My desk is messy, my boots are dirty, and I’m smiling.

Today was the first day of school. We got up a lot earlier than our lazy summer hours had been permitting. I woke up kids and then Lynzi and I went into our backyard to till up some ground so we could plant the gorgeous little cantaloupe plant that we happened upon a few days…

FAMILY – it’s a sign

I had these old picture frames just sitting around collecting dust – and when I say collecting dust I mean quite literally, I had to dust them off before I could work with them. (Gross right?) Sometimes we allow things to lie dormant for a while until we are ready to work with them, and…

Invest in Yourself

Hello all! Here is our weekly podcast about a myriad of things but the main point we want to drive home is that YOU are worth the time it takes to live a happy and healthy life. Below are the promised pictures of our 8 month old Jack Russell Terrier, Henry, in his life jacket….

The not-so-subtle art of saying NO

“Hi, I have a doctors appointment in an hour, can you watch my kids?” “Hello, you are so talented at ________, can you help us with this project?” “So glad I caught you, can you make some food for this funeral tomorrow?” “Hey a bunch of us are going to out to party later, you’ll…

Somewhere between the bottom line and Dickens.

I have been making a lot of yummy salads this summer, party because it’s too hot to cook and partly because we have been growing the most beautiful tomatoes and peppers and herbs. If you know anything about vegetable gardens then you know when things are ripe they are ready to eat NOW. Some people…

Sometimes we podcast…

We used to do a podcast. People seemed to like it. We got busy. But now…WE ARE BACK for your listening enjoyment. Check it out. Oh…and here is the picture of the “herb wagon” that I promised in the podcast I’d include here on the blog. =) Just Living Out Loud Podcast

Just Keep Growing…

I wrote this and posted it on our facebook page a few days ago but I wanted to include it here as well: Purpose. I have struggled with it my entire life. When I was younger I thought god just forgot to give me one and that maybe I’d aimlessly wander forever. It’s SO easy…