Thankful Thursday!

One of the most powerful tools that we have in our lives to make ourselves feel happier and more content is to just be thankful.  Being thankful and grateful for even the smallest things in life will help us to remember that no matter what trials life is throwing at us, there are still good things going for us. So…

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Give Yourself A Pat On the Back

It’s me again!  I know, shocking!  Two days in a row of blogging, but I set my goals for September (read that blog HERE) and I fully intend to make the best effort possible to stick with it. So what is on my chaotic mind today?  I’d like to remind everyone to take a moment each day and pat yourself…

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Goals for September 2018

Fall has almost arrived and so has my panic mode of realizing that the holiday season is fast approaching.  My panic mode derives from knowing that time will be very limited on the normal daily routines due to the increased social functions and family get togethers that come with the festivities.  The panic would never occur, however, if I would…

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Decluttering…Why You Should Make It A Habit

Clutter, clutter everywhere!!!  We live in a “gotta have it” kind of society these days. We see something “shiny” that advertises on TV or that one of our friends or neighbors has and we immediately start thinking “oh that would make my life sooooo much easier, better, happier”.  In some cases, depending on what it is the “shiny” is, this…

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Dealing With Adversity In Life…Coping With Chaos

It never fails.  Things are going along smoothly, you are being productive, everyone is happy at least 85% of the time, and you have settled into a peaceful existence with hope for the future and gratefulness for the present.   And then it happens….BAM!  Life.  That sneaky little part of the universe that says “she/he just seems too happy…let’s change that.”…

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DIY Your Own Farmhouse Rustic HOME Sign

It’s the current rage right now….farmhouse.  Yes, I’m on the wagon too.  I LOVE the farmhouse look and everything that comes with it.  I live in a genuine 1956 farmhouse therefore I want to have that “farmhouse feel” in my home.  Not only is it cozy and calming but it reminds me so much of long summers at my grandparents…

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Dollar Tree DIY Farmhouse Style Flower Arrangement

  Spring is upon us!! Well, almost. It should be but for some reason mother nature has decided she is bored and wants to play mind games with us by using the weather. That is NOT going to stop me from attempting my new round of spring DIY projects to decorate my freshly painted living room! I’ve went farmhouse crazy…

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Another Great Weekend Thrifting!

Besides being rainy and cold at times, we had a great weekend this past weekend.  It was chaotic, as usual, but that seems to be our normal these days. I spent Saturday morning couponing and going to a couple of Dollar Stores.  I was able to find some absolutely A-DORABLE farmhouse themed decor pieces.  If you haven’t checked your local…

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The Lowest Point In A Woman’s Life

My oldest daughter, Kristen, is in college.  During her first semester, one assignment was to interview someone and write a paper based on their answer to this question:  What is the lowest point of a woman’s life? WOW.  What a deep question and one that really can’t be answered lightly.  She decided to interview me, her mom.  I took a…

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