Another New Blog …

January 21, 2008 at 8:24 am | Posted in blogging | Leave a comment

Well, I’m officially tired … tired of trying to manage multiple blogs that is.  So I’ve created a new one that will be a catch-all blog.  I also moved back to Blogger because I wanted to be able to customize it more.  Anyway, you can read it here, and here’s a screen shot :) —



It’s been a while ….

November 27, 2007 at 9:41 am | Posted in blogging, books, cooking, knitting, Links I Like, sewing | 3 Comments

My goodness it has been a long time since I have posted on here! But it hasn’t been a long time since I have been sewing and cooking and knitting and such. I thought I should change the look of this blog too…… sooooo…… how do you like it?

What have I been up to???

Sewing …. I have been sewing so much and loving every minute of it. I took a break for a while when school started back, but now I am back in the swing of things and currently working on my littlest’s birthday dress … it will be so cute, if I do say so myself.

Knitting … I taught myself to knit a couple of years ago, but over the past couple of weeks I have learned more about knitting and have made scarves for gifts and I am about to venture into making hats for my girls. It is so much easier to knit than you might think. Check out for free online videos and the best DVD I have seen on the subject is I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting – I got this at my library and it is very well made IMHO (much better than their book by the same name).

Cooking … I’ve been really watching what I have been eating lately and have lost weight! My secret – counting calories. Yes, the old fashioned calories in/calories out “technique” still works wonders. That and exercising :) Eating Well magazine is excellent, as is their book The Essential Eating Well Cookbook — I highly recommend them!

So that is what I have been up to … I will try and post more often than I have been ….


WFMW: Laundry on Vacation???

June 13, 2007 at 6:44 am | Posted in blogging, laundry | 4 Comments

wfmwheader.jpgYes, I do all my laundry while on vacation.  We just returned home this past weekend and, again, I was reminded how nice it is to return home with no big piles of laundry to wash and dry and fold and put away.  Here’s what I do …

I pile up my laundry while on vacation (laundry baskets are nice for this).  Then on the next-to-the-last night of vacation I wash and dry and fold it all.  Then at some point on the last day while packing to return home I simply pack it all up like I did when packing for the trip.  When I return home all I have to do is unpack and put all the laundry away.

There are 2 things I hate to come home to: a messy house (I also make sure my house is clean before I leave) and a pile of laundry.

After years and years of the dreaded laundry-pile-upon-returning-home I decided to try this and found it to be much better than waiting until I got home.  So now part of my packing is filling up a snack-sized plastic bag with quarters (ya never know how much machines will cost!) for the laundry.

Have a :) day!


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Why “Heart Condition”?

May 22, 2007 at 9:25 am | Posted in blogging | Leave a comment

Okay, so am I a blog addict or what? Really, I am an internet junkie and blogs sort of help me with that addiction. I used to design websites and the like, but they’ve become so complicated with all the CSS and XML and the like and I just don’t feel like learning all the new coding. So blogging is my “out”.

Anyway, I am a purist and I like to keep things separate. So now I have my thinking/reflection blog – free heart reflections, my homeschooling blog – Good Soil, and now my homemaking blog – Heart Condition.

Why the name “Heart Condition”? Well, I like the above quote: Farm girl is a condition of the heart. And that’s me. A farm girl at heart. I even embroidered that saying last year and framed it and it’s sitting on my kitchen counter. What does farm girl mean to me? Well …

vegetable gardening, slamming screen doors, kids playing outside all day, sewing and quilting and knitting and embroidering, cooking, cleaning, laundry, fresh air, chickens (wish I had ’em!), and so much more!

Won’t you join me as I endeavor to learn more about keeping my home and making a place of peace? I promise to share my journey with you …

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