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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

faith · family · life

wrong side of the bed

Ever have one of “those days”?  You know, the kind when you get out of bed and you just feel off.  You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  You feel grumpy for no particular reason (after all the day hasn’t even started!).  You feel sad and discouraged and beaten and sore? Perhaps,…… Continue reading wrong side of the bed

christmas · family · life · penny pinchin' · tutorials

christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

faith · family · life

there is a season

Seems I’ve been MIA the last few weeks.  We have had a steady stream of visitors this summer…and more to come in the weeks ahead.  We’ve also made a trip to Ontario this month and one the previous month.  We don’t usually travel in the summer, as that’s our busy time, but we actually made…… Continue reading there is a season

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family, friends & friends that are family

I’m playing a bit of catch-up here… If you remember, I mentioned that we had a wonderful visit with our Alberta girl back in April.  It had been a full year since we’d seen her–two years since our df girl and cl boy had seen her. Last week, we met our cb girl and her…… Continue reading family, friends & friends that are family

family · homeschool · life

school’s out…well almost

I don’t know what your homeschool year looks like, but ours is a peaks and valleys kind of adventure.  We start strong, petering off after the Christmas holidays, then as the weather warms, we kick into high gear to wrap things up so we can enjoy the outdoors.  (Although, we have been known to play hooky…… Continue reading school’s out…well almost