Welcome to Our Living Room

Let me start off by saying that my house does not always looks like this. Actually, quite rarely. Most days Rody is galloping in the middle of the living room and Noah’s Ark and the accompanying animals are waiting to trip you. Most mornings Max is busy building a tower in front of the slide […]

Fences Are Poppin’ Up All Over

Pop, pop, popchips! The’yre the fab sponsor of today’s post and I’m super happy to have partnered with them! In a roundabout way, popchips gave me a fence! Read on, my friends, you’ll see what I mean. Becoming a homeowner whilst living on a single income means one thing – delayed gratification. It’s a good […]

Homeschool Room Reveal + A GIVEAWAY

Would you look at this? The school room reveal I’ve been alluding too! Ever since we decided to begin homeschool preschool in January I’ve been eager to have a designated place for our craft and workbook time. We flip flopped our former upstairs office and downstairs play room and now, the traditional bonus/media room is […]

An Annie Sloan Non-Tutorial

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

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 […]