Tag Archive for homemaking

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…

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…

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!…