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Silent Night

Silent Night

We just wrapped up reading our the Christmas story from Luke 2. I have all my boys home and after the story we let Katie pick the song we would sing. She chose Jingle Bells. She danced and mimicked driving the sleigh as we sang. […]

Fall Buffet

Fall Buffet

Seeing as how Christmas is upon us, I thought it was time to show you the only decorating I have done in my house in the last 3 months. I actually have the Christmas boxes in the house and I plan to change this up […]

Sew what?!

Sew what?!

  After my last sad sack of a post, I’m happy to report that life is returning to normal and we are moving towards getting settled into our new home. The daughter has left the building. She is off on her mission adventure. During the […]

Master Bedroom Makeover–The Reveal

Master Bedroom Makeover–The Reveal

I hate calling this post a “Reveal” because this room is not quite the end vision I had in mind. It’s pretty close, but due to one of those life-has-other-plans-for-you moments, this is the most “reveal” I can show. If you are new here, you […]

Our new old home

Our new old home

Well, life sure has a way of setting a girl back a bit. I’d meant to share the final room reveal of my master bedroom in August, but between all the driving, packing, moving and sickness, I just didn’t get around to it. Something about […]

master bedroom makeover–pallet board shelf

master bedroom makeover–pallet board shelf

I know I should be packing boxes, but where’s the fun in that? Nowhere. Twenty moves in the last twenty-five years has burned that truth into my soul. I thought I’d show you the pallet board shelf I whipped up a couple of weeks ago. […]

master bedroom makeover – drop cloth subway art

master bedroom makeover – drop cloth subway art

As part of my bedroom makeover, I wanted to create some personalized art. I fell in love with the Subway Sign Art 95th from Restoration Hardware. I was not, however, $850 worth of in-love with it I set out to create my own version and […]

I’ve got the power!!

I’ve got the power!!

On Friday when I last posted, I had high expectations of the power being restored some time that day. As the temperature soared towards the 100 degree mark, our hopes faded just as quickly. By Friday night it was pure misery inside our home with […]

I’m Still Standing

I’m Still Standing

Hi, Friends. I’m popping in to let you know I’m still here, still kicking, but just barely. We are going on 8 days with no power and water. Thank goodness the local library has A/C and internet. The storm that roared across the US hit […]

Guest Post: Beautify Tableware on a Budget

Guest Post: Beautify Tableware on a Budget

While I am busy finishing up my master bedroom makeover, I thought I’d share a guest post that reader Jakob Barry submitted. Take it away, Jakob. ________________________________________________ If you’re looking to enhance the setting when having a festive meal or simple dinner for two, beautifying […]