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Ailina Willis
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mother. writer. homeschooler. autodidact. believer.
mother. writer. homeschooler. autodidact. believer.

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Falling in Love (and signing the contract)
I'd venture to say most people are actively hunting a house when they find what they want. Not so for us. The house of our most fantastic hopes caught us completely off-guard. For three years, Miner and I stalked the market. We probably reviewed every 4+ be...

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When a Door is not a Door (or a jar)
We've had an antique 5-panel door (very similar to the ones pictured) for the past 10 years. It was a scavenge find, and we left it unaltered from the state in which it was discovered: chipping ivory paint, natural distress marks, bare wood where the door k...

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Hoarding & Discernment
What could be more physically and emotionally taxing than sorting through every personal possession you've acquired? Especially if the primary objective is to throw overboard any excess? I don't think I'm a hoarder in the strict sense of the word. I don't h...

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This House
I look around at this house we've inhabited for the last 13 years. We've deeply loved it, and it's loved us back. This structure -- all brick, wood, and sheetrock -- has been a member of our family, almost mother-like in the way it's held us, protected us, ...

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Day 2 Writing Routine: Children's Literature & the Natural Voice
I'm discovering it's easy enough to compose meaningful, engaging literature for a young audience. What's most difficult, however, is finding the natural voice. Children mature so quickly; it's almost a mystical undertaking, summoning a voice they'll connect...
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