Year: 2018

general thoughts
Homemaking
large family living
Parenting
planning
seasonal living

September: the New (Old) January

  Fall is by far my favorite season! I love the cooling of the air, the shortening of the days, and the invitation to prepare for winter by preserving the harvest (even if its not from my own garden). It is the time of returning to routines and the home is central to it all. […]

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whatilearned

What I Learned This Summer 2018

I am linking up with Emily P. Freeman for her quarterly what I learned series.  I always love taking some time to reflect on the season as it is winding down and this provides a great opportunity! Hawaiian Roll Deli Sandwiches are awesome for large family road trips! I used this post to get me […]

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montanaadventures

Great Falls

We took a 5 day, 4 night camping trip through central and northwestern Montana and even jaunted into eastern Idaho for our big family adventure this summer. Our first stop was Great Falls. Great Falls was found by Lewis and Clark on their expedition through what is now Montana in 1805. There are actually 5 […]

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stitchfix

Stitch Fix #7

It’s time for another Stitch Fix box! This year I bought their season pass so I paid $50 for a year’s worth of stylist fees. It has worked out nicely that I don’t have to feel bad if I don’t want to keep the clothes. But they are getting better and better at sending things […]

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montanaadventures

Beartooth Mountain Pass

We have continued to have an adventure nearly every week this summer! We have been pushing hard to get out there and it has been wonderful! A couple of weeks ago we went to early service on Sunday morning and decided to drive the Beartooth Mountain Pass after we got home. A couple of the […]

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general thoughts
large family living

The End of an Era

Nine years ago, I was expecting baby number 6 and we outgrew our minivan. The search began and we chose a 12 passenger van for our new to us vehicle. It served us well as we added to our family. It took us on adventures camping, trips to Kansas to see family, back and forth […]

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montanaadventures

Pompey’s Pillar

We are continuing our adventures this summer but are having to be flexible! It has been a crazy wet summer so we have had to rearrange things. This past weekend we wanted to go on a day trip to Island Lake in the Beartooth Mountains but it was storming. On a whim we decided to […]

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montanaadventures

The Montana Badlands

For our first adventure we decided to check out a place we had never been before: The Badlands of Montana.  It was about three and a half hours from our house so we loaded up the big van with our new tent from Costco and food enough for 2 lunches, a dinner, a breakfast and […]

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montanaadventures

Montana Adventures

Montana is a huge state. It is the fourth largest state in the union. It has 147,040 square miles filled with mountains, forests, rivers, plains and badlands. We can drive to the Yellowstone River (the longest river in the United States) in 10 minutes. We can be in the mountains in 45 minutes. Yellowstone Park is […]

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whatilearned

What I learned this Spring

I am sure by now you know I follow Emily P Freeman. She is such an inspirational writer and voice in my life. I am linking up with her on her seasonal “what I learned” list. I have found making this list to be such a great exercise. I need a brighter, happier playlist for […]

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