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In this week’s vlog, we’re heading to the local park for some Labor Day disk golf. Later in the week, I’m going out on a date with Uriah (#3), doing some consignment shopping for the boy’s fall/winter wardrobes, and showing some of the progress we’re making on our yard (95% finished). Thanks for joining us […]

In this week’s vlog, I’m giving you an update on our spring and summer outdoor projects — specifically our pond clean-up project, our summer garden, and our garage-to-study conversion. Dean is also taking over homeschooling for a day, and we’ll chat a bit about why that’s a good thing and what the boys think of […]

In this week’s vlog, Dean and I are off on a date for our 15 year anniversary! We’re heading to Boone, NC to eat at Eleven80 Eatery and doing some shopping at Mast General Store. Later in the week, I’m heading out with a friend to do some shopping for the new student space at […]

In this week’s vlog, I’m sharing details of Judah’s 13th birthday party as well as taking you on a spring garden tour around my home. I’m sharing a homemade DIY for getting rid of aphids on your plants and giving myself a much-needed home manicure. Plus, the boys are putting together a brand new trampoline […]

It’s Friday, and we’re getting the weekend off to a good start with an evening kayaking trip on Watauga Lake here in East Tennessee. The boys are doing a bit of swimming in the lake, and then we’re setting off on our kayaks to explore the coves around the area. Join us for a nice […]

In this week’s vlog (0:00) I’m heading out of town to do some shopping for the boy’s spring and summer wardrobes at some local children’s consignment stores and sharing my haul with you all. (11:50) I’m also giving you a behind-the-scenes “messy middle” update of our big pond/French drain project that’s currently going on. (13:20) […]

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