Rise Up

I wish I could have bottled up the morning. Simply to be able to taste it again. The back door was open. A breeze made the white curtains prance. Syrup poured over small pancakes. Swing music erupting from the record player battled the lawnmower roaring through the yard… Isaiah had once again strewn his clothes [...]

Autumn

Autumn

The sounds, smells, and tastes of this season. As well as, the rhythm of our days. We strive to weave hard work, rest, reflection, nourishment (for body and soul), and quality connection into every day. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we fail. But every new day is a chance to give it our all. We aren't [...]

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

October Grocery List + Meal Suggestions

This isn't intended to be enough for an entire month, but titling it "Grocery List and Meal Suggestions for two weeks of October" seemed awkward. My hope is that if you're feeling a bit stuck in your routine or overwhelmed with this season, a straightforward shopping list and a few ways to use the ingredients, [...]

Budget Rhythm

I break our budget down into three categories: fixed (costs that stay consistent month to month and/or have a deadline), future (things for which we save), and fluctuating (costs that vary week to week and don't have a payment deadline). For the fixed category, I insert the total amount we owe for that month. Then [...]

Second Grade Curriculum + Rhythm

Our weekly rhythm is organized to focus our time and energy on one area of study a day. This allows us to dive in, supplement curriculum, answer any questions that arise, etc. without rushing or feeling pressure to move to another task. We do not get buried under a heavy workload of busy work. We [...]

Mama’s Loaded Potato Soup

I cannot take a lick of credit for this. It's my mother's recipe. It's delicious and filling. Give it a try and you will be struck with cravings for it forevermore. Ingredients: 1lb. bacon, chopped 1 stick of butter 1 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced 1/4 cup flour 1/2 quart of whole milk 1 bag of [...]