Meal PLan 2

Meal Planning 2.0

So I’m HUGE on meal planning. {huge i tell you!} I wrote about it back in 2011 and most of that still rings true, but my methods have tweaked a bit in the last 2 years. I was having a group text conversation with 2 dear (nameless) friends a few weeks ago regarding what to cook for a last minute…

Wednesday Wanderings

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all doing well. We’re still battling the plague. {less of a biblical plague and more of a medieval plague} It’s a looong cruel beast that leaves you utterly wrecked with ear, nose, throat and lung ailments. Not exactly sure what virus has taken us down, but where going on a month with someone consistently sick.…

yield

My Word for 2014

Tired of resolution posts yet? Whelp, here’s another! It’s actually less resolution, more focus driven. I don’t have issues with resolutions, I actually am not too terrible at keeping resolutions. {honestly that has more to do with setting low expectations} I actually set resolutions in 2011 and stuck to them pretty well, in 2012 and 2013 I didn’t even try…

this advent season

I heart Advent. A whole season devoted to a longing for Christ’s birth. It’s my favorite time of year. The entirety of Fall ranks as a close second, but Advent is still clearly the winner. {because there is clearly a competition between the seasons going on in my head} I loved Advent long before I had kids, but having 3…

currently reading

I read…A LOT. Especially when I’m stressed. I spent the last half of September stressed (and the first half of October for that matter)  so I read even more than I usually would. I thought I’d give you a list of what I’m currently reading and what I’ve plowed through recently. Currently reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Insurgent is a followup…

Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

the decision to homeschool

As of tomorrow I get to add homeschooling to the long lists of things I don’t excel at. My Helper will return to her Primary School for 1st grade and The Cadet will be shackled to that lovely vintage desk to learn the 3R’s. {there won’t really be shackles but it would be easier if there were} :::CAUTION RANT COMMENCING:::…

sewing a new wardrobe

3 cheers for a 2 month hiatus! Life happens, my attentions were where they needed to be, I feel absolutely ZERO guilt about that. So in my absence The Peanut turned 1. There were carrot cake cupcakes and a 2-day panic from The Cadet’s blood sugar readings being through the roof. Good times. Good times. Next year we will just…

on finally figuring myself out

Just over a month ago I had one of those rare light bulb moments that ends up being life-altering. I figured out that I am in fact an introvert. I’m assuming most people are fully aware if they are introverts or extroverts. My Soldier is a text book introvert. That man lives in his head. Outwardly, My Soldier and I…

the diabeetus and how it’s going

The Cadet celebrating his first 100 blood glucose reading with a couple of Polaroids! It’s been 2.5 months since The Cadet was hospitalized and diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Two months in and it seems old hat. Something about being asked to keep your child alive forces you get a good grasp on the care plan REAL quick. All of…