Transplanting Peonies – Quick and Easy Tips {Video}

We moved into a peony goldmine. Here's what we knew: The previous owners had a most spectacular peony garden. At one time they owned a perennial business and grew their own peonies from seed. They then turned a (probably) 50 foot by 30 foot plot of land into a peony field. Each and every time we … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday 8/25/2014 – Inspiration For Your Week

Usually I post my Motivation Link Up with another post that I have going on for the week. This week, I wanted to pull it out and make it it's own post. This link up is one that I value so much. Every Monday morning, I head down to the bottom of the page and I scroll through the posts that are … [Read more...]

A Summer of Goodness – How Do You Share Kindness ?

Earlier this summer, I read an article, "Happiness is Contagious". While this study was geared toward heart health, the message was consistent. Be happy and make others happy too. It spreads like wildfire, even to people you don't know. If you've ever been the receiver of a kind act, I am sure … [Read more...]

Happiness Happens In Small, Fleeting Moments

There has been a lot of happiness in this home that we call ours. You could say that happiness is created by those that want it to be and I do belive that to be true. But happiness in our house is often due to small fleeting moments created by our three beautiful children. It is not in big … [Read more...]

Diary Of A New Home: Two Weeks Out And Here’s Our Progress

We closed two weeks ago today. When we bought this home, we knew that the owners had been living down on the Cape for a while. When we did the walk through we found that it may have been longer than we originally thought. Homes that haven't been lived in for a while generally have things "pop … [Read more...]

9 Things I Look For In a Vacuum and The Dyson DC59 Motorhead

I love a clean house. I know, I know, "A messy house is a sign of happy children." My house may be messy (toys and such), but I like it to be clean.:) A clean kitchen floor is like heaven to me as are floors (hardwood and carpeted) that can be walked around on without shoes that won't give you … [Read more...]

Back to School: First Day Jitters

My very dear friend, Barb from A Life In Balance, is guest blogging on The Vintage Mom today. She is someone that inspires me and cheers me on every day. Barb is also on of the most amazing moms and most genuine people I know. Today she is talking about something that is near and dear to all of our … [Read more...]

How to Lower Your Stress Level Naturally

As we prepared for the big move into our new home, I knew that I needed to bring in the reinforcements and some of my favorite bloggers offered to guest post. Today's post is brought to you by Jessica from Eat Sleep Be. I have known and followed Jessica for quite a while. When I first found out that … [Read more...]

Welcome to Our New Home!

I am sitting here on the eve of our closing date. The kids are excited to run around in a new yard. And Ben and I are excited to finally start to put our roots down here. Oh yeah, and to have a grill...and a yard. :) Let me introduce to you to (some of) our new home. Get prepared because there is … [Read more...]

Things I Want My Daughter To Know: Always Be Open To Growing

You will miss out on a lot of life if you are not open to growing. I had a wonderful childhood. I had opportunities that were given to me. I lived in a wonderful neighborhood filled with loving¬†people, people that my family called friends. I was lucky. Oh so incredibly lucky, and still am. One … [Read more...]


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