Category Archives: home

Michigan

Well we made it. We are now in our new home in Michigan. This home has been in the family for 18 years now, but this is our first time living here. I’ve been letting it as a furnished rental … Continue reading

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Lyddie

River and I are about to go outside into our lushly overgrown backyard and I will read to her from the chapter book Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. This book is fantastically written and highlights the difficult working conditions for some … Continue reading

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Covid 19

Hi Everyone, We have been in our home and yard seeing no one but each other for a bit over a week now. I think we are doing pretty well, but some days are definitely hard. We are doing a … Continue reading

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Big Changes

Hello Everyone, We’ve got Life! happening around here. Our family is preparing to move back to our home state of Michigan to the beautiful home we are so lucky to own there. As we prepare for this journey my stepdaughter … Continue reading

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Just Right

As I have mentioned before, I’ve spent years now working on simplifying my home and clearing out unneeded items. Marie Kondo says that when you reach your ‘just right’ zone of organization and simplification you’ll know, that you’ll feel it. … Continue reading

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Bulk Oats

The cool weather makes me long once again for indoor and cozy activities that keep me centered in my home. The wild winds whip up my spirit.

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River’s Art Cabinet

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We’re Back

River and I just spent three weeks in Northern Michigan. It was pretty darn good. Beautiful there. Here is our view of Mt Hood on the plane ride home: Now we are back and I spent today gardening and doing … Continue reading

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Hope Chest So Far

Here are the contents of my step daughter’s hope chest to date. She’s got one more year at home, so her focus and ours is preparing her for the next step in life. I am excited for her and so … Continue reading

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Letting Go

River Rain has been taking more control of her bedroom. She has recently insisted that she wants to tend to her dresser drawers herself. And since I often ask her to put away her own laundry, and since she always … Continue reading

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