Category Archives: Around the Home

A {Slightly Early} Blessing Straight from Heaven ….

While the rest of the world rushes about in current chaos … we are in baby bliss … … more details to come whilst little one snuggles up with his momma …  

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Frugal, Healthy, Hearty Lentil Soup for February

My daughters and I are convinced – we love winter eating!   The fantastic menu varieties, the hearty dishes, delicious stews and healthy soups are so appetizing. Comfort foods abound in our home the moment the first snowflake flies until the first icicle begins to drip, drip drip and melt in March (or, honestly, sometimes […]

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Mid Morning Schedule {My Daily Morning & School Routine}

  [As requested, this is a continuing view of our ‘schedule’ during the school months for our family of 10, soon to be 11! The last post covered the morning schedule – this post will cover just after breakfast until lunch time is finished. While this is a typical day, not every day can go […]

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{Beautiful Joy} from the African Violet

“She had not consciously formed the thought in her mind, but she realized that she had expected the inside of the woman’s house to look much like her tumbledown main store vacated-store. Instead, she was looking into a neat and tidy kitchen. The furniture was old but cared for, the table and cupboard cleared of […]

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Family Traditions: A Little Women Brunch

“Eventually beloved customs stretch like a golden ribbon over long years to bind generations together tenderly in memory. Simply stated, what more in life could any of us ask?” – Mrs. Sharpe’s Traditions   With many changes occurring in our extended family- which includes one set of  grandparents recently moving across the country and no […]

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