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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and Domestic Abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have.

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Homeschool Room Makeover Organizing the Curriculums and Closet

Homeschool Room Makeover Organizing my Teaching Space

Last year I just taught my oldest Nut and it wasn’t that big of a deal to have just 1 child’s curriculums to organize. I had a small space that I created in my office, but it still ended up all over the house. This year I took 3 shelf units from our bedroom...
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Homeschool Room Makeover After the Walls are Repaired and Painted

Homeschool Room Makeover Organizing my Teaching Space

It took us 5 years to finally finish caulking around the windows, fill in the nail holes and paint the trim and the baseboards. The Classroom was Wing Nut’s bedroom for 7 years, E Nut’s bedroom for over 5 years and Little Nut Nut’s room for 2 years. Have you ever noticed that sometimes...
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Repairing The Walls in The Homeschool Classroom

Until the middle of June, our three oldest Nuts shared a bedroom. It was a tight fit, with a set of bunk beds and another bed, bookshelf dressers and all the toys of the three Nuts packed in. After they moved out we started repairing the damage caused by 3 boys and the way...
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10 Things Tuesday

10 Things Tuesdays has become my way of organizing my projects for the week, while keeping realistic goals of accomplishing 10 important things around the house and in my life…and be held accountable for them! As I am putting them out there for the world to see, I would feel like a super slacker...
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10 Things Tuesday

Magnolia Queen usually hosts 10 Things Tuesday, but it doesn’t look like she is doing it today. And since 10 Things Tuesdays has become my way of organizing my projects for the week, while keeping realistic goals of accomplishing 10 important things around the house and in my life…and be held accountable for them,...
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The Day I Walked Through Walls

The Day I Walked Through Walls

Well, kinda sorta. We tore down the wall to the back of the house last week and every day we are getting close and closer to moving in. This post is really about the pictures, so I will get right to it…The Day I Walked Through Walls and Nearly Doubled the Size of The...
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Having Some Ducks Over for Lunch

It has been raining for days. DAYS! We had HVAC over today to finish up the heating/cooling in the addition and clean out the vent system in our old ductwork. We have lived in our house for almost 7 years, and have not ever had the ducts cleaned. And by the condition of the...
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Another Virginia Snow Storm, Another Post Full of Snowy Pictures

This is the storm from last week that kept my public schooler home from Friday to Thursday. Every once in a while a scooper comes along and pushes some snow around. The plow only drove down our street once, many of the streets are 3-4 inches deep with ice, full of pot holes and...
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Kids Got to Work Painting Their New Bedrooms

Kids Got to Work Painting Their New Bedrooms

Because we can’t do all of the work now can we…                
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

This has been an interesting week! This past weekend was spent priming the bedrooms in our addition to get ready to paint. Very exciting! I am so Thankful that we have gotten to the point where we can start to paint. That means we are one step closer to tearing down the wall in...
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Thankful Thursday New Year Eve Edition 2009

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

We are all saying it “New Year Eve already? Where did the year go?!?” I am right there with you, this year has gone so fast. So many things have happened here at the Nut House, and while we have had some tough times, the good times are always here to hold us up...
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Holy Ton of Snow Batman! This is a Snow Storm the Kids will Never Forget

We got hit with the biggest snow storm in over a decade and I am pretty sure that this is the most amount of snow on record for the month of December Evah! I have been complaining about the lack of snow in the Shenandoah Valley for the past 7 years, I miss the...
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Slugs in my Dryer and Between my Toes

I can’t think of many things more disgusting than slugs. Some might not consider the Shenandoah Valley to be “The South” but this Damn Yankee sure does! There are very few days when slugs are not sliming around my yard. Winter, spring, summer and fall, slugs can be found. I hate slugs. Hate is...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been a quiet week at the Nut House. Very little sleep and lots of chaos, but overall it has been a good week. I am Thankful that my Wing Nut gained 1 whole pound and has pulled out of the 0 percentile and is now at 2% for his weight! This is...
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Electrical Passed Inspection!

This is the post that I was working on weeks ago when I was in labor. I started it in the morning and then I floated through the rest of the day(early labor had me in a daze). Then when I was trying to keep busy during labor I tried to finish it. I would have had it posted before we had to leave for the hospital, but my camera is overloaded with pictures and takes forever to load. By the time I found the pictures, William was reminding me that we need to get to the hospital…and he was right.

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From July 20-21

Everything was spot on & we passed inspection the very first time!

How exciting is that!?!

Everything has been moving along so slowly for months and now that the electrical is finished, we can move on. Above the patio is two bedrooms.

We are going to hang the drywall on the ceiling on the second floor and blow in the insulation in the attic space. After that we get to hang the dry wall on the walls. This is starting to get really exciting! I think we are going to try to finish off at least one of the bathrooms first. Three boys and two adults are using one small bathroom and it will be so nice to be able to have another bathroom…and it will be even better when we have three! Yippie.

So here are the pictures of the addition just after the electrical was inspected…Click on the image scroll through.