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Happy Earth Day Earthlings!

Asher told me that he’d like to spend this year’s Earth Day at a park picking up and recycling trash.  I’m not exactly sure how to go about searching for a dirty park, so we may just settle for playing at a clean one. Either way, I wanted to leave you guys with some pretty…

Mastering the List

This weekend didn’t go nearly as smoothly as I had envisioned. According to my plans, we were to have put the final touches on Asher’s room; which included adding shelves to the closet, completing his coin tubes, finishing and hanging the bullets, and adding another wall shelf. I expected that would leave us plenty of…

Tree Hugger

My husband likes hobbies. He doesn’t have just one or two, he’ll start any new hobby so long as it’s interesting (and costly). He’s been through countless different interests during our years together, and while some (like photography) have stuck, other’s (RC cars) haven’t been able to hold his interest longer than the first $500….

It’s Not Easy Being Green

I’ve finally allowed myself to start thinking about Amelia’s room update. This weekend I bought four different green paint samples and I painted them on the wall for everyone to mull over this next week. The paint colors aren’t exactly true in the post photo, but I did paint them on three separate walls for…

Dirty Little Secret

“A place for everything, and everything in it’s place.” That’s totally how I live my life and run my house. At this time, we don’t have much by way of decor, but as you can see the house is spotless and minimal…just how I like it. Living room. Living room from the stairs. Kitchen Playroom(the…

Dirty Laundry

It’s been great fun at our place this week! Can you guess whichappliance went bad last Thursday? Can you imagine how my closet looked by this Wednesday? Do you know what creative way I used to dry my children’slaundry during our coldest snap so far? Yep, that’s a space heater, placed in BOTH closets while…

Money Spending Woman

In our family we have a saying. “You can’t afford NOT to buy that!” And we really take it to heart. It means that it doesn’t matter that we already have two perfectly good working refrigerators, when the one you’ve had your eye on (ish) gets cut by $700 and can be financed for 18…

New Coat of Paint

Well, I couldn’t wait. I had to write about what we’ve been working on in Asher’s room. It’s not finished by any means, but I feel like we’ve really accomplished a lot so far, and I wanted to show it off! Elijah and I decided that after we were settled into the new house, the…

Simple Man

I married a Texas born, Oklahoma raised, simple kind of man. He had always pictured himself married with two children, and was willing to wait almost six years until I could picture it too. After serving four years behind a desk in the Air Force, he knew he wanted to make a career doing anything…

You Wonder How These Things Begin

“This is the bed that gave us the agentThat started the search that brought the houseThat had the room that fit the bedThat lay in the house that Jack built!” Even before we’d moved to Texas and were living in our small rent house, I was obsessed with finding Asher a captain’s bed. It seems…