• My name is Dawn and this blog is my little happy spot. 😊 I am mom to 4 boys - our oldest is in college, and our youngest is in diapers! I chat about lots of things here: family, food, faith, nature, books, crafts, organization, homeschooling and special needs (our 13 yo has Autism). Thanks for reading ~ I hope you enjoy your visit! ❤

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Nature Journal

  • Friday, November 13th
    Beautifully windy, mild-for-November day. Sunset was gray and golden ... lots of juncos on the patio, picking at spilled seed.

Happy Holiday Fun!

Seasonal Planning

  • Themes & Plans:
    A HUGE archive of monthly posts with notes on food, faith, holidays, household, nature and crafts. Several years old, but still useful I find!


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My Birthday Surprise:

  • Happy 40th Dawn !
    Bill surprised me with a whole blog devoted to my 40th birthday! You can visit at the above link. :)

2014 @ a Glance

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