Can you believe it's been 13 years since the towers fell? 13 years ago I had not met Mr. Byrd yet. We met online and had already been emailing back and forth for a few weeks. There was something there. We both felt it. In fact, plans were in the works to meet in person at that time. 13 years ago I had the flu. I was so sick that I called into work and fell back asleep on the couch before my dad woke me up to watch the news. I woke up in time to see the second tower get hit. 13 years ago I checked my email to find an email from that guy that I hadn't met yet but already had my … [Read more...]

Moms Night Out

moms night out

Here's a little secret that chaps my husband's hide - I hate movie theaters. It's true. He loves going to the movies, I don't see a point in it. So I've waited months to see the movie Moms Night Out.  Somehow I think God made me a movie theater hater just so I would wait for the DVD of this movie because the timing was perfect.  Honestly the first five minutes felt like my daily life.  If you haven't seen the movie, let me give you a glimpse. It starts with the mom up early cleaning, scrubbing floors and picking up. The house looks perfect. Then she goes upstairs and comes … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Makeover – Phase 1

laundry room makeover

Slowly but surely since we moved into this house we've been changing it to fit our taste and style (or lack thereof).  One room in this house has really been on my nerves but I'm happy to say that I have finally started to tackle the laundry room, which is also our back entry to the house. So today let me walk you through the first phase of my laundry room makeover and show you some possible future plans.  When we moved into his house three years ago everything was the same shade of yellowed white.  It wasn't a bright crisp white, no.... The previous owners had matched the … [Read more...]

September Means….


It's almost September.  You know what that means right? No it doesn't mean that I'm dancing around on a bus singing because my kids went back to school. We homeschool so that wouldn't really help me anyway. It also doesn't mean that I'm getting ready for apple picking and hay rides because we live in Houston where it's too hot to grow apples and also too hot to venture outside for the next 3 weeks.  What it does mean is that I'm hunkering down and getting ready for Blog Elevated Conference. Monday I stared at my laptop for a few hours straight, followed by more … [Read more...]

The Epitome of Clumsy Crafter

decorating a walking case

Oh let's hope that this Monday isn't like last Monday.  It is Monday so we do have a few strikes against us to begin with but last Monday.... wow... it was a long day.  It started out pretty innocent enough. I woke up, stumbled to the coffee maker and then retreated to our quiet office to consume coffee and wake up. Sounds great right? And then my oldest came in complaining of pain from a chipped tooth she had. We knew it was chipped but it was a baby tooth and she had told me the night before that it was loose so I was hoping it would fall out soon.  But since it had … [Read more...]

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