This week of February has flown by and we have been busy around here meeting a new homeschool group attending a swimming/Valentine’s Day party, trips to the library, grocery shopping day, kids yoga class, getting a new washing machine (I finally get to do laundry at home), and having my beautiful little girl turn THREE years old.
We had her party yesterday and our little farmhouse was filled with family and friends. There were kids ALL over – so fun to have cousins romping around together. Even if sometimes I just have to squint my eyes and hope as they race around the corner they don’t crash into each other or the wall. It was fun and we are so blessed. Val was very happy and excited to have a big group come to her house and even more excited when she opened presents! She is sitting next to me water painting with one of her gifts right now.
My Val – those big eyes and smile. Even a bigger personality, that girl has. So sweet, but so determined. A little girl with a huge soul full of vibrancy. The light of my life. The greatest teacher the Universe will ever give me. Here’s to another trip around the sun, girlfriend. May you stay spunky, happy, and healthy!
Sunday Inspiration Links
I want these in my kitchen:
A shelf full of herbs
A wellness kit
A shelf of essential oils
And… how to make situations IN your control
And this too… earn points and rewards by doing tasks at home on DailyFeats
It’s Spring! It didn’t feel like it when we got over a foot of snow this past week, there was a state of emergency, and some roads were closed because the plows couldn’t keep up with the snowing and blowing. But there are signs of Spring inside our home – sunflowers sprouting in a tray and organic mixed sprouts growing in my sprouting jar.
So.. I’m thinking Spring in a lot of my inspirational links this week:
- I want to grow grapes this summer.
- And maybe kidney beans.
- Definitely chamomile is going in the garden.
- I want to try making these raw truffles.
- The Urban Homestead (I’ve been a fan for a long time but I’m still craving a homestead here).
It has been over 3 years since I graduated college. It’s been way longer than that since I have graduated high school. But.. I am excited today because me and another friend are signing up for a class tonight.
Why does that make me so happy?!
I’m a life learner! I can’t help but get excited about learning new things… especially with someone as interested in these things as I am. So, what class is it you ask?
It’s a Family Herbalist Course through one of the founders of the American Herbalists Guild. I am taking the course so that I can learn more about the history of the use of herbals, how to grow them, harvest them, and use them for myself and family and friends as a form of preventative medicine.
We would love more people in our study group! Let me know if you are interested!
What are you looking forward to learning this week?