Thursday, September 21, 2017

No More Dirty Nails

Sometimes they get so dirty that even a bath leaves them with dirty fingernails.  Tonight they were wild and needed to relax before bed. So I put them in the hot tub. And since I needed a thirty minute break this works. I got to set and watch them play in the hot tub. 

  Here is my safety soap box: we have eight locks on our hot tub and we keep our kid pool on our wrap around porch. I do this because of the pool is in the back yard then I would not allow them in the yard unless I was there. With the pool on the porch I can sit on my swing and relax. Please be safe with water and kids. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Getting Ready for Fall

Farmer's market only has another month left.  I have to admit that I will miss this time. We have been working on restocking for our winter shows and Christmas gifts. I can't wait to share more with you. 


Monday, September 18, 2017

A New Playground 

I think playgrounds were made to give mothers anxiety attacks. How many different ways can they hang upside down. Honestly it is worth the anxiety to hear the laughter and see them playing with friends. 

Our town just opened a new playground. It has to be one of the best I have seen. It is full of things to climb on and explore.


Captain Mowatt's

Recently I visited Maine, when you visit some where you have to bring your spouse home something. On one of the tours we did we heard about this sauce. So of course I chose to bring it home. 

I love my husband because he is just plain ridiculous some times. First he put a tooth pick in the jar to taste the flavor. He decided it was not too hot. So he poured almost a half a bottle over his shrimp. When he was pouring it out a pepper came out. Of course he threw it in his mouth and chomped away.  That was not his smartest move. A hour later he could still not taste food. 

I love this man but next time I think I will buy him something that is a little tamer.  If I was reviewing this I would tell you that he loved the taste and would buy it again. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

This child keeps me on my toes. He makes me laugh everyday. He reminds me how much fun being a mom should be. He loves so deeply and cares so intensely. He loves anything to do with farm equipment and being outside. He loves to dig in the yard and help dad fix things. He may be four but he still prefers to sleep with me and lay on my arm. I love you baby boy and cannot believe you are four years old already. 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Working Together 

I love this man and how supportive he is in our small business. I love how he encourages me and helps me. I am really going to miss him when he goes back to work in a couple of weeks. We are trying to stock up and get ready for the summer markets. I love all the smells coming from my house. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

No More Up Chuck

No more up chuck. Up chuck is the one thing that I cannot handle. I have known about this product for many years. Sadly I always forgot to order it until it is too late. 

This is a amazing product (no this is not a review), you just sprinkle on the criminal and then sweep it up. No smell, no dirty towels just a broom and a dust pan. 

What is the one thing you cannot handle dealing with?


Our Next Build

Labor Day weekend is all about working on new projects. And when working hard you have to stop for a great meal. All this new construction is very tiring when you are three. 


Oma Comes for a Visit

It was nice to see you this weekend Oma!

Friday, September 1, 2017

No Feet on the Couch

No mom I do not have my feet on the couch. This child of mine is killing me. 


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blue Hair Don't Care

So much has been going on in our house that I have not been blogging. I hope to share our journey when we are through it. But for now I will show you how fun my daughters hair is. She has had blue hair for a while.  I guess it matches her new blue bedroom. 

  When I am stressed I get busy. Busy helping others, busy with home improvements. So in the last month we have added a linen closet, added a closet in my soap room and now we are re arranging bedrooms. 

When we are done with the bedrooms we will be working on....... I guess I don't know what else we will do. Now that we know we are staying here I have decided to start making our house into a home. 


Monday, July 10, 2017

Camp Courageous 

It is VBS prep time. VBS starts in 2 days. Please pray for us. I love all the prep work and the decorating. But I pray that they hear about being courageous for God. That these little blessings learn that learning about God is fun and exciting and we can be courageous when telling others about our love for God. 


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wirthy Treasures

I am so excited to share with you that we are now in a fun new store. The store is called Wirthy Treasures and is located in Geneseo Illinois. This store has a ton of treasures. I could redecorate my entire house with the furniture she has. 


First Time Splashing

I do not think I have ever taken my life to a splash park before. So when a friend suggested that we go I jumped on the idea. The kids had a great time, 

After the splash park we had dinner with friends before coming home to go to bed. 


Monday, July 3, 2017

My Big Boys

Today we had a mommy son day. We ran out to deliver soap, all three boys got hair cuts then we ended the day with Burger King. We have not eaten at Burger King in years. 

They loved it and I loved having time with my boys. 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Oh Brother

Oh brother! They are so sweet together. I love when they snuggle up together. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Where we Homeschool 

This is what homeschooling looks like today. She loves to do school in this quiet room. It is honestly the room we use to store our supplies for craft shows. 

Today her baby brother decided to join her. I am surprised he  has not used the stack on blankets next to him to make a tent. 


I wanted to show you a couple of wonderful praises. That is my hero catching a ball. He is doing much better. He is still doing cardiac rehab and is careful with what he does but he is playing softball.I love this picture. These men did not pray together before the game. They prayed together after the game. It was not about who won or lost it was about being together. 

Baby Timothy 

Thank you for praying for this sweet miracle. He is home now and doing well. I ask you to continue to pray for his recovery and his precious mommy who is recovering. 

Random Craziness

This child is going to cause me to have a anxiety attack. He was hanging from the ledge. I have no idea why they felt the need to look at themselves and stick their tongues out while doing so.Something crazy happened. I had my husband set right in front of me to discuss it. I needed his total attention. It was nothing bad and quite funny. I guess I was a little animated because Gracie came and climbed into his arms. I love this dog. 

New Fragrances 

We have been working hard in our little soaping room the last couple of weeks. Trying to stock up for our summer market. I think I have a couple of new favorites. i know I said I was going to cut back on our fragrances but then I smelled Denim and Diamonds. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Years Garden

I love this time of year. We get the garden back under control and ready for a new year. The goats love to eat the scraps. 

We moved our goat pen last year. So now our garden is where the goat pen use to be. No need for fertilizer in our garden. 

What do you prefer, a raised garden or a in ground garden? We prefer a raised garden. 

This year we are focusing on bushes, tomatoes and peppers. My husband never makes enough salsa to make it through the winter.  What do you focus on in your garden? 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Perfect Picture

This is not a everyday event. But it is the moments like this that make my day. 

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