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DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

DIY Wooden Curtain Rod

We have a big window in our living room and every morning when I get up I open the curtains just a couple feet so as I sit on the couch I can watch as it gets light outside and as the neighborhood comes to […]

Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrifting

Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrifting

Give me a Saturday and a babysitter and a cup of coffee and I’ll most likely choose to spend it walking the isles of a thrift store looking for that perfect linen dress or a big ol’ basket for my living room blankets. I started […]

Sickness and Disinfectant Spray

Sickness and Disinfectant Spray

A couple weeks ago I came down with a fever and cold and pretty much laid around for several days. You can imagine the exciting time that was for the kids. They watched a lot of TV, and made a big mess of the whole […]

Small Moments of Motherhood

Small Moments of Motherhood

  Motherhood these days has looked like… Building Legos and  drawing excavators. Leaving clean laundry in the drier until we absolutely need those clean underwear. Changing diapers, cleaning up accidents, and remembering to pack a change of clothes for everyone. Being climbed on, walked on, […]

Beginning Plans for a Square Foot Garden

Beginning Plans for a Square Foot Garden

I had planned to take time this morning to get some seeds planted to start indoors since we’ve been having such warm days. Of course the day ended up being on the cooler side, and we even saw a bit of rain, but I wasn’t […]

Wednesday at Home

Wednesday at Home

A new post I share each Wednesday, just some simple glimpses into our day at home and how we’re trying to keep things simple and cozy.  Today starts early and with coffee (the best kind of start). The cooler days seem to be running out, so […]

Around the House on Wednesday

Around the House on Wednesday

A new post I’d like to share each Wednesday, just some simple glimpses into our day at home and how we’re trying to keep things cozy.  I looked out our big living room window this morning and saw snow flurries hurrying down. What? We’ve got a warm […]

Living Room Walls: A Saga

Living Room Walls: A Saga

We moved into our house a year and a half ago. I was in the second half of my pregnancy with our second child, and very excited to have a home to makeover. I did a lot of packing and unpacking and wallpaper stripping and […]

Closet Clean Up

Closet Clean Up

  I tend to go through the same cycle over and over again with the kids’ rooms. Okay, the whole house, but that’s not what this is about. Here’s how it goes: 1. I get things organized, hung up, and put away. 2. It lasts […]

What I’m Reading: January 2017

What I’m Reading: January 2017

To read more. Seems to be an ongoing pursuit, usually just out of reach, for everyone. Maybe for moms most of all. At least that’s my experience in this phase of life! I have high hopes that it’ll get better as we get out of […]