An Annie Sloan Non-Tutorial

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It was a Monday morning and I glanced at my to do list … start painting … I read. Uh, I’m always one for planning DIYs and never quite getting around to them, but today, today was going to be my day. Especially since we’d lived with this Goodwill find for a year now. Plusalso, […]

Eating Green{er}


This is the third installment in my mini series, Healthy Mama – find one and two here! In these few posts I’m chattin’ all about being well in mind, body and spirit. I truly believe it is essential that a mama take care of herself in order to effectively and meaningfully care for her family. Can […]

Lie — The Appearance of My Home is a Reflection of Who I Am


  Honored. That’s how I felt when Ashley asked me to contribute to the Overcome the Lie blog tour this month. Mostly because it’s not something I truly feel worthy of, because it’s a daily battle to overcome these little lies. But that’s why I’m sharing, because overcoming lies is an ongoing journey and one […]

Word of the Year: Thrive


Last year I just wanted to feel settled. We had moved twice and Max was still a newbie. I was tired and worn and needed the year to be calm; restorative. Thankfully, it was. Here’s the best of 2013. I’m extremely hopeful for this upcoming year. I love making lists and organizing my thought; planning […]

Merry Christmas!


I’m sure I’ll say this every year, but this Christmas season has been magical. Jemma’s excitement has warmed all of our hearts and we can’t wait for this evening when we bake Jesus’ birthday cake and exchange gifts.   I wish I could mail you all a Christmas card, because truly, you’re all friends and […]

Hidden Veggie Pillsbury Pizza Bake


You thought I was done with my back to school posts, huh? Well, It’s only week two and like I chronicled the other day, this is my first year actually experiencing back to school season as a mama, so I’m a bit excited about it all :)   Well, excited and overwhelmed. Our daily schedule […]

DIY Annie Sloan Dresser

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Hey ya’ll! Today I’m over at The Pierogie Mama showing off a little non-tutorial of our DIY Annie Sloan Dresser that sits in the breakfast nook. It stores all our cloth napkins, tablecloths, candles and Jemma’s playdough – you know, all the important stuff in life. Pop over and check it out! And if it […]

House Tour | Downstairs


I toggle between loving and hating this season of settling into our home.    I love having a fresh, clean palette to work with.    I hate the budget component.   I love nailing into the walls with gusto because I know we won’t have to patch them like we did in our past rentals.  […]

Our Family Cleaning Calendar


Please, oh please, tell me that Dominic and I aren’t the only ones who bicker about chores?   I’m confessing that we do. Sometimes to embarrassing extremes. Because 1) there are times I can’t bear to clean up another meal mess from the floor and 2) Dominic works hard all day long and doesn’t get […]

Let’s Live In This Room


We are days away from closing on the new house. Well, it could still be a month, but in the grand scheme of our “moving into a home of our own” endeavor, a month is only 30 days. Be still my heart. I cannot wait and am crossing my fingers that the budget will allow […]

Postpartum Sitz Bath


Two babies down and a few more to go (someday, not now) and I’ve got a little feeling that I’m growing in my expertise of all those mama things that rock your bod postpartum. Today, I want to share about postpartum sitz baths – also known as mama bath magic. So, you just pushed a […]