Ugly Art Remake

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune Without the words And never stops- At all- Emily Dickenson I got this canvas in this frame (it’s huge by the way) at a junk store for $20 back when I bought my table. I used vinyl letters and a…

Another Birthday Post…this time NOAH is 4!

It is time for Noah’s party now! The other three kids begin birthdays in February and go to April…leaving Noah a long wait for his turn. I love to make a big deal of birthdays, and my family did also. There is something to be said in celebrating ALL birthdays but especially when you have…

Flannel Boards: Not Just for Sunday School Anymore

The felt board is done! This is what the wall looks like now: Super cute, yes? So…here’s how this went down…. Using a really big, cheap piece of felt I made a board. It was hard to keep the sides perfect and it wasnt cute enough after being glued on so I added ribbon. It’s…

More of the playroom remake

Playing=Learning I decided to use some pinterest ideas and modify them (this is my way). The right, that is a chalkboard. I sectioned off a big square, painted the chalkboard with chalkboard paint and then free-handed the cute frame around it. On the left, that will be a flannel board. You know, like old Sunday…

Imperfect Perfection

Well. I finally found Adam a chest of drawers (commonly referred to as “chester drawers” in the south.) A couple months ago- a month ago?- I was changing out seasons of clothing and sort of realized that we only have one dresser. (Okay, I realize dresser is the wrong word also for chest of drawers…

A new place to play

We love our new house. Love it. Hope one day to make it our’s. I say often and mean it deeply: I never ever want to move from this house. I plan to live here until I live no longer. I love playing with my kids here and making it their home and envision rocking…

A Tribute to My Grandfather Clock

This post is a tribute to my Grandfather who we called “Clock.” He died March 15, 2012. Almost an entire month leading up to March 15, I had been working on a new table project. (Trust me, this is all going to go together). I was given a small, four person table when I was…

a house in which to live.

And then, like so many times before, the need was met. Sure we are drowning in the car trouble and the bills will always be swirling. Sure there are repairs to be made and work to be done. But a house has been found, and truly almost given. A large house, a large yard, more…