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

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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

Kitchen Remodel: update

When it rains it pours. Not only are we seemingly 5 steps farther from our homesteading goals for this year, we've run headlong into problems that constitute the need for emergency repairs. We had an emergency roof repair that cost us every bit of our "goat money". The fascia board had pulled away from the … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: update

Adventures in Plumbing

This is DIY project #3? #4? I don't know. It wasn't intentional. This whole "If you give a mouse a cookie" scenario opened a can of nasty worms when I endeavored to un clog the sink. Simple enough, right? Theoretically, all I had to do was remove the drain assembly, clean the wig of hair … Continue reading Adventures in Plumbing

Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Lack of storage space is a real issue in our kitchen space. A full out remodel job is looming over our heads. In the meantime until we can afford to tackle the project, I've been looking for solutions to the storage issue that are free or inexpensive. I lucked out and found one that was … Continue reading Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1

You know those times when all you want is just one, small, conciliatory spruce-up and you end up opening a big, fat, putrid can of worms?  Yeah... That's my kitchen right now... Maybe it was the fact that homelessness was looming over us when we bought the place or the fact that I was 7 … Continue reading Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1

DIY Breastfeeding Shirts; Attempt and Review

**I followed the tutorial video posted by The Sustainable Mama with a little twist of my own preference** I noticed something today... I can't afford designer clothing. Well, I've never worn designer clothing to begin with, but that's because I've never been able to afford it. Not even in my life BC (Before Children). Not only that, … Continue reading DIY Breastfeeding Shirts; Attempt and Review

Adventures in Interior Design

I was a theatre major in college... As such, I studied not only acting and music performance, but also scenic design and set construction. I walked away with a degree that has gotten me precisely 0 jobs in that field, and a host of practical knowledge in the realm of set building, painting, design and … Continue reading Adventures in Interior Design

My Firm Foundation

"Jesus you're my firm foundation. I know I can stand secure. Jesus, you're my firm foundation. I put my trust in Your Holy Word..." We're almost through this trial of temporary homelessness. We signed the papers for closing Friday! We have our homestead! I walked the property with my son yesterday and my eyes welled … Continue reading My Firm Foundation