homemaking

essential oils

Essential Oils and Why I Use Them

I’m not sure why it always takes me by surprise, but every time I find myself falling in love with a hippie-tree-hugger product I tend to be shocked. Such was the case with essential oils. Oh boy I love these tiny overpriced little bottles. And you probably should too. Here’s the back story. While we were packing out at Ft.…

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Deeply Rooted Magazine

I’m not really sure I’ve ever plugged anything on this tiny space of mine on the interwebs. {other than jesus, books and caffeine} I’m not sure there has been anything worth plugging, at least nothing that has garnered so much excitement from me. But gee wiz am I excited about this one. Let me introduce you to Deeply Rooted Magazine.…

Roxy Dress Form

I Bought a Book and a Mannequin

Hello friends! I’m currently smack in the middle of my less-than-Pinterest-worthy couch watching the last 2 runs of women’s luge. {i know nothing about luging but the olympics bring out the mediocre sports fan in me} While watching a sport I know nothing about I am actively planning our big trip to Disney World next week, which I am giddy…

Meal PLan 2

Meal Planning 2.0

So I’m HUGE on meal planning. {huge i tell you!} I wrote about it back in 2011 and most of that still rings true, but my methods have tweaked a bit in the last 2 years. I was having a group text conversation with 2 dear (nameless) friends a few weeks ago regarding what to cook for a last minute…

Dining Room

The Dining Room in the Southern House

Here it is! The dining room here in The Southern House. Although it’s our dining room we tend to use it more for school, My Soldier studying, sewing projects, coloring, and setting stuff down and not touching it for weeks. {totally had to move piles of flight school paraphernalia off of the table to take these photos} We do very…

on finally figuring myself out

Just over a month ago I had one of those rare light bulb moments that ends up being life-altering. I figured out that I am in fact an introvert. I’m assuming most people are fully aware if they are introverts or extroverts. My Soldier is a text book introvert. That man lives in his head. Outwardly, My Soldier and I…

my pegboard window

Let’s get real for a second. My house is rarely clean. Certain areas of my home might be clean at any given moment but rarely is the entire thing clean. Case in point: This was my sewing closet a couple of weeks ago. Sadly this is part of our bedroom. {obviously I missed the Martha Stewart issue about the bedroom…

my plate wall

You know how your house doesn’t quite feel like a home until certain decorations are put up? For some people that’s curtains. {not so much for me, after all i’m still in my 20’s and thus curtains rank low on the priority list} For me, it’s my plate wall. I’ve had a wall-o-plates in every residence we’ve lived in. I’ll…

inspiration and completion

It’s one of those days where I wish I was Type A. I look around the room and see project after project in various states of completion. In my head Type A people don’t struggle with this. That belief stems largely from my knowledge that Type A people can’t go to bed without finishing the dishes. I don’t think twice…