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Mildred Jane @ 18 Months

By Andrea | September 10, 2018 | 7 Comments

Mildred is a year-and-a-half old today.  In some ways it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but in others (like my lack of sleep) it feels much longer. At about 2 and a half feet tall and just over 20 lbs, Milli is still very small – at least for her age.  She’s still…

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Busy Busy Bee

By Andrea | August 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

I’ve been super busy lately, which means I’ve done a terrible job of updating the blog the way I should.  I’ve been doing lots of work for my design business.  My biggest projects include general content updates to the website I built for Randy & Roxanne Mills, who are local authors.  They’re having lots of…

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Mildred Jane at 16 Months

By Andrea | July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mildred is another month older.  It’s hard to believe how fast these months go.  We’re past all the major milestones, like crawling and walking, but Mil is still finding lots of things to try and explore. Fair was last week, so she got to go out and spend some time with her dad in the…

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Mildred Jane at 15 Months

By Andrea | June 12, 2018 | 6 Comments

Milli is 1 and a quarter years old.  And she’s gained some big new skills in the last month.  She’s walking everywhere. And she’s learned to climb the stairs. That means a 2nd gate in the house.  We only had one at the top of our basement steps when she started crawling.  We obviously didn’t…

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Storm Damage

By Andrea | June 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

We’ve had quite a bit of rain in the last few days, and unfortunately we had some damage at the house last night.  Thanks to another round of storms, we lost about half of one of the trees in front of the house.  We were lucky though.  The tree just missed the house. The only…

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I’ll Cry If I Want To! – 3 Tips for Child Photography

By Andrea | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The weather has finally warmed up around here, the grass is green and flowers are blooming, which makes it a great time to get some outdoor photos of your favorite tiny human. Unfortunately, kids aren’t always cooperative. That’s something I was reminded of earlier this week when I tried to get some new photos of…

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Duck Troubles

By Andrea | May 4, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s been a sad few days here on the farm.  If you follow us on facebook, you probably know that we lost one duckling less than 24 hours after the ducks’ arrival.  But what you don’t know yet, is that have lost 4 more of our ducklings in the last 3 days. I’m not even…

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Photo Challenge – Self-Portrait

By Andrea | April 25, 2018 | 2 Comments

A friend of mine and I occasionally give each other photography challenges to help each other improve our photography skills. Our most recent challenge was to create a self-portrait that we felt described something about our personality. I was really happy with what I came up with, so I wanted to share them with you.…

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Toy Organization Essentials for Tiny Humans

By Andrea | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

One thing I have discovered about tiny humans is that they love to get all the things out, but not put things back up.  Mildred is a great example of this.  She will be playing with a toy, and then become distracted by another, and another, leaving a trail of toys in her wake. That…

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Baby Ducks!

By Andrea | April 12, 2018 | 3 Comments

The baby ducks have arrived!  Yesterday morning, I picked up a box of ducklings from the post office. Yes, you can indeed get ducks by mail, which is super useful when you don’t live near a hatchery. Many local farm supply stores, such as Rural King, do carry chicks and other poultry in the spring,…

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About Me


I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.