Learning and redefining my conventional role in unconventional ways!

I'm a Christian and an Army wife. I have 3 kids, 2 of which I homeschool. I love to cook, decorate, sew, and host people in our home. It all sounds like the life of a mid-century homemaker, but that I am not. It's not at all the life I had planned or prepared for. Sometimes I wonder how I got here, but most of the time I am learning to thrive as a modern homemaker. I'm learning as I go and documenting it all! For more about me go here!

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Our 2014 Homeschool Curriculum

It’s the last day of September. When did that happen? Well since we’re finishing our second full month of school I figured now would be a great time to talk about our 2014-2015 homeschool curriculum. This year I have both My Helper who is in 2nd grade and The Cadet who is in 1st-ish grade. The Cadet is in 1st-ish…

Simplicity 2245 Portfolio Tunic

Simplicity 2245 – Portfolio Tunic

Happy Friday friends! I hope you have lovely weekend plans. Today I wanted to show you one of my FAVORITE garments I’ve ever sewn. It’s Simplicity 2245, the Lisette Portfolio Tunic! :::It’s Friday so you’ll have to excuse my excessive use of exclamation points:::

essential oils

Essential Oils and Why I Use Them

I’m not sure why it always takes me by surprise, but every time I find myself falling in love with a hippie-tree-hugger product I tend to be shocked. Such was the case with essential oils. Oh boy I love these tiny overpriced little bottles. And you probably should too. Here’s the back story. While we were packing out at Ft.…

My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books – The Classics

Happiest of Fridays to you all. I’m currently nursing the world’s worst head cold. My super giving Soldier blessed me with this bad boy…and everyone else in the house. So I will be cuddled up with a book till the sinus pressure related ringing leaves my ears. Since my Facebook feed is blowing up with people listing their 10 most…