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
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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
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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
Yesterday was the first day of spring, which means this will be happening soon. Rosemary, chives, cilantro, lavender, kale and violas will be joining the thyme and aloe, both of which should be awakening and growing strong again in no time. All this along with a new adventure with wheat berries planted in pots just in time to spring to life by Easter morning. And of course there will be plenty of chocolate eggs and sweet treats tucked right in the middle of this new life. Could be that’s why spring planting and pudgy fingers go together so well.
It seems that digging in the dirt isn’t just for kids or just boys for that matter. What is it about dirt digging that’s so good for the soul? Read More
“Things take longer than they do.” Uncle Danny said that years ago, and he’s a pretty smart guy so I believed him. I think I was still in braces and looking forward to getting my drivers permit at the time. And here I am now, with years of adulting behind me and I have no doubt that Uncle Danny knows a thing or two, most of his wisdom being just as profound as this little gem. Take home projects for instance, ten months ago I shared this post full of inspiring projects and ideas for finishing our basement. Which makes today the perfect time for our basement reveal, right? But alas, things take longer than they do, remember? So instead we’ll just stick with our bargain basement project update. And maybe, just maybe, there will be a basement reveal soon! A girl can dream, right?
A few weeks back I shared an e-course with y’all about Finding Time in your day to live a life of purpose. If you are one of those who feels a bit overwhelmed with all the details of life then you can find all the pertinent information about Sarah’s course here. If on the other hand, you are unfamiliar with this overwhelm I speak of then … well, then I think I would like to meet you, because you, my friend, are one-of-a-kind! Now that I’ve completed her course and starting reigning in the chaos that is my life I have added a few blocks of time throughout my week to work through some e-courses. I’ve enrolled in several courses in the past year and today I want to share my top 5 e-course picks for 2017. And I would absolutely love to hear about any others that you’ve come across too!
My top 5 e-course picks for 2017
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If you follow very many home design blogs at all then you’ve probably heard of Myquillin Smith, aka. the Nester. Her phrase “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful” or #idhtbptbb has resonated with so many people, granting the elusive freedom to just go for it in this whole home decor realm. Her Cozy Minimalist course will walk you through the process of decorating a room by starting with what to focus on, where to spend money, how to get the look you want and what not to worry about at all. I’m using this course in redoing my sewing room using some family heirlooms and I’m thoroughly enjoying the challenge and the entire process of it all.
One of the fun things about watching your kids grow up is seeing where their passions will lead. Several of ours have been graced with amazing drawing and painting skills. I’m sad to say they did not get that from me. But that’s okay because Jeanne Oliver Courses cover so many topics from drawing, painting and creating to faith, business and even several kid’s classes. I’m still working through the Advanced Hand Lettering class that I started last year and find myself experimenting with techniques in my bullet journal. I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that my days are less stressed and more enjoyable when I carve out a bit of time to create something and this course is perfect for snippets of time here and there.
The Broken Way
When it comes to Bible and book studies there are about a bajillion of them online. Incourage.me is a great blog that currently has 16 book studies and they are always adding more to walk through with other women. I’m currently working through The Broken Way Online Study at Faith Gateway. Ann Voskamp’s books have resonated deeply with me with their thought-provoking truth that cuts to the core of so many issues. This particular book weaves her own story of brokenness that leads us to a deeper understanding of God’s redemption in the busted up mess of our lives. There’s healing to be found in this message.
Then there’s Snap Shop by Ashley Ann Photography. I actually won a year membership to her site this past fall. I was standing in line at the doctor’s office with a messed up foot and all but busted out in a happy dance when I opened the e-mail declaring that I had won. It was the very week that I was finally able to purchase the DSLR camera I had been saving for, but didn’t really know how to use well. Like I said, happy dance! There are tons of classes on all things photography including an entire course tips and tricks for using your phone to capture daily life. And what fun I’m having as a DSLR newbie learning all about the things I can do with this new toy treasure.
And again, I wouldn’t be able to even find the time to sit down and actually do something with each of these classes if it weren’t for Sarah’s Finding Time course. So, how about you? Have you done any e-courses? Do you have any favorites? Or maybe one or two that you intend to complete this year? Let us know in the comments, so we can add them to our list in the months to come!
Whether they make the official list of love languages, clearly cookies and parties should be right up there near the top! When sugar cookies, festive sprinkles, ice cold milk or piping hot coffee and hours of together are involved then what’s not to love? With so many of y’all curious about this cookie party plan, and with last week’s promise of details, today I give you this – Cookie Party Hacks | Tips, Tricks & a few Pics. And if by chance you missed last week’s post about hosting your own Cookie Party, then you can catch up and find free printables here, and come right back for tips for making it a low-stress day enjoyable day for all involved.
It’s not a party without the guests! Last week I share the PDF for this invite You can download the PDF here for printing or Read More
If you haven’t heard about purging or organizing or minimalism or hygge or quieting our homes … or slowing our lives this month, then I’m assuming you’ve been on some sort of social media hiatus. If on the other hand, you’ve become a student of such things, then I’m right there with you. It’s January and our hearts and minds naturally seem to turn this direction as each new year gets underway. I’ve been a lifelong organizer, but this past year has been a bit different than others. It’s been more than a little surprising and inspiring to see the beauty of a good purge a quiet space and a fresh slate.
Sabbath. It’s the word that became my theme for the year almost 12 months ago. It’s been quite a journey, this learning to slow. To rest. To simply be. The calendar hasn’t always reflected the slow, providing countless opportunities to practice Sabbath in the chaos. It hasn’t always been easy. But it’s been good. And though there are still many details to learn, God has definitely been faithful in teaching me to stop, breathe and gaze at Him regardless of what’s swirling around in this old world. Looking back over the best posts of 2016, it’s in the redeeming here at So Much Moore. It’s been a bit surprising to me…
Best of 2016 | It’s in the redeeming
Many times, bloggers are advised to not post too many personal posts. They say it’s a good rule of thumb. And yet, I have seen more Read More