October 18, 2013


Homeschool – the good, the bad, and the honest

Did I forget to mention we started homeschooling our children this past spring? Oh…. Well… We did. Actually, I did. But it was a WE decision. Mostly me, but in the end it was we. Let me start over. Last spring were facing a lot of challenges. My husband’s job is part of a training […]

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October 15, 2013


Updated, Formatted, and Published, OH MY!

One of the little known things that small bloggers face, is what goes on behind the curtain. Last week, I dusted off my camera and flexed my fingers for the first time in months to begin again my daily (or every other day) ritual of sharing my thoughts and musings with friends near and far […]

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October 2, 2013


Morning Coffee and Beginnings

I’m not sure where to even begin. Beginnings aren’t easy. Sometimes they’re downright intimidating. Like our backyard on the day we bought our house here in El Paso. Rocks, Litter, Dirt, and the extreme absence of grass. I remember we took turns raking the rocks across our dusty blank canvas. Which is exactly what a […]

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March 25, 2013


Mondays in My Garden: Geckos and Broccoli

Good Afternoon Everyone and welcome to another “Mondays in My Garden” update! This week, I wanted to share some specifics for how to plant potatoes and sugar peas. But we had some significant wind over the weekend, so our planting plans had to be postponed! Instead I’ll share a few pictures from this week in […]

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March 18, 2013


Mondays in My Garden: Start with a plan

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to another “Mondays in My Garden” update! This week, I wanted to share what I do each year to start our family garden!  First, I usually start by making a wish list of all the wonderful things I want to grow.  Or you can just go to a local garden […]

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March 13, 2013


Tea time and a photography tip

Today the cousins are enjoying the warm morning sun and a bottomless teapot of water and honey. One of the best tips I’ve learned for capturing children is instead of photographing their special moments from a vantage point of five feet from the ground like this… but rather to get down on their level and […]

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March 12, 2013


Today, I am savoring…

time with my visiting mom and sister… the smell of fresh earth as we finish planting some purple pansies… and finding the humor in preschool cousins that are already in cahoots. Note to self: Never allow three cousins to go inside “just to go potty” without an adult. What are your savoring today? How do […]

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March 11, 2013


Welcome to “Mondays in My Garden”

Do you have a garden? In all of the places we have lived as a military family, we have always had a garden. Whether it is a narrow flower bed along the side of our four-plex, or convincing a wonderful group of friends to start a Community Garden in Baumholder, I’ve always felt the need […]

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March 8, 2013


Planting Season and Suggestions wanted

This is what this corner of my yard looked like when we bought our house last June. And this is the view this morning. (8 months later) I am planning to reorganize my days next week to start blogging regularly in the evening. I want to set up more of a schedule with “Mondays in […]

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March 6, 2013


There is wisdom in Cookies and Milk

A wise friend of mine recently told me – “There are very few stresses in life that can survive a treatment of milk and cookies.” And I whole heartedly agree with her! … How do you find peace at the end of a long day filled with never ending “to-do” lists? What is your favorite […]

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