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State of the Blog

State of the Blog

Merry Christmas! If you are still around after my months of neglect and sporadic posting, then I am truly grateful to you. Thank you for being interested enough to stick with me. Blogging has been difficult for me this year. Between remodeling a house on my own, moving across the country, being Continue reading



Choose Happy

Choose Happy

If you've been reading my blog for this past year, you might know that 2013 was a very hard year for me. I lost my Dad in June, and my husband essentially lost his job in August. In September, our lives were consumed by Eagle Scout activities and some unnecessary drama that went along with that Continue reading



Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?

I'm having a month. You don't even know. When life gets hard, you only have a couple of options: laugh or cry. I'm trying to laugh because crying give me an uncontrollable female dog of a headache that can rage for days. Ain't no one got time for that! In an attempt to share a little of the "joy" of Continue reading



The Eagle’s Nest

The Eagle’s Nest

This summer I went to the Columbus Zoo with Hubs and Noah. Continue reading



Starting a New Tradition

My sister, Valerie Elkins, is the author of the blog, FamilyCherished.com, a blog that shares her love of family history and story telling. She is my guest blogger today. Take it away, Valerie! Continue reading



Gratitude, a Count down and an Update

Gratitude, a Count down and an Update

After my big push to increase my blogging in October, it appears I've fallen back into my old ways. Some of you mentioned how down I sounded in my last post. I'm not going to lie. My battle with depression has been raging for the last month as I make some mental adjustments to all the changes in my Continue reading



31 Days…Busted

31 Days…Busted

I tried. I really did. Until I stopped trying. And then, I didn't try so much after that. After my last post where I showed our plank ceiling progress, I had all these high hopes for finishing the month on a good note and redeeming myself for my slacker ways. So how did I do? Well, I didn't. I Continue reading



Where Was I?

Where Was I?

I'm sure it does not surprise anyone who knows me that I was not able to do 31 days of blogging. I tried. I really did, but I knew from the outset that October was going to be hard. Continue reading



Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

It's 5:30 p.m. on a Friday night. I'm sitting in my truck in the high school parking lot, watching the Pride of the Valley, the Clear Fork High School Marching Band practice for its performance for tonight's football game. Continue reading



Those Easterly Winds

Those Easterly Winds

Did you ever watch Mary Poppins and remember Bert singing, Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store, But I fear what's to happen all happened before. Continue reading