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I hate trying to check off all the things on a list and feeling like I’m not keeping up with societies standards of what I’m supposed to be doing with my kids over the summer.  After some years of practice, I’ve come to a place of confidence.  A place of knowing a bit better who […]


August 9, 2019

The Only Thing On The Summer Bucket List… Camp Out

“The beautiful White River in the Ozark Mountains where Johnny Morris grew up with his mom and dad.  It was the birthplace of Bass Pro Shops.” These rich and relatable words are written in the most gorgeous watercolor as you enter the exquisite new project of Johnny Morris.  The Wonders of Wildlife, properly coined WOW, […]

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May 10, 2018

A Field Trip To WOW

It’s finally spring and we’ve been so excited to start our first flower season.  Dakota and I have been working on our business plan for the flower farm during our home school days and it has been so fun seeing her mind at work.  She is very determined to see this dream come true and […]

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March 22, 2018

Outpost Flowers

    Over the years I’ve picked up some ideas to share love and make the sweet holiday special without overspending or eating too much sugar!-Ha.   Here’s the go to list…    1 Set the mood by making cards together.  It’s funnest to make a few homemade, but we usually purchase some from here […]

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February 9, 2018

Share The Love… 5 Sweet Valentine Ideas

  Guess what I learned the last ten years of raising a family?  Success doesn’t happen on it’s own.  Once we got out of that euphoric baby bubble where everything was held together by bursting hearts and bath time lotion, I quickly realized that my family was evolving into INDIVIDUALS, who had quite the scope […]

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January 17, 2018

How To Start Setting Goals You and Your Family Will Actually Accomplish

Growing up in a small town had it’s sweet advantages… When I was a teenager working at the local dairy queen, the owner, who was also our town mayor of course, hosted a Christmas party for all of us employees.  The mayor and his wife were the kindest of people who took good care of […]

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December 21, 2017

The Art Of Old Fashioned Cocoa

Wrapping up this first season of homeschooling feels good.  It has flown by and I can think of so many things that I wish I would have done, or could have done better.  However, in the end, I’m just thankful for the opportunity we’ve had to try it out, for the grace of learning as […]

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November 30, 2017

Lessons From Our First Chapter of Homeschooling

I love the transition to summer!  The kids getting out of school.  Planning fun summer activities… We try to take full advantage of summertime around here 😉  The kiddos have been busy this time of year with dance, ball, and just plain playing outside.  Here’s some small talk on things I want to remember from […]

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June 8, 2016

Small Talk – {featuring PEEK kids summer style}

I spoke to a good friend recently who gave me some insight she had discovered through a counselor.  She said “we always want a good conversation, a deeper connection, a better relationship, ” but we don’t realize we ourselves are often preventing that from happening.  Here’s how… Sometimes, my child will come to me in […]

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May 3, 2016

Small Talk… a fresh idea on how to communicate with your kids

Ever heard the quote “those who fail to plan , plan to fail,” yep that was us! We’ve started a new habit though that has been a game changer as we navigate life together. For what seems like ages Jared and I had a really hard time being on the same page with what was […]

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April 25, 2016

Are you on the same page as your spouse? This will help…

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