2014 Purge {Update}

I’ve been encouraged by how much we have been able to clean up and weed out! Our home is only 1000 square feet with two bedrooms and 6 people living here… And hardly any closets. We did partially finish the attic so that we could use part of it for storage, but even that isn’t that big. I’m not sure where all this stuff is coming from, but each time a bag leaves my house a breath of fresh air enters! Continue reading “2014 Purge {Update}”

Bedroom Decor {Crafting}

The room project is marching on. Little by little I’m getting there! Homeschooling is getting closer to a close for the year and that’s giving me a little more time. It’s also making me itch for summer and more freedom to do more fun projects without school hanging over my head! Continue reading “Bedroom Decor {Crafting}”

Bedroom Decor {Free Furniture}

As I mentioned in my last post or the final reveal of our new living room… I’m not done my creative re-decorating rampage! One may think I’m pregnant and nesting with the way this is going… but no worries! I’m not! I had the bright idea of taking on our master bedroom next. Our room is functional, but not beautiful or as welcoming as I would like. I want our room to be an oasis. A place of rest and peace and beauty. AND I want to transform it for free or make money off of it. So lets get started and see what we can do! Continue reading “Bedroom Decor {Free Furniture}”

Finding a Deal {Homeschooling Addendum}

Late last year I posted a series on how to find good deals to support and bless your family, especially when finances are tight. The purse strings are still pretty tight around here and as summer approaches I start to think about what curriculum I’m going to start accumulating for school next year. Continue reading “Finding a Deal {Homeschooling Addendum}”

House Decor {Final Reveal}

So this is it!!! I’m finished! Finally! I’m so tickled and so pleased with each corner! I’m also happy that it’s still kid friendly. There isn’t anything (except my grandmother’s quilt on the corner of the couch) that isn’t off limits for them! And it was done on the cheap so I’m not attached to it and I can replace for cheap from the thrift store as need be!

Quilt from my grandmother made from old feed sacks

Also, since this was so much fun and is so rewarding I thought I’d do it again… this time in the master bedroom… So… these design, painting and crafting posts will continue for a few more weeks as I add more projects to a new room!


There were two small last things to finish up. I had two more pillows to recover which I was able to find a dress (the orange and blue pillow) that had a broken shoulder strap and some scrap fabric at a clothing swap for free! So the recovering project only cost me in time! As an added bonus I think they look fantastic with the other colors and decor of the room. I’m pleased as punch!


The other last project were the china plates on the wall. Each of them I found at the thrift store and this was the most expensive part of the project. I think total it was $10 for the plates. I just bent some paperclips and used some crafting glue to attache them to the back of the plates for easy hangers. I think after looking at them for the last week I may want one more smallish plate for the top, but we shall see! So here are some photos of the final finished project!


Upcycle Wool Socks to a Wool Soaker

I’m taking a quick break from the house decor series before giving the final reveal. I know… you are salivating wating on the amazing transformation! Haha!!! However, I still need to re-cover two pillows and find one more piece of art for a wall… so you will have to wait one more week and hopefuly by then I’ll be ready… Continue reading “Upcycle Wool Socks to a Wool Soaker”

House Decor {Painting}

I think I mentioned in the past that I really hate painting… particularly walls, and trim, and doing the edging. I don’t like the mess, the fact that it takes two coats usually and I have to wait for the first one to dry, it’s never a one day project and the whole room is in disarray. Now, I do love the end product, but the process is painful for me! Continue reading “House Decor {Painting}”

House Decor {Crafting II}

So for post #2 on the crafting portion of the room make over! It’s going well and the crafting is coming along. I wish I could get more done, more quickly, but with running a home and homeschooling its just going to take some time to get it all done. Sometimes I feel like I get so distracted coming up with new ideas or figuring out what I want to work on next! Continue reading “House Decor {Crafting II}”

House Decor {Crafting I}

And the work continues! I SO love the feeling of something new that it doesn’t even feel like work. Now if it was painting the room I would definitely feel that way! But I’ve opted out of that this time around! Each new day my mind is rolling, thinking of what still needs to be done, what I can do now and what I think would look best. I’m constantly looking at the room with excitement and with a critical eye. Continue reading “House Decor {Crafting I}”

House Decor {Design}

House Decor {Design}

I’m going to attempt a mini series as I work on redoing our living room. It was originally designed when I moved in to this house before I was married and definitely before kids. It had more of a modern feel with red, gray, black and white being the main colors. It now seems way too formal and isn’t at all what I like anymore. I’m going to keep the furniture and the gray paint on the walls, but I’m ready for more color and more fun! Continue reading “House Decor {Design}”