Industrial Curtain Rod (DIY)!

I have been MISSING my DIY-time. Where did it go? Life has been getting into the way of our creative projects. I wanted to share our Industrial-style Curtain Rod and Curtain Panels from our family room makeover.  The goal was … Continue reading



There are rare moments in my house when I am blessed to experience one on one time with one of my three children. Tonight I was lucky enough to experience a full half an hour with my youngest son, Max. … Continue reading


Week 3: No Spend Challenge

Goals Donate another bag of “stuff” and one more bag of clothes Attempt to learn how to sew (one of my most avoided tasks) Finish painting projects that are started in the basement Family Gallery Wall to be completed and … Continue reading


Week 2: No Spend Challenge…maybe I should change the name of this challenge!

Week 2: The grocery cycle is a little off because I did our 2 week shop on December 28th (December 28 – January 10). Food & Gas are our biggest monthly variable expenditures.  We need to eat and we need … Continue reading


Off our rhythm

The rhythm of our household has gone off-balance.

My husband was home for 8 days due to the holidays. It was a joyous time of Christmas anticipation, new toys, lots of food and drink, relaxing cups of coffee etc.

The ugly side of the holidays is that my BELOVED routine has been shattered. The kids do not nap. They cry more. They are getting into mischief such as climbing on the coffee table, the ottoman, onto DRESSERS and out of cribs. My world has gone upside down. I do not like it. I prefer routine and order.

This makes me sound crazy but when I have three runny nosed, screaming and cranky children running around me at warp speed. I challenge you to feel differently. It is overwhelming.

I look forward to returning our lives back to normal. Preschool. Play dates. Scheduled mealtimes and nap times.

To me, schedule and routine = peace and a shaky grasp on control.

Have a great weekend!  To all my Momma friends…this week things will return to normal! 🙂



Week 1: No Spend Challenge Update

Week 1: Tasks Have LOTS of fun without spending money other than food and entertaining! Booked several play dates and a sleep over for my nephew. This isn’t about removing yourself from life but enjoying it fully (and getting us … Continue reading


PART 1: No (unnecessary) Spending for One Month Challenge

Yet another challenge for us made by us. We have been a single income family since August. It has not come without its challenges.  We have been on a limited income since May 2011 (sick leave with my twin pregnancy … Continue reading