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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 mental 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. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Take It On Tuesday

I'm Not Cheap I'm Frugal January 13 2012

If you haven’t noticed yet, I have a new page up in my menu bar called I’m Not Cheap, I’m Frugal. I used to have another blog with that title that was based on freebies, coupons, samples, penny pinching advice, great deals found and shared, simple ways I stretch a small budget for my...
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Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Amy

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One of the newest blogs that I have found and started reading is Mom’s Me Time. She describes her blog as Ramblings of an accidental, modern day learn as I go, fell out of living one way; into role of house wife & stay at home mom of two! Amy has a sense of...
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Take It On Tuesday

This has been one long week already! After yesterdays debacle I woke up today with every intention of shaking the bad energy from yesterday. I think I did a pretty good job at it. I definitely didn’t have a great day, but was able to move forward and get things done. Homeschool was slow...
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It’s Been One of Those Days…

Shesh, Monday sure came roaring in and totally kicked my butt today!  I really couldn’t even remember exactly how my day started if I tried, which I just did…but came up with nothing more that a feeling of bad memories I have blocked permanently. I do remember collapsing on the couch with a feeling...
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You Ask, I Answer

A few weeks ago, I told y’all to ask me anything and I would answer it…within reason of course. I was hoping to get a few more questions before I posted this, but it seems like I am enough of an open book that there are not too many questions. So this should be...
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Take it On Tuesday!

This past week was so relaxing, but not really. Only kinda. Mostly because I finally conquered the massive piles of laundry. The downside of actually putting it away is the fact that I now have to go upstairs to get clothes for the kids. The upside of it, is that in combination with my...
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Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Stephanie

Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Stephanie

I have a weakness for snarky blogs and the first time I visited Stephanie’s blog Mommy vs Madness and saw her header that says “it’s not me, it’s you.” that I was going to like reading it. She has 2 beautiful boys and a refreshingly open style of writing that does in fact contain...
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Black Friday Online Shopping, Hunting & Venison in the Freezer

I am not one to head out first thing in the morning to wrestle with strangers trying to get the best deal on Christmas presents. I like to sleep in, eat left over dessert for breakfast and sit around all morning long watching Christmas movies with the children. And that is exactly what I...
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Take it On Tuesday!

I had a bit of a set back for a few days with the weirdest bug I think I have ever had. Mr Wall Nut, myself and the little Nuts got a bug of sorts that drained us of all energy and coherent thought, without a fever or anything else. We all spent 2-3...
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Honey Nut’s Dresser Gets Refinished {after}

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Yesterday I posted the before photos of Honey Nut’s dresser. Today she helped me get some photos of the dresser after it was refinished and up in her bedroom. And there are actually photos of her new bedroom! It is still pretty empty, but she spends most of her time downstairs hanging out with...
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Honey Nut’s Dresser Gets Refinished {before}

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About a year ago, one of my neighbors called me up and told me that she had just thrown away a dresser and that it was in the back alley and if I wanted it, I could grab it. So I went and checked it out and decided to grab it. For awhile it...
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Ask Me Anything

Go ahead. Ask. I am not too shy. What would you like to know? I talk about my kids a lot, and my husband, and I talk a lot about postpartum depression, but I don’t always mention the little things about me. I started to do one of those 100 Thinks About Me post...
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Apple Crumble

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A few weeks ago Kate from Kate’s Life made a simple comment on Twitter about making Apple Crumble. It was right after we went to Carter Mountain Orchard for a Mended Little Hearts outing. I was planning on making pies with my stash of apples, but after Kate mentioned Apple Crumble, that was all...
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Take It On Tuesday

Have you ever had one of those weeks where no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to get anything done? A good portion of the past week has been like that for me. I think some one might have spiked my kids milk with an extra bit of Crazy the other day...
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Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Yael

I have only recently met Yael when she responded to my request for Moms to share their Postpartum Depression stories. I don’t know much about her, but I do know that she lives in one of the most beautiful places in New York and if I still lived in NY state, I would probably...
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Fun Friday Photos!

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I thought it would be fun to take a homeschool break with Wing Nut and play around with the web-cam. We love playing with all the silly features and just being, well, silly Then I thought it would be nice to try to get a good photo of the two of us, since I...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Am I the only one who is relieved it is finally Thursday?!?  I am having one of those weeks where I just can’t seem to get cooperation from the kids and have spend the week living in a state of “what now?” and “what next?” As a preface to today’s Thankful Thursday, I feel...
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Take it on Tuesday! And My 1st Etsy Sale

Tuesday is here again and it is time for me to look around my house and see what projects I need to finish up and which ones are due to be started. I have been feeling accomplished the past couple of weeks while we all settling into 3 kids that are homeschooling while still...
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Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Devon

This weeks Postpartum Depression Survivor Devon from Who Am I. I met Devon on Twitter on Lauren’s #ppdchat and enjoy her honesty, openness and sense of humor. She is a wonderfully caring mama and love reading her blog. She has such a vibrant energy and a huge heart. Her son is adorable and her...
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Feeding The Nut House

Have you noticed one of my new pages up in my menu bar? It is called Feeding The Nut House. I used to have a recipe blog where I posted my yummy treats and my dinners that satisfy my family. Some of my recipes are super easy and only take a few minutes, and...
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The Nut House Creations Etsy Store

I have mentioned many times about how much I love to make jewelry. For years it was my way to unwind and relax. It is a passion of mine that I have not been able to do since Wee Nut was born 2 1/2 years ago. I have been working on moving my studio...
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Take It On Tuesday!

Tuesday is here again and I am planning my projects for the week. It is a little known fact that Monday is actually the third and final day of the weekend. Many believe that Monday is the start of the new week, but they are wrong. Monday is a just a test run for...
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Sharing Your Voice: Welcome PPD Survivor Joanna

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This week’s visiting Postpartum Depression survivor is Joanna from Now With Baby. I have only recently met Joanna and am a new reader to her blog. I feel a connection with her as she works to Break the Myth of Super Mom and describes herself  “as a great mom who is interested in attachment...
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