Virginia’s Tax Free Weekend is coming up and it’s a great time to buy supplies and clothes for school, but did you know those aren’t the only things you can save on? I always thought Tax Free Weekend was for parents going back to school shopping. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I… Read More Tax Free Weekend: Not Just for School Supplies
It’s summer vacation, which means the kids and I have been spending more time at home than usual. Lately, it feels like they’re eating me out of house and home. I didn’t realize that two kids being in half-day preschool two and four days a week meant less food was consumed. I’m still not 100%… Read More Summertime Woe: We Ran Out of What? Already?
“What are you doing this summer?” It’s the Big Question everyone has been asking the boys and I since school ended three weeks ago. For the first two weeks my answer was, “A whole lotta nothing for now.” I’m a huge fan of unwinding and taking a break, especially when there is a break in… Read More Summer Bucket List 2017
Father’s Day isn’t a huge deal around here; Mr Boots doesn’t really like having a big fuss made over him. I have no idea what we’ll be doing this year, but I did have the boys make special Father’s Day card each. Supplies Needed Paper (we used card stock that we had on hand, but… Read More Hug Monster Father’s Day Card
This was a rocky year for Climb Out of the Darkness. Planning season started for me in January. I debated a LOT between October and then on whether I wanted to lead a Climb this year. I wasn’t happy with communication between our leadership and the rest of the Climb leaders the year before. I… Read More 5th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness
Growing up, my parents would grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables that ripened over the summer. Corn, lettuce, blueberries, tomatoes were my favorites. Since we’ve moved, I’ve been itching to do the same. My parents had built several planter boxes, but our backyard slopes so much that doing the same would require more work than… Read More Attempting to Grow Our Own Food in a Container Garden