Family, Gift Guides

Best Selling Lego Sets Under $25 from Amazon

25 Lego sets for girls under $25!

If you are shopping for Christmas gifts, check out this post on 25 Lego Sets for girls. It includes Lego Friends and Lego Minecraft!

Legos make perfect gifts because kids love them AND they are educational. Perfect for homeschoolers like us! I have put together the perfect gift guide for Lego shopping. They are all under $25, they are Amazon best sellers, and you can order them right from this blog post! Plus they are all approved by my 9 year old daughter who LOVES Legos!

Click on the image or name of the Lego set and it will send you right to Amazon to order or take a closer look. Make Christmas easy on yourself this year and do your shopping from the comfort of your own home. read more

Family, Gift Guides, Marriage

20 Amazon Gifts for the Truck Driver in Your Life

Make Christmas easy this year by shopping on Amazon! This gift guide for truck drivers will help you find the perfect gift for your trucker this Christmas.

I’m the proud wife of a trucker and have been for over 10 years now. Whether it’s your husband or brother, most families have a trucker in their life. And let me fill you in a little secret. Men LOVE practical gifts!! This means that finding a gift for the truck driver in your life is super easy!

Not excluding the ladies, but women make up only 6% of the trucking industry so I think it’s safe to say men here 😉

Click on the description or the image to be taken to Amazon where you can purchase these trucker approved items! read more

Homeschool, Life Lately

Build Your Library Update

Are you interested in the Build Your Library Curriculum? Click here to learn about some of the activities and books this homeschool curriculum has to offer!

Howdy folks! I thought I would give you a little update on how the first couple of months has gone with our new homeschool curriculum, Build Your Library. Click here for our reasons for choosing this curriculum.

We started at the beginning of September and things are going really well! We began with 1st grade even though my kids are in second and fourth grade age wise. Grade 1 began with ancient history so I thought it was a great place to begin the curriculum.

Sisters in front of sunflowers in their backyard

The curriculum includes lessons for history, mythology, literature, science, art, and language arts. Not all are done everyday or on the same day. It has lesson plans for five days a week but I am able to condense it down to three days a week to better suit our schedule. read more

Health, Taking care of Me

Living with Depression

How exactly does it feel to live with depression?

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with depression? What does it feel like to be depressed? Click here to find out more!

Trying to describe what it’s like living with depression is like trying to describe a sunset. You know all the correct adjectives and nouns, but the description always falls short of seeing it for yourself.

I have blogged previously about my experience recognizing my depression. I am currently on medication which helps, but I am not “cured” of my depression. It’s much more manageable than it once was and my good days far outnumber my bad. But I still feel some of the depression symptoms. read more

Family, Making Memories

How to Choose Outfits for Family Photos

Three easy tips to help you choose outfits for family photos!

How to Choose Outfits for Family Photos

I’m a huge advocate for taking family photos. Our family has a yearly tradition of taking family portraits. I treasure these photos because as Jodi Picoult once said “This is what I like about photographs. They’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.”

But taking family photos can be stressful. Finding the time, the money, the location, and the outfits! Picking out the perfect outfit for each of your family members that makes them look and feel great can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be! I have a three-step system that I use to coordinate our family outfits. Let me tell you about it. read more