day in the life

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

Getting Rid Of Furniture

 If I could live in an almost empty room, I WOULD. AND, I would be happy. That second sentence is more important than the first. Living minimally makes me happy. I don’t have paper clutter, a large wardrobe, lots of house decor, pictures on every end table or in some cases, even an end table. 😁 But I DO have furniture. Whenever we realized we didn’t need a piece of furniture, Joe insisted we store it in the basement because weRead More

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

Francesca’s Birthday 2018

09.20.2018 day in the life, videos

A Day In My Life / slow living + unschooling

09.08.2018 day in the life, videos

 This was our annual trip to the beach and we had such a great time! For those not familiar with this area, this is the west side of Lake Michigan, about a mile north of the John Hancock building. We try to schedule it around the first week of September so that the beach isn’t so full. We’ve gone when it’s full and it’s hard for the children to play football, catch or even just walk around. This dayRead More


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  • Alert! Sad story ahead. Don't read if your day has been fabulous so far and you don't want anything ruining it. 😄
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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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