Showing posts from April, 2021

Friday Favorites: Ian's 17th Birthday Party

 I can't believe we're wrapping up the month of April already and heading into May this weekend.  The campground officially opens near us this weekend and that's usually a sign that things are going to get busy again.  We'll start seeing more and more people around the neighborhood and more and more boats out on the lake.  Alec had school in the building on  Friday followed by practice.  The other boys and I finished schoolwork in record time.  Both Ian and Evan only have 2-3 subjects left before we're finished our schoolwork for the year. As soon as Ian was done he headed out to work on the neighbor's lawn.  It was another very windy day so Evan and I spent our afternoon inside-  we both miss hiking so much but it's been either really cold or really windy.  Just before cooking dinner we did head out on a short walk to the mailbox and back as it was finally warming up and the wind was dying down.  Saturday morning I was busy getting ready for Ian's par

Encouraging Hearts and Home: April Showers Bring May Flowers

While I don't know if that saying holds true as we didn't have a very rainy April but I can not wait to watch the flower bud and bloom as the calendar turns to May.  In honor of that I picked a few flower themed post from last week's link up to feature this week.  And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! The Posts with the most views from last week:  I Spy Photography Challenge No. 15 by Ellibelle's Corner Some of my favorites from last week: Cherry Blossoms at the National Arboretum Part 1 by The Diary of Nicole Alicia Not Just ANY Chair by The Apple Street Cottage April Showers Bring May Flowers Wall Art Decor Free Printable by Ke

Monthly Musings; Spring Cleaning

 With the last Thursday of the month it's time to link up with Holly and Patty for their Monthly Musings series.  This month we're answering lots of questions about spring cleaning.  1.  Are you doing a spring cleaning this year? Not really.  I am going through and organizing different areas of the house though; like changing all our photos over into photo cases. I tend to work on small areas like this ALL the time.  2. Favorite cleaning products? My Libman Freedom mop ; with it's machine washable pads and fillable chamber I can use whatever I want to clean my floors and it's so easy to use and reuse.  3. What is your must clean for every spring? I concentrate most of my cleaning outside each spring.  I have to clean off the patio, the deck, & all the gardens, otherwise it just doesn't feel like spring to me.  I do like to wash all the windows (that I can reach anyway) in the house.   before after 4. Any garage/ shed cleaning tips? Our shed & garage are clea