in the last week

We booked our plane tickets to China! Now we just have to book our tickets for travel inside China (flying/train traveling from province to province).

Joe and I had a date day. It had been way too long since our last one. (Two or three months ago)

We had a very sick chicken. Tried nursing it back to health, but she didn't make it. Joci was one upset little girl.

Joci no longer eats chicken. This has been going on in the past month or so. Thus, her only meat-eating involves fish sticks and hot dogs occasionally.

Owen has been saying, "I wuv's you."

I've blogged four times in the past week. That's a miracle in itself.

We picked out paint color for the garage. Gray was the winner.

We, meaning Joe, pulled the air conditioners out of the house. I turned on the heater for those cold mornings and late evenings.

~This picture may look like nothing to everyone else, but it is one of my favorites. Joci loves talking to her chickens, and this is exactly what she was doing as she took a break from picking the last of the tomatoes before the frost.


Happy Friday friends!!

xoxo,
Tonya











october goals

Fall is my FAVORITE season! It contains cooler days, falling leaves, apple cider, pumpkin pie, pumpkin smells, and more reasons to stay inside!

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In September I did not write out a goal plan on the ol' blog.
 
We've been busy, really busy.  It's hard to balance real life with 4 kids and blogging/hobbies.


October goals:
1. Clean out ALL my junk drawers. Let me tell ya' this is going to be a monumental task. All my junk drawers are the equivalent to a couple of medium-size dressers. #obsessivedrawerstuffer

2. Simplify and organize linen closet. Our linen closet is a mess; a big mess.

3. Sew, make, and/or create 30 items for the etsy shop. List 50 new items in the shop. (I'm guessing I have 20 items already done.)

4. Start and finish our packing for China. I don't want to be packing last minute for our trip.

Linking up with The Tiny Twig-Goals with Grace

free printable roundup #9

Happy Tuesday friends!!

 Today is Tuesday, and that means some free printables
that I've rounded up from the far corners of the internet for you to enjoy.
 
~a set of ten cute prints to adorn your walls 
 
Free Printables 
 
~another Caravan shoppe print
You have to set up an account, but the print is absolutely free.
 
 
 
~arrows are all the rage  
 
 
 
~feathers seem to be a trend also
~a set of thank you tags for gifts
 


 
Grab your coffee, tea, Diet Coke, or whatever strikes your fancy
and have yourself a little printing session.

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who so gladly share their
talent and creativity with the rest of us!
 
 
xoxo,
Tonya

hello monday


hello trying to squeeze in as many appointments as we can before little sister gets here

hello house project list

hello knitting needles~it's nice to see you again

hello first day of school pictures from August & September



hello laundry catch-up day

hello cooler weather

hello menu planning

hello lots of coffee

happy Monday friends!!

*linking up with Lisa Leonard today

free printable Halloween roundup #8

Happy Tuesday friends!!
 
It's been so long since I've regularly blogged, and I know no other way to get started than to just get back into a regular routine.

Today is Tuesday, and that means some free printables that I've rounded up from the far corners of the internet for you to enjoy.
 
~Halloween finger puppets should keep your littles busy  
 
~a chalkboard printable to display on your mantle or wall
 
Free-Halloween-Printable
 
~need some tags for Halloween gifts
 
Free Printable Halloween Tags & Labels
 
~ how about a set of lunchbox notes for your little spooks?
 
halloween ideas
 
~a  cute countdown to Halloween printable
Festive Countdown to Halloween Printable!  Use chalk to mark off the days -- toss and print another next year! Print or save a copy at www.livelaughrowe.com. #halloween #printable
 
~an adorable "outta candy" printable for your front door
 
2 halloween sign
 
 
Grab your coffee, tea, Diet Coke, or whatever strikes your fancy and have yourself a little printing session to spruce up Halloween d├ęcor.

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who so gladly share their talent and creativity with the rest of us!
 
xoxo,
Tonya
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