I’m Back!


I am home from vacation.. have been for a few days now and just getting life up and running again. Hubby and I had a great time! We flew south to get some of the last rays of sunshine and heat before we burrow in for the winter months.  We spent a lot of time pool side and out and about in the sun  . When our time was up we felt ready to come home and enjoy kids and family and look ahead to school time, holidays and a few projects that need to get done.  


I spent a good portion of my afternoon packing orders. I said orders would go out tomorrow but did not realize until I got back home that tomorrow is a holiday. So if you ordered from me while I was on vacation your order will go out on Tuesday. 


Is it looking and feeling like fall on your homestead? It is on mine! On the last day of my vacation I left a 90 degree day and a couple hours later landed in the cool, damp, and cloudy Pacific Northwest.. I knew I was home! LOL.. and I knew fall had really started. The last couple of days have been cold at night.. almost 35 one night but warming up into the low to mid 60’s and sunny during the day. And there is that familiar October nip in the air. 


In the Home: I am currently working on refining my home organization notebook. I am working on the chores. I wrote a master list of all chores and now plan to put together a page for each day of the week showing what jobs need to be done for that day. Our school days take up a good portion of our day so it is nice to have to put a lot of thought into the house work that needs to be done each day. I won’t be trying to remember the last time the stairway was washed or the laundry room floor was mopped. What time is not spent doing school work and chores it is spent cooking and baking! .. and of course I have my little business to keep making products for. Nice to see and experience the blessings of children that know how to help around the house!  


On Budgets: Is everyone enjoying the drop in gas prices?? I know we are.  Has anyone seen it go below $3.00 a gallon?  A couple days ago I was in town and I saw it at $3.19. Who would have thought I would get so excited about paying  $3.19 a gallon for gas! LOL..  


Well I have a busy week ahead and I will be back blogging and sharing about it as the week goes by. For now I am happy to be and back to my little homestead and preparing for winter. 


  1. Hi Crystal! I am glad you had a great time on your little get away! My dh and I desperately need one. :-) As for gas prices, here in Iowa it is $2.89 a gal right now. :-) It needs to be $1.89! LOL!



  2. Glad you enjoyed your vacation!!! We missed you!!!

    Gas here is $2.79. I was shocked the other day when I saw that!!!! YIPEEEEEE!

    God's Blessings,

    Amy Jo

  3. I know I can speak for many of us when I say we will be excited to see your home organizer notebook!


  4. We are at $2.49 here in Oklahoma!!!! Yippee. Welcome back!


  5. How nice for y'all to get away. Good luck on your list and please share with us.



  6. Here in MA gas is about the same, but on Sunday we actually had a very competitive cumbie/gas station have it for 2.84!!!! I was shocked...LOL Can't wait to fill up this Friday....hahaha Hope it lasts that long!

  7. Great to see you back and that you had a great time! I got gas yesterday that was $2.89!!! I was thrilled, now if the groceries would go down with it, it would be perfect. :) But don't you notice when grocery items go up they stay that way. :(

    Hugs, Kat

  8. tami/agodlyhomemakerOctober 19, 2008 at 7:33 AM

    hey! i already have a household binder but i still got a few ideas from yours that i want to add- thanks for sharing!!!


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