New Sparkle Shoes- Thrifted Finds

Tracy / October 4, 2012

Many of you know Emma has had a long-time love for those Wizard of Oz red sparkle shoes. We found her a pair a couple of years ago. Of course, she’s grown and they have not. She wore them proudly, pretty much everywhere we went for that period of time. She’s missed them. I’ve looked for a replacement and finally…

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This Week on Pinterest– Pumpkin Pictures (October 2, 2012)

Tracy / October 3, 2012

We don’t celebrate Halloween, but I’m a sucker for fall decorations! About a year ago, we screwed little cup hooks into each of the bedroom doors. They are specifically for hanging little seasonal decorations. Just something to add a warm touch to the hall. 🙂 In any case, I loved this idea on Pinterest for fall. (Don’t you just love…

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Plywood to Plank Flooring Tutorial

When we first purchased this home, we realized it needed a LOT of work. Still the size, the price, and the location were all perfect. We knew this was the Lord at work, and we jumped in! As the last couple of years have passed, we’ve slowly been working one project after another. The floors, in particular, have been one…

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POTD- April 26, 2012

We’ve been busy painting and working around our home (maybe early nesting, *smile*). This is a little project I’ve slipped in between coats of drywall mud, and floor stain. We’re replacing all the plastic outlet and switch plate covers with oak: We bought them at the hardware store (I was surprised how inexpensive they were!), and applied a coat of…

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POTD- April 24, 2012

We’re continuing to make little changes to our home each week. This project, was painting Courtney’s closet doors.


Paul has now finished his degree. He’s still waiting to graduate, but now, we’re ordering graduation announcements and enjoying the extra time with him. While he’s had a little more free time, he’s been working on my pantry. I’m SO very excited! We’ve needed one for a long time. He and Jacob have worked most of the afternoon, and will…

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Growth Chart

Tracy / October 29, 2011

I’m really sorry these pictures are so bad! This room isn’t the brightest and honestly, I’m still learning about this little gem of a camera my children purchased for me last Christmas. I wanted to share one of my newest projects with you: It’s inspired by this recreation of this Pottery Barn growth chart: (I needed to replace mine after…

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April 7, 2011

What a full day! I’m so thankful to the Lord for days when we feel like we’ve accomplished our goals. More importantly, I’m thankful when we feel like we’ve accomplished HIS goals. I hope we have- I think He continually shows me places where I need to focus. It has been an absolutely beautiful day at our home. We’re expecting…

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Recovering Stools

Tracy / January 19, 2011

I tried to save the most useful things in this house when we moved in last January. The stools, now in the kitchen, were originally in the basement and had obviously been exposed to years of basement life (dirt, extreme temps, etc.). I wish I had taken a picture of them before we started this project, but these will have…

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Frugal Fun!

Tracy / October 7, 2010

Courtney and I have been on a dollar store/thrift store crafting kick lately. These are a few projects from last week– We found some old sweaters that I had actually intended for the thrift store. They were too worn to wear, but I did love the cuffs and remembered this idea from a blog post long ago: CANDLE SWEATERS! They…

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Creating HOME- The Fall Wreath

Tracy / September 16, 2010

I love a Martha Stewart wreath I recently came across. When I saw Nester’s version, I knew I had to try this project! I bought twisted paper from Hobby Lobby (you will need 4 for $1 a piece), and floral staples (we needed two packages for this project). We used a wreath we found in the house. Jessica stripped it…

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