How to make custom art out of cheap frames to showcase your family’s personality in your home. No artistic ability necessary!
This Cleft Rock Palette makes unlikely friends of orange, blue and green, balanced with a neutral tan. It all started from a small hike, and grew into some big thoughts. Recently we’ve been doing a lot of walking and hiking in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. If you’re not from around here, the Sandia Mountains are part of the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains. Which means they’re very rocky. My kids love to climb on top of all the boulders, and the dog likes to think he can keep up with them. (We usually end up carrying him most of the way home.) The last time we were… Keep Reading
Celebrate the meaning of Advent with these simple Bible verses you can print and put in your advent calendar. It’s the Christmas story in 24 verses!
I must confess I’m not a huge fan of orange. I mean, I love color. I love all the shades, hues, and tones. I love how it changes in the light and how it can change our outlook. I love each and every color. Except orange. Like having a favorite student in a class, or a least favorite pet, I felt a little bad about my attitude towards orange. I mean, it’s never done anything to hurt me. Except assault my corneas. But it’s not Orange’s fault; it can’t help that it’s so… orange. So I set out to create a fall color palette that even an orange-averse person like… Keep Reading
Camping is a great way to spend time with the family, and you can make it even easier and more fun by using some of these camping hacks we’ve picked up over the years! Every year I think I’m going to get organized and write this camping hacks post before the camping season begins. And every year I recall that goal as I’m sitting around a campfire or using one of my camping tricks, and I realize that it’s already the middle of camping season and I spent all my time and energy getting packed to go camping, rather than writing about it. (Priorities, people!) So this year, I’m writing… Keep Reading
This moody moored palette captures the deep blues and greens of the water, even though you don’t see much water, or really anything but what your mind thinks is black and white in the picture. My family has been talking a lot about change lately. As the school year winds down, I’ve got one kid finishing middle school, getting ready to start high school next year, and one kid having just survived her first year of middle school. One thing I can tell you, from their experiences and mine, is that middle school is aptly named. It’s a time in between. You’re in between elementary school where friends come easy… Keep Reading
So I realize I might be jumping the gun a little bit with this Spring Bloom Palette, but I just couldn’t resist. My theme on the blog this month is “Spring Refresh” and when I saw this picture, it seemed to fit perfectly. I’ve also realized that I really like cherry blossoms, because as I was going through my archives, I found two other similar palettes. Oh well, you can’t have too much of a good thing, especially if it’s color! It doesn’t feel much like spring yet, but this is the time of year that I start longing for warmer weather, more sunlight, and greener trees. Oh, and summer… Keep Reading
These easy paper conversation hearts are the perfect way to get crafty for Valentine’s Day! February’s theme here on the blog is “Budget Friendly” so I’m hoping to inspire you to creativity, without spending too much money along the way. First up: Paper Conversation Hearts! This Valentines Day project is so fun, and you might already have most of the supplies on hand. Plus I’m including a free printable to keep it easy and quick! ~This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no additional charge to you. ~ I heard a nasty rumor the other day. I hope it’s not… Keep Reading
Time to go Camping! Y’all, it’s hot outside. I mean what-happened-to-Spring-how-did-we-end-up-in-the-middle-of-Summer hot. Around here, we escape to the mountains whenever the desert gets too hot and dry. One of the best things about New Mexico is the mountains are never far away, and they are always cool and refreshing. Where it All Started A few years ago, we bought our first camper, a sweet little vintage Apache pop-up camper. I really had no interest in camping before that. My husband is an outdoors-man who loves hiking, backpacking, and generally any sport that requires peeing in the woods. Me, not so much. I’ll take my “roughing it” with a side of comfort… Keep Reading
How we built our Yardistry Gazebo from a kit, and all the tips and tricks we learned along the way. ‘Tis the season to get outside! This is the time of year it starts feeling like summer, even though officially it’s still spring. Which means it’s time to get outside before it gets too hot to enjoy it! I can’t wait to share this post with you today as part of Remodelaholic’s Get Out! Outdoor DIY Challenge. We haven’t done much to our backyard since moving in two years ago, but this summer that’s all about to change. As much as I love interior decor, I also love to get… Keep Reading