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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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Good Morning!

Good Morning, my friends! I hope your weekend was cozy and lovely and fun. Our weekend was productive! We are all settled here in our new home, and couldn't be happier. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. We felt them all. I am so proud of my little family. And thankful to them all. They worked together without any complaints or disagreement! Rather, they actually had fun.

I am working around today, organizing and rearranging. I have a lovely little spot above my sink and Madison brought me some fresh herbs to place there! This house is beginning to feel like home, as our furniture works perfectly in the space. We celebrated last night with some delicious tarts from a new business here in town. She calls herself The Queen of Tarts, and indeed she is! We had our first visitors too! A beautiful doe and her growing fawn dropped in to say hello. And finally, I leave you with my morning coffee, as I so often do. No matter where we are, family, consistency, tradition, and calm make us feel at home.

Have a lovely Monday, my friends!
I will be around soon to visit.


  1. Congratulations on your new home! Looks very cozy and it looks like you are going to get to enjoy some fantastic views out those windows. Hope you enjoy your new week in your new home.

  2. Congratulations!!! I am so very happy for you. smiles

  3. I'm so happy for you all. I bet you are having fun planning and decorating the new canvas. Those tarts looks crazy amazing. Please pass me a piece or four.

  4. That was the fastest and smoothest move I've ever heard of!! You didn't have any movers??? Just your family? We have furniture that's WAY too heavy for any of us to lift! :) Your new home looks SO cozy and warm- and I loved seeing the water out the window- yeah!!!!

  5. Oh I am so happy that you all pull together and make lovely family things happen. But then, this is the way you brought your family up. Soooo.... Mama and Dad, give yourselves a pat on the back. ~smile~

    As the old saying goes, we reap what we sow, and you are a lovely example of this.

    Enjoy your day of "getting things just right." Or rather, of "making everything feel like home."

    And what a beautiful place you have picked!!!! Just look at those delightful window views.


  6. Looks lovely! What a treat to see deer out your window, hopefully they come along often! Those tarts are so dreamy. Have a great first Monday settling in.

  7. Your home looks lovely, Billie Jo. The deer are a pleasant sight for sure. I've always thought they were special animals, and when we see them, it is a gift. So glad to hear your move went smoothly. Moving can be hard, and I may be in for another one soon, we'll see. ; )

    Happy August days to you, Billie Jo. Enjoy your new home, and those tarts look amazing.


  8. Wow, that was quick! Looks like you have another lovely home, and I love your visitors. God bless you all in your new home!

  9. Looks inviting.
    Have fun getting settled.

    M : )

  10. Beautiful! I knew you all would work hard together and make the new place feel like home:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  11. Congratulations on the new home. :)

  12. Looks lovely, Friend! Can't wait to see more pictures. Especially of that lake!!!

  13. I'm so happy for you. I can't imagine moving and not being overly stressed; bravo to you and the family.

  14. Beautiful sitting area, and I love your little visitors. I look forward to more post on your new home.


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