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Big challenges and small wins

Big challenges and small wins

We’re in the midst of a challenging time. It’s the kind of time, I’ve realized, that can make the whole prospect of working on home feel irrelevant. When we’re grappling with hard things, matters of decor just don’t matter much. There are really only two questions about home that matter to us when we’re struggling with(…)

A cure for homeFOMO

A cure for homeFOMO

I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) by now, right? (If you haven’t? Well, good on you. That probably means you don’t spend too much time on social media.) While FOMO is all about fear of missing out on social opportunities and is fueled largely by Facebook and Instagram, it(…)

Of curtains and climate change and compromise

Of curtains and climate change and compromise

In the first balmy days of spring, everything about the coming seasons feels possible. We’re going to grow our own vegetables! We’re going to eat healthy meals! I’m going to love the sun! You see, although I do love the sun (food! warmth! flowers!), I am a fickle mistress to that ball of gas. Love it(…)

What’s Ferguson doing on a home blog?

What’s Ferguson doing on a home blog?

I’ve shared the photo at the top of this post before, but I’m sharing it for a different reason today. I’m sharing it because of Ferguson, and because of a very small incident that happened when I was back in the classroom last spring that might shed just a small shard of light on what(…)

Teen bedroom organization solutions

Teen bedroom organization solutions

Was it really 3 weeks ago that I started my 4-day teen bedroom makeover challenge? Yes, it was–which means I’m at least 2 weeks late with this post that should probably be titled “New Ways to Use a Crap-ton of Old Ikea Products in a Teen Bedroom,” but I think I got so worn out from my self-imposed(…)

Finished!

Finished!

Yes, the marathon teen bedroom re-do is done!   But I’m too pooped to properly blog about it today. AND, my girl is back home and it’s the 4th of July, y’all. (We don’t usually do much on the 4th, but still.) Early next week I’ll do a proper post with some storage and organization(…)