Quick and easy carpet refresher

Quick and easy carpet refresher
We’re working on switching out rooms, and the kids’ new bedroom smelled really stale.  We had plans to leave for the afternoon so I whipped up some of my easy carpet refresher so I could do the carpets before we left.  I let it sit the whole time we were gone, and now it smells ...

Odds and ends and randomness…

Odds and ends and randomness…
This is really hard.  Not only are we trying to re-do our entire budget, but we’re also doing some rearranging of the homestead too.  Prior to this weekend the kiddos all shared a bedroom that was roughly 100 sq feet.  So we made the ultimate parental sacrifice and switched rooms, meaning we need to sell ...

I have a plan, man!

02. October 2014 Homestead 0
I have a plan, man!
So after a break over the summer it has become quite apparent that I miss writing here!  I miss taking photos and I miss sharing how I’m learning to manage our home and our lives.  So a quick update.  We had some MAJOR renovation work done on the outside of our home – new siding ...

Week In review

25. January 2014 Faith, Family, Homestead 0
Week In review
Well, the week is drawing to a close.  It’s been eventful! Monday was Olivia’s birthday and the party was great!  So much fun and we got some great photos. Tuesday morning I realized the transfer cable for the camera is gone.  Can’t find it anywhere. Last weekend our dryer stopped drying.  Again.  So I went ...

Stuff…

18. December 2013 Family, Homestead 0
Stuff…
  Everywhere I look I see stuff. Kids’ stuff, my stuff, stuff, stuff, stuff.  And in this over-commercialized season there is more stuff trying to get me to buy it. But you know what?  I don’t want more stuff. See, my days are spent taking care of stuff.  Stuff that no one even likes.  Stuff that serves no purpose. ...

Daily anchors

18. October 2013 Faith, Family, Homestead 0
Daily anchors
I mentioned in my previous post that having a to-do list anchors me to the tasks I need to accomplish to keep the house running smooth-ish.  Visually I can see what has been done, and where to focus my energy. Daily “routines” are another anchor for me.  I use quotes because our routine is quite loose, ...

To Do List

15. October 2013 Homestead 1
To Do List
There has been SO much going on lately, I can’t even really keep it all together.  I’ve been feeling scattered and stretched, like each day is just floating. I need an anchor. I haven’t been making any to-do lists, so all of the things that pop into my head have to stay there so they’re ...

Quick Fix – Make your bed!

08. October 2013 Homestead 0
Quick Fix – Make your bed!
Want to quickly and easily change the vibe of an entire room? Make your bed. Seriously. It takes just a minute or two and has a huge impact. Don’t believe me? See for yourself! I always balked at the thought of making my bed knowing I was just going to mess it up again anyway.  I ...