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Laura Jeanne
Southern Ontario
I am a book-loving, nature-loving, homeschooling mom to four children, and married to my highschool sweetheart. In my blog, Getting There, I write about our journey towards a more simple, meaningful, and self-reliant life.
Interests: music, knitting, gardening, art, thrifting, homeschooling, family life, cooking, sewing, books, baking, poetry, crafting, nature study, woodworking, homesteading, food preserving, homemaking
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Wow! What an amazing giveaway. Please enter me, I would never give up an opportunity to win books! :)
Toggle Commented May 12, 2012 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ Barefoot Books ~ at SouleMama
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Those are completely adorable! Please enter me. :)
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These are amazing. Enter me please!
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What a beautiful post, Elizabeth. It brought tears to my eyes. I too, fear that I am not making enough of the time I have with my children - and I have not been touched by cancer. I suppose it's a fear most mothers experience at least some of the time. Thank you for sharing your fears with us. I think women should share these things with each other, so we don't feel so crazy and alone. It's such an emotional ride, being a mother. I have a photo in my kitchen of some bluebells growing in the woods, taken in England from the area my grandfather was from. But you know, I have never seen them in person. Something to add to my list of things I want to do someday, I think.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2012 on Grace in the Moment at In the Heart of my Home
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Ah, one can never have enough art supplies! :)
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How lovely! Enter me, please.
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Thank you for that video. It was just what I needed this morning. Life is indeed so sweet. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2012 on :: right now :: at SouleMama
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You're right Evi, I am not the marketing type...I'm glad to hear you like your bowls! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2012 on Goodbye, dear friends. at Getting There
Well, what can I say? I started this blog almost two years ago now, in order to chronicle my journey towards a more simple and beautiful life. And it's been so enjoyable for me to share my triumphs and failures in my posts, and to read the lovely comments by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Getting There
I did mean to make a few posts in the last while, dear readers...but I have been knocked off my feet by illness. I've been sick for almost two weeks now. My fever just won't go away, and the cough keeps getting worse. I hear crackling sounds coming from my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at Getting There
I have come to love January. It's such a quiet, contemplative time, after the rush and busyness of the holidays. It also feels like the perfect month to spend some extra time on the couch reading. I particularly love to make myself a nice hot tea after dinner (Chris bought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at Getting There
Erin (from Feather + Anchor) was just talking about desperately needing new jeans. And I do too. My regular pair just developed a huge hole in the inner thigh...not too sexy, haha. I guess it is a serious problem for us moms, keeping ourselves in hole-free jeans.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on Not my brightest moment. at Getting There
Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon driving around to all the different grocery stores in our area, stocking up on all the sale items at each store. I do this every week in an effort to stretch our grocery dollars as far as possible. The roads were wet and sloppy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2012 at Getting There
This winter that is not continues. It rained cats and dogs all night last night - and I live in Canada! Amy is sick with the flu (again!) and was up fussing. Maybe the sound of the storm bothered her, too. I hardly got any sleep. This morning it was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Getting There
A little while ago, my husband bought Jasper a collection of little plastic horses from the dollar store. He loves those horses! But they have been scattered all over the house for weeks now. I decided to do something about it. I had a bit of fabric (that was generously... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Getting There
2011 was a great year for our family. We welcomed a new member of our family (who, I might add, is growing cuter and sweeter every day) and Chris was blessed with a good job (as an industrial machine builder) that he enjoys. And how did I do in my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Getting There
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I'm happy to report that although it's been warm and rainy all week here in Southern Ontario, it is actually snowing this morning! We'll see how long it lasts. Our Christmas was nice, although unfortunately we all had a light touch of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Getting There
Only ten days to go until Christmas! I am just getting started on my baking - it has been a difficult few weeks for our family, as the flu really wiped us out for a good while. I think we are all past the worst of it now, though, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Getting There
Lovely! I would like a slice of pumpkin spice cake with a thick layer of cream cheese icing...yum.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2011 on SMS Giveaway Day at Stash Avalanche
How awesome that you caught the cat in mid-leap! You always have the most amazing photos...
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2011 on bringing in the tree at SouleMama
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Both of those books look amazing! Enter me, please. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2011 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ ROOST BOOKS ~ at SouleMama
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Oh, I love Stubby Pencil! Enter me, please!
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I guess it's that time of year. A few weeks ago Kira came down with the flu. Then last week, Chris got sick...he got it the worst of all of us, and had to take a day off work to just sleep. Jasper was very sick last weekend too. A... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at Getting There
LOL..."Santa?" was my first thought, with that red hat! Looks like you two were maybe able to steal away for a little date? Those are always nice...
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2011 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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Oh, my son would love these. Enter me, please! :)
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