If you are like me, and I like to think I’m not alone here, things begin to pile up around the house. Those strange odds and ends that do not seem to have good homes and end up cluttering the kitchen table until they bother you enough that you shove them into a drawer where they might never see the light of day again. Continue reading
After three and a half years of being a stay at home mom I found I was still struggling with maintaining a cleaning schedule that kept the house presentable most of the time. I have tried a few different chore rotation schedules and even tasked myself with getting a few regular chores done each day, but for some reason nothing I tried seemed to work. Dishes piled up, laundry sat in hampers, dust collected, and floors got sticky. Continue reading
I have seen these long low dressers with seating on the top for little readers on Pinterest a lot lately, and decided to try and create one myself. Considering this is only my second real attempt at rehabbing furniture I think it turned out well.
I completed this project in about ten days, but with more diligence this could easily be a great weekend warrior project. Continue reading
In an ideal world, when the time comes to move our households we will snap our fingers and a friendly, and why not attractive, team of professional movers will ascend upon our old dwelling, pack up all of our belongings and stash them in neat, safe, labeled piles in a moving truck. Once at our new home, the same process will work in reverse. It will take a matter of three days, at most, and our lives will pick back up where we left off just in a new, better, home.
Unfortunately, this is very rarely the case. Continue reading
Just over a month ago my husband and I sat down in a tiny office, signed some paperwork, wrote a big check, and were handed two shiny little golden keys for our efforts. Keys to our new home. It was also our first experience renting a home. We bought our last home eight years ago and had been living there until a new job opportunity sent us trekking several states north. Since we are not sure how long we are going to be here we decided to rent for awhile. Continue reading