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Who were you before the world told you who you should be? Remembering the answer to that question takes some courage. Acting on it takes even more. But isn't living the life you know you were born to live worth every bit of blood, sweat, + tears to find out? . . . . . #focusonsimple #whatisyoursimple #oursimplelife #myintentionallife #legacy #whatisyourlegacy #lifeisshort #makethemostofit #spiritualgrowth #expandyourmind #mindbodyspirit #beyourbestself #workinprogress #universalassignment #lifelessons #lifelearning #lifeteaches #showup #beopentolearning #beopentogrowth #mindfulnessmatters #heartofgratitude #heartofservice #whowereyoubeforetheworldtoldyouwhotobe
Good Monday Morning Friends!! What a weekend! The river clean up was successful despite the high water. I think everyone had a good time. I believe I would have won the ‘granny’ award though for being the first to bed each night. I wear that badge proudly. This week is busy with catching up on chores. And editing pics. Lots of pics! I saw on IG last week that Queen Anne’s Lace dyes up really nice-a soft yellow. And if you add iron to it it turns a nice sage green. And you can freeze the flowers until you are ready to use it. So we’re picking lots of QAL this week. What else? Oh. I posted the peach chutney and spicy peach jam recipes, with my notes, over on the blog. Link in profile. I think that’s it. For now. I’m heading over to catch up with you all right now. But first coffee. Have a happy week y’all! . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #chickenlife #takeabackroad #farms #farming #mountains #butfirstcoffee
It was a blueberry pancakes for breakfast, afternoon apple pickin’ kinda day. Lovin’ away every last minute of summer. #oursummertimesundays #lifeonlonesomedove
We have had such an amazing family vacation, Sad it’s coming to an end. Obsessed with this picture my sister snapped of sawyer at Granary roads ❤️ #oursimplelife #momof3 #thesearethedays #blessed #sawyergrace #shestwo #shopsmall #local #shoplocal #jaxandlennonco #familytime #adventures #buildingmemories #myheart
Seriously. Essential oil usage has changed how we do home, how we support our well-being, how I got anchored after a really emotionally wearing time in our life. So now we use them to honour our higher selves. That's what we do here. #alldayeveryday Everyone's welcome. Coffee's hot + strong. Oils are high vibe + healing ♥️ . . . . . #focusonsimple #whatisyoursimple #oursimplelife #myintentionallife #doterraessentialoils #doterraoils #doterralove #doterrafamily #doterralifestyle #doterraeveryday #empoweredlife #empoweredhealth #knowbetterdobetter #inspiredlife #naturalhealing #livewell #takebackyourhealth #createyourlife #itallstartswithyou #honestmotherhood #momlife #momonamission #highvibe #healing #gatherhere #plantmagic #naturalsolutions #changeyourlifestyle #changeyourlife
SUNDAY STACK . . A mornings work, and a ton of wood, hoping that’s the last for this winter - bring on summer ☀️☀️ . . #firewood #keepingusfit #keepinguswarm #choppingwood #oursimplelife #farmhouseliving #sustainableliving #mymindfulyear
The picture quality leaves much to be desired but, I love it anyway. 💖 _ Because, admist the chaos that is currently our living room, Bradon and I found a peaceful moment when we curled up on the couch with one of our new chapter books. {We got Anne of Green Gables, Charlotte's Web, and Little Women today} _ I let him pick which one and he picked the biggest one. Little Women. ✨ Oh, the memories attached with this story!! _ Of my mama reading it to us, of watching the movies, of laughter and tears and the characters coming to life in my mind. And now I get to make the first of those memories with MY boys! _ And that makes me SO HAPPY!!! You guys!!! We're reading Little Women!! _ And when I brought a couple books into their room tonight and he saw Little Women he yelled, "Yes!! Let's read that one!!" 💖 Yes, let's read it sweet one. Let's create memories together. ✨
It was a knopper gall sort of day..... Recently, I was delighted to be able to contribute to the new @secularhomeschooler magazine with an article about collecting treasures from nature with children. Pre-order sales have just opened - pop on over to have a peek. I am so very excited to be part of this wonderful new project 💚 #knoppergall #gallwasp #youngnaturalist #exploringnaturewithchildren #oaktree #treestudy #insects #homeschool #homeeducation #secularhomeschool #secularcharlottemason #secularhomeschooler #charlottemasonirl #charlottemason #outsideeveryday #wildandfree #oursimplelife #slowliving
