Camping

7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!

Can a family of five really get away for seven days for $1,500 or less? Yes! Especially if a couple of your kids are three years old or younger. Two of mine are, but my oldest is eleven so some places charge for him like he's an adult. So it kinda evens out. lol I'm… Continue reading 7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!

Camping

Why We Tent Camp

Yesterday I talked about camping near your favorite amusement parks and I talked about how much money you can save. Today I want to tell you more about why my family and I choose to tent camp. A few reasons are financial, but that's not the only reason. My husband and I have owned many… Continue reading Why We Tent Camp

Camping

Camping in Summer

It's finally summer - yeah! Now is the time to get out there and do stuff! If you're on a budget that can be daunting. That's why we bought a tent last year. We paid about $150 for a good one, but if you're just getting started you can go cheaper or even buy a… Continue reading Camping in Summer

General, Homesteading

Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama

My husband and I moved from Virginia to Mississippi in April 2007, when I was about seven months pregnant. We were close to the state line so after our son was born we began looking for a home in Alabama because taxes are lower. We were able to buy half an acre of land, an… Continue reading Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama

Genealogy

Bringing Your Ancestors Back to Life

You're probably wondering what I'm getting at with a title like this. Your attention. If you're reading this then it worked. 😀 Get Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data w/ 10GB 4G LTE for only $39.99/mo I want to encourage you to add stories, photographs, anything you can to make your loved ones real to the… Continue reading Bringing Your Ancestors Back to Life

Genealogy, Remodeling

Genealogy meets home design

I have always been a huge fan of Lucille Ball. I grew up watching reruns of I Love Lucy and The Lucy show. My biological maternal grandfather's family is from Jamestown, N.Y. (her hometown) so I was secretly hoping that there was a connection there, but there wasn't one. Imagine my surprise when I discovered… Continue reading Genealogy meets home design

Uncategorized

Who Do I Put In My Tree?

This question is asked a lot on Facebook by adoptees and nonadoptees for different reasons. The simple answer is whoever YOU feel belongs there as long as it's historically accurate. If you have no interest in putting your biological family on there, there's no reason you should. You can focus on the family you know… Continue reading Who Do I Put In My Tree?