Archive for the ‘DIY projects’ category

While I’d like to take credit for these, I didn’t come up with the idea myself. I saw it on Pinterest, and all I can say is that I did go to the store myself and I punched the designs into the paint chip cards. Not much effort on my part, but I’m still impressed [...]

We don’t have a mantel, and it was frustrating when it came time to hang the stockings by the chimney with care. I looked around on the internet, but it turned out there was very little to choose from when it came to hanging things on brick! I ended up fashioning something out of what [...]

We have all sorts of calendars to help us count down to the Big Day. We have Santa with a cotton ball beard, an Advent calendar that was sent home from school that is complete with Bible verses, chocolate countdowns… But this one has turned out to be a favorite for the kids. I got [...]

NaNoWriMo Synopsis

October 22nd, 2013

RELEASE ME Sixteen-year-old Jordan Matthews is eagerly awaiting the start of her junior year of high school. She’s excited about getting her drivers license, happy to be an upperclassman, and thrilled that the end of her high school career is in sight. Her future changes one summer night when the police arrive to take her [...]

Organizing Kitchen Space

August 21st, 2013

I’m probably like most every other person in the world who has kids when, if there’s a choice, I let housework be the thing I let slide until it has to be done. I mean really, who wants to organize closets and cabinets when you can be playing with your kids?! One area that drives [...]