My Reading Goals for 2014

 

I love to read! According to Goodreads, in 2013 I read 24 books. I thought that was pretty good, for all that I have going on as a homeschooling, Average Housewife. Then I thought about what goal I should have for this year. I thought if I upped it by…

What is Adventure?

 

I understand after reading my last post, some of you might be wondering how all of what I said connected with Adventure. Talking to people and schedule changes may not seem like “Adventure” to you. I admit they do seem kind of lame, but I feel like God has used…

My Word for 2014

 

Safe. Regular. Planned. Normal. Comfort. Routine. Those are all words I like. They make me feel good. I’m the kind of girl who likes to know what’s going on and if there’s a change, give me time to adapt to it. I don’t mean 5 minutes, 24 hours at least,…

Top 10 Posts of 2013

 

I published a total of 45 blog posts this year. These are the top 10 most read for 2013. Husbands Take Note– Something to learn from poet Christopher Morley. Our 2013-2014 Homeschool Curriculum– The books we are using for 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade this year. Stitch Fix– A look…

Start Today

 

It’s two more days until the new year. There is one more week of vacation. But that’s not going to stop me. I’m starting today. I actually started last night, by having a goal to get up, exercise, and read God’s word. I took action. I got my exercise clothes…

Welcome to My Un-Pinteresting Home

 

Better Homes and Gardens, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. Eat your heart out, because today I am going to show you my home… unedited. None of this was staged. This was really how my house looked at this moment when I got the idea. The idea that many of us feel weary,…

Finding Joy in His Sufficiency

 

Joy is my word for this year, though you probably wouldn’t know it because I haven’t posted about it for months. It’s still been on my mind. Some days Joy has been harder to find than others, but I feel it in my heart again. I’m finding it in the…

Just Trying to Survive

 

This was my first week joining the Living and Active challenge and it was a tough one. The goals were relatively easy, but life was hard. Right now my husband is working full-time, taking a couple of seminary courses, and trying to be a good dad and husband. I am…

The Last #15×15 Check-in

 

It is finished! The last day of my challenge was yesterday, now I can let loose. Not really. I didn’t achieve my #15×15 goal, to lose 15 pounds by September 15. I could have tried harder. I could have quit coffee, eaten more salad, and skipped the french silk pie,…

#15×15 Check-in: A Lazy Week

 

This past week I have just been pretty lazy, on my challenge anyways. I didn’t even try to get my water intake each day, my exercise was down, and eating was under control, but not great. I only have one more week until my #15×15 challenge is over. I have…