We just got back from a five-day camping trip many hours away yesterday.  We had such a great time with family and friends, even though the weather was less than desirable.  We have a trailer (I know it’s cheating), but in Alaska, it makes camping a lot more attractive.  I had a post scheduled to go out yesterday, and apparently it didn’t …

My favorite style of dining room chairs are the curvy french ladder back chairs.  I love them.  And someday, I hope to have ten of them around the dining room table (we tend have company over frequently, so we leave the table huge with 8-10 chairs around). But for now, I have one lone chair. I found this chair at a local …

It was a quick trip to Lowes. All I needed was one little piece of tile for my husband to complete the backsplash in our kitchen. $1.26, but without it there would be a gaping hole. I brought my baby and son #2 who earlier that day had completed a creative project. He had hand sewn his own little stuffed …

Hi there.  Before diving into this tutorial, I just wanted to give a big thank you to all who have been reading and following my blog.  This has been quite the journey, and I am so blessed by your encouragement along the way!  I wanted to put word out there, a hand full of people have told me they thought …

Most the time, as I hunt for furniture, I have to be extremely patient.  In Alaska we have a VERY limited selection of both used and new furniture.  I suppose if I wanted to pay top dollar at a fine furniture store (I think there might be one in Anchorage), I wouldn’t have this problem, but then, I wouldn’t get to be …

My son got it for a birthday present one year. A shirt: no pictures, or animals, no sports or superheros. On the front, simply was written: “I will make history.” Perhaps some would perceive it as obnoxious. But the truth be known, we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Of course it will look different on everyone. After all …

This chair, I almost didn’t photograph.  It seemed like such a little make-over.  Like I didn’t put enough time and effort for it to be “blog worthy”.  (And the photographs aren’t great, but I am still pleading “very amateur photographer”, it’s all about the process, right?) So my main purpose in sharing this, is that even the littlest tweaks in …

I will be honest and tell you that I debated posting on this particular sewing project.  Not because they weren’t well done, but because, of that “b” word.  They seem a little bit boring.  They’re straight forward, not a lot of detail, but a lot of them.  I’ve been pondering this week, how our culture has shifted popular thought, that if …

My sister in law is in the midst of moving to the Pacific Northwest. In the process of selling much of their stuff, she bought this darling little vintage rocking chair (it doesn’t take up much room, good call!). It is actually quite unique. It can extend up as a high chair (she has a tray attachment as well). She …

In the everyday blessedness of making boy things, hearing sounds of the Star Wars theme being hummed in the background, and overhearing conversations about bodily functions (yes, we do have four boys), I am always incredibly grateful for the reprieve of making girl things. I love making dresses with ruffles, and doll accessories, and things that speak of femininity. Luckily, my sister …