Wednesday Weekend

So I may have mentioned that our family has had some chaotic shifts in schedule and routine the last few months. Actually, from about the end of April, all summer long, we've been in a survival mode. I'm whipping things back into shape as we've begun our homeschooling year and summer is coming to a … Continue reading Wednesday Weekend

Homestead Update

Summer is winding down and autumn is just around the corner! I'm busy doing all sorts of things to make sure we are ready for the next transitional period in our home. Confession: I'm a big proponent of year round homeschool. But we didn't do that this year. Why? Honestly, everyone needed a break. It's … Continue reading Homestead Update

Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Wow. Allow me to pause for a moment to let my head stop spinning. Ok. It has been a whirlwind couple of days for us. We had a few fellas from church come out to help us put in the new floor. But what they actually did surpassed even my wildest expectations and honestly I'm … Continue reading Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

I swear my biceps and shoulders are twice the size they were when I started these kitchen renovation projects. My elbow is just about out of grease. [Elbow related side note: I was playing soccer with my boys and they insisted on mama being keeper. I got an awesome save but my elbow landed on … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Our miraculous, divinely gifted rescue sink is coming right along. After we dug it out of the back woods, I hosed it off and my husband helped me get rid of all the corrosion and rust. The clean up process took about 2 or 3 hours spaced over 2 days. Then I wiped it down … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Kitchen Remodel Progress

Remember way on back when I started griping and complaining and yanking out broken kitchen cabinet doors and drawers? If not, you can read about my pining away for a new kitchen here. Well, we're finally able to make some headway. We wanted to do all of our renovations debt-free, because how much of your … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Progress

Transitioning to Stainless Steel

Let's go way on back to 2010... My husband and I got married that April, on a Wednesday morning, at the county courthouse. No, it wasn't a shotgun wedding, we just really wanted to be married, and unfortunate family circumstances led to us choosing super low-key elopement over the formal church wedding I had spent … Continue reading Transitioning to Stainless Steel

Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen

I'm short on kitchen space. Until we get the whole durn kitchen gutted and redone, I have to find ways to make it functional. For now that means getting rid of the clutter and junk. My first priority was to maximize useable counter space. There isn't much to start with so it needs to be … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen

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