Command centers. Just gonna come right out and say it: We kinda hate them. At least, we kinda hate the ones we see all over Pinterest. I’m sure it’s probably a large helping of sour grapes on my part, but they are all just so dang cute, with their matching file folders and baskets and(…)
You know how some bloggers make everything look so easy? And it makes you think, “Hey…I could do that.” I could make pumpkin pie from real pumpkins. I am going to make my own gift bags from recycled paper. I can get my kids to cut their screen time without any blood, sweat, or tears.(…)
Back in July, we wrote a little post about the wonderful experience of removing our bathroom vanity. We weren’t sad to see the vanity go because it was too big for the space and we were looking forward to a bathroom with some breathing room. We were a little worried about how to replace all(…)
In response to last week’s 15-minute Friday, some readers mentioned Fly Lady. I am a HUGE fan of Fly Lady. She absolutely changed my ways of keeping house, which I wrote a bit about in a (very early) post about keeping our housekeeping problems small. I am not perfect in my practice of Fly Lady(…)
So…this is the Saturday Edition of 15-minute Friday. It’s just been that kind of week. And while I pledged in my first 15-Minute Friday post that these posts would be created in 15 minutes, that was just flat-out stupid thinking. (It’s OK. I can call my own thinking stupid.) I’m now shooting for 30. Here(…)
This week my FB feed has been hopping with reactions to Akin. I rarely get directly political there (and never here on this blog), but even I joined in on that commentary. While few topics will get me to engage in political discourse on FB, rape is one that will. My feed was also hopping(…)
We don’t do church on Sundays. We do chores. You might think chores can’t be any kind of equivalent to church, but we’ve found that chores actually do for us much of what church does for others (besides fill our Sunday mornings).