A Visit from Christmas Past

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I love the holidays. I love the community events, get together’s with family and friends, sitting in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa as the snow gently falls outside and baking Christmas cookies while watching holiday … Continue reading 

Savor the Season


I love homeschooling! I also love reading and listening to other homeschoolers stories, struggles and victories. I hope you will enjoy the homeschool stories I will be sharing from Guest Readers, as much as I do! Savor The Season Homeschooling … Continue reading 

New Year Resolutions, Are we setting ourself up for failure?


Photo Credit Here it is again. The end of one year, and the beginning of the next. For some of us, we have been counting down the minutes til this year ended.  Maybe it wasn’t our best.  Maybe we had … Continue reading 

Tour Through BlogLand

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  Hi ya’ll! I have been nominated by Sarah Hauer at On The Way Home to be part of the Tour Through BlogLand.  I am so excited that Sarah chose me to participate.  So a Big Southern Thank You Sarah. … Continue reading 

Versatile Blogger Award


I started blogging about a year ago.  My blogging back then was mostly just ramblings of jumbled up emotions that I was trying to sort through, (you can read about that journey here).  After taking a break and researching ideas of a successful blog, I started again this past Spring, with a new name, new ideas and a new agenda.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am still no where near what I would like my blog to be. But let’s be realistic for a minute, are we ever going to be completely satisfied with our writing?

I don’t think so.  There is always going to be the next “big” thing we are reaching to achieve.

For me, I think I have to just be okay in the moment, to know I have a vision for my blog, a direction I am going and goals to keep me focused and on point.

That is why I was so humbled and honored that my follow blogger Stacey, from This Momma’s Ramblings, nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award.


What is The VBA?

VBA is an award to give to follow bloggers to commend to work the put into their blog.  Nominees for the VBA is based on  the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.

In other words, it’s a way to honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

Thank the person who gave you this award.
Include a link to their blog.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Okay, so here is goes Stacey,

7 Things About My Self:

1)   I am a vegetarian.  (No eggs, No milk, No meat, No broth!)

2)   I am a people pleaser and a fixer. (Urggg I hate saying that outloud!!)

3)   I have been a homeschool mama for 8 years! (The best 8 years, I might add!)

4)   I am a small-town, rural-living, country girl thru and thru! (I can’t do traffic, interstates, loud noises or semi-trucks)

5)   I might have a small obsession with The Pioneer Woman! (Ekkk, I know, I know!)

6)   I am an introvert! Or old-school term-HOMEBODY!  (Yes, I said it!  I enjoy my own company, I love being creative and

working on projects alone, and I feel I am a better person when I do not have to be on the go all the time.)

7)   I seriously LOVE all the relationships and friendships I have made in the blogging world! (And to think I can do all this

from home. lol)

So now comes the fun part, nominating 15 bloggers who I have recently discovered or I follow regularly.



And the Nominees are:

Aussie Mummy Diary who shares her life as a Single Aussie Mummy raising 5 children.

Little Log Cottage School with Christa who believes in a hands-on student led learning.

Weak and Loved with Emily, who hopes her blog will make you smile, or pray, or cry, or think.

His Salt Life where Tiffany shares the dreams, thoughts, experiences, lessons learned, tips, tricks and opinions of a modern-day Christian Woman.

Unfading Beauty with Priscila, where she will give you here look on what beauty really is.

Happy Healthy Holy Home is a journey to learn the BEST ways to care for mind, body, soul and family with Chantelle Marie.

Life As I Know It with Kim blogs about Ramblings and Rantings.

Maggie May’s is a great blog with free project ideas, healthy recipes and tips for entertaining kids,

Living Chic on the Cheap is such a cute blog sharing fun and unique deals as well as crafts, DIY projects, and frugal recipes.

Thee Angel Project is such an inspirational blog with Heather, as she shares her thoughts with us.

Ms Moozy’s Open House is all about learning to love the life that is perfectly imperfect.

Home Made Interest, a blog of 2 BFF’s sharing their love for creating.

Crazy Normal with Alycia is capturing photo’s and telling stories of her everyday life.

Three Kids and a Fish is all about Cathy making memories.

Vintage Mama’s Treasures is such a timeless blog all about crafty projects.

I love everyone of these AMAZING BLOGS!  All right ladies now it’s your turn! And Congratulations!