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Category Archives: HOMELIFE

7 of my latest kitchen epiphanies.

My epiphanies.  I call them that because they have been like revelations … to me.  Maybe I am the last one to jump on the housework train of what ‘making-life-easier’ looks like!

a summer welcome.

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched

kitchen inspiration.

We are at that place again … time for a kitchen re-do??  Last year, at this very same time, we were talking about doing a renovation to our then kitchen.  Fast forward to right now, in the

a little morning muse.

I almost didn’t know what to do with myself.  Israel went down for a nap, and the older two got (extremely) bundled up to go out in the frigid temperatures.  The house got quiet.  It was that


Listen!  The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves.  We have had our summer evenings, now for October [November] eves. – Humbert Wolfe Seasons.  Oh, how I love the change in them.

au revoir, sweet summer.

It’s here, it’s here.  It’s finally here … Autumn! I, for one, love the crisper wake-ups, hot and sunny days and cooler, cozier evenings.  Everything with apples and spice,


Anybody that has moved before, I’m sure has uttered these very same words, “I am never moving again!”.  As I speak those words, I truly hope that is the case for us.  The property

preschool the other month.

I’ve come to realize that 1. planning preschool months and 2. posting ‘preschool months’ are A LOT more time consuming than I first thought.  Initially, I imagined a monthly post

porch inspiration.

We are STILL waiting to hear if we got the acreage we keep dreaming about.  It’s a judicial sale, so we need to wait until the offer makes itself to court.  In the meantime, seeing as all other

thoughts. things.

scaling back. The journey of living with less is going to be a continual and constant effort to keep in check.  Before Christmas, I got rid of 2 garbage bags of the kids’ toys and shifted some

this new year.

It felt all too wonderful to get to dinner time last night and it feel like a “normal” day.  I absolutely LOVE all the celebrating, extra events, yummy foods and Christmas cheer that decorates my

from our home to yours …

Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël!! Enjoy the special memories about to occur, the yummy treats ready to consume, and every moment this season of celebrating Jesus’ birth holds.  From ours to yours,

kitchen inspiration.

We’ve been talking about updating our kitchen recently and lately, houzz and pinterest have me on a craze to find the coolest kitchen inspirations.  There are so many sweet styles and

revamp inspiration.

Like I mentioned previously, nesting is in full force over here and I’ve been list-making like crazy to figure out what is 1. absolutely necessary to get done and 2. what is priority to get

pre-school this month.

In the mornings, when Hunter has his morning nap, Judah and I have been working on ‘school’ as part of our daily rhythm.  I’m still not entirely sure this method – choosing a

a ‘good new year to ya’ post.

Holiday noun: 1. a holy day 2. day of festivity when no work is done Well, maybe number 2 didn’t happen in it’s entirety(!) but it was still a relaxing ‘holy day’ time.  All

dear 2014 …

It’s funny how a traditional season and then a season for all things new are lined up back-to-back on our calendar year.  We spend a whole month (December) up-keeping traditions and

summer loving.

Though this is where I would like to be any time of the year, I must say, summers here are pretty nice.  It’s not too too hot, no humidity (a good and bad thing), days last until 11pm

river hangs.

It has been so gorgeous here lately and ok, lets admit it – so very warm!  I’ve been making trips down to the river (as well as the lake and splash parks) and not only have I loved

God created good.

Summer.  One of my favorite seasons.  Have I mentioned I have four favorites?!  There is a beauty to every season that if you don’t choose to enjoy, you’ll miss it.

camping eats.

We’ve got a few standby recipes that we always seem to go for when camping.  And then some others that I cannot wait to try.  “Easy” can be delicious too, and

hello fall.

We had the privilege of taking a quick trip out to Farimont (with my family!!) this past weekend.  If you’ve never driven on the road from Banff to Radium, you sure are missing out and

a summer night.

All’s pretty quiet tonight.  The evening light is absolutely gorgeous in my ‘lived in’ living room … and these homemade plum galettes are to die for. We’re

the salad of summer 2013.

It occurred to me, while looking for the label “recipe” that I haven’t featured recipes here on my blog.  To me, it seems a little funny, as I:1. love food,2. love making new

show me your glory.

…I long to look on the face of the one that I love, Long to stay in Your presence it’s where I belong… Kim Walker Smith – Show Me Your Glory When I went to do a re-cap of

that time …

    Around here, Christmas is gearing up and we’re about ready to deck these halls!  ‘Cool Yule‘ and ‘Oh Holy Night’ are two of our daily tunes, my

slice of apple pie

I’ve been meaning to post Judah’s 4-month pictures, but haven’t gotten to editing them yet (1st, 2nd, 3rd months here, here, and here).  Really, there is no huge reason I


Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be


No other time of year really spotlights the phrase that “humans are creatures of habit”. I mean, you take the same boxes out that hold the exact ornaments that you decorated with the