Cleaning the Basement

I feel yucky. Even with a mask on, I spent maybe 30-45 minutes cleaning in our basement and my allergies went nuts. Yikes. I had asked my husband what it would take to get that space useable, and about how much time... He said, "whenever you can go spend time down there and come back … Continue reading Cleaning the Basement

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DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

What happens when you're 10 weeks pregnant, all your regular bottoms are too tight, and your maternity clothes are all wintery? Well, first you cry a little. Then, you go out to the garage, dig out fabric you've had for 6 years, and you make yourself a skirt with a forgiving waist line, that's what! … Continue reading DIY Semi-Circle Skirt

Easter Weekend Projects

First and foremost, we celebrated our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! My in-laws came down and we really had a wonderful visit. We celebrated with an Easter Seder, and told the Passover/Passion story with food. It was delicious and it was a great, tangible way for us to share with the kids that Easter means Jesus, … Continue reading Easter Weekend Projects

Swale Footbridge: Continued

Sigh ... The thing about having toddlers is that they need their Mama on a fairly constant basis, which I both love and find annoying at times. But the reality is projects get slowed way down so that I can soothe hurt feelings, calm hysterical tantrums (without throwing any of my own) and kiss boo-boos … Continue reading Swale Footbridge: Continued

Swale Footbridge

I choose the oddest times to start projects... Like on one of the busiest weeks of the year- Holy Week... Not only do I have family coming in this weekend, but I have like 3 extra trips into Knoxville for church activities, and a grocery run to make, and all the usual homeschooling and child … Continue reading Swale Footbridge

Getting Ready for Spring!

I did some more prep work in the garden. Finished up the wattle trellises for the peas, so it's ready to go when I direct sow the peas in a few weeks. I like it; wattling is cathartic and the end result is quaint and rustic. I know I've already mentioned it, but it reminds … Continue reading Getting Ready for Spring!

Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

I finished up the tire section of the playground while the babies napped. Then we had a nice snack and watched Shawn the Sheep (I admit, I really love that show.) Then I got started on phase 2, which is the balance beam... Which is a fancy term for "2x4 and some cinder blocks" I … Continue reading Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

DIY weekend projects

Our dining room needed some love. Some affordable love. By affordable, I mean mostly free. So, I got out some paint left over from the living room and finally painted as I had intended to 2 years ago when we moved in. Before: After: And then, to update the weird lightswitch covers, we spent about … Continue reading DIY weekend projects

Library Organization

Well, I think I may have a problem... Other than my daughter having the flu, and being quarantined from church last night and this morning- I hung two 43-inch shelves and only freed up one shelf and emptied one box of books... I suppose that's a little progress, but I'm still overwhelmed by the quantity … Continue reading Library Organization