homemaking

from house to home

I’m the type of girl who sets roots. I’d prefer to set them deep. {i’d also prefer to set those roots in the pacific northwest…but that’s neither here nor there} I want to buy an old craftsman cottage in a major city and fix it up. If I spun that dream out a bit it would involve years of pouring…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

place mats with pockets!

I seriously missed the memo on the time saver that is the place mat. It was probably in one of the parenting books I was supposed to read before I had My Helper. {funny how 4½ years of parenting has flown by and i still haven’t gotten around to reading those books} I have friends who use them religiously but…

slow-paced life

I lead a really slow-paced life. Despite what the world tries to tell me a slower pace is the best thing for me and my family. I had no convictions about being a stay-at-home-mom or homemaker until college. It wasn’t how I was raised and honestly wasn’t appealing. I didn’t want kids until a summer missions trip to Uganda changed…

quick fix

Greetings Friends! Sorry for the absence but my little sister Bud was in town for a week and well I like her more than most of you. {except you My Soldier dearest. i like you the most} Right before she hopped on over to the island of Aloha I accomplished a looong needed project. Up until last week our ironing…

friday confession

So remember many moons ago when I confessed my black thumb? Well what I didn’t mention is that the skeletal hanging plants were my neighbors. {oops} Her Navy hubby deployed 6 months ago and she and their adorable 4 month-old went back to Missouri to be with family during the deployment. Like good military neighbors we’ve been watching the house.…

the task

My favorite definition of organization: the ability to find anything in your home in 5 minutes or less. Should be attainable. {and is a much more realistic goal for someone who thrives in organized chaos} So as I continue to move from room to room in our Army-issue home removing things that are cluttering it up, I always avoid 1…

hello week gone by

Hooray for father-in-laws who happen to be tech gurus. {seriously, he fixed the issue in an hour today and when he tried to explain it my brain exploded} Ready for a marathon post/Independence Day recap? Here we go… We spent the 4th on the east side of the island with most of our teeny-tiny church plant. My Soldier thought it…

friday confession

This is really more like a Wednesday Wanderings and Friday Confession 2-for-1 special. The confession is that my home {read anywhere i stay longer than 10-minutes} is naturally super cluttered. It’s less disorganized and more organized chaos, but the chaos is driving me crazy lately. It’s likely due to the fact that there are three other persons in my space…

friday confession

I have a Black Thumb. {and i’m not referring to my race, although my thumb is literally black (actually it’s closer to a mocha)} The black thumb I’m referring to is the one that is the direct opposite of a green thumb. I kill plants. Frequently. I so regularly kill plants that my Soldier has encouraged me to give up…