agoldenafternoon BBQ sauce making with one of my besties @eringuthrie. I am one more batch away from getting the recipe right to share. Warning: I can't promise you won't lick every last ounce you make of it, right Erin? 4h

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agoldenafternoon I believe food is healing. There is always the part of it that heals your body with nutrients and strengthening proteins. The other side, the emotional, is just as important to heal. Sometimes making yourself something that creates happiness inside of you is the best way to make a rough day better, for the healing of body and soul. (Poached eggs, with Julia's hollandaise, dill, on GF sourdough-a treat) 4d

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agoldenafternoon Amazing progress on the treehouse thanks to my husband's hard work and some help from friends! #rushfamilyrobinson 1w

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agoldenafternoon Progress. I've been to 3 different hardware stores and apparently nobody has more than 6 brackets or enough poplar to cut. It's a good thing I love taking all of my kiddos on errands. 1w

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agoldenafternoon Luscious local heirlooms. 1w

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agoldenafternoon The after. Not bad for her first tarte tatin. It tasted AMAZING. Also, I'm finally making Faith a hashtag.#missfaithinthekitchen 1w

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agoldenafternoon We have lots of apples falling from our trees, so Faith wanted to make a tarte tatin (inspired by the latest American Girl, Grace, who bakes one). Obviously, she likes to go for the easy recipes. 1w

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agoldenafternoon There a very few negative things about homeschooling. Shopping with little humans ALL THE TIME is one of those things. These kiddos are with me everywhere I go since they are not in school. Most of the time it doesn't bother me, but today it did. My boys wrestle EVERYWHERE WE GO and my daughter sings and dances her way around stores (sweet but oblivious). Yet, #ihearthomeschooling. 1w
  •   chrisellin Frustrating when running an errand that should take all of ten minutes but turns into forty! 1w
  •   alybonafede Haha, same here!! 1w
  •   leafittolexi AMEN!!! 1w
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  •   candiceeaster Walmart and home improvement stores are the two stores that by the time we leave I'm twitching! My kids think they are playgrounds! We homeschool too😀 1w
  •   516vintage Yes!! I sometimes envy my husband when he heads off to work while I stay with our 4 to homeschool, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love our lifestyle and "me time" becomes shared time usually. When I start an embroidery project, chances are, I've got at least 2 kids embroidering their own project, too. When I'm reading a book, everyone else grabs a book too. 1w

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agoldenafternoon About to shake this space up with some shelves in anticipation of the many pieces of literature I just hunted and gathered. I'm a different kind of paleo mom. 1w

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agoldenafternoon Happy Monday, friends! I hope your week is full of joy and productivity! Also, #guineapiglips4ever 1w

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agoldenafternoon I tried to give new life to the leftover snippets from flower arranging. I'll take it! 2w

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agoldenafternoon Dreams coming true! The treehouse is happening!!! 🌳 #rushfamilyrobinson 2w

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agoldenafternoon Baby shower prep for @oodalollee! FINALLY, a nephew that will only be two short-ish hours away! 🏻 2w

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agoldenafternoon Searching for peace in this day. 2w

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agoldenafternoon This game is called: Can You Spot The Rooster? 2w

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agoldenafternoon Summer still means chores. Just call me mean Mom. 3w
  •   urbancraftcamp I'm in the mean mom club too! 3w
  •   rachelreneereeves My chores don't stop just because it's summer, so why should theirs?!?! 🏻 3w
  •   tracydee But he gets to climb on top of the counter! That takes away the chore factor 3w
  •   mybelles101 Me too! I pointed out to my boys that their chores, if done well, take 1/2- 1 hour, and then they get ELEVEN hours with generally nothing else planned. That cut down on the whining ;-) 3w
  •   rxjoanna LOVE your shelves 3w
  •   lpsimm Summers are full of chores here. Darn school year gets so busy with school and sports. Easy though, wake up, bust them out and have the day to play. Good momma 3w
  •   sparkle_stories Chores in our house too! Accompanied by much eye-rolling. :) Your kitchen is so lovely! 3w
  •   frissyfranklin You go momma! 3w

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agoldenafternoon Faith's GOP debate notes. I didn't tell her to write this nor have I ever said it. However, I do find it ironic. Mostly, I am thankful that she is still writing down questions so that we can talk about these issues openly and with hope.
It says:
"Does Hillary want to destroy the country?"
Serious question that she wrote.
3w

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agoldenafternoon This one can always be found with a book. I have threatened to lock away our school literature as it arrives in the mail so she won't read it before school begins. Not a terrible problem to have, I guess.
Also, I want this shirt for myself.
3w
  •   obestbeloved Where did you find that shirt? 3w
  •   amosclutchpedal I used to do that too, probably when I was a bit younger than she. My Bob Jones green readers would come in the mail and I have them read a couple days later. My mom always let me. Then I'd read them again during the school year. 3w

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agoldenafternoon Tween girls pool party this afternoon ending with whole wheat pizza making. Guys, this pre-teen stage has me nervous-excited. I'm just praying so hard that Faith has really good buddies who she can make mistakes with and grow close to. I wanted that so badly in high school. Please tell me it's possible to skip teenage drama?! 3w
  •   adnored There will be drama and you'll live through it. ( hope you have good buddies to laugh about it with!) 3w
  •   lisacrafty Enjoy this age! My eldest is almost 16, she didn't turn "teen" till HS, and her rebellious stage lasted only about 4 months. I feel so blessed that she still treats me well… but she loves being with friends and isn't home as much- enjoy THAT! 3w
  •   cloisteredaway This makes me so excited for years coming quite soon. It's going to be great, friend. 3w
  •   stacyamador @agoldenafternoon I just turned 20 and have never been closer to my mom. Teen drama will end one day and you will always be her best friend. 3w
  •   pedro_borda quem quer pao quemquerpaoquemquerpao 3w

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agoldenafternoon Harvested our Thompson seedless grapes last night. Sadly, they seemed to have acquired a fungus over the last few months so we got about 1/20th of what was growing. Plus, the June beetles got to some of them before I could harvest. You win some, you lose some! 3w
  •   jennifernaraki So pretty. Any tips on growing these? Did you start from seed? 3w
  •   agoldenafternoon @jennifernaraki hi, lady! We started from little plants about 5 years ago. Year 1 and 2 I pruned as I read in books. No grapes. Year 3 I let it grow and do it's thing and bam! Grapes. I think I was pruning it too much, even though I did what I read. So, I've learned to just prune the crazy parts and just let them grow! 3w
  •   agoldenafternoon Side note:I didn't expect to get grapes the first year, but year 2 should have brought grapes. @jennifernaraki 3w
  •   homeeducator Our grapes are not doing well at all! I kinda gave up and decided to put my attention into the apples instead. 3w
  •   christinerule So photographic, however! Not a total loss! 3w
  •   apriljboyer Ours got a powdery mildew fungus and we couldn't eat any of them! I read it could be from overwatering or from too much humidity. I'm hoping next year is better! 3w
  •   smallfriendly I'm just praying mine don't all get eaten by the raccoons before they have a chance to ripen! 3w

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