Tag Archive for cleaning

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…

a wee little break

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays. That’s likely because it surrounds food and fellowship which are in my top 10 most favorite things. This is my first year hosting. Just a small group of friends from church. I am really excited about it. I’m going to have to take a wee blogging break for the holiday.…

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…

on chores aka the best part of my helper’s life

We’ve reached that age. We have decided to implement some simple daily chores to instill some responsibility. For a 4 and a 3 year old it is probably loooong overdue. I’ve never loved the idea of a chore chart and gold stars. {don’t get me wrong, i love me some gold stars} It’s just not my organizational style and it…

wednesday wanderings

The Task edition! Not much wandering because I’ve been focused on tackling our dreaded closet of books. My Soldier was off yesterday {thanks army!} so we hunkered down during nap time and got 1/4 of the work done. ” Why so little?” you ask. Well my friend Christine pointed out in a comment on the last post that we should…

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…

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 stash

I finally broke down and ordered a walking foot. The pot holders did me in and I finally had a project that would have justified one. {not that i couldn’t have found justification elsewhere} So I put all sewing on hold till I received the blessed walking foot because the next project I want to tackle is a bread potholder…