lifestyle · minimalism · minimalist · simple living

What Small Home Living is Like

I remember telling my mom when I was engaged that as long as I had Rob to be with, I didn’t mind living in a cardboard box with him. When we got married, we lived in my parents’ basement with a bedroom, couch, and TV outside of the room attached to my parents’ laundry room. … Continue reading What Small Home Living is Like

family · Leto · lifestyle

Party Pooping on Nature Walks

On a beautiful day while that leaves were beginning to grow on the trees, causing the sky to reveal a green haze of pollen all around, two parents decided it was worth enjoying with a nature walk, to the best of their ability. ———————————– Rob and I wanted to do something nice with the boys. … Continue reading Party Pooping on Nature Walks

ethical · fair-trade · lifestyle

Family Tradition: Cafe Love

There are a few independently owned Fair Trade/Ethical cafes within 10-45 minutes from us, which we are extremely thankful for.  It is great that Rob gets to drink his favorite Fair Trade coffees while Micah and I get our Fair Trade hot chocolate to savor.  Leto loves strawberry yogurt smoothies.  At times the boys simply… Continue reading Family Tradition: Cafe Love

lifestyle · quilt · quilting · Quilts

Blue Log Cabin Quilt

I believe every January through March I take the longest in between quilts.  This has happened now for the third time in between those months, the only difference is I did finish a quilt  this January!  I started this quilt in February. Because I had painted my sons’ bedroom walls, I figured I needed to… Continue reading Blue Log Cabin Quilt

family · homeschool · homeschooling · lifestyle

Field Trip: Book Publishing, Printing, and Binding

My eldest brother works for a small book publishing company where he prints and binds books all day (not really sure if I am allowed to say the company, so I just won’t).  There are only a few people who work there (only two people are in my brother’s department). They print books in all… Continue reading Field Trip: Book Publishing, Printing, and Binding