It’s almost the New Year, and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to do a review of some of the favorites from the year. Last January, I attended a local leadership training course called Catalyst.  It was one of the most amazing things I’ve been a part of, particularly because of the place I was at.  This thing of a …

Merry almost Christmas!  I hope you are having a blessed week getting ready for celebrations, and enjoying the time getting ready.  Because, it’s so much about the process and journey. I am having so much fun with a house full of too much energy and excitement that could legally blow like dynamite.  I am so, so grateful for the festivities, but …

Hello everyone.  Thanks again for stopping by.  I hope you are finding time in the midst of the busyness to enjoy and be thankful for the moments.  I’ve had a mix of excitement and grief this week as my amazing Grandfather went to his eternal abode.  He was a phenomenal man (and I don’t say that lightly), who overcame so …

Two years ago, after Christmas, I did my annual, wander around Target to examine the red stickers and see if there was anything pretty begging to come home with me and save until the next holiday season.  I always seem to find a couple things to tuck away, along with wrapping paper, and lights.  But this time I spied these two napkins, …

We had another great and busy weekend going to parties, time with family, getting ready for Christmas, shopping, wrapping gifts, and just enjoying the excitement of four little men anticipating all the activity of the season.  Such a joy! Last Christmas we had the privilege of hosting a Christmas staff party for my husband’s company, Set Free Alaska.  We could have …

When the end of November rolls around, the anticipation of decorating and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year beckons and calls. I may have listened to some occasional Christmas music, or strolled through the seasonal aisles at the stores, but finally the day after Thanksgiving the Christmas decorations are unpacked from the shed and brought in to delight …

Hello!  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  We had a wonderful, relaxing, fun time spent with family and friends.  I don’t know about you, but I am increasingly thankful for time, time with family.  I am so richly blessed!  One of the highlights of the weekend was going to see The Peanuts Movie with the family.  One of …

I just want  to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful time being with family and friends. Also, I wanted to share with you a more contemplative thankful list.  Coming up on Thanksgiving, and ending the year, I find it’s a time of reflection of all the gifts we’ve been given.  And sometimes, it’s easy …

I am so excited to share my newest furniture makeover with you today.  Those of who follow me may remember that when I photographed the Union Jack Coffee Table I had made for my brother, I discovered just how much I wanted a coffee table in our living room.  We have a decent sized space, which was great for toddlers running …

Hello everyone.  Today I wanted to share a simple, 10 minute sewing project that could make some great little Christmas teacher gifts, or coffee or tea drinker gifts, or you could just update the coasters in your home.  These are very quick and easy to make, and I think even someone who qualifies themselves as a beginner sewer can succeed …