March 29, 2017

Our Keeper’s Club & Free On-Line Sewing Classes

May16

Sign up for Sewing Machine 911 for Free. Every Thursday afternoon, our daughter participates in a “Keeper’s Club where the girls are introduced to many “lost” arts. Personally, I was drawn to the first month’s topic because it’s something I […]

Fun and Festive Bunny Napkin Fold

Apr5

When I entertain, I love to create and develop a simple, yet fun and elegant tablescapes on a budget. I always make sure that some unique napkin fold comes into play. Learning to fold napkins is such an easy way […]

Dress Up Your Table in Seconds: Easy Napkin Fold (w/Video)

Dec22

As I work on creating a new tablescape for our Christmas Eve festivities, I realize that one of the easiest way to glam up a table is by accenting ones table setting with an easy napkin fold, and an entire […]

Cheap Fun for Kids: Hours of Fun & Entertainment

May30

As much as I love to share about the birthday celebrations and traditions we have implemented throughout the year, sometimes with three birthdays in 30 days, crazy life gets in the way. Although that may be a reality, that’s not […]

To Give or Not to Give – Frugal Tip

May20

When my husband and I first started dating, I instructed him to never buy me flowers. Yes, my frugal bent was ingrained even back then. The thought of him spending so much money on something so expensive, and then having […]

Lots of Life Around Our Place….

Apr27

Spring announces birth, renewal, and fresh beginnings, and around our homestead, there is lots of life going on around our place. It’s been thirteen years since this city girl met country living, and yet I still get glimpses of my […]

Fabulous Fabrics…adding some Vintage Heart to my Home

Apr14

There’s something about beautiful fabrics that can lighten a mood. They set the tone for a room, a table,  a wall, and even me. For  Christmas of my sweet 16,  my mom sewed me a cute apron for my hope […]

It’s Flu Season – what do you do to prevent the flu?

Feb1

The irony of this post is not lost on me. Initially I wrote this on ways our family prevents the flu, since I can’t remember the last time any of us have been sick. And then I went to the […]

The “Nothing” I Did This Weekend

Jan16

See my Update on Children’s Place Monster Clearance Sale. Now save even more. At church today, someone asked me what I did this weekend and I replied, “Nothing. It was wonderful.” Then I started thinking about what my “nothing” looked […]

Stock up Now…give generously year round

Dec26

It’s December 26th, one of my favorite store shopping days of the year and yet I sit all cozy up in bed completely snowed in on our gravel road. Beauty gallivanted down on Christmas Day in the form of eight […]

3 Ways to De-stress During the Holidays

Nov22

As the holidays arrive, stoves simmer, and families reunite, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year resonates in our hearts.  Our desire is to welcome guests to our home with beautifully adorned decorations, deliciously homemade delights and ambiance that rivals […]

Decorating Your Home by Engaging the Senses

Oct29

As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

I Can’t Do It All

Oct23

Realizing that you can’t do it all frees one up to experience the moment. For two months, my plate of responsibilities has been overflowing, and as odd as it sounds, the upcoming holiday season will be a welcome reprise. I’m […]

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary – Open Your Cabinets (31 Days)

Oct22

When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary […]

Balancing the Laundry Load Experiment with Wisk

Sep2

Welcome to the Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Laundry Lab. We had a blast becoming regular savvy scientists and doing our own laundry experiment with one of my biggest enemies…. I invite you into my home to see some of the […]