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If anything, I am a journal-er. I’ve been keeping a consistent one since I was in middle school. Today, I’ll just keep it here on the blog instead of in the brown, leather notebook my dad gave me for Christmas.

Today was a great day. My youngest sister Schyler and my Aunt Jackie are visiting.

Joslyn loves Schyler, whenever Schyler leaves the room Joslyn shouts: NANA! Obviously, Nana sounds nothing like Schyler, but that is the name that Joslyn currently uses for her favorite women who aren’t, “MOM!”

I’ve been wanting to do something besides change diapers and nurse and today I got my chance. I helped John work a few pairs this morning and then he took them out to pasture. Schyler and Joslyn played in the barnyard and with the kittens in the barn while we worked.

Then, we cooked a bunch of food for the week. Schyler and I made a homeade pizza. The kids napped.

After nap time, they played in the pool and watered the garden while I mowed.

Then, it was already supper time and bedtime. I’m so thankful for the visitors and perfect summer weather.

When I was a kid, my sisters and I would go and visit Aunt Jackie for several days each summer in Illinois. The highlights were watching McKlintock! and riding our bikes for hours around the small farming community. As country kids, we were delighted with all the smooth concrete of the sidewalks. We also swam, watched movies and ate, what felt like, dozens and dozens of ice popsicles. The kind that you buy in boxes or mesh packs in groups of 50 or so.

Guess what, Aunt Jackie brought popsicles to my house. Isn’t that the best?



  1. Jan

    Good that you have some help……enjoy your break! I like the quote on your mug!

    • Sierra Shea

      Thank you!

  2. Moneik

    Love how he’s giving someone the bird! Too funny

    • Sierra Shea

      Honestly, I didn’t even notice until you pointed this out! You’re right! Haha!


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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!