What Makes a House a Home?

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What makes a house a home?  It’s a question I ponder from time to time.  Mostly when I’m frustrated with our tiny, old, non-functional house and daydreaming about building my dream home.  But today, I want to share with you my thoughts on the subject, because I think the distinction is important. As defined in the dictionary, house is a “building for human… Read more »

Pray for Barber County

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Hey y’all. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve been seeing my posts about what’s happening where I live in south central Kansas.  If you don’t, here’s the deal … Monday afternoon, we were alerted to a large wildfire burning just a few miles to the east of our homestead.  It was a big fire, fueled by that good old… Read more »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Just a quick update to wish all y’all a HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Today is a day that our family really enjoys celebrating – from the wearing of the green to the eating of the corned beef, and especially the drinking of the Guinness!  😉 One of our favorite things to make our St. Paddy’s Day feast fun is making a… Read more »

Coffee Table to Bench Makeover

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Coffee Table to Bench Makeover

I am SOOOO sorry, y’all! I didn’t even get time to update the blog last week because I was busy taking advantage of some deliciously spring-like weather to bring you this fun coffee table to bench makeover. Several months ago I bought a coffee table from one of our local Facebook buy/sell/trade pages.  I didn’t need a coffee table, but it was… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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This weekend is Valentine’s Day. For many people, it means the giving and receiving of candy, flowers, jewelry and other romantic tokens to and from significant others.   My husband and I rarely exchange these tokens on Valentine’s Day.  We rarely, in fact, exchange gifts or tokens on any holiday – it’s not really our thing.  We do verbally wish each other… Read more »

Organized and Orderly: Home School

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Organized and Orderly: Home School

This second post in my Organized and Orderly series involves an area that I want to become much more organized and orderly: home school. We have four children ranging from Pre-K to high school Sophomore, so home school can be very overwhelming for me sometimes. I decided that becoming more organized and orderly in lesson planning, record keeping, scheduling, etc. would be… Read more »

Snout Juice, A Home Remedy

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A vicious sinus/respiratory bug has been making it’s way through our house this past week. Maybe your house has been suffering from something similar this winter? Which is why I want to share with you, Snout Juice – my favorite home remedy against colds, sinus issues, seasonal allergies, and various versions of respiratory gunk. First, let me be clear – I am… Read more »

Using A Menu Planner

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Here’s an update on how using a menu planner is working out … I decided to test a customizable, two-week menu planner, first – I found it here.  I thought it would be a good way to begin, two-weeks at a time, and with a plan that I could customize before printing. (Do you LOVE that I had to Google how to take a screenshot… Read more »