Hi Friends! Before I get to the meat of this post--this last week has been a busy one at my house! Saturday was spent cleaning out gutters, and I still have the gutters in the front to do. I discovered the section that was clogged when I bought the house is going to need to … Continue reading The Conflicting Roles of Mom and Single Woman Have Me Feeling Guilty
Dear Friends, I've come across several blog posts and YouTube vlogs recently with a common theme: morning routines. Mornings are a very important time, and if you jump out of bed in the morning and straight into chaos, it of course is going to set a bad precedent for the rest of the day. I am … Continue reading Morning Routines: How I Manage Mine as a Working Single Mom
Dear Friends, The weekend is over, but remnants of garden soil cling magnetically to the crevices in my fingernails. The rain has been falling since Sunday morning, but Saturday was a warm, sunny, perfect day to be outdoors. After weeks upon weeks of cold and rainy weekends, I was beyond grateful for this beautiful Saturday...and … Continue reading DIY Strawberry Beds + My Love Affair with the Outdoors
Dear Friends, This hasn't just been a Monday, it's been "one of those days." It started this morning when I was in the bathroom curling my hair before work, and I heard the sound of metal crashing into the wood floor in Hunter's room. I knew without looking what it was. Hunter is the king of the teenage … Continue reading A Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe for When I’m Losing my S***!
Hi Friends! It was another cool and cloudy day in Missouri, but I felt great! I've listened to my bedtime alarm now, two nights in a row and went to bed on time, and I only hit my snooze button once in the morning. I had my outfit picked out before I went to bed, and the boys' outfits too, … Continue reading I’m Starting a Gratitude Journal!
Dear Friends, My ex husband used to tell me that I make more trash than anyone he knows. That's because I'm always throwing away and donating stuff. In fact, in light of being forced to clean out every closet and drawer in the house over this last week, I've filled an entire garbage bag with … Continue reading Buying Designer on a Budget, and My Thoughts on Materialism
Dear Friends, It is often said that the one year anniversary of a loss is the hardest. Perhaps that is because it forces us into the realization that the world has continued on, in spite of the feeling that time has stood still. Or maybe it is because we have learned to continue forward and … Continue reading The Tornado Story – One Year After it Took my Family’s Home