Saturday Reading 

I’m going to depart from my usual Saturday reading to update you all a bit about my life and what we are up to.

Family


Our sweet girl had her recital last Saturday and she was amazing! She also truly enjoyed herself.


Then, we went swimming for the first time this year.
My parents had the girls spend one night with them and then they went fishing.

Journey back to health 


If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m currently in an exercise program and doing Trim Healthy Mama. It doesn’t really have anything to do with trying to lose weight, but more so trying to be healthier. I’m feeling better than I have in awhile, but I still have a long way to go.

Work

I am a teacher and we are anxiously awaiting the end of the school year. More on this later.

House

We currently have a few house projects in the works…nothing too major but nothing too small either. I’m really close to sharing one of them soon.

I hope you have an amazing weekend. Weekend Reading will resume next week in its regular format.

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Saturday musings


I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I had a great holiday with these two sweeties.


My oldest wrote me this sweet message on the sidewalk. It says, “love is good because my mom is there for me. Have a happy Mother’s Day. ”

She is the sweetest! Plus, she’s now a kindergarten grad.


I need a pause button. Time is flying far too fast.

Here is what I’m reading this weekend:

                     Country Living
I’ve always been a fan of the blog Vintage Revivals by Mandi Gubler, and I was excited to see that Country Living featured “the nugget!”


Heat Tolerant Container Gardens for  Sweltering Summers

HGTV: 16 cottage living ideas 

Have a wonderful weekend! 
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Weekend Reading 


Happy weekend to you!

Something big happened around here this week: this little sunshine finished her first year of school.

She is now a kindergarten graduate! Her last day of school was yesterday, and in August, she’ll be in first grade.

She has had a great school year.

This little stinker rocked her first ponytail and looked adorable.

It’s rainy here this weekend, so you can find us inside, enjoying some cuddles and watching some movies.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

The Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley

If you’re looking for a Bible study, I highly suggest that you check out this one. I’ve only just started and already I’ve been so blessed.

BHG: Mothers Day gifts

Simple ways to increase the curb appeal of your home

10 plants that will purify the air in your home

A yard built for parties

Have a wonderful week end.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed your week. Mine had several highlights. For starters, we had a blast celebrating my birthday last week. Thank you all for the sweet messages, too!

I started doing genealogy recently and was able to trace several lines of my family back to the 1700s. I even found the names of some of my ancestors who emigrated from Europe. I even found a few surprises: I’ve always known my maternal grandmother was kin to the McCoys but I never knew my paternal grandmother was kin the the Hatfields. If you’re not familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy saga, I encourage you to check it out. 

On another note, here are my great- great-great grandparents, Abel and Sarah Musick.

I’m finding genealogy to be fascinating but really time consuming. I’ll probably delve deeper into it this summer.

Do any of you do genealogy? I love history, so I’d love to chat about it sometime.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Stonegable: Brighten up your kitchen with white 

25 things to do outside with your kids this summer

Cute Mother’s Day gifts to make

Make ahead Mother’s Day desserts

Here’s what we’ll be sharing this week:

Tips and tricks for hanging wall art

Our weekly routines for house management 

Wordfull Wednesday quote

A really fun flower pot made from recycled kitchen trash

Farmhouse style lights 

Have a great weekend!!

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Saturday Musings: Another trip around the sun

Happy weekend to you! Today marks 32 years I’ve been on this earth. I’d like to think I’ve got a lot to show for those years, but truthfully, I’ve got a lot more things I still want to accomplish. That’s enough seriousness for one day.

They’re my greatest accomplishment.

This past week was a busy one with lots of fun projects, but we’ve got more fun in store for you next week. Here’s what I’ll be sharing:

  1. Monday: How to turn a cheap piece of artwork into a cute farmhouse chalkboard
  2. Tuesday: A reorganized china cabinet
  3. Wednesday: Wordfull Wednesday with some “quoty goodness”
  4. Thursday: Creating interesting container gardens
  5. Friday: a farmhouse entry way revealed

And here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Modern Parents Messy Kids: secrets to gorgeous plant pots

Setting for Four: How to grow a cut flower garden

BHG: Best plants for rock flower beds

BHG: Your Guide to Common Weeds

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

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Last Sunday was Easter.


Believe it or not, that is one of the better pictures we took as a family. This was seconds before Aubrey decided to smack her sister on top of the head. 


And of course any weekend spent with this girl is a good one.


We went to visit my grandma and encountered this lovely view.

This week we went back to school after Spring Break, which was hard. It was a good week, if a really busy one. 

This weekend, we are visiting family and enjoying a mini vacation. Here is what I’m reading today:

  1. Country Living: Paint colors you’ll start seeing everywhere 

House Beautiful: Backyard Ideas You Should Steal
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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This week has been crazy busy. I was on spring break, but managed to clean out closets, paint the living room, clean out the out building, and wash the porch furniture. I also got to volunteer at my daughter’s school for her Easter egg hunt. 


Isn’t she cute? She’s growing up way too fast. 

This little stinker fought a nasty virus this week but is feeling much better.


Here she is modeling her sister’s rain boots.

We are off to an Easter egg hunt at church today, and then back home to get ready for Easter Sunday. I hope the Lord blesses you and your family. 

Here is what I’m reading this weekend:


Country Living: Old fashioned plants you need in your garden right now


Country Living: Small Mountain Towns to Visit this Summer (#1 is Jackson County, NC, which is home to my alma mater)

Southern Living: 21 DIY Easter egg ideas

BHG: No-dye Easter egg ideas
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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I hope you’re having an amazing weekend, and that you had a good week. We have had a wonderful week.

Last week, my husband and I were on opposite ends of the state- he at a fire prevention school at the beach, and me at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers in Cullowhee (a.k.a. home of my alma mater, WCU).

On Tuesday of last week, I sent him this picture of my view,

And he sent me this one of his:


We missed our sweet girls, who were with their grandparents, but FaceTime helped.


Yes, please ignore my rough appearance.

I am so glad to be back home with my sweet girls and my hubby.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Happy Saturday to you! If you happen to notice a hobby farm/homesteader theme here today, you’re absolutely correct. We moved out of our house in town and bought a house with a little land almost four years ago. We have full time jobs and two kids, so we’re a little slow getting our homestead/hobby farm started but we’re finally finding our footing. I thought I’d share some of my hobby farming research with you today.

Country Living: How to Build the Ultimate Chicken Coop

We are in the process of preparing a chicken coop so we can get a few laying hens.

Better Homes and Gardens: Missouri Roots Farm

 

Modern Farmer: Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies

Gardening Know How: How to use a mini greenhouse

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Woo hoo! The weekend is upon us, and it is an awesome one! We have managed to get a few projects done that were looming over us, and I cannot wait to show them to you. I am so excited!!!!! We are spending this weekend just having a blast and enjoying our family.

While everyone else is still asleep, I am out on our patio with a cup of coffee, a tablet, and a stack of magazines 🙂 Here’ s what I’m enjoying this weekend:

  1. Worthing Court: Spring Home Tour  Fellow North Carolina blogger Suzy has a lovely home and I love her home tours. She’s such a talented decorator and everything she does is just beautiful!!

2. Thrifty Decor Chick: Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for less!!

3. Creative Green Living: Modern Farmhouse Style Pantry Makeover

 

Apologies for the light posting today, but I am eager to get back to enjoying the weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

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