In the spirit of winter homesteading or home tending, I have been nesting into our home this winter like no winter before. In fact, I haven't really nested in my home this much since my little birdies were much younger. I have to say that homeschooling Ella has made me appreciate our home more… Continue reading Big Blue Wall
In 2013, we had a burgundy front door. That looked like hell because 13 years of wear and tear will do that to a door. Or to a mom. DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? So I decided that I was going to paint it myself. Our house color is boring white… Continue reading Green Doors Can Heal You
When Ella was born, my mom came from central Illinois to spend two weeks helping me adjust to baby-hood again. At the time, it was a survival technique. It was January, really cold in these here parts. It was dreary, and dark at four in the afternoon in these here parts. Mike was working… Continue reading Family Cave Makeover
When people come into my home for the first time, I usually hear "your home is adorable!" or "I love how you decorate!". To which I reply, "thank you! It's what I like to call garage sale chic." Because that is the best name for my home's decor. I am not trying to be trendy,… Continue reading Home Tour 2017-2018
I do. I really, REALLY do. I have read my share of DIY blogs to know that everything that I crank out is sub-par at best. In fact, one could argue that my once DIY blog no longer has anything to do with DIY. That is unless DIY stood for Dammit! Ick! Yikes! which is… Continue reading I Hate Painting Furniture
Seven years ago, we became owners of a desk. My friend Rebecca gave it to us since her youngest daughter wasn't using it anymore. Look at how pristine it came to me? I don't have children like that. I wish I did but I don't. So in 2012, I decided that I was going… Continue reading The Desk That Wouldn’t Die
I went to Goodwill back in November and I never wrote about it. I know. I need to turn my blogging credentials in. I feel compelled to talk about it for a few reasons. 1- it gives me something to write about when I have nothing else to write about. 2- it lets me… Continue reading My Trip to Goodwill. Back in November.