There’s a sweet little room in our house that has a sweet little bed layered with vintage quilts made by generations gone by. This room is different from any room in our house. True, I have four sons, and so Star Wars and hues of blue are more common around here than florals and pinks. But this room is also… Read More
Home & Family
These posts will help give you actionable solutions and ideas for dealing with all the homemaking responsibilities we have as homeschool moms. Definitely check out our chore system and why I don't do laundry (and you shouldn't either). You'll also find posts about crafts, productivity, and finances here.
God’s rescue plan that unfolded that special night over 2,000 years ago (for it was really begun before the foundation of the world) is what we celebrate at Christmas. God’s Son came in flesh to bring forgiveness, restoration, redemption and adoption. To be right with God the judge is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God… Read More
Do you have some kids on your gift list that just don’t need another toy? Or maybe there will be some littles at your Thanksgiving get-together that need something to keep them busy while the grown-ups tend to the turkey. Whatever the case, I have a super simple DIY button craft kit to show you! It provides hours of creative… Read More
I used to be lost under piles of laundry every day. Wash. Dry. Fold. Sort. Put away. Repeat! With a family of six, soon to be seven, this simple system helps keep our sanity when dealing with the amount of dirty clothes a family of boys accumulates.Check out my full post over at Satisfaction Through Christ.How do you tame the… Read More
Our very important papers left Ethiopia on Wednesday and should be on our doorstep in a few hours! Now we can move on to the next steps to get our little miss home. Yay for progress!Five years ago, when God burdened our hearts for a little girl who had yet to be born, another little girl’s story inspired us to… Read More
Check out my summer DIY over at STC. Cheap supplies, easy steps — anyone can make these! But if you’d rather not get your hands dirty, pop on over to my etsy shop and buy them. Every dollar goes to purchase our plane tickets to bring little miss home… hopefully this year!
Did you hear the scream from Knoebels Amusement Park about 11 days ago?! Well, that was me! On the craziest of craziest of days, with spotty internet access and tired, dirty, happy kids, we got a voicemail from our agency saying to check our email — we have a referral! Just two days after this post about waiting, our referral… Read More
As I walked past our future daughter’s room this morning, I was reminded of how long this wait has been. We officially started the paper chase for this adoption over 2 years ago. Our dossier has been in Ethiopia for over a year now. We have had to update our home study and are in the process of getting the… Read More
Disclaimer: If you love to scrapbook the official, correct way, then this isn’t for you. Carry on. You’re doing a great job! If you love the thought of having scrapbooks for your children’s memories but don’t have the time, talent, or budget for the supplies, then this is for you!Today I’m sharing how I organize keepsakes and memories for my… Read More
Several months ago I was thrilled to find a big bag of vintage yo-yo’s at a thrift store! I didn’t really know what I would do with them, but I scooped them up anyway. Their vintage character can never be fully reproduced. Lovely. I could have made a pillow top or small blanket. Maybe that will come, but it… Read More