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Jenny  •Mom of 9 (8 Bio/1 Adopted) •Homeschool •Foster Care •Pumpkinvine Creek Farm •3 John 1:4 •Email for collabs: zachsgang@yahoo.com

I get SO many questions about my laundry hampers y’all 😉 And the funny thing is that I originally got them on a whim as a temporary solution until I could find something I liked better 😂 I just happened to be @hobbylobby rummaging through the clearance section when I stumbled across these babies at 70% off! They are massive galvanized bins, and my hubby screwed casters from @homedepot into the bottom so I can easily roll them over to the washing machine 🤗 They have worked so perfectly and are so unique, that I’ve decided to stop searching for anything else! I love finding interesting solutions to problems! What about y’all? Do you have items that you are using for something other than what they were intended?!
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Please do NOT zoom in...repeat...do NOT zoom in!!! There is SO much dust and dirt on my floors at this point that you probably don’t even NEED to zoom in to see it 😭 Y’all know I’m kind of a neat freak, so that fact that I literally can not remember the last time my house was cleaned has me a little scared! But you know what’s even crazier?! I don’t care 😂🤣 Who AM I??! 😂 Oh the unseen blessings that come from our trials 🙌🏻 Can I get an AMEN?!👊❤️ .
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Heading home today! While this trip was definitely too short, I am excited to get home to the kiddos that didn’t come with us! Next time, we are all gonna come 😉 So excited to have discovered Boone, North Carolina ❤️ What a beautiful place to visit every season! .
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Do y’all have a favorite vacation spot?!
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Vacation Day Three and y’all...I’m in heaven ❤️ The best thing about vacation is relaxing, and this is literally the most relaxed I have felt in months 🤗 Cozy fire and a comfy couch...I barely move 😉 The kids loved the skiing yesterday and 2 of them are headed back out to snowboard today! The rest of us are excited for a 2nd day of snow tubing! So thankful for this time...God knew 🙌🏻❤️ .
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If y’all have not been to the Banner Elk/ Boone area of North Carolina and ever get the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it! Absolutely gorgeous! And it would be great for hiking in the summer months! We are definitely coming back 😉 .
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Since the poor UPS guy has to come to our farm pretty much every dang day, I thought I’d just give him permission to “drop it like it’s hot!” 😜
Absolutely LOVING my new 100% fade-resistant door mat from @ohsweetskye y’all! Amazing!! Not only is the quality top-notch and standing up to all the foot traffic that a family of 11 brings, but the multitude of fun phrases and sayings that @ohsweetskye offers on these awesome mats is unparalleled 🤗 If you have not checked them out yet then you need to head over to their site today- link in their bio! .
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Did y’all hear what Ben did?! Our little wrecking ball smashed all but 2 of my cute little resin trees in our back entry area 😱 Fortunately, I snapped a shot before the devastation, but it doesn’t look like this anymore 🥴 I was really loving the neutrals in this space (swipe for closer view👉), and thankfully have something that I think will work instead, but I’m still a little bummed! This is the same space that I have the Velveteen Rabbit Canvas in, and it’s one of my fave spaces to decorate! .
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In other news, we are on the road and should be in North Carolina by early afternoon🤗 Stay tuned to stories for all the fun!!☃️
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Wallpaper: Magnolia Home Charcoal French Ticking Stripe
Mirror, Chandelier, basket, cotton sign, blanket: @antiquefarmhouse
Wreath: @piperclassics .
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Packing day!!! Don’t worry, the girls are handling all the packing for me while I do what I do best lately...sit on the couch and (quietly) shout commands 😜 We head to North Carolina first thing tomorrow to go skiing 🤗 It was supposed to be our Christmas gift to our older kids, and we weren’t supposed to be bringing any Littles, but as you know, my health has turned our lives upside down, and we have had to change things a bit 😬 We weren’t able to get out of our rental reservation, so we’re making the best of it! Since my hubby and I won’t be skiing, we decided to bring the younger kids and enjoy the snow while the big kids ski ☃️ I’m kinda bummed because I’ve been skiing all my life from Vermont to Montana and even to the slopes of Austria, and I was so looking forward to hitting the slopes, but that just means we’ll have to try again next year😉 So how about y’all? Do you ski?!
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“Did you put holes in my wallpaper?!” The question was almost shouted at me as my hubby removed some of the Christmas decor from our hallway 😬 Now, if you know my husband, then you know he’s really laid back, so it was funny to hear the question 😉 “It was one tiny nail, and I put it right on the seam where you’ll never see it!” I sheepishly replied. Part of the deal when my husband agreed to hang all our wallpaper was that I wouldn’t put holes in it..he knows me so well 😂 We did, however, hang 2 signs in the back entry, and if I change out the current signs for something seasonal, then I have to make sure it will work with the existing nails. A little bit challenging, but I definitely don’t want to mark up the wallpaper! So I just switched my Christmas sign out for my gorgeous Velveteen Rabbit canvas and made no new holes...👊😜❤️
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Velveteen Rabbit Canvas: @southerntickingco .
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I don’t normally make a big deal out of my birthday. I don’t need cake or presents, and I don’t even care if anyone recognizes it outside of my immediate family 😉 But this year is a little different. I may never know how close I came to not being here today, but I know that there are people younger than me, who are healthy with no underlying issues, that are dying from pneumonia. It’s a wake-up call for sure. Y’all know I speak fairly boldly about my faith, and I firmly believe my family has been under intense spiritual attack for months now. It’s been relentless really. But I’m here! God has won once more 🙌🏻 So thankful for the gift of life...48 years today and counting! Thanks so much for continued prayers! God is GOOD and he is ABLE 🙌🏻❤️
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Photo cred: @alliezphoto

