James made us a "hipster badge" on the reverse of the scary tiki man boogie board. I wanted something with our name and year, and he took it from there! I absolutely love what he did! He created a stencil, cut it out, and spray...
Matt spent half of his spring break with us, and boy, were we thankful! He took care of some handyman projects around the house with laser-focus. As in, he was only two days in and done with them all! Sooo I asked him if he...
What a long road this has been. We lost use of our basement as a regular living space February 2014 due to leaky walls, found it flooding again due to a sewer back up (twice in three days!), and discovered our water heater flushing itself...
Walk down the stairs
To throw in another load
Splash! go the slippers
What do my eyes behold?!
Another inch of water
When we thought our work was done
Tears drop in the puddle
As I stand a minute, stunned
Race up the stairs
To grab a pair of boots
Call James home
For cleanup in his...
The kids and I spent a weekend with my family last month. My intention was to help my mom with her basement or scrapbook or anything to be a good firstborn and help out during her time off this summer. Unfortunately, we made those plans...
Thankfully, our basement once looked like this with very little effort.
Sadly, it no longer does.
Thankfully, last Thursday we had a giant rainstorm, signifying the coming end of a long winter.
Sadly, much of the rain and melting snow found its way in our basement.
Thankfully, James had...
1. Projects: Plenty of spaces to organize and arrange
We have more space than we need in this blessing of a house, so we're trying to figure out how best to live in it. Now that we've lived a whole year in it, it's coming more...
I got my window!!!!!!!
So excited to see it hanging safely.
Love our makeshift marker holders (holes in the window).
I may have been so excited that I wrote "Hallelujah!"
That's what finished projects do to me--make me sing!
Glad to have a place for James' spontaneous art work.
What's the best way to ensure hundreds of maggots,
a house without power,
water shooting through a basement hole,
and a grumpy-doesn't-even-begin-to-describe-him toddler?
Have your husband leave for a week to attend a national design conference in San Francisco.
But truly, and I mean truly, we have much to be thankful...
Missionary friend Ben Miller built and stained
our beautiful farmhouse table and buffet shelf for us.
(Plans found at www.ana-white.com.)
We love it so so so so much!
Whoa. Two kids live here.
We finally found some baskets to fit our shelf at Hobby Lobby.
Who knew finding more than one of the same basket...