Wood Knot Necklace

Hell froze over, I did a craft project. After a month long craft sabbatical. I’m lying. I did this one back in November with the intention of posting it in November but then this called “Christmas crafting season” took over and well that was the end of that. But I wanted to save it for this year also because it goes along with my whole intentional DIY and craft mantra, where I do projects because I want to not because I have to. That doesn’t mean I am going to get all serious and be…

Go Fish

I had fully intended on doing a post featuring some of the decor in our basement for you to start this week off. I swear it’s on my editorial calendar *which is written in pencil and you can erase pencil*. But then this thing called reality occurred where I had to spend half the weekend folding masses of piles of laundry. Though I should mention that major organizing and cleaning progress has been made since the dramatic real life shot of our basement (that looked like an episode of Hoarders which I wrote about last…

Getting rid of "stuff"

Around this time of year there are two huge blog topics you will find in blogland. A) People going on a health kick and Googling green smoothies and how to lose 20 lbs to detox their Christmas bender all while pissing off the gym rats with their new gym memberships that they will forget about by February. B) People organizing everything under the sun. Pinterest is full of this: 10 Steps to organizing your closets! 25 Brilliant Hacks to get your jewelry under control! How to clean up your kitchen pantry! There is also a…

Twenty-Fifteen, the year I take back my blog

I recently read my last years 2014 goals and despite the fact that that I put most of what I wrote in there into practice, after I read it again my first reaction was “Wow, you were not happy.” To the average person reading it, it seems like a nice concise list of optimistic goals to work on for their own blog. But I knew better. And towards the end of 2014 I still felt disenchanted with my blog so much so that I started a self imposed 12 days of Christmas crafts thinking that was…

Blog Posts You Need to Read

So (being the most overused word on my blog of the past year). It’s January 1st and many people are in that reflective “What’s next? What’s to come of this year?” mode. I was going to write out my 2015 Goals/Manifesto/what the hell am I actually doing here post today. But instead I wanted to do something that I probably should have done in the last week of December (except I was super sick and there was no way I was getting on a computer) and that is to share blog posts from other bloggers I…

The Undecorated Christmas & Best of 2014

Hey, hey, hey! This is the first day in weeks that I have not woken up and popped some cold meds. Buckley’s has been the only reason I have been able to function for most of December. Well that and a heavy dose of antibiotics for bronchitis. I spent these past holidays not being able to taste anything. You know Christmas dinner with all the turkey and mashed potatoes and apple pie goodness? Nothing. My taste buds have been annihilated thanks to endless cups of hot water and honey with lemon juice. Both my kids…