This Month’s Best Thrifted Find

Tracy / January 19, 2015

Paul and I are constantly working on our home library. Every once in a while we find something pretty special. This was my favorite thrifted addition to our collection this month: In our home, we generally store our books by category. Homeschool moms have a reputation for their love and collections of books. I haven’t yet decided on a way…

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My New Favorite Teacup

Tracy / January 16, 2015

Thank you, Joshua and Kylie, for the lovely Christmas gift. I’ve never seen a cup made like this- I’ve excited to get to use it! It was beautiful.

My Current Books- January 2015

Tracy / January 15, 2015

The Husband Project  I picked this one up from the local thrift store earlier this year. Loving the Little Years  I’ve actually read this book several times and still love it! The Legacy of Biblical Womanhood This has been an excellent book! Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes I’ve just started this book.…

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Toddler Activity Ideas

Tracy / January 14, 2015

I’ve been working on an indoor activity list for our toddlers. This is used during the day when we are working on school assignments or cleaning house. I thought I would share in case it is useful to someone else! (This is the link to a printable version.) We’ve laminated this list to the front of our fridge with contact…

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Psalm 27:1

Tracy / January 14, 2015

The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Jacob’s Gift

Tracy / January 14, 2015

Jacob won the prize for most exciting Christmas gift this year. He bought three used go-carts. He’s worked and worked on them over the past couple of months to get them ready for Christmas. (He’s also planning to sell a couple of them. It was an investment for him, too.) It was cold Christmas. (Jacob never gets cold unless he…

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Birthstone Necklace

Tracy / January 13, 2015

I’ve been trying to find jewelry for mamas with “larger than average” families for years! I was shocked and actually had tears running down my cheeks when I opened this lovely gift. Courtney made it. Each little stone represents the birthstone or the birth pearl for each of my children. I’m so proud of it and she did such a…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tracy / January 11, 2015

It’s amazing to me we manage to grow vegetables though the winter- especially when we have struggled since moving to this house with our spring garden. Still, we have lettuce and spinach. We made a small investment into plants earlier in the fall. It continues to pay for itself! (We normally pay $5 for a container of salad at SAM’s…

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Tessellation Book

Tracy / January 9, 2015

Jessica is enjoying her new coloring book! She sits and works on the pages at the end of the day. I think it’s relaxing for her and she enjoys playing with color. It was a Christmas book similar to one sold at a local Christmas show. I was thrilled to find one in a local store (but I just realized…

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Mama’s Memory Wreath

Tracy / January 8, 2015

I’m not sure why I’m sharing this other than that I’ve been missing my mom lately. This is a wreath that hangs in my hall just outside of my bedroom. I’ve made memory wreaths for people in the past- this one was so hard for me. When I’ve been asked to make them before, I usually will visit a grave…

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Micah 6:8 NIV

Tracy / January 7, 2015

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NIV