DIY outdoor bunting

An outdoor bunting for a happy patio {tutorial}

Since I live in a small townhouse, my goal is to make the two patios as much a part of the home as the inside is. This not only gives my home some welcoming character, but it also gives me more space in which to flex my creative muscles. I’ve got a long way to (read more…)

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Our home: the big idea of small

I wouldn’t call it tiny, really. But wonderfully small? Most assuredly yes. By the standards of the day, it’s most definitely pint-sized. But there’s room here. In this little wooden cabin, built just last year, there’s room for the five lives that fill it. There are places for gathering, and spaces for seclusion. There is (read more…)

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Home stays with you always

Day breaks, the sun rises, the world awakes. I sit in the quiet with a hot cup of coffee and listen to the sounds of waves lapping the lakeshore and leaves waving in the gentle breeze. My kids wake, and pull their blankets aside, asking for me to come in for a morning snuggle. My (read more…)

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One bite at a time together: Start a garden (project 36)

My husband and I often wax poetically about someday living in the country. Nothing fancy or elaborate.  Just a couple of acres where the kids can climb trees, scrape knees, dig holes, and get dirt under their fingernails.  Our dream is to someday build a house in the country.   We may never actually do (read more…)

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Make your own summer picnic crate

True fact: fancy picnic crates make picnic food taste better. Not only that, they also prevent sunburn and make your hair shiny! Okay, no. Those are not true facts. Picnic crates are just boxes, made of wood. No special powers involved. But a fun crate might make a Fourth of July picnic more festive! That (read more…)

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