Friday, October 19, 2012

Thinking Outside the Box

My husband and I bought our home a little over 2 years ago, knowing it would take years of work to get it to where we want it to be. It's an old house, built in 1910. Nothing fancy, just an old house with a little charm and character. But it had enough bedrooms, a huge beautiful fenced in yard, an established fenced in garden, and a super low small town Iowa price. Super low as in 3 more years it will be bought and paid for, while our friends are all still whittling away on their 30 year mortgages.

Our Home
You get what you pay for though.

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Patience Is A Virtue" Says My Apple Cider Caramels

I'll admit it: I'm not the most patient person. Not only do I like things neat, clean, organized, and done right, I also like them done now. So when I decided to take on the waiting game of caramel making, I should have known better. The greatest things in life take time. Lesson learned.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Laundry Is So Overrated

Have you ever taken a good, hard look at your life? I mean really look, critically. That has been me this week. It seems as if daily chores and kids have taken over my life. Yes, I know that's normal when you are a parent, especially when you are a parent to many. Every day is the same thing. Clean. Cook. Bathe. Homework. Sleep. Repeat.