chaos control · home · organizing · penny pinchin' · projects · upcycling

chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

I profess, I am not one to jump on the January bandwagon of goals and resolutions.  Not that I’m against getting organized–far from it.  I truly want to have an organized and efficient home.  I do like checklists and setting goals, though I’ve learned to do so in pencil, because I have trouble with the… Continue reading chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

christmas · home · special days

fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part two

Yesterday, we toured the living room of our little home decked out for the holidays (see here).  I love adding some seasonal flair to our space, but Christmas is, by far, my favourite time to decorate.  We turn on some festive music, pull various items filled with memories from our Christmas totes, and try to… Continue reading fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part two

christmas · home · special days

fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part one

I just love everything about the Christmas season:  the music, the movies, the decorating, the goodies, the parties, but most of all the general spirit of good will and of course the reason behind it all, the birth of the Saviour–Emmanuel, God with us. I don’t want this to be a stressful time (although I… Continue reading fa la la la la-ing & deck the halls-ing ~ part one

home · life · projects

gallery wall fail

So…I am finally getting around to hanging some pictures in our home. Because it’s a rental that’s been freshly painted, I decided to be thoughtful and try out 3M Command hooks to leave as few nail holes as possible. The pictures I was hanging are actually very light frames from the dollar store. The hangers… Continue reading gallery wall fail

a page from our story · faith · family · home · life

a page from our story & a home tour

We finally have the last of our things here with us.  It’s been quite a chore even now to keep eliminating the extras, as this home is quite a bit smaller than our last home, or even the camp house where we lived for a year after that.  We gave a large portion of our… Continue reading a page from our story & a home tour

coastal livin' · family · home · life

feathering our nest

Have I told you I’m excited to have a place to call home?  In case this is news to you, I have been living a nomadic life for two whole years.  You can read a little about my journey here, here and here. It’s been fun uncovering long forgotten treasures as we go through box… Continue reading feathering our nest