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 …

Hello!  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  We had a wonderful, relaxing, fun time spent with family and friends.  I don’t know about you, but I am increasingly thankful for time, time with family.  I am so richly blessed!  One of the highlights of the weekend was going to see The Peanuts Movie with the family.  One of …

I just want  to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful time being with family and friends. Also, I wanted to share with you a more contemplative thankful list.  Coming up on Thanksgiving, and ending the year, I find it’s a time of reflection of all the gifts we’ve been given.  And sometimes, it’s easy …

I am so excited to share my newest furniture makeover with you today.  Those of who follow me may remember that when I photographed the Union Jack Coffee Table I had made for my brother, I discovered just how much I wanted a coffee table in our living room.  We have a decent sized space, which was great for toddlers running …

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 a beginner sewer can succeed …

I have loved antiques for as long as I can remember.  As a girl and teenager, I loved buying antiques and vintage clothing.  I would love visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin and combing through the basement full of treasure, toys, artifacts, photos, all with a history.  Over the years, my Grandpa and Grandma gave me sweet little treasures of their past and …

Every couple of years, people become mesmerized by athletes coming together for the sake of competition and greatness. They come to compete from around the world, and they come to represent their nation. As much as following the excellence of an athlete, broadcasters have come to draw on the personal touches of something even greater than athleticism. Viewers, across borders, …

Today’s post I am highlighting my favorite room in our home and participating in The Inspired Room giveaway (I mean, who wouldn’t want a $300 Anthropologie gift card?) and Melissa Michael’s newest book launch. Her book,  which is also called The Inspired Room can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. When I think about all the rooms in the …

Hello, everyone.  And Happy November!  I cannot believe we only have two months left this year!  Before I get started on today’s tutorial, in keeping with the theme of the month, I want to share something I’m thankful for.  I hope that being thankful has found it’s way into your life more than in the month of November.  We have noticed a decided difference …

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