Our Homespun Life Is Here

Happy New Year! Today has been the perfect amount of reset and relaxation. I’ve done some meal prepping, some laundry and now I get do some writing. Actually what you should really know is that I’m procrastinating putting away Christmas. It really is one of the worse things you have to do.

I had mentioned in yesterday’s post that we were going to be re-branding into Our Homespun Life. I am so excited to finally have that out in the open. 2018 is going to be a year full of amazing things over here. SO to kick things off….


I am Ally the blogger behind Our Homespun Life, formerly known as Homespun Runner. I am a stay at home mom boss with my beautiful daughters Rylee (2.75 years old) and Hayley (4 months). My husband is Ryan, AKA MMR (Mountain Man Ryan) and he sports a mean beard that he can grow in approximately 6 days. We are the Turner’s and this is Our Homespun Life.

I use to blog about running and while I still love running it is no longer a sole focus of mine. In fact running has taken a back seat to some pregnancies and some injuries. It’s on the list of things I want to get back into this year so we will just have to see. What can you expect in this new little space of mine? More frequent posts. I had a pretty good schedule going then we welcomed Baby Hayley to the world and things got a little crazy.

I’m trying to mainstream some things over here and that means I’m going to have some more routine posts. Don’t worry I’ll still share most of the day to day but you can also find posts on motherhood, my babies, health/fitness, and now beauty/skincare. I wanted to highlight all aspects of my life that I love, and that you love too.

To follow me on a more day-to-day/in the moment I have the same Instagram – allysonmarie. My Facebook Page will change to the new name – I’ll provide a link when Facebook approves it. In the meantime I also wanted to share my 2018 Mantra…

I’m doing things differently this year! No more lists of things I want to change, or work on. I end up spending more time listing and less time doing. SO this year we are going with a word. ONE word to guide all aspects of my life. This year it’s all about…

Looking back at 2017 everything was done in a rush. Every single time I left the house it was with a million different bags, million different cups. I was living out of my laundry room and car. This also left constant dishes and just chaos EVERYWHERE. I could hang with Rylee and I but once we added Baby Hayley, I just can’t deal with it anymore.

So each month I’m going to tackle different areas of my life so that by December next year I am truly living that simple life. January is all about getting back to basics. The basics of cooking/eating at home and cleaning. When we lived in Moscow I cooked dinner at least four nights a week and now it’s closer to one. Then on Saturday mornings MMR and I would clean the house and head out for our plans for the day.

When it comes to cooking each week I’m going to buy something to stock the freezer/pantry and then something to make the planless dinner night go smoother. This week I am making some spaghetti sauce – that’s the number one thing I always go to and never have. AND I’m going to get bananas at Costco and freeze them for smoothies. I am always out of bananas when I want a smoothie.

As far as cleaning goes cleaning once a week is not feasible. So found a weekly schedule I am going to give a go. The beauty of simplifying the basics is I have four weeks to test and figure out what works and what doesn’t.

PPS – For now keep coming to Homespun Runner dot com, I have some more things in the back end here before I can switch over the actual website. Thanks for sticking around this fun new transition!!

What New Year Goals/Resolutions/Words do you have?!

What do you think of the new logo?! 

Anything in particular you want me to cover?!


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