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chaos control: setting up my bullet journal for 2019

Let me start with an apology. Sorry for the sad photos…we haven’t had much sun the last few days. I struggle at the best of times to get pictures, but it’s been extra challenging this winter. Usually I start my planning in September, as it corresponds to the school year. My current bullet journal, however,…… Continue reading chaos control: setting up my bullet journal for 2019

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chaos control: meal planning

I’ve been trying to get in the habit of menu planning. Last year, I began adding a meals section to the weekly plan in my bullet journal. My intention was to plan for all meals, however, that doesn’t always work. If I followed through on my dinners, though, I felt successful.  I would say that…… Continue reading chaos control: meal planning

faith · life · new year

delight

This morning I found a devotional from in(courage) in my mailbox.  The graphic said,”one simple word can make a difference”The message invited me to get help in finding my word for the year by taking this quiz at dayspring.com.I’ve never thoughtfully made a point of embracing a particular word for the year; though, in a…… Continue reading delight

christmas · home · life · special days

decking the halls: a christmas home tour

I’m always a little slow in sharing seasonal posts.  Perhaps it’s due to my process.  I tend to break out the seasonal decor totes, slowly put out new season items while removing the old, change up placed items repeatedly until I’m somewhat satisfied, make new decorations, forget to gather fresh greenery…you get the picture.  We’re…… Continue reading decking the halls: a christmas home tour

christmas · crafty · life · penny pinchin' · projects · special days · upcycling

how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

Last time I showed you how I made a quick and easy Christmas swag for my front door.  I prefaced by saying this: Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 2: Christmas Wreath}

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how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

Waste not, want not.  A penny saved is a penny earned.  Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. These wise sayings make a lot of sense when you…… Continue reading how lovely are your branches: using the leftover trimmings from our christmas tree {part 1: christmas swag}

christmas · crafty · diy · projects

christmas crafting: painted pillow covers

When we purchased our Ektorp sofa and love seat from Ikea, I got some 20×20″ throw pillows, as well. They’re actually just the inserts, so I grabbed a few covers (a 16×26″ blue ticking stripe, a blue patterned/polka dot and these ones) while I was at it. Last year I bought several plain Gurli pillow covers…… Continue reading christmas crafting: painted pillow covers