It occurred to me that besides the main living areas and our little entryway, I have not shared the rest of the house — meaning the bedrooms.  There are several reasons for this.  They’re very tiny, built in the 70s and barely have room for the basics, and trying to wedge a tripod to some …

Last fall I found a piece of embroidery at a thrift store which I repurposed into the prettiest throw pillow for my blue chair (see here for that post).  I love it, the pops of color and pheasants just make me smile, not to mention someone’s painstaking hours they spent with needle popping up and …

Today I have another original apron design to show you.  This is one of the three I designed for my mom last Christmas  (the first one was the Embellished Apron).  It also happens to be her favorite.  I chose a royal blue cherry blossom home décor print from fabric.com.  I like to use home décor weight fabrics for …

In the world of DIY, a very important motivating factor is usually cost.  The fact that I can make it myself, cuts costs, but of course adds the time element, and oftentimes a quality element as well.  I started using drop cloths for things other than catching dripping paint several years ago and thought I …

It would seem that trains are a big deal to most little boys, especially with the popularization of Thomas the Train and Dinosaur Train.  The boys in my house have a particular first hand attachment to the big rumbling steel cars parading by as an exertion of the power of the modern age. The Alaska Railroad and all it’s rumbling glory …

This post has been sitting in my queue waiting to be revealed since about the beginning of my blog.  You can see one picture of it on the header of my blog page, and yet, I still have never officially revealed it.  I think partly, because I didn’t know if I should just reveal it …

It’s almost the New Year, and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to do a review of some of the favorites from the year. Last January, I attended a local leadership training course called Catalyst.  It was one of the most amazing things I’ve been a part of, particularly because of the place I was …

Merry almost Christmas!  I hope you are having a blessed week getting ready for celebrations, and enjoying the time getting ready.  Because, it’s so much about the process and journey. I am having so much fun with a house full of too much energy and excitement that could legally blow like dynamite.  I am so, so …

Two years ago, after Christmas, I did my annual, wander around Target to examine the red stickers and see if there was anything pretty begging to come home with me and save until the next holiday season.  I always seem to find a couple things to tuck away, along with wrapping paper, and lights.  But this time …

Hello everyone.  Today I wanted to share a simple, 10 minute sewing project that could make some great little Christmas teacher gifts, or coffee or tea drinker gifts, or you could just update the coasters in your home.  These are very quick and easy to make, and I think even someone who qualifies themselves as …