It's a good thing I wrote down some thoughts about perspective a few days ago... my daughter currently has croup and I was awake at 5-am before an all-day roadtrip because my dog ate another pup's food at family dinner yesterday... let's just say I'm going to be spending my Christmas money to get our … Continue reading 12 Days of Blogmas: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
I've been bustling about, trying to get things ready for a family Christmas dinner tonight. It hasn't been a hurried hustle, and that has been a different experience this year. Last year I got behind, and it made the whole holiday season stressful. I remember feeling like I was drowning in wrapping paper and eggnog. … Continue reading 12 Days of Blogmas: Perspective
That's probably not something you'll hear from anyone who puts any kind of time and energy into their blog, and you're maybe a little confused. You can't know how many times over the past few months I have tried to write this post and then deleted it. I'm getting super tired of doing that, so … Continue reading You Might Need to Stop Reading My Blog.
Some of the recipes I post are healthy, and let's just be clear that this is not one of those. This is "It's 5:51pm, my children still need baths and food, my lawn-mowing husband is going to be inside in 20 minutes, I spent an hour talking to the neighbors when I could have been fixing … Continue reading Chicken Taquitos: To the Rescue!
SPRING IS HERE! (And I am really sorry for the corny alliteration. I couldn't help myself...) I am so excited. Being cooped up in the house with a busy boy and a newborn is not my idea of a good time. We are spending every possible moment outside. The latest "activity": I dig up a shovel … Continue reading Spring: On Scripture, Sleeping, & Sowing.
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to decorating every year. Making old stuff fit into a new space can be challenging and I thought I had "a lot" of Christmas décor until it just didn't go very far in this house! But, I have managed to come up with a few festive vignettes in each … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Confession #1: I have a woodpile. Pallets. Windows. Doors. Boxes. Random scraps. Old furniture. Right now, my pile is in our garage and it drives my poor husband crazy. Confession #2: I started this project last Christmas and didn't finish in time for Advent. Confession #3: This isn't nearly the detailed, Pinterest-worthy pallet wood Advent calendar you can find online … Continue reading Pallet Wood Advent Calendar