Daily Nuttyness

Smokey Quartz & Garnet Necklace with Sterling Silver Bali Beads

This Smokey Quartz & Garnet necklace is listed for sale on Etsy, this is a short little video to show it off.
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Celebrating Owain’s 10th Birthday!

Celebrating Owain’s 10th Birthday!


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New Home for The Tribe

New Home for The Tribe

Last fall The Nut House relocated to New York State. This weekend I get to start fixing up our new home! We will be moving in soon. Everything is still in storage in Virginia, and I need to get everything up here. It’s an adorable old farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, a huge kitchen, and a...
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Ariel Wakeboarding at Massanutten Water Park

The kids are all going to the YMCA summer camp, and they had a field trip to Massanutten Water Park on Ariel’s Birthday. It was such a perfect day to celebrate and take the day off from work!! I am so proud of this little girl, she wants to try everything, and I am...
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Owain wakeboarding at Massanutten Water Park

The kids are going to the YMCA Summer came & they had a field trip to Massanutten Water Park on Ariel’s Birthday, I took the day off to go with them. I am so over the top proud of my Heart Warrior for getting on the wake board!   *Edited to add that the...
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Avery Wakeboarding at Massanutten Water Park

All the kids are at summer camp at the YMCA & also went on the Massanutten Water Park field trip. He was the most reluctant one, but got on the board and had a great time!     *Edited to add that the original video uploaded broke & so I uploaded to YouTube, it’s...
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How to Clean Your House Everyday Before 9am!

If you have kids, you know how hard it can be to keep up with the housework. There is always something more to be done and always a little some one right behind you to make more work. Having a clean house in is not something to stress over, but a messy house can...
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Raising Geeks

I am watching Star Trek The Next Generation with Wing Nut & the Romulans come on and then we have this conversation… Wing Nut – Wait, didn’t we learn about them in Classical Conversations? Me – No son, Star Trek is very cool, but it is Science Fiction and not real. Wing Nut –...
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My Favorite Metal & The History of Silver-The Element of Change

The History of Silver

I have been working to reorganize my jewelry business, get back into designing new pieces and vending. I never tire of organizing my beads, pouring over catalogs and suppliers websites. I am never shocked at how working with my beads makes me feel; peaceful, energized, focused, and accomplished are a few of the ways....
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10 Things Tuesday

I haven’t done 10 Things Tuesday in a long time. A VERY long time. There are many things that I haven’t done in a long time. I have been building momentum over the past few months and feeling like I am pulling myself up off the ground. I always had fun doing 10 Things...
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Thankful Thursday and Homeschool Lessons Hawaiian Islands Formation

It is weeks like this that I have an extra big appreciation for my ability to homeschool my kids. We started out with a few kids being sick over the weekend and before I knew it all 5 of my kids and I were sick. I wouldn’t call it the flu, but it has...
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Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

Reasons Why I Homeschool – My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please. 15 Things I Hope My Kids Are Not Paying Attention To.

Dear Nut House Children, I know I spend my days trying to teach you to grow up to be polite, healthy adults who know how to take care of themselves, so Please, Please, Please! Do As I Say NOT As I Do. Please.
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