Moments in time stand still when a beholder recognizes words untold in a work of art.  All of us have been met with the acquaintance where a painting unveils an emotion hidden in our soul, words on a page unmask thoughts raw and vulnerable, music draws out chords capable of producing tears, beauty makes our heart feel like a thoroughbred …

A father’s legacy is not measured by who he is, but what he imparts to his children. There are many great fathers, father’s that have believed in and played with their children, changed countless diapers, watched recitals, taught them the art of fishing, how to use tools, and change oil in the car.   All have paid great prices for their children. …

I made the deliberate choice one day last year, not to look at craigslist for at least a week. I had this thing going on inside; instead of grasping for the next great deal, practice contentedness with the great deal I already had. Because whether you’re spending your money at a Nordstrom or a no name thrift store, if the …

As I have mentioned before, I love making aprons.  They’re a relatively quick project (depending on the amount of detail of course or if I am creating a pattern).  They make tremendous gifts (if that person uses them that is) as you can personalize with fabrics and style.  They can be both practical and fun. My mom uses aprons all the …

My favorite style of dining room chairs are the curvy french ladder back chairs.  I love them.  And someday, I hope to have ten of them around the dining room table (we tend have company over frequently, so we leave the table huge with 8-10 chairs around). But for now, I have one lone chair. I found this chair at a local …

It was a quick trip to Lowes. All I needed was one little piece of tile for my husband to complete the backsplash in our kitchen. $1.26, but without it there would be a gaping hole. I brought my baby and son #2 who earlier that day had completed a creative project. He had hand sewn his own little stuffed …

Hi there.  Before diving into this tutorial, I just wanted to give a big thank you to all who have been reading and following my blog.  This has been quite the journey, and I am so blessed by your encouragement along the way!  I wanted to put word out there, a hand full of people have told me they thought …

Most the time, as I hunt for furniture, I have to be extremely patient.  In Alaska we have a VERY limited selection of both used and new furniture.  I suppose if I wanted to pay top dollar at a fine furniture store (I think there might be one in Anchorage), I wouldn’t have this problem, but then, I wouldn’t get to be …

This chair, I almost didn’t photograph.  It seemed like such a little make-over.  Like I didn’t put enough time and effort for it to be “blog worthy”.  (And the photographs aren’t great, but I am still pleading “very amateur photographer”, it’s all about the process, right?) So my main purpose in sharing this, is that even the littlest tweaks in …

My sister in law is in the midst of moving to the Pacific Northwest. In the process of selling much of their stuff, she bought this darling little vintage rocking chair (it doesn’t take up much room, good call!). It is actually quite unique. It can extend up as a high chair (she has a tray attachment as well). She …

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