This is how you roll when tying flies at the pre-river clean up party: @troegsbeer , fly tying, and tats. I think everyone had fun last night, some a little too much (I’m not naming names. You know who you are), and the river got a little cleaner today. Happy Saturday y’all. . . . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #chickenlife #pigfarminc #ironfly #flytying #flyfishing #rivercleanup #delawareriver #troegsbrewery #perpetualipa
This building reminded me our Tokyo trip last year. 👫#chill #oursimplelife #smalltrip #deepbreath #handinhand
Currently hanging out in the barn with these cheeses ❤🐶🐶 Trying not to feel to stressed about the wash that needs done, the cookies I wanted to bake, the cleaning, all. the. things. Happy Saturday, friends ❤. . . . . . . #farmmom #farmkids #farmlifebestlife #oursimplelife #dailymotherhood #thesehappysquares #thesearethedays #thisismotherhood #lovingtheordinarymoments #joyfulmamas #acupofmotherhood #thingsiwanttoremember #thesehappysquares #thesweetlifeunscripted #mywild #rawmotherhood #blessedmom #joyinthejourney #fullheartmamas
Gifts from the earth ♥ Saturday morning visits to @wffarmersmarket are a fave way to plug in to the vibe of the community + stock up on some fresh, local produce. This is one of the best parts of living in this lil' town ♥ What's your favourite part of living local? Where do you get connected? . . . . . #focusonsimple #whatisyoursimple #oursimplelife #myintentionallife #simpleliving #simplelivingmama #simplelivinglifestyle #inspiredlife #livewell #createyourlife #whatmattersmost #motherhoodrising #simplelife #inthemoment #inthenow #focusonwhatmatters #priorites #simplicitybydesign #honestmotherhood #momlife #momonamission #littlemoments #littlethingsarethebigthings #seeksimplicity #livewithintention #intentionalliving #livelocal #livesimple #giftsfromtheearth #marketmorning
This is his “I’m really sick of smiling for pictures but I guess I’ll humor mom” face 😂❤️
When you go and visit Dad at work and end up needing TWO outfit changes. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Sorry Dad — but how can you be upset at that face?! . . . #momlife #realtalk #reallife #momproblems #outfitchanges #childrenfashion #diaperchange #blowout #dadlife #bestdad #parenting #simpleparenting #ourlittlefamily #oursimplelife #wahm #stayathomemom #4monthsold
Guess what??! Chicken butt🤪 Also it's FRIDAY! It's a gorgeous late summer morning but truth be told I'm burning my new Magnolia Home candle that smells like a Christmas tree. It's fall in my mind year round. The girls are having a deep clean to the coop this weekend and we're prepping for the last week of summer vacation. I have a million bags of school supplies on my bedroom floor and my OCD to organize is kicking in. Coffee up parents...we're in the sweet home stretch of lazy summer days! What are your weekend plans?⠀ ⠀ #chickensofinstagram #friyayvibes #almosttheweekend
Grief + healing...they can take time. I have had two miscarriages. They happened early in the pregnancy + for that I count myself lucky. Dialogue about miscarriages has become more normalized, + it definitely needs to grow + continue...because without it you feel alone, or you feel like it's not supposed to be a big deal. It's been a few years since the last one, but I still think about them, the loss, the babes I didn't have who could've been snuggled in my arms, little hands held tight in mine. It's hard sometimes to see pregnant mama's, or mama's with their own wee ones. For whatever reason I was feeling the grief pretty keenly recently, + the only way to honour the feelings + space I was in was to get soft + deep in self-love. I'm not generally in a super feminine space, but this is what was necessary. I slowed down, got present, layered Jasmine + Rose throughout the day for about a week, + carried a rose quartz with me. Rose oil is beautiful, called the Queen of Oils, + is incredibly uplifting. Jasmine has a calming, yet euphoric aroma that uplifts mood and promotes a positive outlook. Rose quartz