There's magic in mason jars

18 years of making a home...a home.
If I have learned anything from motherhood it's that "homemaking" is a fine art in combo with a full time job.  24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The random knowledge acquired over the decades is mind blowing.
Want to know how to get Silly Putty out of hair?
I could show you...
Want to know how to get permanent Sharpie marker smiley faces off of a suede couch?
I could show you...
Want to know how to feed a large family from a small back yard garden?
I could show you...
Want to know how to give your family your best foot forward every day as you cheer them, cook for them, give up them the best (and somedays the worst) of you...all while juggling the social, work and basic adulting the outside world requests as well.
Ya, I got no clue.  Still trying to figure that one out myself.
What I do know? 
How to love loudly, hug often, wipe tears, kiss skinned knees and value the skills I have learned along this journey.
This blog is where I share the things I have learned by the trial by fire and chaos that IS motherhood.
Thoughts and experiments from a suburban homestead...
There is beauty in the every day details and magic in mason jars.





“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.” 

— William Martin