Merry Christmas!

I have been running around frantically for the last week or two trying to get things crossed off of my ever growing “Christmas list”. I never got my house decorated, I didn’t get our new stockings sewn, we don’t have lights on our house, I only got to half of our neighbor gifts, and most […]

What I Learned and Loved in May and June

Well it’s time again for another re-cap of the last two months. Which has been insanely busy around here, even though it doesn’t show here on the blog. I realized that I only posted 8 times during the month of June. What the what!? That is a record low for me, and a sign of […]

How To Break Your Dryer in One Easy Step {Or Not}

WARNING: This stunt was performed by a professional dummy. Do not attempt at home! As humanoid people, we all make mistakes. Some of them look bad. Like when we forget to remove the tag on our new  jacket and run errands all afternoon with a tag hanging out of our armpit. Some of them smell bad. […]

Pioneer Woman

Remember back in February when I mentioned that I got to meet THE Pioneer Woman at the Rootstech conference? What, you don’t remember? I barely remember it either. It was ages ago. But it took for-stinkin-ever for them to actually e-mail the photo back to me. I even e-mailed and asked what was up. But I […]

What I Learned in April (and March)

I made a goal at the beginning of the year to do a re-cap post at the end of every month, including things I learned for the month, as well as new products I’ve found that make my life better. I have not been very good at it, have I? I totally spaced doing my […]

I Think I Might Be the Slowest DIY-er in the World

Last summer I decided it was time to re-do our master bedroom. Our furniture is all oak (blech!), the bedding is falling apart, and I’ve been ready for a new color scheme for like forever. I found the perfect bedding set. On sale. So I purchased it and proceeded to buy matching paint and even […]

Awesomeness Set Aside for Stupid Water Damage

I had so many cool things to share with you this week. I had an awesome weekend in which I met the Pioneer Woman and attended an awesome blog conference called BYB. I made a lovely wall hanging out of rustic wood. My staircase banister is coming along. And I had an amazing chocolate peanut […]

Why I Am MIA Lately

Some of you may have noticed that I totally missed the linky party AGAIN this week . . . haven’t been posting regularly. . . have been really slow to answer emails. . . you get the picture. I thought I would explain briefly what is going on around here. My oldest son is leaving […]