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A Mother’s Morning Basket (Winter)

Winter weather can be pretty miserable here in Middle Tennessee. Lots of cold and rainy days. It's not my favorite season. But I do love all the cozy hours spent reading. I've started gathering books for my basket that I keep beside my knitting materials. I just learned how to knit this past fall. Maybe… Continue reading A Mother’s Morning Basket (Winter)

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Reading Weather Has Arrived

We had a dusting of snow today in Middle Tennessee. The children are out trying to catch snowflakes on their tongue. I'm cuddled under blankets by the fire, shivering and struggling to stay warm. My body was definitely not made for winter weather. I'm trying my best to embrace this season we are in. Where… Continue reading Reading Weather Has Arrived

My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

Chicken and Dumplings is a family favorite during the cold winter season. Here is my favorite version adapted from Pioneer Woman! I love that I can make both Chicken and Noodle Soup or Chicken and Dumplings off the same recipe.   Chicken and Dumplings/Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients: 1/2 stick butter 1/2  sweet onion, diced 2… Continue reading Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

Freshly Picked Favorites · My Sewing Corner · Seasons & Holidays

2019 Favorite Family Finds

With the New Year around the corner, I thought I would share my favorite products our family found this year. We have become more mindful about what we bring into our home. We currently rent a small 2000 sq ft two story home that is bursting at the seams. 400 sq ft of it is… Continue reading 2019 Favorite Family Finds

My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

25 Days of Christmas Books!

Photo by Torsten Dettlaff on Pexels.com   It' almost time to change the calendar and gather Advent materials. (And I should probably consider removing the rotting pumpkins from the front porch.) As we count down to Christmas, we will pull out a new book from our December book stack. Im actually thinking about wrapping them… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas Books!

Homeschool · My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

We finished up our science unit on bugs last month. I decided to pause our usual science lessons and do a quick unit study on trees and leaves. The leaves have been beautiful this year! The kids love going on leaf hunts and running back home to identify them in their books. They really enjoyed… Continue reading Unit Study: Seeds, Trees, and Leaves

My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Creamy Chicken + Spinach Gnocchi soup (Olive Garden Style)

Fall has arrived in Tennessee! That means Soup Season is here! Sundays in the Fall are perfect for snuggling and soup! Here's what we made this rainy, cold weekend. Creamy Veggie Gnocchi Soup Ingredients: 1/2 stick of butter 1 onion diced (1 cup) 3 carrots diced (1 cup) 3 celery stalks diced (1/2 cup) 2… Continue reading Creamy Chicken + Spinach Gnocchi soup (Olive Garden Style)

Mother Culture · Motherhood · My Bookshelf · Seasons & Holidays

A Mother’s Morning Basket (Autumn)

Fall weather arrived this week in Middle Tennessee! I've started gathering books for my basket to read during the cooler months beside a cozy fire. This past June, I shared a mother's morning basket to read during the summer. My Autumn Morning Basket is filled with: A journal + pen My Bible + planner Wild… Continue reading A Mother’s Morning Basket (Autumn)