Our First Time Bass Fishing

Good morning friends! Recently we went back to Lake Anna to go Bass fishing. There has been some cooler and rainy days here that has kept us inside. Luckily we had one day this past week where the weather was perfect for fishing outside with a toddler and grandparents. We over packed (I had enough food to feed an army 😋) the car and headed down to Lake Anna.

Look how beautiful the water is!

We unfortunately didn’t catch anything but we still had a great time. If you are looking for something different to do with your kids try out fishing. Walmart had a bunch of character themed fishing rod sets for $10! My fishing pole was about $20 which included the fishing line! Fishing isn’t an expensive activity and anyone can do it.

Tripp had a blast sitting by the water.

Below I recorded a quick vlog of our bass fishing trip. I would love for you to watch it and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more of our adventures. 🤗

Thank you so much for coming by my and reading my blog post today. I hope y’all have a fabulous Mother’s day!

xo, Marion

Fun Day at Lake Anna State Park

Hey friends hey!

This past weekend my son and I went on an adventure to explore Lake Anna state park in Spotsylvania, VA. We are still practicing social distancing, however needed a different scenery.

We were able to have a relaxing picnic outside while watching the boats and people go fishing. It was a nice to change up our normal routine. I also brought bubbles for him to blow while we were there.

Tripp and I had a great day and really enjoyed our time at the lake. I even went out and bought him a Paw Portal fishing rod and net, so that we can go fishing the next time that we are there.

There were so many options at Walmart for toddler & preschool age children to choose from. Tripp was super excited to see his new fishing gear when I brought it home yesterday.

Below is a short vlog of our trip to Lake Anna. If you are able to go visit your local state parks in your area I highly recommend it. Thanks for coming by and checking out my blog. Don’t forget to watch my vlog 👇🏾 and subscribe 😉 to my YouTube channel.

xo, Marion

My First Greenhouse!|$43 Walmart Greenhouse

Good evening friends!

Earlier today I put together my first greenhouse from Walmart. I bought the greenhouse online almost a month ago 😆 and it recently got delivered.  The reason why I decided to buy a greenhouse, because the weather outside is still chilly and I don’t want to keep having to bring my seedlings in and out the house.

So far, I’m really enjoying having a greenhouse and hoping it will last for a few growing seasons. If you are looking to grow food and you live in a colder climate a greenhouse house might be a good alternative for you.

Below I have so pictures and a quick vlog for y’all to see what we have inside the greenhouse.

The greenhouse was super easy to put together.

Tripp “helped” me put the greenhouse together 🙄😆
I use the bottom as storage. The extra weight help keep it from blowing off the deck.

Thanks for coming by!

xo, Marion

🌎Happy Earth Day!🌎

Good afternoon friends,

I almost forgot that today was Earth day 🤷🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ No worries if you forgot too, I got you covered! My mom friend over at Crafts & Coffee Cafe . Have some posts on her blog of fun Earth day 🌎 activities that you can do with your preschool/ elementary age child(ren).

Today we decided to create a “green house” using plastic zip block baggies. On her blog she has a FREE printable for you to use as your green house. Unfortunately my printer didn’t want to work with me so we had to improvised.

Tripp was really excited to show off his green house. 😊

We have been doing a lot of planting seeds lately. Tripp like most toddlers likes to throw a bunch of seeds in one small tiny hole and then tries to eat them 😬), however this is a great learning experience for him.

Sometimes as homeschool parents we get so involved in just doing math and reading 📚 we forget about the fun science experiences that our chid(ren) would enjoy.

I hope y’all are getting outside today and enjoying this beautiful day. Plants some seeds and watch them grow!

xo,

Marion

Spring 2020 Urban Homestead Garden Tour

I expended this part of the garden last year and I planted my herbs in this raised bed.

Hey friends! Today I’m hoping on here to share my backyard garden with y’all 🤗. Spring is such a beautiful time for new beginnings even when we are dealing with a virus. In my garden tour I discussed my future plans for my garden. I hope y’all enjoy it.

