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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Scenes From The Start Of Summer













Some of my kids are mosquito magnets. Literally. I have found that the Children's Benadryl Cooling Gel works wonders, especially since I keep it in the refrigerator. Little tip there for you!

We are finishing up third grade, and are loving schooling outside. Flynn is also loving the "school lunches" Peyton brings out to her. Note to self: Always buy more hotdog buns than you think you need. 

Madison and I attend a Ladies Luncheon once a month, and this past Wednesday was our day. It is a beautiful thing when your child becomes your friend. The luncheon was lovely, and the food delicious!

I am still enjoying my morning walks. I just love watching the world come to life each and every day. I also love the friends I see along the way. That buck was a bit standoffish, and the lizard gave me the cold shoulder. But I understand. I like my alone time too.

And are we the last place around to have grocery pick up? My favorite store just began offering it and we are really happy about that. I actually like grocery shopping. I enjoy strolling through the aisles and finding the freshest and most delicious items. I have many memories of pushing babies and toddlers while choosing special treats. There are times, however, that ordering online and picking up is the way to go. So yay for that!

Well, there you have it. A few moments from my blissfully happy, perfectly mundane life. Have a lovely weekend, my friends!


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  1. I haven't tried our grocery pick up (Walmart and Wegmans)--I have been ordering online. What lovely photos, my friend. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. smiles

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  2. Loved each and every picture as they all had a part of your life...

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  3. A perfectly mundane life is the way I love to live, my friend...and I've learned alot about that from YOU. :) You are looking great...love the pic of you and Madison. Hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Yes grocery pickup is quite convenient. I agree it definitely has it's time and place. Your morning walk looks lovely. I will have to see if I can find that Benadryl gel, I have a kiddo like that too!

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  5. Oh, I am loving your dresses! So cute.
    I do enjoy grocery pickup...it's nice on rainy days or when the kids or sick!
    Happy Friday. <3

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  6. Your posts always calm me down, I some day will have you life and it will be great.

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  7. A lovely life and such an amazing event when your daughter becomes your friend. I am blessed that our daughters are my best friends too.

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  8. Beautiful shots of your morning walk! I agree with you on the shopping sometimes its just relaxing but there are times I do the pick up as well. It's nice to have the option. Enjoy the last weeks of school :)

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  9. Sounds like your summer is going great! We have the same issue with mosquitos. They LOVE us! And we use the same anti-itch. Although I've never tried keeping it in the fridge. Sounds like a great idea!

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  10. I AM a mosquito magnet-so thank you for the tip!
    Summer at your house sounds delightful; shy deer and cold-shoulder-giving lizard and all. :)

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  11. Sounds like a great summer start for you, Billie jo, such a cute photo of you and Peyton, so happy that you continue to walk, I have become so lax in my walking, this motivates me to get back on schedule. Thanks for the motivation.
    As always I so enjoy visiting.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  12. You & Madison are so cute together!! Thanks for the tip for mosquitoes! I will definitely have to get that! I gotta ask you where did you get that solar system ditto? I would love to use that for my little guy! Btw, your coleslaw looks good? Was it homemade? I have been making homemade for years! I follow the old Hellman's recipe & it is incredible!! Happy almost summer!

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  13. Btw!! I forgot to leave my name!! It's me Lisa! From Instagram (hotcoffee4lisa) LOL

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    1. Hi!!!
      I got the worksheet on Education.com. It is an awesome site for all things homeschooling!!!! Thanks for reading!!! Miss you!!!!!

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    2. Thanks! I checked out the site & you are right! The site is awesome! Wish I would have found this site years ago! lol... Happy Wednesday :)

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  14. I love food shopping too! I find so much inspiration when I browse. But for this phase of life grocery pick up is so much easier, especially for big or heavy items so right now we enjoy a combo of both. Speaking of, I'm going to add that cooling gel to my cart right now - thanks for the tip. My morning walk is one of my favorite times of the day, especially this time of the year when the sun rises so early. Happy Monday!

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  15. I always love catching up with you and seeing what you're wearing, doing, eating, - just life "ing" 😊 Thanks for sharing your life. And love the bug bite tip!! We are mosquito headquarters in the north! ugh!

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