Author: Meagan Visser

Making A New House Our New Home

So I’m finally getting around to sharing some photos of our new home and our remodel projects with you. I’ve been meaning to do this for a month, but life has been so hectic and crazy lately that I haven’t found time to do it. If you don’t already know, we recently purchased our “forever home,” and we’re undertaking the massive task of making this new house our new home. We had the entire month of October to stay in a friend’s home while she was out of the country. This gave us a good bit of time to...

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Life Lately: Home Remodel Updates

I’ve been missing from Instagram and the blog as of late. My mornings are filled with feeding hungry bellies, guiding kids to the day’s schoolwork, and getting myself to work all so we can be finished and off to the new house sometime in the early afternoon. There we spend the rest of the day working on projects like moving walls and drywall work, taking lights and shelving down so more painting can be done, pulling up laminate flooring, or removing hardware and doors from kitchen cabinets so they can be painted. We make it home in time to...

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Wrapping Up The Homeschool Year

As some of you know (if you read my blog or my Instagram blurbs regularly), we are wrapping up our homeschool year this month. However, since this is such a time of transition for us, with working on our new house and living out of our suitcases, our daily routine is a bit skewed. Because of that our last month of school looks a bit different than it would if we were still living on the mountain. While that stresses my type-a self out a wee bit, I’m trying to not worry about completing all of the curricula, and...

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Creating A Seasonal Nature Table

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein Encouraging words for today’s cold nature walk where we collected more goodies for our October Nature Table. If you’re wondering what a nature table is all about, let me tell you. It’s a simple monthly activity we do to visualize the seasons year-round. Here’s how we do it. Throughout the month, we collect one new thing for our nature table each day during our nature walk. Nature walks can be longer during warmer weather and shorter during cool weather. It’s completely up to you. When...

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Welcome To Our October Home

So it’s official! We’ve sold our home, and we are now homeless in a sense. We close on our new house on October 2nd, so until then, we are essentially homeless. It feels a bit strange not to own a home! Thankfully, though, once we do own our home, we don’t have to live there while we remodel it because a friend is letting us housesit for her during the month of October while she’s away in Spain. She, like us, lives up on a mountain which should make the transition from our mountain home to her mountain home...

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Visiting The Frescos in West Jefferson, NC

This past summer, on a dreary Saturday, Dean and I finally got around to taking the boys to West Jefferson, North Carolina to see the fresco paintings housed in a couple of old Episcopal churches in the area. We had just finished our Artist Study on Michaelangelo in school, and I wanted to take the boys to see some fresco paintings in real life since Michaelangelo was known for these types of paintings. My goal is to bring our homeschool lessons to life as often as possible, and thankfully, some frescos were within an hour’s drive from where we...

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Thoughts On Decorating Our New Home & Keeping Things Realistic

No “Instaworthy” home photos here today. Nope. Today you get the real deal—the bare walls, dirty floors, and cluttered room look because this is what real life looks like for us right now. We have packed half of the house so far. If you look at some rooms, it looks like we’re making a dent in things, but in other rooms, it feels like we have such a long way to go with very little time to get it all done. I definitely have moments of overwhelm with it all—last night being one of them. So what did I...

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Black Cats and Superstitions

Meet one of our cats, Oliver. He sits on the rail of the deck just outside my office window every morning, taking his bath and meowing at me to feed him. He’s solid black with bright green eyes, and he’s very sweet and cuddly. Did you know that in some cultures black cats are a sign of good luck and white cats are thought to bring bad luck? While I find folklore fascinating, I’m not one to let it influence my decisions all that much. With that said, Oliver has never brought us any “bad luck,” but we did...

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I’m Meagan, a registered nurse turned herbalist, and I want to live life naturally. Follow along as my husband and I and our four sons figure out what natural living looks like for our family. And of course, I’d love for you to join me on this journey, too! There’s nothing better than having a good hiking buddy with a compass!

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