31 Days To A Less Messy Nest Day 10:: Simple Solutions for Everyday Issues


Over the past few months {years?} I’ve heard myself barking the same reminders to my boys, “hang your book bag up, don’t pour too much cereal, you can’t use 18 different cups before lunch…“.  My husband and I made a few simple changes in our home and now I can save my words for better […]

31 Days To a Less Messy Nest Day 7:: Laundry


I’m no laundry expert, I usually have a load or two patiently waiting for their turn in the washer but, laundry isn’t something I dread and it rarely builds up. I have three tips and I hope you have more. 1. Start a load right when you get up. Every morning I come down the […]

Grandy Camp

grandy camp chow

This week my husband and I are staying at my parent’s house.  My dad took a week off from work and he and Mom {Grandy} took the train 2 hours to go pick up my sister‘s 3 children, then they all got back on the train to come back to my house  to meet my […]

The Painted Cottage


This was this photo that  started it all.  I had no choice but to adore her. The lamps, the chandy, the mod chairs and table, the artwork that I copied more than once.  I found Angela from the Painted House over two years ago. She has since moved her blog but there is still great […]

Your House Is On Fire…

Amber Herlocker Photography

And all of your family and pets are safe and you have 4 minutes to grab whatever you can, what do you get? Most people I know would say photos.  And I used to think they were crazy for wanting photos.  Until last month when Portrait Photographer Amber Herlocker came and did a photo shoot […]

Tail of a Silhouette


anyone who is tall want to come to my house and hang that top frame better? I’ve told you more than enough about my beloved silhouettes, right?  Well, I switched out their frames and realized that I had 4 frames and only three boys.  The agony was unbearable trying to figure out what to do […]

Breakables and Boys


wall color :: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray I have this very breakable shelf that holds a very breakable and already twice repaired urn that holds a very heavy coral.. …that I got from ebay but it was a little pink and smokey and old and dusty… …so I washed it and then whitewashed it…. …and […]

I Already Changed My Mantel Because I am A Crazy Person

homemade art

It killed me not to have these done in time for the Mantel Party yesterday.  So I’m linking up to my own linky. Every time I paint a room, my boys beg to help.  This time, I was prepared. I bought a $10 pack of 8×10 canvases from Michaels Craft Store and let them go […]

Feels Like Home

click photo to enlarge I can’t tell you how long it’s been since we’ve had a back yard with trees taller than my husband. A tire swing in the back officially makes this rental into our home. It’s just too good. After you move, what is it that makes your house finally feel like home? […]

You are Not Alone

Having one of those days? One of those weeks? Or maybe one of those years? Could you use some (in)couragement?

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