• Books,  Reading Lists,  Uncategorized

    May Reading List

    I did not get much reading accomplished this past month. Since soccer season has started and spring has arrived with warmer weather I feel like we are always doing something. We are hardly at home and if we are there seems to be a project that needs to be done. After a long winter season of cold weather (well kind of cold for the south) there are a lot of projects that need tending to.I was enjoying The Esacpe Artist by Brad Metlzer but I wasn’t able to finish it before I had to return it to the library. So I will try again but with the long wait list…

  • Homemaker,  Mom

    Homeade Laundry Soap: How and Why

    I started making my own laundry soap when we first moved into the tiny house. The friends that we were staying with when we were living in the RV have been doing it for years and she shared her recipe with me. Since then I have lost it and needed to find my own way of making it from memory. I love making my own laundry soap for several reasons. It saves us money. Laundry soap is expensive and it’s not like we can stop washing dirty clothes. Husbands need clean clothes for work. Kids go through clean clothes like crazy especially when living on a homestead in the country. The…

  • Books,  Reading Lists

    April Reading List

    In March I decided to focus on reading books instead of watching TV to relax. It wasn’t easy to change habits while in the beginning of the soccer season, Bookworm with chicken pox, birthdays and grandparents visiting. Add in daily life responsibilities of homeschooling, homesteading, and homemaking and it seemed near impossible but I wanted to try. I finished 2 of my 3 books from my March list. I decided to take my time reading through Zero to 10,000 Page Views in Less than 30 Days by Anna Merhalski as I’m working on my blog. Reading in my hammock at nap time gave me some “me time” that I always hear is…

  • Beginnings,  Tiny House Life

    Tiny House Beginnings — The Building Begins

    This is when the exciting stuff begins! Once the tiny house trailer was ready to go we couldn’t wait to get the floor and walls going. Of course because we were paying for everything cash out of our pockets things had to get done in stages. So just getting the floor, walls framed and dried in took us over a month. I am the type of person that has to be right in the middle helping every step of the way. That also meant I got the grunt jobs like screwing in the floor from underneath on our first project. Cowboy didn’t want to be under the trailer laying in…

  • Health Nut

    Weight: It’s Just A Number

    Just last week during our Space Science lesson from The Good and The Beautiful we learned about how we get the number for our weight. That it is just a number of how much force with which we are pulled toward the Earth. We even followed a link suggestion where you can put in your weight on Earth and it will show you how much you weigh on the rest of the planets in our solar system. Being someone who has struggled with my weight I was not thrilled about this idea. My kids have no idea what that number is and there’s not really a reason why they should…

  • Homemaker,  Mom,  Recipes

    Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

      If you’ve been following me on social media you’ve seen we’ve been dealing with a stomach bug that Cutie Pie brought home. As we are all starting to feel better but not 100% we need something to eat that won’t upset our stomachs again but also give us some good nutrition that we might have lost over the last few days. One thing I learned several years ago was to make chicken noodle soup quickly so it didn’t take too much time for a sick mommy to manage and make it easy enough that if Daddy had to cook that it could be done easy. (Cowboy doesn’t do much…

  • BBM 7.0,  Health Nut

    Week 9 Health Challenge Update

    Y’all I’ve been so off my game! I just can’t seem to get back on track with anything and I’m really disappointed in how I’m feeling because of it. I’m moody, tired, craving all sorts of sweets (my weakness) and I’m general just unmotivated. I even took a pregnancy test this week even after I had a cycle because all the symptoms I was having are the same as when I’m pregnant. It was negative so I know it’s just my nutrition and old habits creeping back into my life. I don’t know why I’m letting this happen. I start out Monday going strong and ready to kick my own…

  • Health Nut,  Life

    Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

    I have seen this saying over the past year that I have been trying to get my life together and add workouts into my daily life. But it never really sank in until recently.  I’ve successfully completed 45 days of Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 Day Challenge. I have overcome my habits of binge watching TV until midnight and sleeping in until my children woke me up every morning. I survived and didn’t give up after every one in my house came down with the flu and I was unable to workout for about 3 weeks. Cowboy and I have figured out how to manage a workout schedule with him being…

  • Health Nut

    Week 8 Health Challenge: What Are You Goals?

    Just the numbers: +2 lbs So this week was the beginning of the month along with day 45 of Bikini Body Mommy’s FREE 90 Day Challenge so I weighed in and took measurements. I wasn’t shocked by either of them as I know that getting my workouts in is only about 20% of my weight loss journey. The other 80% is nutrition which is where I’m still struggling. So even though the scale says I’m up two more pounds I’m focusing on the positive because that’s what’s important. I was able to get in several workouts this week and my measurements were almost the same except in my arms and legs…

  • Books,  Reading Lists

    March Reading List

    I’ve been trying to make reading a bigger priority in my life. Mostly because I want to set an example for my children and help them love reading books. I have struggled with this because being a homeschooling mom I spend much of my day reading and instructing my children through schoolwork that if I’m not working on something that needs cleaned or fixed I want to just relax and give my brain a break. Reading does not give my brain a break unless I don’t want to retain anything from the book. Last month I started all 3 of these books. I’ve gotten through the majority of 2 of…