Enjoying The Journey · Home

10 Years In Our Home

10 years ago this month, we moved into our very first home. We lived in apartments during our single and newlywed years and the thought of having our own place was thrilling! The house had been completely flipped and was mostly new inside - flooring, paint, doors, and appliances. Here's what it looked like when… Continue reading 10 Years In Our Home

Decor · Frugal Living · Home

Bathroom Mini-Remodel: Scraping Popcorn Ceiling, Painting and Refreshing Decor

Our 1970's ranch has popcorn ceiling all over the house. When we remodeled the hall bathroom this summer, we paid the painter to scrape that ceiling and paint it while he was doing the rest of the room. I was home while he did this project, so after observing his process and reading a few… Continue reading Bathroom Mini-Remodel: Scraping Popcorn Ceiling, Painting and Refreshing Decor

Decor · Home

Fall Decor 2022: Blue and White with Pops of Orange

Welcome to my 2022 fall decor tour! This year I went with mostly blue and white decor, adding in a few pops of orange. The display on the shelf below was inspired by this pin. I always begin my decorating by finding some inspiration photos that I can copy with what I have in my… Continue reading Fall Decor 2022: Blue and White with Pops of Orange

Faith · Home · Marriage

Confessions of an Unappreciated Homemaker

Wouldn't it be nice if our husbands and families always noticed and complimented our homemaking efforts? One of my 5 year old nephews is particularly observant and complimentary. He always notices a new rug or piece of decor in my house and will comment on it with something like, "Oh, you got a new rug.… Continue reading Confessions of an Unappreciated Homemaker

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How To Make Your Home A Peaceful Place

Peace is something that's woefully lacking in our culture. Everywhere we look there is strife, unhappiness and fear. It's more important that ever to create a home that is filled with peace. In order to have a peaceful home, we have to take responsibility. Your home is...your home. As the woman, you are the one… Continue reading How To Make Your Home A Peaceful Place

Home · hospitality

Why I Am Always Ready for Company

"I would love to be that woman whose house is always ready for company. That would make me feel like I had it all together." I'll never forget hearing one of my co-workers make that statement years ago. Several of us were sharing conversation over lunch, and somehow this became the topic. I remember one… Continue reading Why I Am Always Ready for Company

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DIY Mounted Flat Screen with Hidden Cords

The fact that the title of this post begins with "DIY" makes me chuckle. I'm the farthest thing from a DIY'er, and my charming husband is not far behind me. But rest assured, the only way I'm associated with this DIY project is that it happened in my home. Mounting a flat screen on the… Continue reading DIY Mounted Flat Screen with Hidden Cords

Friday Favorites · Home

Homemaking Favorites {5 on Friday}

Today I want to share a handful of items that I've been loving - and these are all from the homemaking category! #1 Mixing Bowls with Lids I love that these are dishwasher and microwave safe, have rubber grips on the bottom and come with lids! I use them for mixing bowls, serving bowls, leftover… Continue reading Homemaking Favorites {5 on Friday}