Thursday, February 25, 2010

spring is coming {exclamation point, question mark}

i am hopeful. i can sense it. the longest, snowiest winter in omaha is almost complete. into the record books and soon we will be moving onto spring. i may have to wait a bit.

but soon.

in honor of that hope of spring, i made a change to my daughter's room.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

an inspirational blog

this one isn't about home decor, cooking or cleaning.


it is about having a healthy perspective in life. about being a mother and cherishing the moments. about seeing Jesus in every moment of our day.

isn't that stuff more important than decorating for the season?

Monday, February 22, 2010

think spring

it has been my goal this year to not complain about the weather. so you won't find me doing that here.

and as excited as i am for spring, i am trying to focus on the beauty that is winter and all of the blessings that come with this. God really has given us this time to rest. to relax. thank you Lord.

but today i finally took down my winter decor. the silver trees and evergreens are now down. now that it is down i know why i took so long to do it.

man, does my house look bare.

so, time to plan for the next stage. spring. i am trying to brainstorm inexpensive ways to bring life to my house. because to me, that is what spring is about.

new life.

i'm thinking vases of tulips and green hydrangeas. unfortunately they may have to be fake {cringe} but i like them for the color and for what they represent.

i'm thinking branches from my yard with flowers wired to the ends in vases around the house.

i'm thinking white vases with real plants.

i'm thinking though that i need help beyond that.

so what says spring to you?

Friday, February 12, 2010

winter cooking blahs

do you get bored with all your recipes? i do. usually around january.

here are some sites i've been enjoying lately that will "spice" things up for you.

and, what is even better is that they are for the woman who wants to make their life easier by doing freezer meals or crock pot meals.

spend one day making meals for the month! visit these sites to get ideas how:

mom on a budget freezer meals

our best bites freezer meals

ok, so no freezer space? then dig out the crock pot! i made chicken parmesan last night for supper. took me less than 5 minutes and turned out great!

a year of slow cooking

Thursday, February 11, 2010


so i've hit a blogging slump.

i apologize.

kind of taking a break from house stuff like i wanted to in december.

so instead of my stuff, i am posting some pictures i've saved on my computer in my idea file. they inspire me. maybe they'll inspire you.

love the combo of the old dresser with the suitcases and mirror. we all have way too much stuff to store - old suitcases are a great place to hide stuff!

maybe one day i'll have a cabinet like this in my daughter's room.

blue always inspires me. beachy. crisp. clean. love the creamy white and the metal too.

a great display.