Summer Goals and Reflections…

So this has been the fastest summer ever. Full of whirlwinds to say the least! Happy Fall! I feel like I am ready for some cool air and to see the beauty in the fall leaves starting to change colors on our large tree out front of my home. So as we are entering a…

Getting Organized

Every year, school starts for the young ones and I say I am going to get organized. I am the Queen of having a million projects going on at once. Anyhow, I have had this terribly painted old wall with nothing but a cork board hung up and our family tracks important paperwork for the…

This Old Old Farmhouse

We have now lived in this tiny old 116 year old farmhouse for 9 years. Nothing has fallen apart because it was already all broken when I moved in here. The plaster crumbling, no insulation, windows broken, painted shut, and some rotted, many layers of paint in places you would never plan to paint, a…

“For the Love of Danes”

My pups bring myself and my family quite a bit of comfort…and of course many a laugh too. I recall when my son was 4 years old and our one Great Dane sat on him. These are moments our family will always remember. We have had too many Danes as part of our family to…

Healing from Nurse Burnout

My career as a nurse has taken up 40-80 hours per week of my life for the last 20 years. Sure, its good money. Sure, it’s a noble profession. Seriously…I save(d) lives! What more could I ask for myself? My career became my identity…for quite awhile… A little background…I started as a nurses’s aide when…

Our First Post: About Our Blog

Tools, Dirt, Buckets, Boots, Kids, Pets, and Paint… The Basics to Create… The Basics to begin the process… This blog is a place to share our family’s life journey so that I can help others to make changes in their lives to be happier, healthier, more creative, and to bring their family closer together. This…