This is the basic rundown! I am on Day 8. I started early because I was… Continue reading My Whole 30 January 2019, so far!
Around the first of November, a friend shared some of her Water Kefir grains with me. I had asked around to find someone who had extra to share. If you are not familiar with Water Kefir, check out Wellness Mama and Cultures for Health. It is a fantastic probiotic drink that tastes similar to Ginger… Continue reading Experimenting with Fermenting
This year, our family will celebrate 25 days of Christmas beginning December 1. My heart for this is to bring our family together for a special time of devotion and focus on Jesus during the busyness of the season! We have children from 6 years old to 16 years old, so these times together are… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas books
We planned and looked forward to a beach trip this week. But, Tropical Storm Alberto had different plans. Our reservations were cancelled due to the storm. We had planned four days at a state park in Florida, but instead, we decided to visit Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and the Ark Encounter. Mammoth Cave… Continue reading Last minute 3 day vacation!
I have come to love decorating with different plants! I have finally found a groove in keeping indoor plants alive!! Yay!!! We stopped by Home Depot for the annuals for the repurpose project, and I purchased a Fiddle Leaf fig and just love it! What is it about these figs that is so fun? A… Continue reading Fun with plants!
It's been a full year since we took the RV Road Trip we had always talked and dreamed about! This trip created a strong desire to travel and explore in our family! Here's some back story: Last Spring (2017), we were walking through several changes in our family and business. My husband became a pastor.… Continue reading 2017 RV Road Trip
Grandma Silver made her special pound cake for my hubby's birthday every year (and other special cakes chosen by the other grandchildren). So, when it was time to choose a Groom's cake for our wedding, there was no question what kind he wanted. His Aunt Jane and Grandma Silver made several and placed them on… Continue reading Grandma Silver’s Pound Cake and 18 years!
Mornings can be difficult. Things get busy, crazy and loud fast at my house!! I have made a goal for myself to set the alarm for at least one hour before the kids need to be awake. I need momma time, ya know? My alarm is set for 5:45 am during the week. This means… Continue reading Good morning, Sunshine!
We discovered Reading Eggs from a friend in our CC Community. Her daughter was reading well early, so I asked what she was doing. There is power in community!! She had used the Reading Eggs program. It's fun, online learning games geared toward learning to read! We used this with Luke several years ago. He… Continue reading Reading Eggs Rocks!
We are in the 8th year of homeschooling! One of our very favorite homeschooling tools is memorization!! We love Classical Conversations. We have met with a CC community for the past 7 years. Friendships have been formed and our brains have been trained to memorize and retain large portions of information. It is amazing how… Continue reading Coloring Therapy