Prayers, Putty, and Patches

Still diligently working on the renovations around the house. We had an insurance inspector come to take pictures of our home. I'm so glad they didn't call to schedule, so I just had giant garbage bags I was filling with debris. Lord willing, we won't be penalized for purging our garbage; it's not our natural … Continue reading Prayers, Putty, and Patches

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Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Farmhouse Renovations!

You ever have a dream about something in your future, and you think, "Yes. This is exactly what I want." Well, that kinda crystalized for me. I mean, I by no means dreamt that the ripping out of the baby poop green carpet would come after we'd already been moved in for 3 years. Nor … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations!

Restlessness and my Remedy

Sometimes I struggle with feeling restless and bored with the mundane day-to-day operations on the ol' homestead. I think if we're honest, most people do feel that way about life at some point. But I tend to handle it in a systematic fashion that has helped me cope with my chronic ADHD need to be … Continue reading Restlessness and my Remedy

Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

...I wonder how many posts I've written that begin with, "Oh my goodness, it's chaos around here..." I'll look into it. That's research I don't have time for at the moment. Update with the mold issue: I haven't been back down to the basement since I realized just how allergic I am to mold. The … Continue reading Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

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

Compost Bin Update

We finally got around to completing the compost bins' frames. Yay! There was a hiccup in our measurements though. My husband measured and cut the boards to the dimensions I specified, but I hadn't made clear how they were going to be put together, so long story short, we ended up with rectangles rather than … Continue reading Compost Bin Update

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