The Statues

09.27.2020 minimalism

We officially sold our house and are currently living in a rental. And? I love it. Not exactly the floor plan or location but the much smaller size. It’s so much more manageable. We went from 8 rooms to 4, which includes 2 bedrooms and even Joe agreed this is way less stressful for us. Less is more. 😊 I explained our future plans in my last video so if you’re interested, head on over. I adorned our new fireplaceRead More

Slow Sunday

09.27.2020 day in the life

The site is back. πŸ₯° I’m dusting off the cobwebs and working on getting this place organized. Organizing is one of my favorite things to do because it always involves minimizing. Another favorite is admiring the space once it’s complete. Yes, even more than building a chicken coop. Today is Sunday and that means “family day.” The older ones don’t all live with us anymore so this day has become extra special when they visit. And lately my three middleRead More

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 -30ΒΊF

01.28.2019 homesteading, videos

In case you’re wondering, to the right of the Barred Rock’s leg is a half-eaten pear. πŸ˜… 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! πŸ€— 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