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Rustic Farmhouse Decor from Amazon

We've lived in our farm house for 4 years now.  The previous people didn't like the farm house look, so they painted more modern colors.  Needless to say, modern colors just don't look right in a farmhouse!  My living room, dining room, and hallway were terra cotta and yellow, which is totally not my style.  We've slowly been turning the old farmhouse back into a farmhouse.  When I saw slowly, I do mean slowly.  I can't wait to share photos, but it's not quite there yet.  Until then, enjoy some of these amazing rustic farmhouse finds. Rustic Farmhouse Decor from Amazon Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. Cotton Linen Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover (Compass), 18"x 18" Decors Square Decorative Throw Pillow Case Cushion Cover Rustic Deer Buck Burlap Throw Pillows 18 X 18 Two Sides Printed BarnwoodUSA Rustic Reclaimed Wood Shelves Open Box Mini Mason

Why Doesn’t Anyone Talk About How Amazing Tweens Are Today?

It seems like when people talk about the younger generation, they only have negative things to say.  I'm an active volunteer with several youth organizations, and I can say that these kids are pretty awesome.  They have opportunities that my generation never had.  They literally have the entire world's knowledge in their pockets.  The kids that I work with are polite, well read, and a lot of fun to be around.  I may be a little biased, but I think my tween son is pretty awesome too.   Now he has a pretty awesome snack to keep him fueled all day, too. Caleb is 10 now. His struggles in life started five weeks in to my pregnancy when I was told that we'd lost him.  Thankfully, several doctors and their ultrasounds were wrong.  I went in to preterm labor that was stopped with bedrest and medication.  We almost lost him during birth, too.  I thought we were safe once he was born, but he was hospitalized with RSV at four weeks old and had an apnea in the hospital. I'

Send a Letter of Hope to Show You CARE

I am lucky because I grew up in a time where women could be anything they wanted to be.  I got a free education in a public school and went on to private college thanks to merit-based scholarships and some student loans.  When I had kids, they started in our local public school, but for many reasons, they now learn at home.  My kids have a safe environment in which to learn, and they don't have to worry about anything except learning. My daughter, Dakota, is 9 and in the fourth grade.  She loves to read, and she loves to learn.  She doesn't have any barriers to her education, and she has the full support of her parents.  Not all girls around the world are so lucky.  This is where CARE helps.   CARE is a global organization that fights poverty by empowering women and girls.  One way they empower women is by giving them more access to an education. Meet Mary.  Mary is 15-years-old and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.  Her parents aren't available, so Mary and her three sibling