Four Life Lessons from My Raspberry Patch

Four Life Lessons from My Raspberry Patch

Each summer I have anticipated a larger return, only to wonder why my plants weren’t producing. Oh sure, we’d get a cup or two total, but with the amount of plants we had I thought for sure we should be getting more! I mean, a typical picking produced enough for the kids and I to each get a couple berries - not exactly what we were hoping for!

Only this summer, four years after moving in, did the lesson I didn’t know I needed sink in. And not just about raspberries, but about everything.

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My Monthly Goals {Update on November and Goals for December}

My Monthly Goals {Update on November and Goals for December}

November was a good month. I gave myself goals to work ahead so I could relax a little more come December and the holidays and I feel like I got a good amount done. I still have more to do but I checked some tasks off the to-do list and I'm please with my accomplishments. 

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I've shifted my focus and it's all for your benefit!

I've shifted my focus and it's all for your benefit!

If you've checked out the blog much lately you've probably noticed that I'm on a cleaning, decluttering, and overall home management kick. Why? Why would a blog that started out as wanting to inspire you to choose joy, even when life is crazy, start focusing on homemaking?
 

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{Looking back at my} First Official Year {as a blogger}

{Looking back at my} First Official Year {as a blogger}

God called me to start this blog all the way back in the beginning of 2015. Through a conversation with a friend God called me to share. To be honest. To be open. To talk about the hard parts of motherhood. To talk about my dark times. But also to talk about the great parts. The fun parts. The amazing things that happen every day. The moments that can slip away so easily if we don't pause and realize how great they are. 

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Last week I was nominated for a Leibster award by the super sweet Demelza over at The Year of the Daffodil. 

She has such wisdom and love in her posts plus she's on my wavelength of really embracing and loving the life she's living. I appreciate her stories and encouragement in life!

 

Here are the rules of accepting the award

  1. Thank the person/blog who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog. This can be done by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a widget (note: the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog/post).
  3. Answer the 11 questions about yourself that your nominating blogger chooses for you. 
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award who have fewer than 1000 followers. 
  6. Create a list of questions for the bloggers to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post
  8. Inform the blogs that you nominated that they have been awarded the award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it. 
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Three Word Wednesday: Finding my balance

Three Word Wednesday: Finding my balance

I'm new at this blog thing... kind of. I had a family blog that I used for keeping relatives updated on the kiddos. I was really good at posting weekly updates of each of the kids during their first year... until the twins arrived.

Adjusting to life with two newborns, a kindergartner, and two others at home meant lots fell to the side. We still managed to take weekly pictures of the twins, but writing a post about their newest milestones and other things we were up to each week? Nope. Didn't happen. But at least I have pictures. 

So when the idea to start a new blog, a real blog, about real things and not just baby updates came about I wondered if I'd be able to manage everything. I've now got two toddlers, a preschooler, a kindergartner, and a first grader. I'm very active in my local MOPS group. I'm part of a babywearing group. I stay at home but there are lots of things that need to happen at home to keep it running even semi-smoothly for seven people. I needed a plan.

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