About Me

This is my happy place.  As a stay-at-home mom of 9 kids, I get a little excited when I talk to other grown ups.

Actually, several of my kids are technically grown ups.  It’s hard to believe.  They range in age from 7-24.  When my kids were all little it was so hard to imagine the day would ever come when I wouldn’t have a baby anymore or I could just leave the house without a full on battle plan.  If you’re in the thick of babies and diapers….let me tell you that while it seems impossible….you won’t believe how quickly it passes.

I share everything here from DIY projects to parenting tips to just whatever happened over the weekend.  Yep.  It’s a barrel of fun.

If you want to see my house, my Summer Home Tour is a great place to start.  The “Our House” tab at the top takes you to smaller projects and how I did them.

a great home tour!

I also have a gallery full of parenting tips and faith based encouragement.  And don’t miss my YouTube channel of tips and ideas!

Personally, I have been on a journey of getting healthy and losing weight.  I have lost 80 pounds over the past year and have another 20 to lose.  It’s been a blessing to feel like I am taking good care of myself and I love, love to encourage you to do the same.  Through diet, exercise and supplements (especially my beloved essential oils!) I feel and look better than I have in years!

before-after

My top post of all time is one that I shared in 2012 called, “20 Ways to Reset When the Kids Are Having a Hard Day.”  It has been so popular that I have a book coming out on the same topic in the fall of 2015 that will be filled with a LOT more ideas and go deeper into the idea of finding joy right where you are.

Thanks or stopping by and I hope you’ll come back and visit!