2022, affiliate links, amazon affiliate, organizing, Pinspiration, simplifying life

Five travel essentials for a more organized, less-stressful trip

**This post contains affiliate links.** My family and I don’t travel often- at the most, we vacation in the mountains or at the beach twice a year, and then go to visit our family who lives out-of-state. This year, we have taken three out-of-state trips and two were for work. What I have learned throughout… Continue reading Five travel essentials for a more organized, less-stressful trip

2022, pallet projects, rustic DIY

Pallet projects: directional sign

Recently, I acquired a stack of pallets from work. I used most of them to build the raised beds you see in this post. I had a few planks of wood left over from that project, but I didn't want to throw it away. Burning treated wood is a no-no here, and we are under… Continue reading Pallet projects: directional sign

2022, life as a lumber, taking trips

Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

My family and I just returned yesterday from Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. They were invited to compete in the Dance Machine National Competition at Sevierville Convention Center. We are very proud of their awesome season and we are excited to see what next season holds. These are some of my favorite pictures from the… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: What We’ve Been Up To

2022, life as a lumber

Life as a lumber: what we’ve been up to

Basically, we have been doing a ton of farm stuff and lots of planting, watering and harvesting. Our first plant sale is scheduled for next Saturday if you’re local to me. We have lots of herbs and everything is organic. We’ve also been doing lots of home projects: we painted the front porch and spread… Continue reading Life as a lumber: what we’ve been up to

2022, mental health, Personal, self care, wellness

Mental health Mondays: Build your self esteem

A lot of us struggle with low self esteem. Fortunately, there are changes we can make to improve our feelings about ourselves. 1. Identify your triggers Think about the situations and conditions that impact your self esteem in a negative way. It could be stressful situations at work, a challenge with a spouse or changes… Continue reading Mental health Mondays: Build your self esteem