Life In The Ivy

For weeks now, we have been watching a trellis of poison ivy climb our exterior wall and slowly covering our only bedroom window. It is being torn down today, because we all know the wrath she brings when getting too close, so I wanted to document it. I wanted to capture a picture of how beautifully … More Life In The Ivy

Living On One Dollar

As most know, we are an extremely frugal, non-wasteful family. We buy what we need, sometimes what we want, and rarely splurge. One of our only monthly splurges lately has been Netflix. The cheapest viewing option, of course, but a splurge for us none-the-less. I’m slowly settling in to this mom thing and learning to allow myself … More Living On One Dollar

Where The Grass Is Greener

Today is the first day of October. Another flip on the old refrigerator calendar. Scanning through the 31 squares filled with birthdays, appointments, bill due dates, travel plans, Halloween, etc., one square stands out in particular; the end of our rental lease. October marks one year since we moved back to Boone into our tiny mountain cabin. Just as in true Taylor Tribe fashion, … More Where The Grass Is Greener


[Photo Disclaimer: This was me on my birthday this past weekend. I ate anything and everything that looked appealing. Happy Birthday to me! Now back to my regularly scheduled eating habits.] Taking stock at the ripe age of 32 . . . . . Making // oatmeal for breakfast. I forgot how much I love … More 32

Trust The Day

My husband turned 34 yesterday. He has the most beautiful heart I have ever seen and as another year passes, he grows another year wiser. I always feel like I have so much to learn from him. He is constantly, patiently, teaching me and I never feel as though I have a comparable gift as such to return. A … More Trust The Day


(My Mother’s Day gifts this year; lots of love, tiny feet, and fist bumps.) As a blogger, every now and then it is so refreshing to just kick back and share what is on your mind. We have been busy bees lately, and with so much going on, therefore so much to catch up on, … More Thoughts