I have fallen in love with eating kale from my garden. This variety of “curly kale” is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of space.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog once again. If you are growing a garden this year let me know in the comments what are you growing in your garden.

I planted this kale last year in the fall and it is still going strong.

xo,

Marion

Toy Organization|(Boy) Toddler Homeschool & Playroom Room Tour

Good morning friends!

Today I wanted to share a vlog that I previously recorded about my son’s playroom/ homeschool space. Sense most of us are stuck at home this vlog might be helpful to some who could use some extra inspiration. I absolutely love this space and my son actually plays with his toys more now. I didn’t buy much of any thing when creating this space. I primarily moved things around in our home that wasn’t been use effectively. I hope y’all enjoy my quick vlog of my son’s space and let it encourage you to do some rearranging of your on.

xo,

Marion

Life updates| How are we Coping | What’s next?

Good afternoon friends,

Yes it’s been awhile, but I’m getting back in the swing of things. I wanted to come back on here to share some homeschooling tips for preschool age children for parents who are forced to homeschool their kids. I also wanted to share fun activities that you can do in your backyard with your kids so you don’t feel like you are lock in the house all day. Lastly I wanted to be a positive space for you all to come and get away from the social media that’s constantly talking about the virus.

Quick life updates we are not traveling outside the country this year for obvious reasons, however we did decide to plan a family tent camping trips to bond with one another and explore the great outdoors. Speaking about travel some of y’all might all ready know about our traveling vlog channel. I have been uploading vlogs about our traveling adventures, so if you want to see more check us out on YouTube and follow us on instagram!

For my friends who have reached out messaged me asking how we are doing during this time, THANK YOU. Honestly we are doing great. We have a deep freezer in our garage and keep it stocked with meats or other food items. We always go bulk shopping, so when people were going crazy in the stores I just picked up a few things (fresh fruit, bubbles, milk, eggs, and in home gym equipment lol because why not ). We have a garden so we grow our own fresh veggies in our backyard.

I hope all is well with y’all! If you have extra time please feel free to watch my latest vlog below.

xo,

Marion

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Blogmas {2019} Day 2| My Favorite family Tradition

Hey friends!

Happy blogmas day 2! Today I’m going to share with y’all my favorite family Christmas tradition, which is picking out the Christmas tree.

This is one of the few things that we do together as a family. The first week of December we pick a family own Christmas tree lot to buy our tree. This is another way for giving back to our community. I think it’s so important to support small family own businesses.

Their family offered us cookies and we sat beside their cozy firepit sharing or life stories. It was so nice to be able to learn about other people.

Later on that night Ken brought the tree up and we screwed the tree into the tree base. I absolutely love the smell of a fresh Christmas tree.

Tripp and Ken were having a good time wrestling on the floor after the tree was put up. These are these the type of memories that I like to keep in my heart forever.

Tripp was so sweet and vacuum up all the pine needles up for his Mama.

Yesterday was beautiful! I shared with y’all my favorite Christmas family tradition now its time to share yours. Leave a comment down below and tell me what your favorite family traditions are.

xo,

Marion

Blogmas {2019} Day 1| My Christmas Coffee & Tea Station

Happy blogmas day 1 friends!

I thought we will start blogmas out my sharing my Christmas/ winter themed coffee and tea bar. I’m a huge hot tea drink all year long, however in the winter months coffee seems to always be a top choice of beveragein the mornings. My favorite drink to make is a hot White Chocolate Mocha, I’ll have to share ther recipe with y’all soon.

I absolutely LOVE the way my little bakers rack turned out this year. The only new items that I bought were the mini flock trees ($3 each at Target). Everything else I shop my own Christmas decorations and home to pull this look together.

I’m very into traditional red, white, green, gold Christmas colors. The tray behind my Rae Dunn pieces was from the At Home store a couple years ago. I recorded a vlog this morning talking a little bit more detailed about my set if you are interested in watching.

I hope y’all enjoyed my blogmas post for today. Let me know what’s your favorite Holiday drink. I’m always up to try something new.

xo,

Marion