Tag Archive for homemaking

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…

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…

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…

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…