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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

chaos control · home · organizing · penny pinchin' · projects · upcycling

chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

I profess, I am not one to jump on the January bandwagon of goals and resolutions.  Not that I’m against getting organized–far from it.  I truly want to have an organized and efficient home.  I do like checklists and setting goals, though I’ve learned to do so in pencil, because I have trouble with the…… Continue reading chaos control ~ jewelry organizer

art · printables · projects

christmas gifting ~ free printables for you

Are you one who likes to try new things?  Or do you balk at projects that are outside your perceived skill set? I’m always playing around with different projects (see here).  That’s why many remain unfinished, I’m sure.  I will jump right in, and perhaps take many tries to get it right acceptable. Regardless, in…… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ free printables for you

art · family · homeschool · pinteresting · projects · special days

art class ~ van gogh

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice in your head will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh Because yesterday was Star Wars Day, I decided to take the day off from History and do something a little different.  I decided to do an art class.…… Continue reading art class ~ van gogh

family · life · pinteresting · projects · special days

may the fourth be with you

If you’re not a Star Wars fan, you may have no idea what this means.  I will enlighten you:  it is a play on “May the force be with you,”  the “live long and prosper” of the Star Wars saga.  Yes, the Star Wars gurus have given fans an entire day for this phenomenon…so Happy Star…… Continue reading may the fourth be with you

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5

Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we are using Rachel…… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5

art · crochet · family · knitting · life · pinteresting · projects

busy hands for little ones

I have been madly trying to work on some projects for my new grandlittles.  They’ve actually been in the works for some time, but I’ve stalled here and there. A friend mentioned once that she prays for the recipient of the things she makes.  I thought that was an awesome idea, and began doing this myself.  I…… Continue reading busy hands for little ones