The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

So this is one wall of our little kitchen. It looks like it needs a little work, and a few more cupboards. The rest of the kitchen needs just as much work. There is very little storage, not nearly enough for our dishes or food, and there is no place for a pantry. There...
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Fixing Up the Boys Room

Fixing Up the Boys Room

I’ve never been a fan of the Brown Frown. Before we move into our new little Farm House, we need to give it a quick makeover. I’m starting with the bedrooms so my Tribe can claim their space and call it home. The shelves are coming down and primer is going up. Good-bye to the...
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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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Calling New York State Our New Home

This has been a long time coming. Like 14 years! I never wanted to move to Virginia, it just kind of happened. I tried for 13 years of marriage to move closer to my home, but it never happened. I have missed the beautiful rolling hills, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, the Adirondack...
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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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I Just Completed the Rugged Maniac Mud Run

I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in, not even close, but after completing the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race with no training, I’m feeling pretty freaking badass, and definitely more motivated! It was my first race ever, in my life, and I totally rocked it! Most of these are photos from the Rugged Maniac...
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How to Pamper Yourself with a Foot Bath at Home

It doesn’t matter if we work at home or outside of the home, if we spend all day chasing our kids around the house or hiking the trails, at the end of the day, a hot aromatic Foot Bath is a great way to pamper yourself at home. You can use an expensive bubbling...
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How to Add Highlights to Your Hair Naturally at Home

Highlighting your hair can be done very easily and with little cost just by using natural ingredients you find in your kitchen cupboards. By adding a few simple steps to your daily routine, you can add highlights to your hair without the harsh chemicals found in hair dye or color. You do not need...
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How to Make Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Foaming hand soap that comes out to the pump already sudsy, bubbly and easy to use is quickly becoming the soap of choice in households with young children as well as those without. For children, it is so much easier to use, as well as rinse off, without spilling soap on the counter or...
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The Tribe is on the Move

The Tribe is on the Move

We are saying good-bye to the original Nut House. It is time to put the past behind us and set out on an Adventure as we look for a new place to call home. At this time we are homeless and will be staying with a pastor and his wife for a few weeks....
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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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