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My Marriage is Doomed and Other Lessons from Author Gretchen Rubin’s Talk

Photo credit: Amy Pinard PhotographyI have realized a problem with my marriage. Yep. While seeing one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, speak the other night, I learned a possible reason for why my husband and I drive each other crazy in certain cases....more

Learning to Breathe Three Minutes at a Time

Meditation has always been somewhat of an enigma to me. I know a lot of people make it a regular practice and I have tried to meditate with little success and little return. I just didn’t get it....more

Learning to Farm

The scariest thing about going from hobby gardener to farm owner is that I feel like I need to know things now. Things that I don't know. In fact, I don't even know what I don't know.Right now if my tomatoes don't come up, I say, "that sucks," and move on with my day. Last year when a groundhog ate my entire garden, I was upset. It was wasted work, but at least I could go to the grocery store....more

How to See the World Through the Eyes of a Child

We were visiting our new farm (if you missed that story, catch up here) and I was snapping pictures as I often do there (I've amassed quite a collection already). While poised for some close-ups of little yellow flowers, three-year-old Jonas said he wanted to take pictures of the flowers, too....more

What Do You Want? The Day We (Literally) Bought the Farm

About this time last year, my husband and I started discussing the future. What did we want out of life? What did we want to do with our time? Did we want to live where we did? Did we want to go somewhere else?...more
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Re-Growing Green Onions

I heard you could re-grow green onions from your grocery store leftovers. It sounded easy enough, almost like magic.Well, I've had people tell me things are easy before and it doesn't always turn out to be true for me. This, however, actually was super easy, so I'm sharing. Here is what you do:...more

What Makes a Long Marriage? (No, really. I’m asking.) – My Messy Beautiful

Marriage, partnership, coupledom- whatever you want to call it, it's been on my mind a lot lately. This post will probably give you a glimpse of me that you haven't seen before. (Oh, and there's a giveaway at the end for those who make it through.)...more

Interview: Ellen Gregory

Each Wednesday is Wonderstruck Interview day. Hearing other people’s stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.Today's interviewee is fantasy fiction writer Ellen Gregory. What have you been wonderstruck by recently? ...more

Pinterest Recipe Review: Cookie Dough Balls

Each week this month I am reviewing one recipe I found on Pinterest. After collecting a number of scrumptious looking foods on my Cooking board, I realized I should probably start actually making them. Novel concept, I know.I've already reviewed Cherry Pie Poppers and Apple Cider Sangria. This week: Cookie Dough Balls....more