stones open up the heart chakras to unconditional love and positive energy, making it one of the most important gemstones for healing. Taking time + space to honour what you're feeling + the state you're in is important. You can't hide from your feelings...the only way 'out' is through. I've learned that the best way to deal with + process hard emotions, or even physical pain, is to lean right in, breathe deeply, + get incredibly present. . . . . . #focusonsimple #whatisyoursimple #oursimplelife #myintentionallife #legacy #whatisyourlegacy #lifeisshort #makethemostofit #spiritualgrowth #expandyourmind #mindbodyspirit #beyourbestself #workinprogress #universalassignment #lifelessons #lifelearning #lifeteaches #showup #beopentolearning #beopentogrowth #mindfulnessmatters #heartofgratitude #heartofservice #leanin #inyourfeelings #unconditionallove #selflovejourney #healing #divinefeminine #sacredfeminine
This guy is getting sweeter by the day — knock on wood! 🤭 Abby was such a tough baby — she was always so unhappy... until she hit about a year. So when we got pregnant with Ollie we were prepared for another “high spirited” baby. Then Ollie surprised us with such a sweet personality! Don’t get me wrong he has his moments (like the fact that he is not a fan of the car) — buuuttt let’s just hope it stays that way. 🤣 . . P.s...don’t judge my obsession with target Baby swaddles 👌🏻 . . #momlife #kids #stayathomemom #wahm #smallbusinessowner #babyboy #parentlife #targetlife #sweetboy #momblog #ourlittlefamily #oursimplelife #simpleparenting
Happy to know that our local favorite @kickmilktea now use eco friendly cups with their yummy products! Hope to see sustainable straws soon? #daet #haribol #oursimplelife #kickmilktea #saveplanetearth #reuse #reduce #recycle
Today was my silly baby’s first day of Kindergarten. 😭😭 But it’s pretty awesome that I get to bring him to work with me every day and his class is right next to mine. 😁❤️🍎
Henley thinks Sydney is her baby. Sydney thinks Henley is his best friend. Oh the adventures these two will have together. So blessed to have The Myers in Boise now to share all these wonderful moments together. @shaun.nah @k_myers210
We are LOVING school!! 😍 _ When Bradon was little I did a lot of activities with him, sensory bins, crafts, baking, tons of reading etc. But, with each new baby I started doing less and less. I was SO overwhelmed and just generally not in a good mental place. _ After taking care of myself the past 10 months though I'm in a much different space. I have more energy, I'm not (as) snappish and moody/depressed, and I now know how to cate for myself and help myself stay in a good place. I was/am doing great at nurturing Camille. _ But, I was still missing something. _ I was missing a good rhythm for the boys, and giving them activities where they could express themselves and learn. Where we could connect more. _ But I also needed something laid out for me with very little prep. (This is one of the reasons I have been crushing my health and fitness journey, everything is laid out for me!) And @thepeacefulpress 's #peacefulpreschool and the @habitatschoolhouse 's curriculum are EXACTLY what I (we) needed!! _ We've been having great circle/morning time each morning and our lessons have been educational and FUN! They've helped me add the structure we've needed to our days, and that's helping us all in SO many ways! _ Yes, there are still things I need to work on, but, now I have direction and once I have direction, amazing things happen! 🙌💖 _ {Pics are from our lesson today!}
They’re the perfect kind of wacky to make me slow down and be grateful for moments like these. And no, it isn’t lost on me that my son is wearing an “I can’t even” wide brim🤣 . . #wackywednesday #britishsoccercamp #mycrazies
· It rained for a few days straight and as much as a bummer that was, something good came out of it. Our yard now has actual grass and no longer looks like a desert. Plus, little flowers popped up and I’m pretty sure they’re weeds but the boys love them. Best of all, we got to make a little town out of mud, sticks and leaves. It was a first for us but I’m definitely looking forward to building with the boys again. If you didn’t get enough of my stories I just uploaded a video on YouTube, and yes, it took me this long to edit and upload lol.
