How To Easily Declutter & Simplify Your Kitchen

I have a confession. I’m an addict. I’m addicted. I’m unashamed. See, I love all things kitchen. Appliances, gizmos, gadgets and doodads all have a way of finding their way into my kitchen. However, a while back, I realized what a mess I’d gotten myself into. I started purging. I decided to make sure that […]

Lamp Updo

I’m so excited! I haven’t done a post like this in awhile! I have missed decorating on a dime. Shortly after we moved here, the holidays hit. Then the rain. For. 5. Months. I haven’t been able to get much accomplished & my poor cans of paint having been wasting away, collecting dust *le sigh* […]

How We’re Trying To Beat a Tough Economy, Pt. 2

Last week I wrote about rising food prices & decided to share with you how we’re trying to beat a tough economy. This week I want to share a little more with you on what we’re doing. We got our electric/water bill (the city sends a consolidated bill for water, electric, trash & sewer, but […]

How We’re Trying To Beat A Tough Economy

This is a raw peek into my life- thoughts, emotions, standard of living, etc. This is only part 1… Times are rough. Many have compared the way our country is today to the Great Depression. For some people it has gotten that severe. For many others, we’re only a step away from it. Grocery prices […]

The Ladder Shelf

When we decided to put the house on the market, I decided to do something I’ve wanted for awhile. I needed a fairly slim, low profile shelf for one section of our living room that also housed a built-in shelf. I decided to build a ladder shelf. I looked at some plans online, and thought […]

Life Lately…

I wasn’t sure what to title this post, but it’s been several months in the making. We’ve been so busy around here lately, so many new things, so many changes. The end of last summer, I took on a very part time job. I also decided that when my daycare girl went to school, I […]

Leaving a little bit of history….

We finished the flooring downstairs recently (pics to come), and since we had an existing concrete floor, I decided we’d let the boys do a little something special before we put down the laminate. LOVE IT!!! Like this? You may also be interested in:The annihilation of an ice cream cone…..Vacay from vacay & what it’s […]

Life these days

Still haven’t found my camera cord, but I’m hoping that will change soon 😀 I’ve got the primer coat done on the downstairs, and that means I’m ready for the top coat. Once I get that done, we’ll begin setting up one end of the big room as our homeschool area. The other end will […]

My week long “internet sabbatical” in review

“A sabbatical is a period away from your normal routine – a time to immerse yourself in a different environment, a chance to see your life from a different perspective” This past week I have taken time away from the internet to refocus & play a little game of catch up. I did get online […]

Kitchen Mini-redo

We bought this house a little over a year ago. It was built in 1921 (I love that!). The kitchen, I love not so much. See, there are cabinets on only ONE side of the kitchen (and even those cabinets circa 1932 are metal- eek!). We plan a reno, but until we can afford it, […]

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