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
Anna goes back to college tomorrow and this week I've been sad about her leaving. By the end of next week, I will be good but this week is tough. My friend Rita said it best when she said, "it's like a long, slow breakup." It is like the first year she went away all… 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
I am publishing a follow-up post to these hideous nightstands on Monday, so I felt it only necessary to share this post today. Plus it's another old favorite which is why I am reblogging on Friday's to begin with. 🙂 First published on September 12, 2017 I have read my share of DIY blogs to… 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.