Two and a half years ago I first started my adventures with milk paint.  I had been following Miss Mustard Seed for awhile and loved the results she got and the furniture she did.  It just seemed to be an authentic antique look.  I had only been accustomed to oil based and latex paints, neither one I thought did justice to furniture, …

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 and include it with all …

Living in Alaska, we are accustomed to cold, dark winters. We have also been gifted with one of the most astounding views, even by local standards. But the view comes with a cost. For a about two months each winter we get a little over three hours of direct sunlight each day. The sun dances behind the majestic mountain, peaks rays …

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to my corner of the web, and a very Happy New Year to you!  I hope you all had splendid holiday celebrations with family and friends. Ours was wonderful, to say the least, and I am ever so grateful.  I also got the majority of my Christmas décor taken down and put away, which is significantly early …

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 at.  This thing of a …

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 grateful for the festivities, but …

Hello everyone.  Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope you are finding time in the midst of the busyness to enjoy and be thankful for the moments.  I’ve had a mix of excitement and grief this week as my amazing Grandfather went to his eternal abode.  He was a phenomenal man (and I don’t say that lightly), who overcame 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 I spied these two napkins, …

We had another great and busy weekend going to parties, time with family, getting ready for Christmas, shopping, wrapping gifts, and just enjoying the excitement of four little men anticipating all the activity of the season.  Such a joy! Last Christmas we had the privilege of hosting a Christmas staff party for my husband’s company, Set Free Alaska.  We could have …

When the end of November rolls around, the anticipation of decorating and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year beckons and calls. I may have listened to some occasional Christmas music, or strolled through the seasonal aisles at the stores, but finally the day after Thanksgiving the Christmas decorations are unpacked from the shed and brought in to delight …

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