• Celebrating August One

    Yesterday was a special little holiday for our family. It was what we lovingly refer to as August One around here. Remember THIS POST from last year, when I told you all about my Auntie Ella and my very first deliberate tradition? Well, yesterday was “August One” 2012… and it was “perfect, like Janet” in […]

  • My favorite cheap painting tool {Gypsy Magpie}

    Spray Paint Wonder Tool

    This may be common knowledge to many of you, but I just wanted to share one of my favorite tools I use for DIY around here… via Sears     Did you hear angels singing or was it just me? This is one of the cheapest and best DIY tools you will ever own. Seriously! […]

  • What Matters Most

    Today, I went to the funeral of a fun, rambunctious, sunshine of a 5 year old boy, named Carson. Carson loved trucks, sports, jeeps, going fast, and laughing. He learned to ride a bike before his 3rd birthday, and was one tough little cookie. He had courage… Carson Courage. He lived life to the fullest, […]

  • Faith

    This past week has been a rough one, and this week isn’t looking any easier. I’m not going to get into it, so, let’s just say that I am getting a crash course in faith. I’m learning about fear and inadequacy and all that junk like never before. You know, being pushed out of your […]

  • Orange Oil Vinegar

    I have been trying to clean a lot of the chemicals out of our home the past couple of years. I figure with an nearly 90% chance for breast cancer I don’t need to play the odds! I tried plain vinegar, and that worked ok, but wasn’t fantastic and my hubs hated the smell. So, […]

  • Oh, camera, where art thou?

    So, guess what loser left her camera 2 1/2 hours away at her family’s cabin? Yep, me. Guess who had pictures on it for 5-6 posts? Yep, me. Wow. That’s all I can say. Guess for now, I will just work my rear off and finally get some projects done around here, huh? Which kind […]

  • Compliments of the Man {Gypsy Magpie}

    Compliments of the Man

    Last night, my hubs tells me in his sweetest, most sincere voice that I have “nice broad shoulders” and then with the speed and agility of man about to be shot, says “but, not in a Olga East German Swimmer kind of way.”  This was soon followed by snickers, giggles, and then all out rolling […]