Aug 062016

change-671374_960_720I had someone email me with a question about my testimony, and it got me looking back through not only the old “Posts” on the blog, but also our “Pages”.

I knew when we had made some domain changes a while back that some things had gotten “broken”, but I haven’t been up to the task of trying to set everything straight.  I’m probably still not, but at least I’m going to make a start.

Over there on the left side you’ll see the “Pages” listed – with our family background, modest dressing resources, and so forth.  It seems a good place to start.

I’ll replace the lost pictures.  Check the broken links.  Update anything obsolete.  And generally clean house.

PLEASE feel free to comment or email me, or message me on the blog’s Facebook page, with any errors you find, or suggestions.

Yes, I would like to post more, also.  But it feels wrong to keep “building” when the “foundation” is not in good shape.  So that’s my mission…


Jul 092016

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Oct 012015

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I look back and see that it has been more than a year since I have even posted, and longer than that since I was truly giving any meaningful attention to the blog.

A lot has happened in our lives.  Although I had mentioned our challenges with J’s Crohn’s Disease and my Chronic Migraine, I didn’t address the increasing overload as everyone got worse.

And we’ve moved.  Several times.  And lived in an RV.  And Wolf changed jobs (which is a GREAT thing, but…).  And went to help friends through a trying life experience (and how THAT didn’t go as one might hope).  And suddenly because livestock owners.

I do hope to go back and talk about some of these things, where I think they might be relevant to other people, or at least entertaining. But for now I just want to say that I am taking this step: I am, in fact, back.

The Modest Clothing Resources page ( needs updating, I know.  There’s a lot that does.

But we’re working with baby steps, here…


Dec 192013

what-is-wordpress-all-about-logoThings look different around here, don’t they?

And the theme keeps changing.  And the sidebar keeps changing.

Please bear with me!

We started the blog on the domain “”, because we really, really wanted to have our name…  but a real estate agent owned the simpler version.

Luckily for us (sadly for him, probably), the domain became available, and we gleefully purchased “”.  For a temporary measure, we just set it up to forward to the established blog location.

Well, days turned into weeks turned into months.  Wolf has had his plate more than full, and with my daily pain level I am not able to do the type of work required to get things switched over.

Finally, as with the decision to hire some youth friends to help with the Littles’ school reading and such (see the post on Coming Out of the Closet with Chronic Illness), we steeled ourselves to the reality that we needed some help.

I struck a deal for a very fair price with my Facebook friend Jocelyn, who had been kind enough to tweak a few WordPress things for me in the past when I got stuck.  (Message Jocelyn Dixon on Facebook if you find yourself in need of help!)

What neither of us knew was that it was going to turn into a monstrous nightmare of ghost files and corrupted settings.  Eeeek!

Well, I THINK we are more-or-less done.

The blog now resides at  Although the old domain will forward, please update your bookmarks!

The theme I designed was one of the casualties of the move, so we are using one of the available WordPress free themes to get by until we get to a point where we can worry about that.  (It may change another time or two before we settle – they each have different features that may or may not work with my blogging style).

The list of “Links” and resources I had collected?  Still MIA as of this posting.  Hopefully Jocelyn can tease it out of the server somehow…

So, again, I ask you to please bear with us, as we move forward.






May 132012

First of all, a warm WELCOME to all our new Facebook friends from Carry Me Please! We’re delighted to have you here.

There are a lot of giveaways going on right now, it seems like… Some from me, but also many great ones from others.

Here are a few worth mentioning:

And we’ll be doing a fun children’s book giveaway here next week, so stay turned! :)

Image from, with appreciation.

May 122012

Welcome to the Carry Me Please giveaway!

Babywearing can be a wonderful time for both mom (or dad) and baby. For some it is a necessity, for others it is just a way of life.

For whatever reason you wear your little one, you should be able to do it in style!

Tailor Made Momma has put together a terrific giveaway, and is offering the winner a choice of an Ergo or Pikkolo baby carrier!

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada and will end on May 26th.

Use the Rafflecoptor form below to enter – and don’t forget to come back and get your daily entries in!

I was not compensated in any way for this post, aside from the traffic generated by this event.
Tailor Made Momma is providing the prize for this giveaway, shipped directly to the winner.
I was “disclosing” before it was cool. See my Review Policy for the full scoop.

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Apr 142012

Mom to Bed by 8 is excited to present the Housewarming Dyson Event from June 1 to June 15. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.

Join the Housewarming Dyson Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one fantastic cleaning tool giveaway!

Please be sure to let them know I sent you, by listing As For My House in the “Referred By” section of your signup form.

Mar 082012

Although the lab work from the end of last year came back negative, my doctor was just as convinced as I was that the pattern of symptoms was very clear: I likely suffer from some degree of intolerance to gluten.

The only way to find out, really, is to go gluten free and see how you feel – after 4-6 weeks’ worth of vigilance. You have to allow time for all the gluten to be fully purged from your system, then additional time for your gut to heal from the stress and damage.

I began my gluten free diet semi-coincidentally at the beginning of Lent. We don’t observe Lent, but since that was when I was ready to begin anyhow, it seemed a nice symbolic and easy-to-remember date.

Since I was planning to share my reviews of gluten free products and recipes anyway, I decided to put them “out there” in the world a little more. I am now the Biloxi Gluten Free Examiner at If you click through you can see a page listing everything I’ve published there, as well as subscribing to my feed if that interests you.

In two weeks I’ve learned a lot… In some ways it’s even harder than I thought, but in some ways it has been easier. I’ll keep updating you on my journey – but don’t worry, the focus of the blog isn’t changing. (That’s part of the reason I started posting that content over at

Feb 072012

As For My House will be hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling again next week.

Carnival of Homeschooling

If you blog, I hope you will join is by submitting a post:

  • Something old, something new… I do have to draw the line at “something borrowed” though!
  • It doesn’t require a “blog about homeschooling” – only a post that’s “on topic.”

In the past, the COH has used the Blog Carnival submission form, but that has not been working properly for the last few months. As a result, they are requesting that all submissions be sent to the carnival’s GMail email address, which is forwarded to each week’s host in turn.

Submissions are due to by 6:00 PM (PST) by Sunday evening. It will be greatly appreciated if the submissions come in earlier. Please send the following information:

Title of Post
URL of Post
Name of Blog
URL of Blog
Brief summary of the post
(With “carnival” or “submission” in the subject field of the email.)

More details about the carnival, and submissions, are always available from the good folks who run the carnival, “Why Homeschool“.

If you know anyone else who blogs homeschool, please spread the word!!

To help spread the word about the carnival, and get more readers for all of our terrific contributors, you are encouraged to include one of the following icons/links in your submitted post:


Carnival of Homeschooling


Carnival of Homeschooling


Carnival of Homeschooling

Thanks for joining the fun!