First Day of School

Monday, August 23, 2021

It was the first day of school in the Fletcher house! We are homeschooling again, and this year Crew gets to join in. The kids picked out their own clothes for the first day of school. Crew picked pajamas and Superman socks. No surprise there! Now, time for our favorite back to school tradition...


Rowan: First Grade






How old are you: six
What is your favorite food: mac and cheese
What is your favorite animal: sloth
What do you like to do for fun: play with my brother
What is your favorite color: green
What is your favorite movie: the new Paw Patrol movie
What is something that you like to learn about: animals
What do you want to be when you grow up: an architect for a zoo
What do you love most: my family

Crew: Preschool



How old are you: I'm "free"
What is your favorite food: pineapple
What is your favorite animal: a lion (imagine this being said in a growly voice.)
What do you like to do for fun: play with my brother with paw patrol toys or a balloon
What is your favorite color: red and blue
What is your favorite movie: the Paw Patrol movie
What is something that you like to learn about: dragons
What do you want to be when you grow up: a kid
What do you love most: eggs

And on a bittersweet note...this will be the last time we take these pictures on this sidewalk.

Reading List

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

I have read a handful of books this year, and I have really been enjoying it. I also feel like reading has become the cool thing to do in 2021, but I am here for it! It had been ages since I picked up any book that wasn't a self development book, but lately I have been digging fiction! I thought I would share a few of the books that I have read & maybe a couple that I hope to get to this year. 

First up...I am loving Emily Henry. Beach Read was one of the first books that I read, and I absolutely loved it! I have recommended it to so many people. Now I am reading People We Meet on Vacation, and I am enjoying it too! I just love all of the characters! 

Where the Crawdads Sing was another favorite! It finished it in a couple days, and I had no idea what the outcome would be. 

Own Your Everyday is not fiction, but it is a quick read and so good! 

Now for some unpopular opinions...I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo & Verity and I did not think they were worth the hype. Both were well written, and I finished them quickly, but I have not recommended them to friends. Evelyn Hugo was okay, but I don't remember what I actually liked about it. There is an intriguing plot, but I figured it out before the end. Verity certainly kept my attention and I needed to know what happened, BUT I thought the content of the book was so disturbing! 

Okay, now for some that are on my list to read this year:

The Jetsetters

Daisy Jones & The Six

The Last Thing He Told Me

The Vanishing Half

AND a bunch of nonfiction. 

I love cozying up with a blanket and a good book, and I am glad that I have had the chance to do a little more of that this year. 

Front Porch Inspiration

Thursday, July 22, 2021

OH EM GEE! This might be the space I am most excited to decorate! Well, I am probably going to say that about all of the spaces, but I have never really had an outdoor space to make my own. Our current house has a couple steps up to the front door & that was it. So, I am excited about rocking chairs, wreaths, and fun door mats! Keeping with the farmhouse look, I have picked a lot of black and white. 
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Simple and easy to accessorize for all of the different seasons. I cannot wait to add mums and pumpkins in the fall...and maybe some spooky spider webs for Halloween!

I imagine spending a lot of time on the porch. Sipping lemonade with my grandma while the kids play in the yard, chatting with Dane on a cool summer night, drinking my morning coffee while watching my dad during harvest, having deep conversations with friends. I cannot wait! 

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