6.5 2013

An “Old” Farm Hutch with downloadable tutorial


I mentioned in my last post that I “gave” myself a Craigslist redo for Mother’s Day. I started and finished this hutch on Saturday so that we could enjoy it on Mother’s Day with our family here. This project was really fun for me.  I took a lot of pictures of the process and put together a downloadable step-by-step how-to (details at the end).


5.13 2013

Mother’s Day, and a Hutch.

Me and my girls

I hope all you Moms had a wonderful day on Sunday! My kids and hubby were super sweet to me for Mom’s Day…I was woken to my favorite breakfast in bed with scrambled eggs, grapefruit, and coffee. I received beautiful poetry from Kassidy, a really cool Facebook post from Chloe, and a hand sculpted clay bowl with a momma bird and her eggs, meticulously painted and dried, from Kate. We got ready, went to church, came home, and prepped food to celebrate my wonderful Mom with a family BBQ. It was a fabulous day!


4.29 2013

New Pinterest Recipe :: Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers


Okay, I’ll come clean. I have over 300 recipes pinned, and I think I’ve made 3 of them. They look too good NOT to pin, and although I have good intentions I continue to fall back on our usual stand-by’s, which has become a real bore. But, I’ve been looking to make improvements in many areas of our lives, including eating better. I  want my family to expand their personally acceptable list of healthy foods, and look forward to dinner together every night we can without the ‘ol Elvis lip as they stare at their dinner. For me, the best way to be relaxed during the “witching hours,” is to get dinner prepped ahead of time as much as possible. Then, when the kids come home from school I am a better listener, homework helper, and calm when Kevin gets home, knowing dinner is under control.


4.25 2013

Check out our new kitchen stools!


We’ve been on a counter stool hunt for quite some time. The island needed something in front of it, and the girls needed another spot for homework or eating. The problem we kept running into was that all the ones we liked were bar stool height. We thought about going with these – this one is from Kevin’s office drafting table: