Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review: Now: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life: An Encouraging Devotional For Women

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My Thoughts:

This is a great little devotional. I love that it is short enough to be read in one sitting but with it's substance and reflection questions I found myself revisiting each chapter. I think it would make a great book club book. While I don't think this book is for everyone I think it would be very helpful to someone who is feeling overwhelmed and not quite sure what direction to take in life. The author talks you through fine tuning your dreams and guides you into how to make those dreams a reality.

Back Cover Quote:

"Do you have big goals that seem impossible? Are you ready to step out into fulfilling your dreams but everything seems so overwhelming? In Now: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life, Sarah Coller shares practical steps for living a fulfilling life, no matter your life circumstances. This simple devotional offers readers a place to journal thoughts and prayers and is excellent for both individual and small group study."

Recommendation:

You should definitely check this book out and right now it is a steal on Amazon for only $4.99.

The author, Sarah Coller, also blogs at www.classicalhomemaking.com.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Instagram Account and a Leave of Absence

First things first, let's talk about Instagram.

I had a moment last week where I realized I didn't want to be posting so many pictures of my children on the internet. One day they are going to be old enough to have an opinion on the matter and while I'm sure a few pictures here and there will be okay, I'm sure they won't want their whole life documented on social media. So I made my account private and removed everyone I didn't know in real life. I probably could have found a better way to go about it than just deleting everyone but in the moment that's all I could think of. I reopened another account under the same name. If you would like to follow along you can still find me at TheWoollyHomestead. I will still be posting about life on our homestead but it will include a lot less pictures of my kiddos.

 

This leads me into the second thing I wanted to talk about. With baby#3 being due in a few weeks I am planning on taking a leave of absence from the blog. I may pop over here once in awhile but I don't imagine it will be that often. I'm pretty confident that three kids, gardening, sheep, milking, chickens, canning, etc...are going to keep me very busy this summer. Once things settle down in the fall and we find our new groove as a family of five I hope to return to posting more regularly. I will still be on Instagram so be sure to follow us over there

I hope you have a wonderful spring and summer! See ya in the fall!

-Jacquelyn

Monday, February 27, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #17



Happy Monday! I'm glad you could stop by. Remember the blog party is open all week so make sure you stop back to check out the new links and add some of your own. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #16



Happy Monday! I'm glad you could stop by. Remember the blog party is open all week so make sure you stop back to check out the new links and add some of your own. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #15



Happy Monday! I'm glad you could stop by. Remember the blog party is open all week so make sure you stop back to check out the new links and add some of your own. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Snow Day: Cake for Breakfast

Today is our first REAL snow day. Everything is covered in white and the kids are thrilled!

 I had oats soaking overnight with the intention of making oatmeal or our favorite oatmeal pancakes, but this morning with the excitement of snow I decided maybe we should have a more exciting breakfast. 

And what is more exciting than getting to have cake for breakfast!? And it's not even anyone's birthday.

Monday, February 6, 2017

All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party #14



Happy Monday, friends! The sun is shining and it looks like we are in for a beautiful day, at least here in PA. I don't mind the cold but I do mind the clouds. I swear my productivity depends on the sun. Sunny days just make life better. 

This weekend we went to visit our local Cabela's. The kids love it. To them, it's almost as much fun as visiting the zoo. I guess it is like a zoo, in a slightly morbid way. Anywho..... We made the trip since we decided we needed to upgrade out meat grinder. The last two years we have used our Kitchen-Aid attachment to do all of our grinding, which has been nothing short of awful. We decided if we are going to continue raising our own meat we need the correct tool for the job. It was a tough decision but we ended up buying the 3/4 hp Cabela's model. Once we put some more use on it I'll write up a review to share with you. 

That's enough about me, let's get on with the blog party.

In case you missed the news....  I am excited to announce I will now be co-hosting the All Around the Home and Homestead Blog Party with Jennifer from Faithful Homestead. Head on over and check out her blog. She is another homesteading homeschooling mama and her blog has a wealth of information.

The Blog Party will take place every Monday. Check out what others are up to and add your own link below.