A Fun Day With Francesca

10.30.2018 day in the life, videos

 Last week Francesca had heard me discussing with Joe how I was struggling to film and she immediately said, “Don’t worry Mom, I got this. I’ll film!” 😂 So she grabbed the old Sony video cam and headed out the door. It made me so happy that I started to cry. Of course! 😭 I didn’t know what she planned on filming but knowing Francesca, I knew it would be fun. And no, she will not be getting an Instagram account. 😁 Her sister,Read More

Thank You So Very Much

10.28.2018 videos

 video 1 – small  video video 2 – large video I’ve talked about having problems with anxiety many times in my previous videos but this is the first time I decided to talk about it in detail. I did this because quite a few of you were asking about the change in my videos. I didn’t know how else to explain it other than telling you what was going on behind the scenes. When I first started filming videos,Read More

How Not To Go In Debt

10.19.2018 debt-free, videos

 Below I’ve included the cliffnotes. 😄 take advantage of free offers don’t start off in debt, instead start saving money don’t go in debt for college, say no to student loans don’t go in debt for an engagement ring don’t go in debt for your wedding don’t go in debt for your wardrobe don’t go in debt for your family don’t go in debt for your spouse don’t go in debt for birthdays or holidays don’t go in debt forRead More

Tour Of My Backyard Homestead

10.16.2018 homesteading, videos

I’m so sorry about the white dots on the lens. I’ve read that this is a common problem with the Canon G7x. Add to it that I’ve sat the camera next to my miter saw many times to film while cutting wood and you have a recipe for a “tiny particle party entering my lens” disaster. Canon will fix it for almost the price I paid for it, it’s not covered under the warranty and their only other recommendation isRead More

My Autumn To-Do List

10.11.2018 homesteading, videos

 Welome! I always have a lot to do in the autumn before the winter snow, cold, sleet, cold, freezing rain, ice… did I say cold? Just not a fan of winter weather in the central Midwest. So I made a list below to explain a little about what we’re doing in this video. Just like the garden removal video, I was too tired to explain it as I worked. 😊 TRIM BUSHES This was actually supposed to be bushes andRead More


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So two days ago I cried into these stairs for soooo many reasons. If you've been following my stories, then you know the counter top installer cracked our IKEA no-longer-being-made kitchen sink. Because we had to run out and quickly buy a similar one, they didn't charge us for the install. Ya. What I didn't mention before is that even though these two came highly recommended, the install of the counters was poorly done. They left gouges in the wall, they didn't finish the trim and the trim they did finish was cut unevenly. Thankfully I knew how to fix everything but what a disaster. I should have just installed it on my own. Then this past Monday we had our carpet replaced. We paid extra so I wouldn't have to move the furniture. When they arrived, not only did they say that they don't move furniture, while it was being torn out (different than the counter top people), they tore off parts of the wall along the stairs. I only showed one photo in my stories but it was all along almost every step. Then he told me to expect lots of scuff marks on the wall. "It's to be expected. They should have warned you." What?! So I told him that I just finished painting this entire house and to please do his best in not scuffing them up. He agreed. They finished early Tuesday and as soon as they left, I got to work fixing their mess. Only this time around, it was a lot more challenging than fixing the counters. This is when I just broke into pieces. The next day we were refunded our "furniture moving" money but the damaged wall is in dispute. Ya. But let's look at the bright side, we were able to fix and repair all the damage left behind. Happy Thursday 👍 .
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