I've basically wanted a picture of them in their matching "Happy Camper" shirts, while out camping, since I first saw them. {Since I first saw the shirts, not the boys 😜} And now I have it! 😀 _ And they were happy campers! When we started going up the mountain the clouds were so low, and it was so misty it really felt like we were in the clouds, and they loved the magic of it! 😊 _ It was also A LOT colder then my husband had said it would be (he accidentally checked the weather for the valley, not the mountain top🤦) and we of course had no sweaters stashed in the car. But, a few improvisations and a campfire later we were all warm enough! _ Oh! And our new tent/bedding situation made the trip so much better!! We got a smaller pole tent (we had a massive pop up tent) and 2 sleeping mats and those, combined with our massive sleeping bag and we stayed nice and toasty and we couldn't feel the bumpy ground beneath us. #campingwin 🙌 _ And the scenery was, of course, stunning. All in all, it was a wonderfully magical camping trip! ✨🏕️✨
It's always a good day when you find a blue egg in the coop. Our Shelby girl is getting older and her production is slowing down. It's been months since we've seen a pretty little blue one from her so it's extra special when we do.⠀ ⠀ #gardenhens #chickenkeeping #happychickens
We have had lots of adventures in nature over the past two days. On our walks along the creek and bush next to our house we have spotted kangaroos and wallabies with their joeys and the sweetest little family of brown quails 😍 At the front of our house there are two Welcoming Swallows working on their nest. We have just enjoyed letting time pass by as we sit and watch them 💫 Our home is so wonderful. I absolutely love where we live, surrounded by so much bush. It is a place rich with wildlife and it fills my heart and soul. It has felt more like 'home' than anywhere else I have ever lived and made all the more wonderful by it being the place where we expected the arrival of this precious daughter of ours. Life through her eyes brings even more magic to the world! 💚 . . .
Magic moments visiting my parents up in northern Ontario 🌠 Morning air, fresh coffee, doTERRA TerraShield for bug protection (because northern Ontario...), + digging into The Long Weekend, dreaming + planning future retreats #bestkindofmorning A beautiful visit, as always, but feels so short + we're already thinking about our next trip up. Nothing beats the air, the water, the rocks + trees #alwaysinmyheart ♥ . . . . . #focusonsimple #whatisyoursimple #oursimplelife #northernontario #myintentionallife #family #lovedones #ourtimetogether #legacy #whatisyourlegacy #thedaysarelongbuttheyearsareshort #lifeisshort #makethemostofit #motherhoodsimplified #motherhoodmoments #motherhoodrising #honestmotherhood #momlife #momonamission #simpleparenting #motherhood #lovebeingamom #boymom #boymomlife #mamasboy #mylittlesidekick #whatmattersmost #mamatime
Dance to start the day in the best way 💃🏻 Una radio accesa è quello che ci vuole per iniziare al meglio una nuova giornata 😎 Buon Ferragosto a tutti, ballerini e non 😜 #instamom #sharingmoments #childhood #cameramama #dance #musiclovers motherhood #livelifehappy #oursimplelife #ballachetipassa
Good Tuesday morning friends!! I posted all about canning season as promised. Link in profile (and more pics in my stories). Today I’m working at the library! Yippee! But I want to check out ALL the books. What’s on your agenda? . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #canning #blogher #peachchutney #growingseason #leadsto #canningseason #balljar #balljars
Took the long way home today, not by choice, and made some new friends. We have had so much rain here that getting around on our dirt roads, and even the paved roads, is becoming a great adventure. It took me about an hour and a half to get home. That trip is normally 15 minutes-with the detour! Our road is closed for construction so we travel over dirt roads. The dirt road had a tree across it and when I tried to take the ‘official’ detour, it was closed due to the road being washed out. So I found another dirt road, met these beauties, and finally made it home with the help of a really nice construction worker. No county fair for us tonight...because it’s still raining. And, umm, the road situation. So instead I’m curling up with a glass of wine and my knitting. I’ll catch up with everyone tomorrow. Happy Monday eve everyone! . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #cows #roadsidecows #roadsidephotography #cowsofinstagram #takeabackroad #notbychoice #butitwaspretty #buttookareallylongtime #iamcountryside
Zinnias & purple basil doing really well and adding amazing color to the garden😊 #gardening #oursimplelife #homestead #eatinglocal #intentionalliving
