Homemaking, DIY

ORC: Dining Room Final Reveal (Kitchen Coming Soon!)

Like I anticipated, not everything on my list is finished yet. I guess that just shows me that I need more than 6 weeks to do a room, depending on what projects are involved (like painting cabinets which take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. for this homeschooling mom). BUT, I want to tell you all about my table spread… Continue reading ORC: Dining Room Final Reveal (Kitchen Coming Soon!)

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Confessions of a pastors wife

Google search: How To Balance It All As A Seminary Wife

Dear friend, You just searched google for: "How to balance it all as a seminary wife"... and somehow you stumbled upon me. Yes, I'm serious. My stats tell me what people search for that leads them to my site (cool, huh?) but this one...oh my heart. I want to reach my arms around you and… Continue reading Google search: How To Balance It All As A Seminary Wife

DIY, Homemaking

Hospitality, Minimalism, and Page Views: Why I Really Did the ORC

As I anticipate the 6th week of The One Room Challenge I've been reflecting on my reasons for participating. To be completely transparent, the reason I wanted to do it was to get exposure on my blog, to have more page views, more followers etc... You see, I have this little dream to earn a… Continue reading Hospitality, Minimalism, and Page Views: Why I Really Did the ORC

DIY

Week 5 One Room Challenge: If Only I Was Mary Poppins

If I'm honest, I am nowhere where I wanted to be with this room challenge. I likely won't get everything done that was on my list in time and I think I need to just accept that and keep doing what I can. Between health issues, appointments, Halloween, homeschooling my kids, and normal day-to-day life… Continue reading Week 5 One Room Challenge: If Only I Was Mary Poppins

DIY, Uncategorized

The ORC Week 4: a kitchen cabinet update

I am super behind on this week's blog post! I don't have a huge update but I will share some pictures since that's the best part of our ORC posts sometimes 😛 I got one section of my cabinets onto the step where I get to actually add the color. So I'll show that below.… Continue reading The ORC Week 4: a kitchen cabinet update

Biblical Counseling, DIY

The Craft Fair and My Marriage: The Collateral Damage

Being a vendor at the Junk Crush stretched my marriage and myself in ways I didn't think it could be stretched. There were moments I was in tears, ready to quit the event and give up because of how it was affecting my relationships with my family members. FACT CHECK: I can't do it all.… Continue reading The Craft Fair and My Marriage: The Collateral Damage

DIY, Homemaking

Undertaking the Kitchen Cabinets (DIY style)

I never thought October 14th would be our first snow fall. I guess that comes with the territory when living in Minnesota. The cold weather has been super unmotivating for me. I've also been battling a cold which I am finally on the mend from and the kids and I have had a lot of… Continue reading Undertaking the Kitchen Cabinets (DIY style)

DIY, Homemaking

Kitchen DECLUTTER and shop! {The ORC Week 2}

As much as I wanted to start with the more fun things like painting and decorating I knew I had to start from the inside-out. That meant taking everything out of the cupboards and purging, reorganizing, and rethinking the functionality of everything in my kitchen. I am in the kitchen like 90% of the time!… Continue reading Kitchen DECLUTTER and shop! {The ORC Week 2}