homemaking

on my fight to become a minimalist

Have I mentioned that I wish I was a minimalist? I probably have and will likely mention it again. In my constant effort to decorate our home I drool over photos or spend HOURS on Pinterest just looking at interiors. I’m always drawn to simpler styles of homes in England. The ones that are clean without being sterile. They are…

the oops and the fix

So once upon a time I almost ruined my favorite chairs. As seen here with My Helper circa 2010: …and here with The Cadet circa 3 weeks ago: These are lovely, beautifully made, vintage chairs purchased in Dallas before we moved to this vintage-less island we call home. {out of an act of pure submission to my absentee Soldier i…

the table

We have a table, that you have probably seen dozens of times. Like here: It lives in the Book Room and is large and sturdy and a crucial part of my sewing regiment. CRUCIAL! This table, a very nice solid wood {pine? maybe? anyone? Bueller? Bueller?}, we inherited it from some dear friends who didn’t have space for it. And…

spring cleaning

Crazy weekend. One of those weekends where you’re SO busy that you regret it on Monday when you start another busy week. {am i the only one who falls victim to this cycle frequently?} This time it was not our fault. {cross my heart and hope to die it was not our fault} It was actually The Cadet’s fault, he…

i would rather…

We arrived home last night. Tired, but feeling truly blessed that both kids did super duper fantastic on both flights and the 3 hour layover. Woke up before the sun this morning. My Soldier is always up before dawn. {the sun never catches him sleeping but that prtially due to a job that has PT at o’dark-thirty every morning} I…

standard new years post

This is where you are supposed to wrap up the previous year. That assumes that you have managed to process an entire year {and decade in this case} by 11:59pm on the 31st of December. Not a box I am willing to stick myself in. So you’ll have to be content that I am still processing 2010. But, right smack…

my super-duper favorite cleaner

Once upon a time I went to Bible School here… YUP. SURE DID. That is the castle of Capernwray Bible School in Lancashire. {That’s in the Queen’s Country} England did me in on SO many things. I fell in love with 11 men. These men to be precise… MANCHESTER UNITED The BEST soccer/football club in the world. the end. I…

at the mercy of army housing

Last week we discovered that our sink faucet had been leaking down into the cabinet under the sink, and out the back, and under the cabinet and flooring. I was SHOCKED at how much water was leaking because it wasn’t pooling {hence the flowing out the back of the cabinet and under the flooring} but when I finally put a…

friday confession

I’ve been hunting for magazine storage for our powder room for MONTHS! 11 month’s to be precise because we have had magazines stacked on the back of our toilet for the 11 months we’ve lived in this white-walled palace. SERIOUSLY there are probably 30 magazines on my toilet tank {let’s just pretend that our toilet seat is always down} ONCE…

and so it begins…

I got this crazy idea to share my normalish life activities with the world. And although my ongoing education in what would be included in a high school Home Economics class isn’t all that interesting, you chuck it into a world that is Christ-led and Army ordered and it creates a whole NEW {less-than normal} experience! HomeEc + Army Wifery…