In between welcoming Memorial Day guests to our inn on this rainy weekend, we’ve captured a few moments of family time- indoors with stacks of books and quilts, and outdoors under the new green leaves and birdsong.
Poppies in the woods.
Scrabble and a surprise gift of handmade marshmallows.
A springtime salad of
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Now that we are in the midst of spring, our family has been venturing out on adventures and tackling projects.
For us, living simply means we strive to fill our days with meaningful endeavors, balancing the nest of home with decluttering, and building relationships.
Outside, we have walked tulip fields, discovered lizards and other little
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Orange trees surround my area. Just down the street there is a whole citrus grove where I can pick as many as I would like. My girls and I eat them everyday! That leaves us with lots of orange peels.
Orange peels have so many exciting possibility. To can eat them,
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These chilly January days have been perfect for grasping moments here and there.
The entrance of a new year has me eyeing the fleeting time of my little ones’ childhood. So quickly they grow and move on to new interests and abilities!
Our days are full, with projects at the inn (the next season is swiftly
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We are just hours away from a sparkling, clean, brand-new year. It’s kind of nice to dream about all the ways in which we’ll improve ourselves and our lives in this magical new unblemished chapter, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, if you’re anything like me, you are quick to dream up
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The fall weather here in the Midwest makes me want to grab a hot cocoa, curl up with a good book and not move from the couch for days. And while I am a big fan of rest and rejuvenation, I often find that I can easily waste my
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After about 6 weeks of our homeschooling this fall, we are now taking a “Fall Break” this week(since it was already on the calendar for our Classical Conversations group).
We are focusing on projects that have been set aside during busy days (especially during the times of having guests at our inn), and enjoying the arrival of
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Right now, I am…
:: Settling into a cozy new chair, gifted to us from dear friends.
:: Wearing thick wool socks for the first time this autumn.
:: Hearing quiet baby breaths, with the little ones tucked into bed.
:: Refreshed after a long afternoon walk with my girl, pulling the red wagon for our errands and
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When raising kids in our internet-centric culture, the pressure to host a Pinterest-worthy birthday party celebration for your kids each year can be overwhelming. There are some seriously elaborate and finely detailed themes out there, beautifully photographed and blogged about to inspire mamas like myself. The
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Summer gardens and orchards are starting to overflow with produce! Which means that now is the time to start preserving some of our food. There are four methods that I like to use to preserve food: canning, freezing, lacto-fermentation, and dehydrating.
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