September 21, 2018


Happy Friday, friends! I hope your week provided some fun and some rest, and possibly some good food as well. Here are probably way too many photos of the past week in our cozy world.

Third grade is going wonderfully! I feel blessed to be able to spend my weekdays doing two things I love: being with my Flynn and teaching. I tell my children often, that whatever they choose to do in life, choose something they love. 

And in case you were wondering, homeschoolers do have sick days.
We had a few down with the flu this week.
Thankfully, it was quick and fairly painless.
 Don't you just love a shower and fresh jammies when you aren't feeling well?
I am happy to report both she and her brother are feeling much better. 
And I am armed with Lysol in an attempt to ward off any additional casualties.

In other news, it is no secret we are diehard Steeler fans, despite the fact that so far this season they are looking less than super. Peyton, however, loves the Seahawks, especially their quarterback, Russell Wilson! They played on Monday night so Peyton made the best brownies with their colors to celebrate!

We are enjoying our first fall in our new home!
I cannot wait until the leaves start turning.

I have the perfect spot to watch it all unfold. : )

We also have the perfect place for afternoon or evening walks. 

I enjoyed a  few yummy salads for lunch this week.

And the best chocolate chip cookies ever for dessert.
Peyton made some for a friend of ours and of course, we kept a few for ourselves.
We had to make sure they were good, right?

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!


  1. Beautiful pictures except for the little sick one:( YUM salad, cookies and brownies with nice colorful icing! Enjoy you FALL day dear friend, expecting some cooler weather here next week... I am ready! HUGS!

  2. Enjoyed your pictures and glad the two are feeling better by now. Since tomorrow is the first day of fall, let's celebrate big time!!!!

  3. Glad to hear all are a feeling better. Those brownies, cookies and salad all look so yummy. About the closest I will get to the first day of fall today is a pumpkin spice latte. It's gonna be 90! So ready for cooler temps.

  4. I love getting to see how your week went. You create such a lovely life for all those around you and I am blessed that you share it with us as well! Hugs to you dear friend. ~Juli

  5. Sorry that some of you have been sick. But yes, fresh shower, fresh jammies, and a fresh blanket make it all better. Those food pics... yum!

  6. Sorry that sickness found your house! Hope all are better now. I grew up as a bit of a Steelers fan back in the 70's since that's who my brother cheered on all the time (still a great fan of Terry Bradshaw) but now I do cheer for my hometown team first (am I allowed to say the KC Chiefs on here? ;)). You have some amazing views around your home, can't wait to see how beautiful it will look as the leaves change. Have a great weekend!

  7. Oh, poor Flynn. I hope they are on the mend. Those brownies are so cool. Peyton is so talented!! Yay Fall!!

  8. You are right it is officially Fall. I noticed it was much cooler this morning.

  9. Feels like fall here today! Yay!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Hi Billie Jo~

    So sorry to hear about the flu bug...never fun, but I'm glad to hear that all is well.

    I love fall, and I'm excited to see the colors change as well! We have had a little change, but hopefully the best is yet to come. Can't wait to see your beautiful view!

    Have a great week-end!

    Hugs and Love,

  11. That brownie looks amazing. You have a lovely family and I'm sorry to hear they have been under the weather a bit this week. I hope they're feeling better now. What a lovely spot for walking, I think you will definitely enjoy being out in nature. xx Susan

  12. Your chocolate chips cookies look yummy!!
    I love your cup. Are those books on it?

  13. Happy Fall, Billie Jo!
    Will Peyton make y'all some black & gold brownies for this coming Monday? On second thought, maybe she shouldn't, since the Seahawks lost. Anyway, go Steelers!!
    I can't wait until your leaves start turning, too - looking forward to your photos. : )

  14. Okay, the pile of cookies has my mouth watering! Yes, please! :) LOVE the brownies that Peyton made. She is extraordinary in the kitchen. Will she go to college for cooking? She is truly gifted.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog today - you're a doll. Happy weekend to you. Hugs!

  15. I'm glad the flu has flown and hope it doesn't come back! The brownies look delicious, no matter the colors! Fall isn't here in Florida yet but I am looking forward to lower temps and humidity soon! Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Lovely scenery in your world. Your daughter looks like she has a real gift for baking. I'm drooling over the cake, lol. I'm glad your children rebounded quickly from the flu. Being sick is no fun.

  17. Glad to hear everyone is well again. Peyton has such a talent for baking, the brownies and biscuits look delicious. Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Wow, those trees are amazing, you're right, they'll be stunning once the colours turn. I hope both the children are better now. We have lots of cold germs here at the moment, it is my turn this weekend. The chocolate chip cookies look excellent, I'm very impressed. CJ xx

  19. Man, the flu is no fun. And I can hardly wait to see all the fall colors turn up in your neck of the woods!


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Billie Jo