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Being A Woman

Goals and Circumstance

In April, I walked away from this blog, purged my overflowing paint room, and figuratively set my creative self aside until further notice.  I encouraged myself with thoughts like: "This is the answer.  Finally God is speaking clearly through circumstances.  Today, at this moment, I ...

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Celebrating the Secret of Content

Sunday after church, we are sitting over spaghetti discussing the highs and lows of our weekend.  It takes longer when given more than one day to process, but we are in no hurry.  Sunday afternoon looms large. Popular "high" answers include a visiting nephew, a successful wrestling ...

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Lessons I’ve Learned About Blogging and Home

I've been picking away at this blog for over five years now.  It began with dreams of beautiful home photos, helpful DIY tutorials, and a longing to be included in a community of like-minded bloggers whom I respect and admire. In actuality, my blogging road has been somewhat lonely. I've ...

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A Studio for Mom ~ Part 1

After shuffling three children out the door at three different times this morning, I spent 30-45 minutes walking through the house finally putting things away from last weekend. Take down the birthday banner?  Check.  Put away string, scotch tape and push pins used to hang banner (stuffed ...

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Because He Lives

Do you ever have one of those projects brewing around in your mind for like....EVER....and you know it won't take long to complete but you just keep putting it off because so many other things dominate your time?   Well, I finally did it. And just in time for Holy Week, too, as we prepare ...

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Wainscoting in the Stairway & Gallery Wall

I set two home project goals for spring break.  One, I wanted to install some wainscoting at the bottom of our stairway.  Two, I wanted to make some rustic shelves for a trouble-wall in our living room. I am happy to report we accomplished both in spite of a stomach virus, numerous youth group ...

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Lattes and Promised Lands

Over the last couple years, this blog has been a primary means for me to share creativity, chat about all things home, and occasionally share a deep insight or two.In this post, I shared about my history of journaling.  Although I haven't included much journaling content on my blog, it may be ...

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Who We Are

I read a post at Thistlewood Farms today that blessed my little heart. And got me to thinking. Jamie Eaton Thinking about how I see myself at this stage in my life...and also about how others see me. Which led me to pondering how interesting it is that depending on our ...

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A Mother’s Prayer

I've always been a reader.  I was one of those little girls who would read every surface on the cereal box while eating breakfast, including the honey bear label.  My siblings and I used to hide our current books from one another for fear they would be hijacked before we finished reading them. As ...

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Embracing Fall

For those of you who know us, you also know our home is looking a bit different these days.       With the addition of two little nieces and a nephew, our home is sporting a lot of Hello Kitty, Legos, markers, and matchbox cars. But also a lot of laughter and ...

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