Decorating, Humor

Big Blue Wall

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 because… Continue reading Big Blue Wall

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Favorite Things, Humor, Link Party

Green Doors Can Heal You

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

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Decorating, Humor

Family Cave Makeover

  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

Decorating, Humor, Life

I Hate Painting Furniture

I've read enough DIY blogs to know that whatever I make is, at best, mediocre. In fact, one could argue that my once DIY blog has nothing to do with DIY any longer. Unless, of course, DIY stood for Dammit! Ick! Yikes! which is exactly my approach to any DIY problem I try to solve… Continue reading I Hate Painting Furniture

Favorite Things, Humor, Life

Well Slap My Fanny and Paint My Door Orange

    Three and a half years ago, I painted our front door green. Since then, I have received many positive comments about it; I have taken my profile pictures for the blog in front of it; I have taken three years of the first day of school and last day of school pictures with it;… Continue reading Well Slap My Fanny and Paint My Door Orange

Decorating, Humor

Kitchen Makeover- Paint Changes Everything

If anyone asked me what my favorite room in the house is, it would usually be my family room. It's cozy, I love the paint color in there and it's where the television is. But tie for the favorite room is my kitchen. Because I spend more time in that room probably than any other.… Continue reading Kitchen Makeover- Paint Changes Everything