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Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

I was anxiously waiting for Summer to be here so that we could travel, learn, camp, laugh, rest, relax. It was like Summer would never start! Unfortunately our carefully planned beach trip was derailed due to my finances, and prioritizing my responsibilities. So I was […]

10 Things to take with you to the Oregon Coast

10 Things to take with you to the Oregon Coast

As Summer approaches I can’t help but think about going to the coast. I love the beach, the smell of salt and campfires, the sound of waves crashing and seagulls screeching. I love everything about the beach. Even the way sand can stick to your skin […]

Mother’s Day Handprint Keychains

Mother’s Day Handprint Keychains

Seems like it was just the first day of spring, and now it’s almost the end of the school year! Time just flies when you’re blending family of 7!! My oldest has become a National honor society member, he’s a pretty amazing kid. My youngest […]

Daily Prompt: Roots

Daily Prompt: Roots

via Daily Prompt: Roots My roots began in Oregon, the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Does that mean I am a sandals with socks kind of woman? Well, if it’s May and raining cats and dogs out, you bet your behind I’m gonna wear my socks with my sandals. The logic […]

DIY Essential Oil Shower Vapors

DIY Essential Oil Shower Vapors

I love Pinterest, and I can get hooked to that site so quickly. I even convinced my non tech savvy mom to join the Pinterest world. And surprise, she loves it too! I find such great ideas there, for crafting, fashion, and blogging things. So it makes sense I […]

A Window into My Journey

A Window into My Journey

I love being outside, whether I am in the city or on top of a mountain. Although, I would definitely choose standing underneath the stars over standing underneath streetlights any day. My mom has some land on a mountain, and when I gave up on […]

A Case of the Mondays

A Case of the Mondays

Today’s inspiration comes via Daily Prompt: Jolt With a jolt, Easter weekend is over and it’s Monday. The eggs have been found, Easter baskets have been scavenged through and put away for next year (such a resourceful rabbit) 😉 Thankfully we don’t use artificial grass […]

Re-upholstering A Wingback Chair

Re-upholstering A Wingback Chair

  Hi, my name is Josie and I am a junk addict… Ever since I was little and following my mom around someone else’s yard. All the while my siblings were ducked down in the car so that they couldn’t be seen by anyone they […]

See Ya Soons Are The Worst

See Ya Soons Are The Worst

           We are back down to a family of 5 now. My boys headed back home on Sunday. It was a sad Sunday morning, the entire house was a little depressed. I think we all do really well when it comes to talking our feelings […]

And Once Again We Are a Family of 7

And Once Again We Are a Family of 7

  It’s been a whirlwind of wonderful the last week, our (Bryan and I) trip to Seattle was amazing, Spring break this year is on different weeks for Bryan’s kids and mine. So now my boys are in town for their Spring break. The Spring weather has been […]