Animals, Cleaning, 4th of July Plans & Monday Motivation

I don’t know where the days go sometimes. It’s July already. It seems like we have been mostly cooped up with the 90 degree temperatures we have had last week and again this week. Hot. Hot. Hot. It’s teaching our children diligence in taking care of the farm animals. Did I tell you we lost our second bunny due to the heat 2-3 weeks ago? The wind picked up that day and ended up knocking over Darth Vader’s cage, we had checked the chickens and due to having checked the bunny earlier after playing with him none of us thought anything of Darth Vader. Well, the children found him and he must have been at death’s door because no means of cooling him down or giving him water revived him. :( We’ve had a farmer friend who has said something to the affect that on a farm there is death. We have certainly found that out fast and furiously. Some of the children want to replace the bunnies and some do not. They’ve started a bunny fund, so we’ll see. We are working on visiting a breeder in the area.


Ever feel like you have to spring clean every day, week or month? I do. Sigh. Over the weekend I scrubbed our dining room carpet and steam vac’d it. It was getting so grungy and dirty. Then I had the children working on their rooms and the play room. Thankfully the girls restored the storage room to neatness last week. So we’ll have lots to give away tomorrow when the “give away” truck comes.

I still have to get at the office yet again due to the children having their laser printer in there for printing off coloring pages and things not getting put away after our last event. It looks like a tornado went through it.

Slowly but surely things are getting cleaned again. It feels so good to organize, now if only we could all get into the habit of daily maintenance maybe things wouldn’t get so out of control!?

4th of July Plans

The 4th of July is only a couple of days away. Our children asked if we could have the “cousins” over and my brother-in-law expressed an interest in coming up to see our pooch and the other animals last week, so we are going to see if they have plans. Nothing like the last minute, that’s my husband’s style. I think we will grill something on our camp stove and I found this yummy looking dessert, I can’t remember what it is called but I pinned it so I could find it easily! It’s a Red Velvet Triffle from Rebecca Parrsons at

Monday Motivation

This is a rambling Monday Motivation, but my brain is in ramble mode. My motivation this week is to get the living room and hallway carpets cleaned. Makes me fell so good to get the house cleaned and sparkling.

I also have some paper work to do….actually a lot of paper work to do between the businesses and getting something completed for my husband.

I have been watching the new season of Extreme Weight Loss, have never watched it before, but that show is really inspiring. That and watching some food documentaries has made me want to try losing weight again. At least I am motivated to, but as far as a plan of action and execution goes…not sure where I am with all that yet. I may kick off that motivation with a Slique Kit giveaway! So come back tomorrow to check out the giveaway and the final review of the last product!

Tell me how you are keeping your pets cool in the heat? Do you have an cleaning projects you are working on? What are your 4th of July plans? What about weight loss goals? Leave me a comment below to tell me.

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  1. Jenn says:

    Poor bunnies! Have you tried the frozen soda bottle method? We are keeping a close eye on our chickens. The heat is downright brutal.

  2. Stefani says:

    Poor bunnies. I don’t have livestock but I can only imagine what the heat can do.

  3. That makes me so sad about your bunny!

  4. Jennifer says:

    :( poor babies. I hope you can figure something out for them

  5. Connie says:

    We’ve got the opposite problem – it’s 58 degrees and we’re all cold. Sorry about the bunnies – maybe freeze some ice rings in the freezer for them?

  6. Aah poor baby!! Yesterday I basically hosed the bunnies down all day and had a fan going, today I decided to bring them down into the basement. This is where the baby chicks are now while we work on the coop. They are pissed now! They a re thumping their feet hard. But it is reaching 100 if not higher today so I went for it. Yes I know how you feel and I have one adult child that lives here but is never here and I am always behind cleaning! Tomorrow will be an easy day getting the coop built along with chillin and grillin :-) Take care!

  7. Amanda says:

    Sorry about the bunnies! :(

  8. Courtney says:

    aww poor bunnies :( hope you can figure out a solution!

  9. HilLesha says:

    Awwww, sorry to hear about your bunny! :(

  10. debra says:

    I’m so sorry about the bunny. It’s so hot and humid here and I’m tying to do cleaning which is hard in the heat but necessary! Fourth of July, we’ll see. A family member isn’t well, so plans have changed.

  11. Oooohhhh, that dessert looks cool and refreshing.

  12. So sorry about the bunnies. That trifle looks delish!

  13. Marcie W. says:

    Oh no! Poor bunnies! I hope you find a solution for them soon and have a great Fourth.

  14. Tammy says:

    The dessert looks delicious.

  15. Kelly says:

    I’m so sorry about your bunnies. That is a sad but true statement your friend made about raising farm animals.

  16. Billie says:

    Sorry about your animals. On the flip side those trifles look delicious.

  17. Donna says:

    So, so , sorry about your bunnies. :( It’s so hot and humid here, too. I just don’t have the motivation to clean or cook, and feel drained. But I do have some kind of stomach bug, so that doesn’t help.

  18. Penelope says:

    Oh my gosh at that gorgeous trifle!

  19. The kids must be heartbroken over losing the bunnies.

  20. Colleen says:

    I use to do a Monday goals type of post to make sure I did something once a week.

  21. marg says:

    Im so sorry about the bunnies!!! :(

  22. My brain is pretty much ALWAYS in ramble mode. Glad to know I’m not the only one…

    Sorry about your bunny… and hope your living room got cleaned up! =)

  23. sounds like your one busy girl. ME toooo much to mention

  24. OH MY GOSH. That fruit dessert looks delish. Sounds like you were a busy bee :)

  25. I’m in summer cleaning mode too. I’m gathering things to sell that are not being used.

  26. Poor bunny. This heat has been brutal.

  27. I’m so sorry that you lost a bunny!

  28. Thanks, Jenn. We are looking for another one or two as my one daughter really wants bunnies again. So we are hoping to get it at the County Fair in a couple of weeks.

  29. Yes, it has. Thankfully we’ve only lost one chicken. We are constantly making sure they have enough water and are moved on a daily basis now that the grass has turned so brown.

  30. Yeah, and we never did make it. I can’t remember what happened to make it. We have birthdays coming up and both my son and I love berries so maybe we’ll make it then! Me? Busy? Nah, never! Ha!

  31. Doesn’t life just get crazy sometimes?

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