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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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January Days Around Here

Quiet. Cozy. Calm. 
That about sums up our January lately.
No complaints from me!
I continue my love of James Patterson's Alex Cross series.
Peyton's Christopher continues to bring her the most beautiful flowers.
I continue my attempt at healthier eating.
And Steve continues sharing the majestic Elk he sees on his way to work. 

I hope your January is passing the way you enjoy.
And that you continue to spend it doing the things you love with your people.
Have a cozy weekend, my friends!


  1. What lovely January Days, smiles. Have a beautiful Friday, my friend. smiles

  2. I'm enjoying these slow January days. Those waffles look delicious. X

  3. Can I come to your house for a week or two?

  4. It's a wonderful life my dear. Soup's on!

  5. I hope y'all have deer whistles on your vehicles!

  6. Hi Billie Jo~

    Sounds perfect to me! Your photos are amazing!

    Hugs and Love,

  7. Beautiful photos! I think I need a bouquet of roses to brighten up my January days.

  8. Those elk are so majestic! I love the contrast between them, the trees and the snow.

  9. Happy January, Billie Jo! Always lovely stopping in for a visit with you!
    Those waffles look ever so yummy...perfect for a winter's day!
    Much love,

  10. Just trying to stay warm and reading Lee Child books. I do enjoy James Patterson book too. Hope you have a cozy Saturday.

  11. What a joy to see the elk, a amazing photo.

  12. James Patterson's Cross books are his best-along with his Murder Club series.
    Glad you enjoy them also. I love mysteries, especially psychological thrillers, such as "Woman in the Window" etc. Seems to be a new genre that readers are loving. I use my library, review for Amazon, and review for Netgalley.
    Glad you are enjoying your family during this month. January almost over, then February, and we are on the way to spring.

  13. Danielle was a gift to us. We thought we were done and along came Danielle after 10 yrs.

  14. A beautiful and calm January you are having!

  15. Hi Billie Joe, I started checking your blog because I enjoyed seeing pictures of Christopher and Peyton and ended up following it because I just enjoy it and it warms my heart. Thanks for bringing coziness and family to the world. :) - Christopher's sister

    1. Hi Maria!
      Thank you so much!
      So happy to see you here!
      Perhaps you would be interested in Blogging?!?

  16. What a sight that must be for your husband on his way to work. I have always thought the deer was a very special animal. And it's truly a gift when we see one. The waffles looks so Yummy, and the roses are beautiful. Enjoy your reading! : )



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