Painting The Ceiling

Painting the ceiling when you have white woodwork.  It is not hard.  Don’t let that sway you from doing it yourself or doing it at all.  There are two areas I want to discuss with you. Color And Technique Let’s start with COLOR PAINT THE CEILING THE SAME WHITE AS YOU PAINTED THE CROWN MOLDING […]

I thought this was an excellent video on the hazards of root canals by Dr. Mercola.  I had two and over the last couple of years had them both removed and replaced with a bridge.  Very happy that they are out of my mouth!

Productivity

Michael Hyatt recommends this tip while working on your computer or at your desk.  It is a website called Focus At Will.  It plays background music for the purpose of productivity.  There are a number of categories.  I’ve tried several and so far my favorite is called Alpha Chill.  There is a free 30-day trial period (which I’m in) and then you pay $5 a month to use it.  So far I like it!

The Perfect Cup For The Home With Children

These are absolutely the best cups I have found for a dinner table containing children I have searched high and low for the last year for the perfect cup that will not tip over. We had some similar that we used so often AND mistakenly put in the dishwasher too many times, that are now […]

10 Essential Steps For Starting A Blog

Everyone has a Story to Tell An experience. A revelation. A passion. Everyone is an expert at something. If you really want to write, encourage, teach, inspire, inform or just untangle your thoughts, then I’m sure there are people that want to hear about it. Traditional Marketing is Dead Smaller, niche tribe and relationship building […]

The Old Testament in Legos – The Brick Bible

Three weeks ago, when I came across this book in my favorite store in Dallas, Whole Earth Provision, I immediately decided to buy it. And, of course, my 9 year old, Lego Master of the Universe, has not put it down since. Click here to see it on Amazon. And how exciting to see that there […]

The Sock Bun Undone: Easy Hair-Do For Busy Moms With Long Hair

You’re thinking “My hair is straight and boring and stringy and never looks good and is a hassle to make look good and I could go on!” This post is for you. This hair-style was billed for “busy-moms.”  That made me laugh.  It’s quick and easy and, of course, it works for anyone with long […]

How I Used Several Vera Bradley Purses & Made My Life More Efficient

It took about a week of deep thought on how to achieve “Purse Efficiency” for all of my different needs.  But then…. the Ah-Ha Moment!  I finally figured it out! Layer Your Purses You know how we layer our clothes, especially if it’s cold in the morning and then gets hot in the afternoon?  Do […]

Finding The Perfect Daily Schedule

I said to my husband the other night ‘I’m always looking for that perfect formula of beauty and function” (whether it’s the daily schedule or how to arrange the furniture in a room.) He reminded me, “For the schedule, you will never find it, because life is always changing.” Oh. Right. Remembering that IS key, […]

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake – Delicious

A little aside before we begin with this yummy recipe.  I miss writing this blog.  But with bringing our new baby girl home from Ethiopia in May 2011 AND stepping up our homeschool program by joining Classical Conversations in Sept 2011, there has been precious little time.  Slowly,  I am perfecting our system of raising, […]