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    how’s homeschool going?

    “How’s homeschool going?” In short, great! Whenever someone asks I frequently say, “better than expected” because it’s true. I will admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this first year. I thought there would be many tears as we adjust to this new life but that simply hasn’t been the case for us and for that I am so grateful. We frequently ask the kids how school is going (maybe too often) because I want to keep a good gauge of what might need changed. When people ask, the kids both say it’s going well. Ellie admits that she doesn’t care for Latin and Cartography but loves doing school in…

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    mineral makeup tips

    I LOVE, like LOVE LOVE LOVE, Savvy Minerals Makeup. When it came out last summer I was quick to ditch my old makeup (one of the last things I was waiting to change over to a healthier option) and purchase my favorite colors of Savvy to use every time I wear makeup. I love that it’s free from all of the junk and that it actually helps diminish the appearance of imperfections and blemishes. I have a few tips & hacks for you today regarding mineral makeup. Color Matching  – It can be hard to buy makeup online because you can’t color match your foundation when looking at a computer screen. Here we…

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    why we chose to homeschool

    So why homeschool? This is a question we’ve been asked so many times and I feel like the best answer I can give is because God asked us to. I don’t know if this is forever, but I do know that He’s asked us to do something I never thought we’d do in obedience to Him. There are what seems like a million little reasons why this decision was made easier. First, we love to travel and adventure together and homeschool seemed like a logical way to do this easily as a family. Also, both of our kids have done well in school and have been bored at times so…

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    handmade vintage market 2015

    This year was our biggest Handmade Vintage Market yet! We had a blast and we are worn out. Putting on a market is not for the faint of heart. Lots of hours and prep and meetings took place to make it happen. We had a great list of vendors this year. Wonderful musicians. Fabulous sponsors. We are so grateful to the amazing customers that came through and supported small businesses. Our amazing Market Photographer is Matthew Doudt Photography and you can see all of the pictures on our Facebook page. Take a peek at the vendors for the November 2015 market! They were amazing and still have a lot of…

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    influence conference giveaway!!

    What is the Influence Network? via via  The past two years at Influence have been so life-giving and full. I loved my time there and this year I saw faces that I recognized which was so amazing. I love that the conference is full of like-minded, kind, beautiful (inside and out) women from every walk of life. Learning from these ladies has been an experience that I’ll always cherish and hold dear. That’s why I wanted to participate in this giveaway. I want someone else to be able to have that same experience! TWO lucky readers will win a ticket to the 2015 Influence Conference. The conference is a three…