Why we decided to homeschool…


“I will never ever homeschool!” ”Kids need to learn from someone else besides their parents. And I don’t think my kids will learn well from me!” ”I can’t wait when all my kids are in school! My house will be clean and I can workout again!” ”Christians need to stay in the public schools!” ”I [...]

Spa Day with bambuearth and Cora Jane


Last week I had a friend over, it happened to be while Cyrus and I were making banana bread together. A few of her children asked if they could help, I politely told them, “Sorry, this is a special activity for just me and Cyrus.” Cyrus bubbled up with pride! My friend asked if I [...]

Krochet Kids {plus a giveaway}


At this time last year we went to an event for Krochet Kids at their office in Costa Mesa. We were hosting Abby at the time. Gosh I loved that girl, and often wonder how she is doing. I can’t believe this picture was taken a year ago! I really love Krochet Kids. They have [...]

Dear All the VBSes…


We love VBS! I try to do 3 a summer. Is that crazy? We keep in contact with friends from other churches and my kids get to learn that we are part of something bigger than our crazy family. I love a lot of things about VBS, but there is one thing I hate. Like [...]

Let’s Talk Bums { Cottonelle wipes & dispenser}


We just finished potty training Tess. She was ready. We were ready. That was good! It’s crazy to think this might be the last little person we potty train. Boo. We are pretty casual potty trainers. But I have friends who have been successful with the 3 day boot camp style, or by transitioning to [...]

It’s Hot. Eat Ice Cream { ice cream maker giveaway}


About two months ago I was walking past a neighbor’s house, (people we had never met about 7ish houses down the street), and I noticed they were painting an array of chairs in bright colors. Um… painting old crap bright colors… that’s right up my alley. So of course I stopped to chat. Then invited [...]

The Kitchen House {my own personal book club}


I love stories from The South. This southern tale starts in 1791 pulls you in on the first two pages. Book: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom About: Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care [...]

If it’s adding to the noise, turn off this blog


My husband and I given blood every 3-4 months since we got married in 2005… because I think it’s super important… everyone’s civic duty… like jury duty. Except that instead of waiting 8 hours in a room full unhappy people you get to give three people life AND get snacks afterward. FREE SNACKS!!! You should [...]

A Tale for the Time Being {My Own Personal Book Club}


I picked this book for it’s cover. Seriously, how great are the color combos??? Book: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. About: ”A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, [...]