Our trip to California, as I mentioned last week, was amazingly wonderful and refreshing, and, it ruined me.  Usually I come home from a winter retreat energized and ready to take on the rest of winter, and I must say, this year, it had quite the contrary affect on me.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, and …

Hello everyone.  We’re back in the dark, winter land of Alaska.  (Do you sense my displeasure?)  We had an AMAZING trip in our favorite vacation place, sunny San Diego.  I figured out why it is so populated there (and not here), it is gorgeous and warm everyday, there’s beaches to play at, waves to surf in (well our boys just …

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 would share a compilation of …

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 has its tracks positioned a little …

When We Start to Really See Hello again.  Before I go on with today’s Inspirational/Faith post, I just wanted to give a heads up that our family is going on vacation for the next couple of weeks!  To say I am VERY excited to get out of the vast dark arctic island where we are shaken awake by 7.1 earthquakes would …

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 …

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