Wordless Wednesday




I have recently signed on with Usborne Books & More and am having a launch party, join me tomorrow on facebook or simply place an order once the party is live tomorrow! If you have any questions or would like to host a party then shoot me a message!




June is our month!

Everyone has something they are looking forward to in the summer, for us, this year it is the second annual Worship in the Adirondacks concert! We took our sons last year and it was a truly amazing time, thousands of people gathered out in God’s great creation, worshiping him and learning of ways to serve others. It was wonderful, our boys truly enjoyed their first concert and since then we have been sponsoring a young boy from Colombia. It has been a blessing to our family, knowing we are making a difference in someone else’s life! If you would like information on sponsoring a child, please feel free to contact me!

June is also the month we are working hard on getting our garden going, we have already planted many things and praying that it will thrive in this sketchy New York weather. Northern NY means that on this first weekend of June it’s actually a little chilly outside, we are set to have a high of 62 today! What is the weather like where you are? What are some things that you like to grow and that thrive well in your climate? I for one would love to grow some citrus but that is not happening here!

Have a blessed weekend, make it count!


Rainy Day Blues

It has been a very wet spring here in Northern NY. This is mostly good, because God is cleansing the Earth and we certainly need it, especially in preparation for gardening. But the downside to so much rain is a mucky yard and lazy days. We went through a little storm of our own during all of this, we have had to re-home our two dogs as they attacked our birds and killed one of the ducks. It saddened me but I have to protect my flock. I am not waiting long enough to “maybe” break them of it only to have them kill more. The boys were completely fine with it and therefore so are we.

The sun-breaks in our life recently include an amazing camping trip this past week and the completion of my first semester grad school with excellent grades. The boys are winding down 2nd and 5th grades and looking forward to all that summer holds for us.

My husband will be starting a new job soon which will allow for more family time, God is so good! And I’m almost ready to launch my Etsy shop and have just signed on to sell Usborne books again!

I’ve got a growing to-do list though loves, so I hope you have a blessed weekend! Take a moment to remember those that fought and died for your precious rights!



Spring is in the air!

It’s been a busy and hectic few months, grad school has definitely had me strapped for time and we have had some weekend getaways in there as well as a growing flock and another furry addition to our family!

We have gotten more chickens as well as added some ducklings into the mix, that has kept us quite busy because ducks I will tell you, are way messier than chicks! Should you be considering them, you’ve been warned! Ha! But they are worth it, so fluffy and fun and in several months time they will be laying some decadent eggs for us that I cannot wait to do some baking with!

The boys are growing like weeds, and their interests and hobbies are ever changing. They are thriving in their school work as well as being our little helpers here on this little homestead. We are so incredibly blessed to have all this time to share with our sons!

We have many fun things planned for the summer and I am ready for all the fun to begin, and to share some photos and stories with you all along the way! Concerts, camping, gardening, mini vacations, home improvements, and also some big news that I’ll be sharing with you as soon as the details are final!

I pray that all is well with all of my lovely readers, and if I can pray for you in any way please let me know! It’s time to get back to writing my next essay so this will be a short one again. Have a blessed Easter weekend, God is SO good!

~ Melanie