Bedroom Tour / minimal decor

02.04.2019 videos

A big thank you to my daughter, Felicita,for letting me invade her room!😍 Felicita took her first trip out of the country when she was fourteen-years-old. I always told my children that their graduation gift would be a trip to Italy. Italy because that is where their father’s entire family is from. This particular trip was specifically for Stella but she wanted some of her siblings to join her. Thankfully we had enough money to include Felicita (early grad gift).Read More

Preparing Laying Hens For -30ºF

01.28.2019 homesteading, videos

In case you’re wondering, to the right of the Barred Rock’s leg is a half-eaten pear. 😅 I had just finished shoveling five feet of snow out of the the frame of the chicken run, due to the snow drifts, and at the bottom? A pear! 🍐 The extreme arctic blast is coming! Head for the tropics! But leave the chickens behind because they prefer the cold much more than the heat. As humans, our natural inclination is to wantRead More

Dominic’s 12th Birthday

01.26.2019 day in the life, videos

Dominic turned twelve and had a fantastic day! 🤗 Every birthday our children get to choose what meals they want for their special day. Dominic picked a mix of food for breakfast. I took him to Panera where he ordered a blueberry muffin and a croissant. Then I took him to our local grocery store where he purchased a box of cereal and fresh berries. I know that may not sound exciting, but for us and especially for Dominic, itRead More

How I Pay My Monthly Bills

01.22.2019 videos

I decided to talk about this subject because I don’t pay my bills the same way I did before I started budgeting. I always paid what you might call, “panic-paying”. 😄 I’ve panic-paid bills for probably most of my adult life. And I know for a fact that many others pay this same way. So what this means is that every Friday, since this is how often Joe gets paid, I would really hope that we had enough money forRead More

DIY Fast Food Breakfast

01.16.2019 recipes, videos

🥑 avocado & 🥚 eggs Many of you have asked me what we eat when we’re in a hurry but still want it to be healthy and nutritious. Simple, 🥑 avocado and 🥚 eggs! 🤗 NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS Protein in the morning is a must for anyone planning on using their brain throughout the day. And since this is everyone, EVERYONE needs protein. One egg has 6 grams of protein and an avocado has 2.6 grams of protein. Protein is foodRead More


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  • HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!! ☘️💚 This is my great grandfather, John Dowey. This picture was taken shortly after he left Ireland. He was born in County Armagh, his father was born in County Cavan and his grandfather was born in County Down. John married Catherine McGee, who is the great granddaughter of William McGee and Mary McClune. They emigrated from County Monaghan to Canada with their ten children. The McGees' are now all over Canada and the USA! I really love my Irish heritage and listening to my mother tell us stories about the history of our family. So as far as I know, we're not related to Saint Patrick 😄 but this day is very special for our family. No matter where your heritage leads, I wish you and yours a happy and beautiful feast of Saint Patrick! 😘 .
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