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Raising Farm Kids

Spring is in full swing here with flowers, rain, baby animals, pollen allergies, and softball games. We seem to always go from one busy season or challenge to another. I don’t think things will ever settle down, so I need to learn to embrace the busy and enjoy where we are in life. Our garden is woefully behind schedule but the animals are doing well. The new additions are three adorable Hereford calves, 75 chicks, five keets…

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Getting My Act Together

At the beginning of the year I was challenged to come up with a word to focus on this year. I couldn’t really come up with a specific word, but I had the general idea that I wanted to “get my act together.” I bought a cute planner and decided I was going to be organized. I love my planner and it is a great start, but sometimes it gets lost on the mess of my…

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8 Tips that Help Me Declutter

Last February, I began a major decluttering campaign in my house. It wasn’t consistent. I went through spurts where I purged a lot more than others. Still, any progress is better than no progress. I got rid of over 50 garbage bags of stuff! Picture that for a minute. And I still have a long ways to go. When I am feeling overwhelmed and can’t understand why I can’t keep the house clean, I think…

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An Imperfectly Merry Christmas

It has been awhile. I know. I have been super busy, so I have a lot to update here on the blog. If you are looking for something crafty, there is not so much of that in this post. However, I feel the need to do more writing about real life. In November, I was asked to be a part of a MOPS panel on Holiday traditions and encouraging thankfulness and kindness in our children.…

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How to get the authentic farmhouse look in 5 easy steps

Fixer Upper seems to have sparked a huge decorating trend. Everyone wants the “farmhouse look” in their homes. I grew up on a farm. We have a little farmette now. I have a little bit of insider perspective. So, here is how to get the farmhouse look in 5 easy steps. 1. Buy a farm. I never said it was gonna’ be cheap. 2. Get some animals. It seems like everyone starts with chickens. That is…

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Fall Decorating with Kids- How it Backfired

The girls did a few fall crafts this year in a failed attempt to keep them busy and out of trouble. It was a nice thought. 😉 So, in an effort to keep it real around here, I thought we would do a little exhibit of “Craft & Consequence” Craft: First up, the girls made this lovely glittered fall leaf garland decorating their playhouse. All I did was hot glue the ribbons to the backs…

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