Big Ambitions

I’ve done few of the things I set out to do at the beginning of summer, and I already feel like it’s more than half over. Haven’t refinished any furniture, kayaked or done any Dutch oven cooking. We have gotten in one camping trip, and I bought a cast iron pie iron… And we went… Continue reading Big Ambitions


Road Tripping Like a Grown Up

My son is at the age where he asks about things like how my husband and I got married and the things we used to do before he was born. I love that he’s interested and intrigued by our past, and we’re always excited to share the stories behind the photographs that adorn the walls… Continue reading Road Tripping Like a Grown Up


Breaking the Food Rut

Not even going to lie, we have been eating a lotĀ of tater tot casserole and scrambled eggs at our house. Usually when I’m on duty in the kitchen – my husband is still feeding us well without resorting to the easily unhealthy comfort food I’ve been dreadfully attached to lately. In my defense, I haven’t… Continue reading Breaking the Food Rut


The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season

For weeks and weeks on end, it’s rained nearly every day. We’ll have a few hours of sun, a few hours of rain, and if we’re lucky, a few hours of sun again. Or at least overcast and reasonably warm. Mother Nature likes to mix things up a bit and switch around the order, but… Continue reading The Plague of Fake Monsoon Season



Have had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend – yesterday I got some alone time to relax while the menfolk ran errands (super secret Mother’s Day surprise errands) and lounged about reading books, working on 4-H Cloverbud activity planning, and putzing around on Pinterest. After they got home and presented me with a flat of garden… Continue reading Mending


Breathing Space

Today, my last homework assignments of the semester were graded, and it looks like I’m closing out spring term with two A’s and B, so I’m pleased enough with that. And now… a breathing space where school is concerned. I was originally planning to take three classes over summer, but this week I realized just… Continue reading Breathing Space