This guy — he seriously works his butt off for our family. We spent all weekend working on projects around the house — finally getting things done we have been too busy to work on. It’s an awesome feeling waking up on a Monday ready to take on the week! 💪🏻 . . . #husband #husbandgoals #ilovehim #bestfriend #daddy #dadaward #bathtime #weekendprojects #weekendvibes #oursimplelife #parentinglife #dadlife #family #familytime #momblogger
I turned 8 pounds of peaches into 12 half pints of peach chutney and 2 half pints of spicy peach jam. I promise to give you more info on all the canning soon. I posted some pics in my stories but I’ll blog about it soon. Today is filled-supply shopping and then the county fair!! I’m excited! What are you doing today? Happy Monday friends! . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #peaches #canning #preservingtheharvest #peachjam #peachchutney #allthepeaches
End of summer coffee bar refresh and kitchen accent wall redo complete ☕️🥄🏡🍽 🙌🏻☺️👊🏻#coffeebar #hisandhers #mrandmrs #coffee #keurig #simpledecor #homesweethome #oursimplelife #decorpastthedoor #simplelifestyle #biggerisntalwaysbetter #raedunn #shabbychicdecor #raedunnmugs #coffeeandjesus #swipeleft ⬅️
Faire des scones au bleuet en bobettes 💕✨
Close up of couch made from pallets. So happy with it. Just need to get some accessories and cushions etc. #oursimplelife #palletfurniture #diy #outdoorliving #diyoutdoorfurniture #diycouch
Deck, all bright and new again with homemade furntiure and new paint job. It's a corner couch made from pallets!! We love it! #oursimplelife #palletfurniture #outdoorliving #diycouch #diyoutdoorfurniture
Tis a fine cabbage, perfect to go with a Sunday roast. Straight from the garden. Simples! 😍 #oursimplelife #growyourown #vegetables #veggies #veggiegarden #backyardgardner #cabbage #sunday #sundayroast
UPDATE: read comments below. This is not a ‘fun little caterpillar’! ********************************************* Saw this fun little caterpillar while out free ranging with the girls. It was crawling up my leg (ewwww) so I decided to break out the macro lens (you haven’t seen that one for a while, eh?). I’m not sure what kind of critter he is but he sure photographed up real nice! Thanks little friend! I’m processing 8 pounds of peaches today y’all! Whatcha got goin’ on today friends? Happy Sunday! . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #macro #macrophotography #catepillar #crazylookingthing
What’s a girl to do on a rainy day? Read, and write a review, of a fancy self-help book. You can read all about it via the link in my profile. I found this book to be helpful and is hopefully the kick in the rear that I need to start setting boundaries. I have a real issue with being able to set boundaries y’all. Head over to @amymorinauthor for some inspiration. Do you read self-help? Happy Saturday friends! . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #igreads #selfhelp #selfhelpbooks #amymorin #blogher
Ce soir essai de taboulé au chou fleur.... les enfants n'y ont vu que du feu et se sont resservis 😎😎 #recettedété #thermomix #oursimplelife
This time 17 years ago I was preparing to marry my best friend. This guy is still the best after all this time. But boy have I learned a lot in the past 17 years (all good stuff for sure)! This is one of my fav pics from that day (in the days before digital 😱). Happy Saturday friends! . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #anniversary #seventeenyearsago #weddingpictures #beforedigital #manymanymoonsago
Sunbathing in my 20s: baby oil, baby oil, baby oil. ☀️ Sunbathing in my 30s: baby monitoring, baby toys, baby diaper laundry. #thatmomlife #bitsfromthebackyard
Hurray for Fridays.
These girls. What can I say about my #backyardflock for #flocktasticfriday ? They’ve given me two good years of trying to lay eggs. I’m putting them in retirement this fall. I’m going to add some girls and a roo to the flock and these 4 girls can just hang. Thanks Cindy @8coolcats for the tag to join Pauline @thesmithroost and Carissa @antiqued.chicken.mom and to remind me of why I ❤️ this flock (I need a reminder...almost daily!). . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #backyardchickens #chickensofinstagram
Peaceful.
Horse troughs are the best during summer 🐾🐴☀️ #waterdog #farmsitting #oursimplelife #labrador #sillylab #summerinoregon
This pretty much sums up the nephew visits! I also blogged about it (link in profile). I also updated the blog’s look. I’m ignoring the fact that it rained so hard we are pretty much stranded right now. A train derailed, leaking diesel into the river. Roads are washed out. Time to catch up on things around the homestead. We are high and dry so no worries there. Happy Thursday y’all! . . . . . . . . . . #simpleliving #homestead #homesteader #homesteadlife #nikon #nikond3100 #nikonphotography #catskills #catskillmountains #upperdelaware #upperdelawareriver #ourgrassisgreen #oursimplelife #countrylife #rurallife #farmher #chickenlibrarian #happyhomesteading #chickensanddirt #nephewsvisit #nephewsvisitthehomestead #nephewsrock #wehadsomuchfun
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