Slow and steady aren’t my normal pace...as you may have already guessed 😜...but it’s become a necessity and there’s no getting around it. So as my house is still in Christmas/winter decor limbo, as our plans to have a big bonfire and shoot off lots of fireworks for New Year’s Eve, and as our plans to build shelving in our basement and set up a home gym plus get started on the boys’ room makeover all take a back seat to my health, I am learning to be still. WHEW THAT’S HARD!!!!!! I KNOW it will all get done eventually, I KNOW I have to take this time or I will end up right back in the hospital, I KNOW that this is where the Lord wants me...I KNOW all these things, but it’s still hard for me y’all 🥴 SO hard! So while I used to get excited when we cleaned up the entire house or finished a big project in one day, I’m now celebrating the fact that the Santa cookie jar is finally off the kitchen counter 😂 My big home improvement goals for the day have been replaced by simply being able to breathe normally again. We talk so much about perspective, grace and God’s timing, but do we ever REALLY listen to ourselves or take our own advice? I know I wasn’t. And I pray that this lesson will not be lost as I regain my strength. I pray that I will grow from this experience and gain the wisdom that God intends.
Luke 22:42
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
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HOME🙌🏻 9 days in the hospital is no joke y’all! I’ve never been hospitalized outside of giving birth 8 times, and while I’m very thankful for the care and life-saving treatments, I am in no hurry to go back 🥴 Happily resting at home ❤️ And beyond thankful for my adult children who not only held down the fort while I was gone, but who made it seem like I was here all along! They totally stood in the gap and I am thankful for their servant hearts 🙌🏻❤️ Thanks again for so much love, support and prayer! Y’all are the BEST!!! So thankful for each and every one of you❤️ And hey! Did you see my fun winter chalkboard?! Thanks as always to my son Josh @jz_biblelettering for his artwork! Swipe to see close-up 👉
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Hospital Day 8:
My goal was to go home today. After being taken OFF oxygen completely yesterday, I certainly wasn’t expecting to end up back ON it 😳 And yet, that’s where I find myself today, after my pulse ox reading dropped below 90 once more. I’m not discouraged. I’ll go home when my body is ready. My doctor is now telling me one more day. So we’re shooting for Sunday y’all 🤗 So humbled by your prayers, sweet thoughts, offers to help, meals for my kiddos, flowers, cards, etc ☺️ We simply can’t thank each and every one of you enough❤️❤️❤️

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