Polka Dotted Daisies

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The One Thing I Know About Life

{I decided this week that I wanted to try and devote 15 minutes each day to writing. I posted a request on my Facebook Page, asking for writing prompts. My friend Sherrin suggested this post. 15 minutes...and go...} The one... Continue Reading →



I'm talking myself in circles today. Nothing new, at least not for me. It started with a random thought at 6 a.m., where I pondered the lack of any memory involving my grandmother making daily to do lists. Her day... Continue Reading →

Spring Babies

Since late February, we've been very busy tending animal nurseries in our home.  What started out as a few meat chickens and a couple bantams, quickly turned into a half dozen MORE laying hens and seven ducks. We're not going... Continue Reading →

A shirtless boy

We gathered our hammocks, books, collection jars, paints, cameras, and snacks. This beautiful Sunday afternoon was going to be spent relaxing down by the creek, deep in the woods.

January 4, 2017 A New Tradition

Santa can skip putting this in our stockings next year.

I am trying to read.

Why it takes me a year to read a book.

5 Minutes Over Coffee: 3rd Grade

Where I take 5 minutes while having my morning coffee and spill out random thoughts based on a writing prompt.

6 A.M.

I'm not really a morning person. I'm also not a "talk to people when I first wake up" person. Since we have children, I have to tell my "not a morning person" self to get over it and get up early in order to have some quiet before the day gets started. Two things put a monkey wrench in this plan: Children who wake up too early and Children I can't risk waking up too early.

Easy Peasy Homemade Bread

I've had a year long battle with making homemade bread. I used to make amazing bread. I had several recipes, from white to sourdough, potato and artisan. I made it all. Then I got cocky, or something. Because suddenly  none... Continue Reading →

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