Category Archives: Bettering Myself

Life After Big Change is…

Life after my going to work {A ginormous change} means…. Getting help with the work around the house: Watching sunrises (with the kids): Finding moments and reasons for creativity:  (An ugly sweater party and an office ugly sweater contest yielded … Continue reading

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Element 11 Art Festival…

I spent the weekend admiring the creativity of more than fifteen hundred humans in the middle of the desert. The dust was thick, but the love was thicker. I am so glad to have had those moments to absorb the atmosphere … Continue reading

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Watermelon Recipe Experiment…

The process was long and difficult. The yield was not really worth it. I enjoy the watermelon jelly (and syrup–on vanilla ice cream). But, I don’t think I’ll ever do either the watermelon rind candy, or the watermelon fruit leather … Continue reading

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Easter and my Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale…

Surprise! The pumpkins from halloween that we tilled into the garden had babies!  We are keeping about a 3 foot diameter circle of the plants. Whichever survives best gets to stay in a month or so. So far so good! … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung…

This is what spring looks like in my neighborhood right now. I can’t get enough! ———————– We have been working diligently on our garden and yard the last couple weeks. The gardens are completely prepped for veggies. I’ve planted carrots … Continue reading

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Been too long…

Yah….I know it’s been a while since I posted. But, I’ve been busy, busy, busy!  I have such beautiful people in my life… This winter has been a strange one… Sixty degree weather since January!{february} {We even cleaned out under the … Continue reading

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These are a few of my Favorite Things…

To start my new year’s resolution (surround myself with what I love), I decided to redo my whole living space. I have been extremely happy with the results. These are the finished sections of my home now. I hope you … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution…

My New Year’s Resolution is: “I will surround myself with all that I love.” Simple, but so revolutionary in the way I live my life. I decided that I needed to redecorate my house to truly reflect my style. The … Continue reading

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What I Have Been Up To…

Well, what *haven’t* I been doing the last month?! I mean, I am a mom of 4 trying to do it all. Haha. I am crazy, that’s what I’m getting at. Any who… So, I’ve been doing some noteworthy projects: … Continue reading

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Canning Season: Chili Sauce, Pickles, and Food Storing…

Food storing is a fabulous thing. I love having plenty on hand to create nutritious and satisfying meals for my family when I can’t get to the store. I love this time of year because there are case lot sales … Continue reading

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