Author Archives: Jenn Nolen

Missouri Botanical Gardens 2017 – Spring

We decided our yearly family membership would be to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The boys are old enough to appreciate it and it allows us free entry into the gardens and their sister site in the country which has tons … Continue reading

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Blue Visitor

We’ve had this handsome visitor hanging out at our pond lately. I haven’t been able to get a very good picture because he’s very elusive.  

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Burn, Baby Burn

We might have a slight obsession with fire. After working on the shed, Ben had accumulated a nice pile of wood shavings. We could compost them like good hippies, but what’s the fun in that? Making fireballs is much more … Continue reading

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The ladies in my Monday night Bible study were talking about how social media invites comparison. We agreed that it can be misleading when you see people on FB and Instagram posting all these happy, exciting, important things. I then … Continue reading

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Hello Spring? February Catch-Up.

Me: I spent the last two weeks of February sick. It started with aches and chills (but no fever). Just as I was getting over that I ended up with a horrible head cold. I finally had to get serious … Continue reading

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Mourn with Those Who Mourn

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.  Isaiah 54:10 I don’t know … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2017

In years past I’ve cooked a fun breakfast or dinner (depending on the day of the week ), set the table with fancy dishes, and made a bit of a fuss. This year, I woke up sick and just didn’t … Continue reading

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Cliff Cave Hike

We were blessed with amazing weather this past weekend. Low 70s! I told the guys, earlier in the week, to prepare themselves for an outdoor adventure because we were absolutely going to be taking advantage of such unseasonable weather. We … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

For years I had a cute heart wreath to hang on the door for Valentine’s Day. I was randomly given a Styrofoam heart. I wrapped it in yarn and added a few handmade book-page flowers to it. That lasted for … Continue reading

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Homeschool Organization

Over the years I’ve tried different approaches to homeschool supplies. In our previous home, the boys were little so I didn’t have much in the way of dedicated homeschool supplies or curriculum. I had one little shelf that I put … Continue reading

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