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Gratitude Friday: The View from a Tractor…

Not sure how you handle overwhelming days, but I self-soothe with HGTV. Yesterday, I came home after some Christmas shopping, wet from running to my car in the rain, popped a bag of genetically modified microwave popcorn coated in some butter-tasting chemicals no one can actually pronounce and should absolutely be banned by the FDA,

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Gratitude Friday: All That Sparkles…

The mat in the guest bathroom sparkles. Several weeks ago, I discovered gold glittered nail polish on the bathroom tile. Of course, no one claimed to know a single thing about it. “What? I didn’t do it!” “IT WASN’T ME!” Woodlin creatures. Okay, well, must have been those Woodlin creatures sneaking into the house again. This

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Gratitude Friday: People and Mosquitoes…

Well, October arrived. In a flash of 90-degree heat, neighbors, and National Night Out glory. We had a lot of food, a lot of kids not paying attention to how close they were to the storm drain, and a lot of mosquitoes who went to bed drunk that night. I saw some article floating around

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So What If We Lived Grateful this Gratitude Season…

Happy Gratitude Season! Summer has faded, the pool towels are packed away and in their place, school backpacks and lunch boxes get packed instead. We have rolled sweetly into Fall and the super special time of year, Gratitude Season. Pumpkins (and pumpkin spice), Fall Festivals, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all wrapped together in one glorious season where

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Gratitude Friday: Stuff My Kids Said…

My son came home from school one day this week over-the-moon excited about his day. It had been a PE day and, well, those are the bestest. He actually played laser tag in PE last week which only made me rethink my entire childhood. Why did I have to learn square dancing while my kid

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