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MJ

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2011-08-22

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This is my little corner of the internet to document my family, our home and our adventures - and.. any crafting that occurs along the way! e.

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  • The Project House "Afters"...The Living Room and Dining Room
    on Jan 25, 2015 in remodeling The Project House
    The living room and dining room were two of my favorite rooms in the house.  They had original wood floors and gorgeous trim.  They just needed a TON of cosmetic changes.  Besides the dirt and dust that you can see in the picture, the...
  • The Project House "afters"....
    on Jan 24, 2015 in remodeling The Project House
    After 3 months of renovation, the Project House is on the market!  It turned out just as beautiful as I imagined.  Here are a few of the "after" pictures, taken by my excellent photographer friend Emily (of Moments Captured by Emily).I am p...
  • The Project House "Afters"...Exterior and Back Porch
    on Jan 24, 2015 in remodeling The Project House
    Do you watch "Fixer Upper" on HGTV?  One of my favorite things about the show, besides the awesome Chip and JoJo, is the fact that they ALWAYS remind the family of what the house looked like before the renovation...then show them the "after". &n...
  • New paint and a peek at the refinished floors...
    on Jan 14, 2015
    The original hardwood floors were refinished and stained in dark walnut.  They turned out beautifully! If you are local to the Southwest Missouri area, we used Todd from Eagle Hardwoods.  We would definitely recommend him!I wanted to use a...
  • The Project House...Upstairs.
    on Dec 5, 2014 in remodeling The Project House
    At the top of the stairs you'll find a great second living area.  I can picture furnishing this room with some comfy furniture and turning it in to a cozy spot for hanging out with family.The wide-plank wood floors are painted a dark red right n...
  • The Project House...The Entry, Stairs, and Master Bedroom.
    on Dec 4, 2014 in remodeling The Project House
    You'll have to forgive these meh pictures of the house that were taken with my iPhone.  I haven't dared bring my camera to the house in fear that it would actually touch something in the house.   I snapped all of these pictures FAST so I co...
  • The Project House...The Kitchen
    on Nov 21, 2014 in remodeling The Project House
    The kitchen was, by far, the dirtiest room in the entire Project House...You walk through the living room and dining room into the kitchen.  The open 10-pane glass door leads out to the back porch which will soon have a brand new landry room and...
  • The Project House...Living Room and Dining Room
    on Nov 15, 2014 in The Project House
    Our Project House was built in the 1920s and is a craftsman-style house.  It has beautiful hardwood floors that will be refinished, original 12-inch baseboard molding and amazing original windows.  You just have to look past the dirt, grime...
  • Introducing The Project House...
    on Nov 7, 2014 in remodeling
    Introducing "The Project House"....It's a 1920s Craftsman-style house that has the potential to be GORGEOUS...it's just not that gorgeous right now.  It has been neglected for a few years but will be better than ever in no time.  I will &nb...
  • the white lime: a sweet giveaway...
    on Oct 10, 2014
    Shannon, of The White Lime, sent me this sweet print to give away this spring...and then life happened in our house!  You moms know how that is, right? This print is the the perfect addition to your kitchen for the fall and winter months, especi...
  • a few favorite things...
    on Sep 10, 2014
    I am not ever sure I remembered the password to this blog...but here I am.  I wanted to share a few of my favorite things right now. 1.  This shampoo and conditioner.  It smells SO good, makes my hair super soft, is sulfate-free, and c...
  • valentine's day mantel...
    on Feb 12, 2014 in valentine
    Ya'll, it's been almost 4 months since I blogged.  Where has the time gone?  I am just going to jump back in!I don't normally decorate for Valentine's Day, but the winter that never ends was calling for a little color and a little change! &...
  • instafriday...
    on Oct 18, 2013 in instagram instafriday
    Welcome to instafriday! In an effort to get back to regular blogging, I am going to start linking up my weekly instagram pics with jeannett over at Life Rearranged.   Grayson was playing around on his Etch-a-Sketch for about 5 minutes...
  • instafriday...
    on Oct 18, 2013 in instagram instafriday
    Welcome to instafriday! In an effort to get back to regular blogging, I am going to start linking up my weekly instagram pics with jeannett over at Life Rearranged.   Grayson was playing around on his Etch-a-Sketch for about 5 minutes...
  • "a beautiful mess" string art cross...
    on Oct 15, 2013 in crafts MOPS
    Have you heard of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)?  I have been involved with one group or another since Grayson was born, almost 6 years ago!  I am in charge of the "Creative Activities" for our group and this year's theme is "A Beautiful M...
  • "a beautiful mess" string art cross...
    on Oct 15, 2013 in crafts MOPS
    Have you heard of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)?  I have been involved with one group or another since Grayson was born, almost 6 years ago!  I am in charge of the "Creative Activities" for our group and this year's theme is "A Beautiful M...
  • Pinterest-tested recipes...
    on Oct 3, 2013 in Pinterest test kitchen recipes
    Y'all...how is it already October?  I feel like this year is just absolutely FLYING by.  My little peanut just turned TEN months old, which makes me want to both cheer and weep at the same time. I promise I will be back to regular blo...
  • Pinterest-tested recipes...
    on Oct 3, 2013 in Pinterest test kitchen recipes
    Y'all...how is it already October?  I feel like this year is just absolutely FLYING by.  My little peanut just turned TEN months old, which makes me want to both cheer and weep at the same time. I promise I will be back to regular blo...
  • blueberry buttermilk breakfast cake
    on Aug 26, 2013
    Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake by Alexandra Cooks If you like the combination of blueberries and lemons, you MUST make this cake.  Don't let the name fool you...I also served this for a dessert with vanilla ice cream and it. is. delici...
  • blueberry buttermilk breakfast cake
    on Aug 26, 2013
    Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake by Alexandra Cooks If you like the combination of blueberries and lemons, you MUST make this cake.  Don't let the name fool you...I also served this for a dessert with vanilla ice cream and it. is. delici...
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