December 7, 2016

Thanksgiving Ideas, Traditions, Decor and More

Nov23

Some how life blurred between October and November, and the many blog post drafts with wonderful Thanksgiving ideas and traditions never were completed. So here is a round up of some of last year’s Thanksgiving ideas, meal inspirations, and just […]

When Bedlam Strikes, You Have a Choice…

Nov22

It’s been “one of those” weeks for me, and that is an understatement. A multitude of bedlam moments struck full force causing untold damage that is so unbelievably blog worthy, I can’t even stand it. For the sake of protecting […]

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 […]

Kids Do Not Care

Nov6

Our third story is 1,000 square feet of unfinished space, affectionately termed “The attic.” Once we finish it off, one half will house the boys bedroom, while the “teen hang out” will be on the other, and then it will […]

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 […]

Be Still (31 Days of More to Less)

Oct24

A Sunday Moment In the harried moments of life, we often forget to take moments to just be still. Talking, texting, TV, technology…always rushing…always connecting…. We forget the power of those quiet moments of nothingness. Stillness is uncomfortable. Quiet is […]

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 […]

Laugh More! Laugh Loud! (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct19

One thing I have learned in my old age, is that you have to be able to laugh at yourself. We all take ourselves way too seriously, and trust me, I can get awfully serious. In the midst of talking […]

Ten Things I Love About You (free printable)

Oct18

The power of words is an unbelievable thing. They cultivate a range of emotions. Words can inspire, encourage, devastate, uplift, tear down and ultimately change the direction of a person’s day, week, and in some rare instances, their life. Be […]

No More “Another Days” (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct17

Just days after I reorganized my school room, my glass book shelf broke.  (I know…glass shelves, heavy books…not practical.) I quickly started unloading the books onto the floor, surrounding chairs, and the dining/ school room table. Some how a day […]

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Oct8

When I first announced that I was getting stainless steel appliances, I had a lot of people thrilled for me because they knew what a beautiful addition to my kitchen they would be, but warned me about the hassle that […]

Choosing to… (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct6

1003 – Worship from WAV Technologies on Vimeo. It’s Sunday and on this day I choose to Worship. We all worship something. Some worship money, things, people, or even our own family. Different things get put on pedestals and we […]

A Sunday Siesta…Snoozing Makes You Smarter

Oct3

Most of us learned years ago that our bodies need 7-8 hours of sleep a day, but did you know that six hours or less triples our chance of an accident? Hmmm….I had not heard that, but KNEW that I […]

If only I… (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct2

My daughter’s voice echoed through our hall last week, “I can’t wait till I am a teenager.” A deeper voice, one in transition, retorted, “Well, I can’t wait till I am a parent because….” (in which followed a soliloquy of […]