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CSA Week #18

CSA Week #18

Sorry not much to say this week. I was out of town to visit my Dad’s side of the family in FL for a long weekend. I wish it was for happier times, but my grandfather passed away last month and we were having a memorial for him. I took Xanthie with me and the(…)

CSA Week #17

CSA Week #17

This week my update will be a little shorter and maybe a little sweeter! Since our delivery came a day later than usual it’s kinda thrown off my schedule. I usually type up this email once the boxes have arrived and we get to see what’s inside!

CSA Week #16

CSA Week #16

Fall is certainly making it’s entrance! It was in the 30s at night this week and I had to wear a sweater coming out of work last weekend! It’s nice, but kinda sad at the same time. I just need to accept the fact that summer is over and fall is here for the next(…)

doTERRA Essential Oils 102 {Why doTERRA}

doTERRA Essential Oils 102 {Why doTERRA}

To be honest, this was a very hard decision to make. In fact, at first I wasn’t 100% sold on the idea. I’d used a few other brands that I’d purchased at Whole Foods, Frontiers and a few other places. I thought maybe some of the oils had helped a little, but I wasn’t sold(…)

CSA Week #15

CSA Week #15

As I said last week we are getting into fall and the foods that are such an enjoyable part of the season! I did make a large batch of chili which will last us for two dinners and a few lunches! It’s so nice to have an extra meal saved in the freezer for a(…)

Family Photos {2014}

Family Photos {2014}

It’s high time we have our family photos updated!  The photos we had done in 2012 are quite outdated and we’ve had a new addition since then… in fact, that addition came 13 months ago! Of course we had the privilege to have our photos done with the talented Alyssa Anne.  It’s such a treat to have(…)

CSA Week #14

CSA Week #14

I love the summer and I’m never ready to see it come to an end. I LOVE the hot weather, the pool, being outside so much and having a good cookout or picnic with friends and family. I have so many wonderful memories of summers past! But this summer is quickly coming to a close.(…)

Homeschool Curriculum for 2014/2015

Homeschool Curriculum for 2014/2015

This year is going to be a lot like last year in terms of the curriculum we are planning on using. I guess that’s a good thing! I’ve found stuff I like and that Tonchi (Hopefully Koa this year) do well with. So even though I see other new stuff that looks cool and grabs(…)

CSA Week #13

CSA Week #13

Another week has come and gone. Where does the time go? And yet there are times that Wednesdays can’t come soon enough because I want my surprise box full of veggies! I can’t believe we are on week 13. If feels like we should still be at the start of summer instead of back in(…)

CSA Week #12

CSA Week #12

But we had a dinner with friends and it was huge!!! There were 4 families which included 8 adults and 10 kiddos! The time together really was great! I made Mafe and everyone talked about how good it was and why hadn’t I shared the recipe… I HAVE!!! Quite a few times! Its is my(…)