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House Build Choices We Love

In my last blog I talked about the house build choices we would change, but today I want to talk about the build choices that we love…even after 2 years! I say even after 2 years because sometimes you think you wanted something, but it doesn’t end up functioning or…

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House Build Choices We Would Change

So today I would like to talk about a few house build choices we would change if we were to do it all over again. Since we just passed our 2 year build anniversary, I have been reflecting on the things we love and the things we would change if…

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2 Year House Build Anniversary

Recently we passed our 2 year build anniversary! This was an important anniversary as it also meant the end of our ‘bumper to bumper’ warranty. Most builders give a one year overall building warranty before the warranties default to whatever individual systems have longer warranties and a simple structural warranty…

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Say Hello to Maggie!

We’ve added a family member! Say hello to Maggie! Maggie (Magnolia) Grace is a two and a half month F1b Golden Doodle who we picked up about 2 weeks ago. She is smart and full of energy as most puppies are. Some Backstory We have been planning to get a…

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3rd/4th Grade Curriculum Picks

It’s a new school year so it’s time to talk about our 3rd/4th grade curriculum picks. It’s homeschool so you know how it is, we don’t really stick to one traditional school grade. Stephen by traditional school by age should be in 3rd grade, but we’re doing curricula that spans…

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2nd Grade Round Up

This week is the first week of our new school year so here is a brief 2nd grade round up for last year. Check out our curriulum pics and this mid year update to see what all we chose. Last year we tried some new things and stuck with some…

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Homeschool Declutter

Today I want to talk about the need to declutter your homeschool. I’ve taken some time off from blogging because in general to redo our homeschool room. When we moved into our new home designing the homeschool room was not high on our priority list when it came to where…

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July 2020 Monthly Family Challenge

Happy July everyone and welcome to the July 2020 Monthly Family Challenge! Long time, no see! I took most of the month of June off as between my birthday, new scheduling as my husband is back to work but working from home and trying to finish up our school year,…

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Unstuffed Peppers Recipe

Today I thought I would bring you a simple unstuffed peppers recipe. I’m a fan of one pot dishes that once you do the prep work, they basically cook themselves and this recipe falls into that category. Ironically when I was growing up my mom fixed stuffed peppers, but back…

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Spring 2020 House Update

I thought I would bring you this spring 2020 house update as it’s been a bit since I did an update. We had put most of our house plans on hold for the better part of the last year due to job loss. The layoff meant that we put all…

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