Have you ever wondered how to save money each month? If you answered yes, than we have something in common! I want to share with you today how I cut my budget by 20% with just 3 steps! I have always been a frugal person - not cheap - just frugal! By this I mean, looking for the best deals, couponing when we were beginning the vineyard, (John took a paper route to make ends meet so I … [Read more...] about How I Cut My Budget by 20%!
You have probably seen a title similar to "5 Essential Oils You Need" or "My 5 Favorite Essential Oils" and been curious - and, so was I, but never really seriously. In fact, I did not become seriously interested in essential oils until I had a need for them and then, well, the story changed! My adventure with essential oils started while visiting my mom and sister in Georgia. We were out … [Read more...] about 5 Essential Oils You Need!
For a chronological listing of our building projects with ICF (or insulated concrete forms), be sure to look through the ICF Building Index tab in the menu bar. With the footers and supporting walls completed, we are ready for the front porch concrete! The weather after the blizzard has been a milder and John and the boys have been able to get the prep work done to have the concrete … [Read more...] about Front Porch Concrete
I have to say that our last week of 2015 was a total blast - literally! I know, if you look at the snow covered vineyard pictures above and below, it is beautiful. And, it was .... after the blizzard was over! I'm talking a sustained wind blast of 35 - 40 mph blowing snow all around west Texas - for 48 hours! Yes, surviving our first blizzard was an experience and once is definitely … [Read more...] about Surviving Our First Blizzard and New Year’s Goals
If you are looking for paradise,we have found it - Hawaii. To Hawaii, I say, "Aloha". And, goodbye Texas! Not really, but, I sure would like to. Just think, year-round temperatures of around 76F - 85F! I could definitely handle that. We have been wanting to take a family vacation for a while and we finally did it! You might wonder why we chose Hawaii. Grab a cup of coffee and let me … [Read more...] about Aloha Big Island of Hawaii!
Have you ever played the movie line game? Our family has several variations of this game (it's a favorite vineyard game): One person says a line from a movie and everyone has to guess which movie it is from. Or, one starts the movie line and another completes it. Or, after a movie line is said, someone adds the next line. One of my favorite movie lines is, "It's the little things in … [Read more...] about New Chicken Coop = No More Poop on My Porch!