You know when you're researching "chicken manure application" and then one of the websites you've visited has this gorgeous click-bait picture of a natural pool off to the side . . . no? Hasn't happened to you? Just me, then. Well, I went down the rabbit trail. I mean, look at this! found at: http://simplepooltips.com/building-natural-swimming-pools-eco-diy/ … Continue reading Rabbit Trail: Natural Pools
I don't know if it's the up and down outdoor temps that did it, but my family's all got the mid-May sniffles. *sniffle* Not so fun after the gorgeous summer-like weather we were having during the past few weeks. So, to chase the chills away and bring us all back to health there's a pot … Continue reading Soup for the Soul
We celebrated a birthday in our family recently. In the weeks and days leading up to it there was the usual discussion of what kind of cake the birthday child wanted, what we would have for dinner, any special activities we would do that day, etc. It ended up being a full day, with a … Continue reading Queen for a Day
Why do we love making lists? Here is a list suggesting 10 Reasons why. Get it? A list about why we love lists! Then there's the the question about why we love to read lists on the internet (and elsewhere). Here's a list addressing that. Whether it's an attempt to control chaos in my life, … Continue reading Four Lists I’m Constantly Curating
First off: I am thankful today for friends who could hear me literally sob about car seat woes and then offer a compassionate hug. Next: do you eat weeds? No, not weed. Weeds! this beast Every spring before we can plant, the garden sprouts up and is quickly carpeted with a plant called dock, which … Continue reading Eat your weeds!
Sometimes we need to just take a moment to focus on the little things. Like this bouquet on my bathroom vanity last week. You will notice I don't have the most photo-worthy bathroom. Not because I don't clean it (but, seriously, with four kids under 8 years-old living here cleaning never lasts long anyway); rather, … Continue reading Little Things: Beauty