Mid-Century Cinderella Gracing our Walls

This summer has been tiring and wonderful so far.  Tiring because I’m over 3o weeks along with baby girl and I’m trying to keep up with my two little munchkins at home.  Wonderful because life has slowed a bit and I’ve found time to rest amongst the chaos.  I will share a bit more later this week, but in the meantime, I wanted to let you in on a little project… I found these animal pictures in frames for probably {Read More}

My Hometown

I’m part of a community of women of Influence and today we’re sharing where we are from. I am from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.  It is a beautiful place to grow up and raise a family.  I am often spoiled by the summers, but it’s never too crowded as no one wants to handle the long winters. If you ever came to visit, I’d take you to the famous Bernie O’s Pizza for the twist. Walk the Grand {Read More}

Removable Chalkboard in Your Kitchen ~ A little DIY for under $12

My boring cupboards needed a pick-me-up and this weekend I pulled out the Chalkboard Contact Paper and covered two doors.  I want to share with you a few tips on how to do this the easiest. I had my cupboard doors off and this worked easily. Clean surface well and allow to dry. Lay contact paper face down and score edge to fit.  Line up the manufacturer’s clean edge with one side of cupboard.  Mark top, bottom and opposite side. {Read More}

My Writing Space

Just 3 weeks ago my sewing room looked like this.  One project after another without taking the time to pick things up in-between and I was swimming in clutter. A few hours later and a bit of shifting furniture I am in love with the progress and direction of this room.  No longer just for sewing and crafting, it is now a place I write.   And to not give you the false sense that I have everything together, here’s {Read More}

Friday Coffee Date ~ Meet Virginia

  I’m joining Alissa for coffee this morning and you are invited! & I am sad. I have been at my computer for far too long this evening and the videos are not uploading correctly.  I recorded the night before so I can have family time.  Since it’s not working, I’ll have to figure it out for next week.  For now you can see some of the faces you may have missed in the video…. I have to admit I {Read More}

Catching Up On Fall

We went to a Birthday Party at Chuck E. Cheese last night and the kids had a ball!  It was fun to watch them run around and choose what they wanted to do. This morning I am attempting to put into practice a few things I learned at the conference and am now going to “shut down” the computer to focus on my kids.  Speaking of ~ if you haven’t signed up to get posts in your email, check it {Read More}

Fall Candles

I’m a cheap frugal person.  It makes a huge difference in our economy when we shop local or buy handmade.  With that I want to share with you my candle secrets. My house smells amazing.  It does because I have beautiful candles.  Want to know my money saving secret?  I buy vintage glassware and go to my local candle shop and they fill them with the scent and color I want. Do you have a local candle maker you could {Read More}

Vintage Estate Finds!

This summer we’ve been finding a few new vintage items to add to our home.  The first I have to share is this typewriter.  I fell in love with an $80 one at a local second hand store.  Sadly, it stayed there.  A few days later my husband knew what he had found when he was at an estate sale in our neighborhood.  $3 and he brought home a huge surprise for me! On the way to the beach on {Read More}

Illuminate Challenge for August

Here’s the verse I’m memorizing for August for the Illuminate Challenge. (I work on memorizing items by playing with design – that’s what you see above.) & I’m reading through Nehemiah for the month. I hope you’ll join me and or take part in #shereadstruth as we follow short reading programs each day. The important thing is that we are reading God’s Word.  Daily connecting with Him.  Our days are filled with words that take the oxygen out of the {Read More}

Walking in the Light of God’s Presence

From the shores of Lake Michigan God’s creation sings…. & may we all walk in the light of God’s presence every day.