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Potty Training in Three Days… Or Not

Potty Training in Three Days… Or Not

I think it’s safe to say (I really really really hope it’s safe to say) we’re reaching the end of the potty training journey with our first child. I think it’s also safe to say it didn’t really go how I expected it to. I […]

Baby Update

Baby Update

After two months, which today I realized I could just declare a maternity leave (isn’t that convenient), I’m showing back up at Homegrown Volkmans. I knew the last month of pregnancy would be exhausting, and also the first month postpartum. I mean, I’m still tired, but […]

DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

We have a big window in our living room and every morning when I get up I open the curtains just a couple feet so as I sit on the couch I can watch as it gets light outside and as the neighborhood comes to […]

Friday’s Five Favorites

Friday’s Five Favorites

After being sick and totally out of our routine for a week and then getting hit with the beginning of the third trimester exhaustion, March flew by in a blur and I’m not even sure what it consisted of. The weather was all over the […]

Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrifting

Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrifting

Give me a Saturday and a babysitter and a cup of coffee and I’ll most likely choose to spend it walking the isles of a thrift store looking for that perfect linen dress or a big ol’ basket for my living room blankets. I started […]

Sickness and Disinfectant Spray

Sickness and Disinfectant Spray

A couple weeks ago I came down with a fever and cold and pretty much laid around for several days. You can imagine the exciting time that was for the kids. They watched a lot of TV, and made a big mess of the whole […]

Small Moments of Motherhood

Small Moments of Motherhood

  Motherhood these days has looked like… Building Legos and  drawing excavators. Leaving clean laundry in the drier until we absolutely need those clean underwear. Changing diapers, cleaning up accidents, and remembering to pack a change of clothes for everyone. Being climbed on, walked on, […]

Beginning Plans for a Square Foot Garden

Beginning Plans for a Square Foot Garden

I had planned to take time this morning to get some seeds planted to start indoors since we’ve been having such warm days. Of course the day ended up being on the cooler side, and we even saw a bit of rain, but I wasn’t […]

Creating a Morning Rhythm When You Have an Inconsistent Schedule

Creating a Morning Rhythm When You Have an Inconsistent Schedule

Good morning, friends. As I sit here to write, it’s 6:20 and the house is quiet because the kids are still asleep. I’ve had some time to read my Bible and pray. Now I’m listening to David Nevue on Pandora and have drunk half a […]

Friday’s Five Favorites

Friday’s Five Favorites

A few of my favorites I share with you each Friday to help you simplify, take a breath, or find some beauty in your day. (Or sometimes just ’cause it’s something I love!) Food I was making this Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alredo Sauce the other day […]