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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…

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…

the map project

 I ♥ maps. Probably because I love to travel. I’ve been blessed to travel a lot and just looking at a globe makes my heart warm with memories. {my traveling days have gone the way of kids and life on a budget} I knew when we settled into The Southern House that I wanted to use maps in the decor. {but…

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…

our new army brat

So it’s been 2.5 months. Yup. I’ve completely ignored the blogosphere for 2.5 months. I’d apologize, but it was necessary. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version… At the end of May we packed up and packed out. We then spent a week-ish in a less-than-4-star Army hotel. On June 2nd we boarded a plane with my super sick 32-week pregnant self…

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!…

my cheat sheet

Stroke of genius yesterday evening. I decided to make myself a recipe cheat sheet. And since I am now the very proud owner of a laminator {don’t judge} I became giddy at having a perfectly suited project. My poor Soldier lost access to the TV for the better part of the evening because it doubles as my computer monitor. I…

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…