Friday, July 31

friday favorites: homesteading edition

Happy Friday, Friends! 

I’m linking up with Erika to share a few favorites from the week. Keeping it short and sweet today as this week has been kind of chaotic for me. 

My oldest Little Farmer had his first camp out with friends last weekend. We thought for sure they’d end up inside before the night ended, but they actually made it through! They roasted hot dogs and made s’mores. I might have eaten three - they’re a favorite of mine.


Friday, July 24

friday favorites: garden goodness and kitten cuteness

Happy Friday, Friends! 

Do you feel like the week following vacation is a challenging one? 

I feel like this week has kicked my tail. Getting caught up with work, coming home to a garden that’s bursting at the seams with veggies AND weeds, children who are technically still on vacation, and hot hot hot weather. Combine those with a brain that doesn’t seem to be in optimal working order yet and a mama who feels overwhelmed, and the world wins. 

I’m so thankful His mercies are new everyday. Today is a fresh start! My prayer is that I am a better version of myself today than I was yesterday. 

I do have a few favorites from the week. So, I’m linking up with Erika to share.   

After being away for a week, the garden had grown exponentially. Green beans galore, peppers run amuck, and finally the start of red tomatoes. Our pumpkins and watermelons also seem to have exploded, crawling out of the garden and into the yard. I’m so excited about all of this garden goodness, but that also means there is lots of work to do. 


Monday, July 20

vacation at pine knoll shores, nc


Well Friends, I’m dropping in today to share some highlights from our family vacation. 

We spent the past week basking in the sun and playing in the ocean at Pine Knoll Shores, NC, and it was absolutely perfect. 

We waited last minute to reserve a property due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, but ultimately opted to quarantine shore side for a change of scenery. 

We stumbled upon a town home in Pine Knoll Shores via VRBO. We worked with the realty company that held the property to secure our reservation, and I can’t say how wonderful enough they were to work with. If you’re ever heading in that direction, touch base with the folks at Realty World - First Coast Realty. 

As part of the Crystal Coast, the waters at Pine Knoll Shores were a beautiful emerald green and the clearest we’ve ever seen the Atlantic Ocean. The beach was clean and had plenty of space for all beach goers, most of which were families.