Category Archives: My Home

i am selling our red gingham custom drapes & a blog sale

i bought three swim tops–no bottom’s yet.  not sure what to do about that
was a guest at my mom’s and had my dad’s hamburgers..the only one’s beside mcdonald’s i can eat right now
repainted our yellow X console table white


bought a slipcover and took it back –  i do believe slipcovers are for the birds!
i bought a few dresses that are comfy with my new equipment hanging on me…which i am getting used to–slowly:)
oh..and a rug — took it back too
ate way to much french fries dipped in honey mustard and oh..have your tried guacamole ranch..anything with an avacado right?
painted, sanded, nailed & boxed signs

what did you do this weekend?


before i forget we are having a blog sale of sorts.  since my shop is deactivated until June 28 i thought i would take advantage to
continue the RE-BOOT on the house a bit.

we will open the doors of the ETSY shop around 9ishgotta have my cinnamon roll & coffee first

we will be selling two pairs of the gingham curtains my mom made us PLUS more stuff ( a few pics of them )


this sign purchased from World Market a few month’s ago


Amazfest Giveaway


july 4 weekend our bathroom is going BYE BYE …i AM OVER.the.MOOM.excited!
the mold and grossness is yuck and before we rip it out i will video it for you because when i saw this girl talk i about fell over in love!

we all gotta video ourselves to hear each other..what do ya think?

ok..gotta go to bed.  i am tiiiireedddd.

see you tuesday at 9ish…be there or be square

hugs hugs hugs to each and every one of YOU!


all that glitters–a NEW Sign

some posts ago suzanne left wrote this to me in the comments and i sobbed.
words hit me that way sometimes.  deep down.  to my core.  where only abba can touch.
i knew then that was to be a sign.  all of our signs are birthed in my heart first.

these words remind me of a verse that God spoke to me years ago in Isaiah 42:3.  I don’t know why.
A bruised reed will he not break, and a dimly burning wick will he not quench: he will bring forth justice in truth.

Nikki (if ya’ll are new around here is my oldest daughter).  she just turned 27.  we live together.
when we are out and about and i call her honey or babe..i think people look.
she is beginnning to put together her bedroom and has had a pinterest board for it.

and it is all things gold and glitter
so i knew i had to do this sign for her in gold glitter.

 fast forward to this weekend.

here savannah shared her own glitter monogram art and nikki was like EEK!  i want one.
savannah is selling them to help offset the cost of a trip.

so in the middle of our breakfast at waffle house we ordered one.  that is how we roll.
perfect for any glitter room.

if you want to check out nikki’s pin boards click here.

The All That GLITTERS Sign is 2′ x 4′ and framed.  this one is old white background and gold glitter with a stained oak frame.
you can customize it to your hearts content.  pink, blue, red glitter…whatever
framing is a fun way to add color as well.

if you want to purchase one click here.

::::::::::::Our new Etsy shop MoXie opens February 28::::::::::::

MoXie….a ridiculously courageous clothing co.

we have a big photo shoot this weekend…beyond humbled for the week.  LOVE LOVE this one…have you heard it?

jason aldeen The Only Think I Know

praying the words of this sign light upon your heart today….xotiff


when your child tells you she’s unhappy…

mommy..i’m unhappy — i sensed there was more so i laid on the bed with her and out it came.
to protect her heart i will not share here but the words she said to me rang true
and this is what they were

we need to re-boot our FAMILY

reboot mean to restart-put in a new operating system and turning it on

so we talked and decided that our first course of action to our new operating system is to do a major de-clutter!
the kind when you bring in a dumpster
we are cleaning out the entire house small feat!
throwing awaygiving awayor storing in our shed

because here is the keeping it real part
i am up to my eyeballs in work which takes over my living room due to lack of space downstairs
I work seven days a week
have very little time to really cook..or clean
I have all the bills, doctor visits, phone calls, errands and you know all the stuff us mom’s do

and I am full of stress and that is not good for my health

Does God use our children to speak to us?  I do believe so
and that is what it took for me to “hear”  We need some major re-booting in this family.
since i am the mom it is my responsibility to do something about it.

The first step to rebooting one’s family

1.  find the main thing that is causing a bump in the road and start there
take action

the dumpster is coming Friday and the kids and I have all agreed to work all weekend cleaning the basement out
there WILL be pictures…:) and LOTS more on this subject as we begin the re-booting process:)





i am loving…are you?

Ha ha!  I know what I will do…blog about some of the little things I am loving!  why you ask?
because I would love to know those things about YOU silly!  so here we go


pinning for some of my house projects.  Light, texture, soft color layered all against a neutral background, layers of all sorts — just a few words that
would describe my decor style groove.. you kinda can see these words taking shape in our dining area and soon our
living area…so much happening:)


 vintage, cottage dining room






Penstemons and other blooms from the garden beside a family heirloom breadboard from Germany.



Vintage Style Bathroom with sweet colors!


36th Avenue coat closet


Brights Closet




now for my house… ( not quite the same is it…yet my friends…yet!)

talk about being uncomfortably real.  I am taking off the doors of our kitchen cabinets to see if I can give these 50 year old things a face lift or botox or something!  I will show you progress soon.  I got a few color samples to try inside the cabinets.  We are doing some open shelving on either side of the sink.  We also tore out the overhead cabinets above the stove!!

here I said I had two goals for the week with one being cleaning out the hall closet.
CHECK..done!  explains the above pins for closet ideas.  I am turning this into a
“mud closet”.  I picked out the paint for stripes girls!!  going with stripes…i think

and last but not least is my refrigerator! and the spill that happened the other day–
see why Instagram is so cool?  you find stuff like this out right when it happens…lol!


trying new hair styles like twisting the hair and secring with bobbi pins but it doens’t quite look the same on me as on Grace sot I keep going back to the hat.
LOVE hats…


trying new food and eating cleaner

tiff’s big bowl – plain shredded wheat, grape nuts & banana’s swiming in vanilla almond milk peeps:) ( inspired by Engine2 )

tried Nutella for the first time – wonderful all wrapped in crescent rolls and baked all soft and gooey!
Grace got a cooking lesson..more on this subject very soon:)

my weird lunch one day…apples, peanut butter and pepperoni


watching documentaries all last weekend.  Nothing wrong with being educated on what we are eating.
I highly recommend watching all of these.

Forks over Knives
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead


DUCK DYNASTY..where has it been all my life!  This is for you Becky:) I am seriously in love with this family.  We watch them over and just laugh.  The good laughs..the kind that makes you forget we live in a merry go round society that goes so fast and you just wanna get off and escape to another place and time kinda laugh…

my camo pants that i will not get rid i call them my duck commander pants


my INSTAGRAM friends

Sasha’s Etsy store to re-open and Chrissie opened her store again for the new year with some adorable pillows for those kiddos in your life.  And the ever amazing meg’s mercantile shop and Ashley’s home projects that just make me a good way:)…always something fun going on there.

Instagram is my fav thing happenin right now.  It is instant and fun!  We are houseofbelonging by the way:)
I am on it WAY more than Facebook now. your turn–what are some things YOUR crazy little self is loving….