Bedroom Tour / minimal decor

02.04.2019 videos

A big thank you to my daughter, Felicita,for letting me invade her room!๐Ÿ˜ 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 -30ยบF

01.28.2019 homesteading, videos

In case you’re wondering, to the right of the Barred Rock’s leg is a half-eaten pear. ๐Ÿ˜… 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! ๐Ÿ 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! ๐Ÿค— 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”. ๐Ÿ˜„ 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

๐Ÿฅ‘ avocado & ๐Ÿฅš 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, ๐Ÿฅ‘ avocado and ๐Ÿฅš eggs! ๐Ÿค— 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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  • Alert! Sad story ahead. Don't read if your day has been fabulous so far and you don't want anything ruining it. ๐Ÿ˜„
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 Thursdayย ๐Ÿ‘ .

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