First Eggs!

We got our chicks late this last summer and we finally got our first 2 whole and un-cracked eggs today! Aren’t they pretty?

Christmas Gift for Friends

My daughter (age 10) and I found some cute family matching socks at TJ Maxx. We bought them for our friends and then I made them coordinating hats on our circle knitting loom.

The Church Pew

I was originally thinking of titling this post, “Reupholstered Church Pew DIY” until I remembered that my dad is a third generation upholstery tradesman. My great-grandfather, George Constable, lived through the Great Depression. He used to find discarded pieces of furniture and use them to make ends meet. He would reupholster a couch he found … Continue reading The Church Pew

The Mantel

When we moved into our new home this past October we knew we would eventually have to do something about “that mantel”. before Do you see how yellow it is? So, the basement flooded over Thanksgiving when the water softener malfunctioned and pumped approx. 150 gallons of water straight onto the floor in the middle … Continue reading The Mantel

Kids Summer Schedule, Coconut 🥥 Macaroons, and Lemon Pound Cake

My good friend LT recently shared this adorable summer schedule from: Somewhat Simple Isn't it just the cutest thing? I'm so excited to use it this summer! For "What's cooking Wednesday" last week, my kiddos made coconut macaroons. We used this recipe from: Taste of Home It was a simple recipe that my 3 kiddos … Continue reading Kids Summer Schedule, Coconut 🥥 Macaroons, and Lemon Pound Cake

How to Prepare for a Wildfire Evacuation

With all the active wildfires burning in California right now, and 2-3 months left of wildfire season, I decided to offer my thoughts on wildfire preparation. Some of you know that we are survivors of the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire. We lost our home in that fire and almost everything we owned. So, in such … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Wildfire Evacuation

Grown-up Book of the Month – August 2020

So, I skipped a couple months of my 2020 Goal to read one grown-up book per month. I’m getting back in the saddle this month. I’m in the mood for a nice, light, entertaining book to finish off the summer before school starts. I feel like we’ve been really busy lately... I unpacked a bunch … Continue reading Grown-up Book of the Month – August 2020

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Shadows

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun! This week’s theme is particularly interesting to me because of my background in Christianity & Psychology. Sandy states that: “More times than … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Shadows

Family Room Renovation

We recently bought a home built in 1978. We are so excited that we were able to do some renovations to our new home before we moved into it. The first room that I’m able to show you is the family room. It is adjacent to the kitchen and dinette with access to the backyard … Continue reading Family Room Renovation