Have you ever wished for a pause button? One that could make time stand still for a bit so you can soak it all in? Kind of like taking a picture to remember an event, and wishing there was a secret to making these moments last longer than the split second it took to snap the shot.
The only way I’ve ever found to do that is Read More
It’s week three, y’all! I know, now you’re panicked and trying to figure out what in the world you’ve missed. Let’s just say if you haven’t been here for week 1 and week 2 of our One of These Days Challenge, then that means you haven’t been able to knock out some of those cool ideas you pinned forever and a day ago. And basically, as we’ve been known to say around our house, “stinks to be you”, please read that phrase in the light-hearted way it was intended, otherwise you may be a bit offended by the crass bluntness of it all. But really it’s not that serious, though you have missed a little fun, I’m not gonna lie. No worries though, there’s still time for today’s project, because it truly is the quickest DIY hanging light in the history of ever. Seriously. It’s that quick …
You might consider this a PSA of sorts. Or a little confidence booster for those Read More
Many of you followed along and participated last fall in the Mission Organization | Closet Rescue Project with Amanda from Life on the Bay Bush and Tori from Mess to Blessed. It was a month that started with more than it’s fair share of chaos and wrapped up all neat and tidy with more curated wardrobes and closets. And since the weather finally seems to be warming up for good, it seems a good day to share the spring wardrobe switch and closet makeover update with y’all.
The spring wardrobe switch and closet makeover update
I decided a few days ago that it really was time Read More
Last week we chatted about finding healthy food choices in the midst of traveling, think spring break and those do-you-think-they’ll-ever-get-here summer vacations. We reflected a bit on those lofty New Year’s Resolutions and the upcoming shorts and tank top weather. For more than a handful of us, it seems all we have to do is glance at some tasty morsel and we gain 3 pounds. Usually in our thighs or midsection, and then it seems a mere 10 minutes later our clothes are too tight and we’re uncomfortable, and a tad grumpy about it all too. Hence the need for nutritional choices that don’t require weeks of hard work to undo. So today I have another option for you in our series Healthy Food Options for Travel | Breakfast Bombs.
This is another one of those general ideas “recipes” with room for lots of substitutions. It’s actually best with Read More
Aaaand we’re back! It’s week two of the One of these Days Challenge and I’ve been super excited about this one. If you’re just joining us and want to catch up a bit, check out the details of our One of these Days Challenge. It’s crazy how long we can put projects off for years, even those that only take a few minutes. Like the wool dryer balls from last week that were a literal 7-minute investment that they say should last for years. But, enough about that, we have projects to do, right? We actually made this week’s One of these Days Challenge a few weeks ago in Dad’s barn, and today I’m sharing how to build reclaimed wood and railroad spike wall hooks.
How to build reclaimed wood and railroad spike wall hooks
We have a spot all picked out for them in the new Read More
We’re down to less than a handful of weeks left until the next family wedding around here. Lots of planning and big things between alterations and finishing up other desperately needed house projects. I don’t know about you, but in the midst of seasons of chaos, I have a deep need to stop. And when I stop I want to accomplish something creative and yet completely different. Something that can be done in one sitting. So when this little guy was abandoned in our garage after the kids moved into their own place, I decided we were going to be a perfect match. Sure enough, we were and now are. My very own little creative therapy gold-kissed wooden bowl.
Maybe it’s like those kids who are always finding and loving on stray Read More
It’s here! The first day of my “One of these Days”. If I’ve completely lost you then you can check out the details on our challenge first, and then come right back. My first project has taken a total of about 7 minutes at this point, and yet I’ve intended to do these for at least 3 or 4 years Craziness! I know. So while my little project flops around in the dryer, it’s a good time to fill you in on my One of these Days Wool Dryer Balls.
The links I pinned oh so long ago …
The first time I pinned this idea was quite possibly 4 years ago. Jill of One Good Thing does a great job of explaining why dryer balls even work for Read More
As I write this, my husband and I are nearing the end of a full day’s drive at the end of a quick family weekend. It’s been the sweetest two days with my Dad, our bonus mom Mary, my brother and sister and several of the nieces and nephews. We had entirely too much food coupled with long conversations and the usual banter and ridiculously loud laughter. We’ve walked away with a mixture of lofty dreams, shared griefs and plenty of prayer needs for the days ahead. And at the end of these hours together we find ourselves holding tight to what really matters.
Okay y’all, here’s the deal … That’s pretty much how I would start this conversation were we sitting across from one another at the local coffee shop. I would be leaning forward, making some sort of not-social-media-worthy face and using my hands way more than is necessary and you would naturally “be hanging on my every word”! I have almost 30 boards and just shy of 4,000 pins on Pinterest. Seriously! Check it out right here. You should go ahead and follow me too while you’re there, I’ve pinned all sorts of awesome ideas for the both of us. The thing is, I’ve probably actually tried a 100 or so of those. Don’t get me wrong here, I love Pinterest for so many things but it needs to be more than just a collection of super cool ideas and inspiration or I should find something else to do with my 3 spare minutes a day. Just yesterday I thought of another one I’ve wanted to try and yet again that thought was immediately followed by this snarky thought, “One of these days”. And now I’ve decided today is that day. And I’ve also decided that you need to join me for the One of these Days Challenge.
It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I would help myself if I started thinking more like my dog does. The way I figure the whole dog to human years conversion thing makes us just about the same age. And yet somehow he seems to have a bit more wisdom in several areas of life. So, if you’re at all curious about how to think like a dog and why you and I should even consider it, then might I suggest the following …
How to think like a dog and why you and I should even consider it …
Spend way more time curled up in a ball, or sprawled out as far as possible if that’s your preference, snoozing in the sunshine. In the morning. Or the afternoon. Or both! Read More