Another Day, Another Project

A little while ago a friend posted something on Facebook about possible church pews that would soon be available for sale. She said to let her know if interested. I did. Her childhood church was beginning a new building project and the old pews were sitting in storage and needed moved asap. Sounds perfect I…

A little DIY Update

Well, my dear Sonya noticed I didn’t have a back porch table. She found one someone didn’t want any longer and brought it to town to me. It was a good table just old…you know, chipping paint and raw wood. A little sandpaper, a couple cans of spray paint, and a new foam brush for…

New Sewing Machine

I was taught to sew in my teens. I love it but wasn’t very good. I became easily impatient with projects or mishaps with the sewing machine. Then I was gifted a sewing machine for my high school graduation. It didn’t work well and wasn’t as nice as what I had learned on and I…

The Lego Christmas (and my fabulous Lego table)

This fall, my oldest two boys just suddenly became very interested in Legos. They had gotten some Star Wars Lego sets for birthdays and liked those fine- but as Star Wars toys, not really as Legos.  Being 7 and 5, I suppose this is around the time that happens but up until now, my youngest…

kiss the cook

Well we are almost through January and I’ve yet to blog about any one thing.  The truth is there have been several (perhaps the word here is ‘many’) days I’ve wished to post a blog for and my thoughts are too full to commit properly to the “paper.” So, for today, I’ll save my thoughts…

This is about the bathroom

But I’m a lady so it’s not gross or anything. Actually I have so many other things to say that I decided to say none of them and show you my newly spruced up bathroom instead. The bathroom had wallpaper which you know I don’t love. But otherwise it wasn’t bad. The floor tile wasn’t…

now my room is lovely

If you are married and have kids you likely relate to our constant bedroom problem: our room is full of junk. Even clean, it has so many things that don’t belong: Clothes the kids have grown out of? In stacks in our floor. Decor that doesn’t match a new rug or curtain? On our dresser….

Dressers Galore

About four months ago we had one chest of drawers between all six of us. Seth and Noah shared it. Adam and Lily lived out of sweater holder hangers and kid hanger clothes organizers and Greg and I used a lot of plastic drawers and laundry baskets. So I put up a post on Facebook…

We’ll Call This One….How To Keep The Playroom Clean

A much-discussed topic among moms: how do we get our kids to pick up their toys? In my case, I started Adam early and he could clean a room even at 2….at least when things didnt have to be organized oh so well. I confess to my OCD tendencies in this regard: our old house/playroom…

Storehouse Art

I did another art remake. I got this painting and frame in “the basement” of The Haggle Shop in downtown Kingsport. This is for some friends. To celebrate a new home for them, a new life together. This is part of a favorite song by Sandra McCracken. If you dont know her music you are…