If you are like me, you have piles. Because organizing doesn’t always come easily for you. Deep down inside, you WANT to have files…neatly color-coded, alphabetized files in fashionable designs housed in cute but functional receptacles for said files. You want the contents to be neatly arranged, so whatever contract, bill, recipe or other item magically appears the instant you look for it. The reality is that files just don’t… Continue Reading
Keeping Chickens – When Tragedy Strikes
The idea of backyard hens is quaint and cute, but reality often is not. When you think about a little flock of hens in your backyard, what comes to mind? Fresh, healthy eggs nestled in golden straw filled nesting boxes…fluffy chicken fannies up in the air while they peck for bugs and worms…maybe them coming running to you to get treats when you step outside amid sunshine and flowers? Sure,… Continue Reading
Getting Through the Holidays: When You Don’t Do Christmas but Your Family Does
We don’t do Christmas. And no, we’re not atheists. We took a serious look at the traditions in our Christian faith and didn’t like where some of them started. Particularly Christmas and Easter, which have roots in paganism. I’m not going to go into all that in this post, but if you’re curious you can read the post I wrote a while back titled A Clear Picture of Christmas. We also don’t “do”… Continue Reading
How to Dye a Shirt in a Mason Jar
Why dye a shirt in mason jar? Our youngest son needed a Harley Davidson orange dress shirt for his oldest brother’s upcoming wedding. I found all kinds of long sleeve shirts, but no luck with short sleeve in his size, even on Amazon, that either did not cost a fortune or would arrive in time for the wedding. What does one do when one needs a specific color shirt and… Continue Reading
Get Your House in Order
Sometimes I wonder if people think I’m “super religious” now that I’ve joined what is often perceived as this strange, cultish “movement” known as Hebrew Roots. I’ve been accused of being Jewish. I’ve been asked what is going on with me now. I’ve seen some curious looks cast my way. People think it’s weird that I don’t eat pork and feel sorry for me because I’m missing out on the… Continue Reading
Homeschooling Torah is Celebrating, Let’s Party!
Homeschooling Torah is celebrating their TWO year anniversary! We started using Homeschooling Torah two years ago, so it’s been exciting to watch this community grow. The Elliot’s are just wonderful, supportive people and I really appreciate all they do to make this curriculum amazing. The support from the HT community of members is terrific too. You feel like part of the family there. Not something you get with most curricula, right?
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