Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hillsboro, OR Main Public Library

Hello Luvs,

Today's YouTube blog/vlog is mostly about the amazement we felt while visiting the Hillsboro, OR Main Library for the third time. We took a few walks during the day, and just before lunch we got to see geese in action.

It was a major occurrence that I will hold close to my heart. Hopefully it will be the same for Jalen and Myles. Still wondering why others did not pay much attention.

I hope you like the video and don't forget to LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE. It's a way to show me that you enjoy the content I am sharing. Simply click the link below.


Mama and her ducklings....!

Til next time,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Give It Notice....

Hello Luvs,

Happy laundry day! With it comes another poem inspired by this moment in this life of mine. Enjoy.....
Doesn't this inspire you to DO SOMETHING?!?!
Til next time,


Give It Notice

No longer set adrift

Instead focused ahead

The remainder of doubt erased

Longing for the changes

Most remember well before

They were determined to give it notice

Don't you see your mind is blank

Deep breathes taken to calm it

                                              ~Kat L. Wilson, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What Constitutes a Life Change Is Different For Everyone

Hello Luvs,

As this family of six moves toward our next destination and hopefully a place where we feel both at home and connected I find myself evaluating just where and how our life changes have affected not only me but my family. There are the constant thoughts I doing it right, failing myself or my kiddos, or should we keep trucking along. The answer has not been forthcoming, but I know it's there.

Taking the initial step of getting rid of our possessions was huge! However, from what I felt and witnessed it was freeing for the whole family. We were ready. Our unit felt the need to leave the situation that was pushing us down and mistreating us for an unknown. Wow! Just typing that reminds me of some of the feelings I had back then.

Nevermind the fact that when speaking to folks I know making such a drastic change was baffling. It was something many would never do. They would never venture toward something that had not been researched within an inch of it's life let alone get rid of the things which provide the literal walls of their cocoon. They are anchored and any shift puts them adrift.

So when really thinking about it...for each person even the tiniest shift is a life change for each of them. In the eyes of another it might not seem large and appear insignificant. They don't really need to do what we did to feel the sting of uncharted waters.

For us what was needed was a much bigger step. A decision that sometimes places a small ping of doubt which vanishes when Jalen and Myles share something that for most kids wouldn't happen til adulthood. A passion lit and expressed with full emphasis. In the end...they are the reason that we needed to make our change. For others the inspiration might be similar or the polar opposite. We decide in our own hearts what we need to do in regard to feeling fulfilled, safe, productive, emboldened, and most of all HAPPY.
Below is an update video of the small change we made for making our coffee. It saves not only gas from generator usage, but it makes for an easy yet delicious cup of joe. Check it out!
Melitta Pour Over Coffee
Maker-$4.99 at Goodwill

Til next time,


Sunday, April 16, 2017


Hello Luvs,

The journey we are on has shown me many things. One of the most important is living in the person I am, yet at the same time having the aim of becoming a better me. The change that can be made within.
Behind the parasol?
Simply me....

Take a gander of my last YouTube video that shows how my shell has changed, yet the words that accompany them express that I live with the goal of both you and me being OUR BEST SELVES that embraces everything we offer from our true hearts. I hope you enjoy the poetry...and please remember to subscribe to my channel.

Til next time,


Friday, April 14, 2017

Vancouver, WA. Main Library Visit

Hello Luvs,

If you've followed the blog you know that we survive on library visits. Whenever we flutter we find at least one to use for roadschooling the kids. This was started last August and we have been lucky to find some truly amazing locations.
Isn't this just beautiful!

The Vancouver, WA. Main Library was no exception. Not only did they have a great book selection, but the building itself was a masterpiece. There was a lovely mixture of wood, metal, and cement. There was also an feature where words popped off the wall when you first enter.

There are five floors so we had no trouble finding a spot to sit. On our second visit we actually sat in one of their study pod. It has two separate pieces of curved glass which seem to help the sound remain enclosed. How does it work? Not sure, but it did.

On our way out I witnessed something disturbing. To find out what just click the link below. Afterward I would love to hear how you would have handled the situation.

Til next time,


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quick Jaunt Up to Portland....and YES There Was Food!

Beautiful view from our drive home.
Hello Luvs,

Found myself selling some things again in the city. When there we had other option than to visit the food truck area. Maybe next time I won't devour my food BEFORE taking a picture.

This family is learning to really love Portland. Let's see what other ruckus we can get ourselves into! Until then, please check out the vlog from the visit. Simply click the link below.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Can't Find a Rug You Want? Make Your Own!

Finished project...YAY!
Hello Luvs,

So, I have been on a hunt for a new rug for the entryway on Eartha. Pippie had REALLY done a number on our previous ones. Through my search I found ones that were either too narrow or too big.

Instead of ordering one online and paying way too much I decided to make my own. Below is the process.

I picked up the following and put it together with a loop stitch.

-four from Walmart (just over two dollars each)

-matching fabric thread

-needle for sewing (curved would have made the job easier!)



Now....go ahead and check out the vlog! Simply click the link below.

Til next time,