We don't do a ton of crafts around here, or, to be more exact-- I don't do a ton of crafts (you can always find scraps of paper and glitter all over the house, courtesy of my 8 year old). For one, it's hard to have an interrupted moment to get creative (beyond painting with my … [Read more...]
Keeping focus on the priorities: holidays wrap up.
Happy New Year everyone! Our Christmas decorations are packed up and put away till the next year, and we are shifting gears to our normal routine. It always takes a few days of mental refocusing and readjusting the schedule until things get back on track. This year the … [Read more...]
DIY landscaping: adding a landscaping wall
The Spring is officially here, and it is time to resume chipping away at our landscaping challenges. When we bought our house 2 years ago, it came with a lot of challenges (it was a foreclosure), which we have been tackling one by one, slowly but surely. The focus so far has … [Read more...]
Easy DIY Spring Wreath.
Spring is (slowly) making its way here in Texas. Over the weekend my 7 year old and I decided it is time to acknowledge the beginning of Spring, and made this simple wreath. And of course, as soon as we hung it on the door, another cold front blew through, complete with a drizzle … [Read more...]
Entertaining: more fun, less stress.
We love having friends over whenever we can, though it hadn't been happening as often as we wished ever since the baby was born. But we are at a point now when we can have dinner with friends, and actually enjoy an uninterrupted conversation. Most of our friends have kids of … [Read more...]
I wanted to share how I organized our silverware. I used to store it in a drawer, in a standard bamboo flatware organizer with dividers for each category (spoons, forks, etc.)-- a typical solution. At the same time I kept a jar with a few forks and spoons on the counter close to … [Read more...]