Mud Bath

A few months ago on a playdate at the park, I witnessed first hand the inability of children to escape the temptation of a mud puddle.  They are drawn to it, want to splash and immerse themselves in it.  As an adult, this is a hard concept for me to grasp, but I’m sure I […]

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Cutting Glass

An actual craft blog!!  Written when we didn’t have access to internet here!   I will be the first to admit I am a Pinterest hoarder.  I have hundreds of pins, literally.  189 on my “What can I make today?” board alone.  I’ve done a few of the things I’ve pinned, but honestly, most of them are […]

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Do You Know What You Need?

It hit me like a ton of bricks. Or maybe I should say like 15,470 pounds of household goods. I struggled with the impact our move to Fort Polk had on our housing situation. We went from a brand new home with over 2,600 square feet and 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, a 2 ½ car garage […]

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Too Precious to Pack

Moving puts what’s precious into perspective. The crew arrived yesterday morning to pack our worldly possessions up in preparation for the move to Fort Polk, Louisiana. Categorizing Our Worldly Possessions is Quite the Process My husband and I are now on our 15th collective move with the Army, four each before we met and seven together (six of them with kids). I […]

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A Clean Slate

I have been thinking and talking and writing about it for months, but now we are down to less than 72 hours before the packers begin wrapping and boxing our worldly possessions.  For the last couple of weeks I have been slowly cleaning up and organizing My Messy Desk in preparation for the move.  Yesterday, I actually made some […]

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Do You Need To Start Over?

My yoga instructor read an interesting anecdote the other day about starting over.  The gist of her story was “Why wait?  Start living more healthfully now.”  This Army lifestyle seems to force us to start over us every couple of years or so.   When I was in the Army, I thought changing units was a great way to leave […]

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