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We have been rearranging and cleaning out the basement so I decided to move the school room to another location.  It was in the main part of the basement before and was a mixture of school and play things.  I thought that having a room specifically for school may be nice.  So, we moved it

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Meet “Homeboy”. Homeboy used to be “Fluff” because it was our cute little “exotic chick” that the hatchery sent us for free for ordering 25 chicks.  To our surprise, the free exotic birds are a straight run, meaning you get what you get, males or females.  We obviously got male!  We didn’t really have intentions

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We are coming upon Sophia’s first birthday in heaven and all that comes along with a milestone like that. Last week, Lilly and I were in the garden when we both noticed that one of our zinnias had opened.  We looked at each other at the very same time and just knew… This little patch

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We picked up our patio table and chair set on craigslist a few years back and I think we got a steal of a deal. However, having been a used set to begin with and getting lots of wear and tear around here, the seat cushions were getting a bit icky.  So rather than spend

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Apparently I blinked and 9 years flew by! I took it easy on myself this year and offered to make something Minecraft related.  The birthday boy was thrilled with how it turned out. I myself prefer cookies and scotch-a-roos over cake any day.

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As a memorial gift when we had Sophia, my siblings gave us a gift card towards a tree to plant in her memory.  We picked a Burgundy Hearts Red Bud tree and it was planted yesterday. It will be full of light purple flowers in the early spring and the rest of the year we

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We had a rather large project completed last week and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it.  We have increased the air flow through this old house, just in time for it to be too hot to open the new windows. Main living room window before: And after, with 2 casements that

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I am having a hard time keeping up with life right now.  Looking through my recent pictures, it’s no wonder why.  We have been busy.  Busier than usual and busier than I prefer.  But today we have been home most of the day and after 6 loads of laundry were washed, dried, and put away,

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With these never-ending rainy days upon us, I am longing for some sunshine.  What better time to make some homemade sunscreen!?  I have been holding onto the recipes and ingredients so long that I can’t remember where the original recipe came from.  I love the idea of knowing every one of the ingredients and knowing

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While my thoughts don’t seem to come into focus long enough to share much here, there is writing being done just the same.  Oh and notes being taken for some great future posts too, really! I recently picked up my One Thousand Gifts Devotional and started the list again.  It had been way too long.