• My Loud Dishwasher

    My Loud Dishwasher

    Most of my adult life I have been washing dishes by hand. I know it shocking that there are people in AMERICA in the 21st century that do not have dishwashers, but it's true! I

  • Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    A couple years ago my best friend called me to let me know that there was a deaf designer on Project Runway that signed and had a cochlear implant. I had never watched the show

  • 15 Years Ago I Wasn’t Quite In Love

    15 Years Ago I Wasn’t Quite In Love

    This is a really exciting year for me you guys. I am a bit of a romantic, and while most of our anniversaries are low key, the 5th and the 10th were unforgettable. Seriously. My

Thoughts From My 7 Year Old

By | September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Family, My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Tomorrow Z turns 8. This will be the last time I do a post about the funny things he said through the year. He's getting so mature I don't want to embarrass him when he

Living in Holland (Thoughts From a Special Needs Mom)

By | August 31st, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, My Life, Parenting Tips, Special Needs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you have a  child diagnosed with some form of special needs then you have probably come across the "Welcome To Holland" essay by Emily Perl Kingsley. Basically it compares the shock of finding out your

First Week of School 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle, My Life, Schooling, Uncategorized|

I have felt really optimistic about this first week of school until it all came crashing down today. J has had to take over car pooling/kid watching due to me having a fever and barely

Where I’ve Been

By | August 10th, 2015|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

You know something is going on when I come up on the one week mark of no blog posts. My excuse this time is a really happy one! We had the opportunity to go to

Tooth Fairy Disappointment

By | August 4th, 2015|Categories: Laughter, My Life|Tags: , , , , |

I have another kiddo joining the adult tooth rank. It's funny how different it has been though. 2 years ago when Z was in this position he barely made any mention of his tooth at

The Seven Year Flip

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

When we bought our first home we did a complete overhaul to the house, but it wasn't exactly a flip. It was never meant to be. We weren't looking for a quick investment. We just

Home Improvements

By | July 27th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Projects, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

If you asked me what my blog was about I would say motherhood, family, crafts, homemaking, faith, natural living, frugality etc. Keeping that in mind what do you think my all time most popular post

The Roll Over Car Accident

By | July 23rd, 2015|Categories: My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I just recently read the book "The Vow" by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. It's a nonfiction book and there is a movie based off of the same story, but I wouldn't bother with the movie

Finding Out We Were Pregnant

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I think most moms remember where they were when they found out they were having a baby for the first time. Well, you were probably in the bathroom, but I guess I mean where you

The BIG Ultrasound

By | July 3rd, 2015|Categories: My Life, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

              I can’t believe the pregnancy is already half way over. I am feeling well. I still get a little nauseous from time to time, but it's definitely on

The Good Times Van

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

My word for the year is good and it's been helping me remember to focus on the good around me. I think back to a season in my life that did not seem like it

Prayers to the God of Miracles

By | June 5th, 2015|Categories: My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

2 years ago I wrote a post called "We Need a Miracle". It was one on the most vulnerable posts I've ever had to write. We were living in the basement of my brother's house


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