Now We’re Cooking! Kitchen COMPLETE! Kind of…

So for those who have been following our crazy journey or for those who have come here for the first time out of curiosity, Thank you!   So let's cut to the chase.  Do you remember THIS?  How about this? And This?Let us all grimace as we remember this HORROR!I may have even cried a … Continue reading Now We’re Cooking! Kitchen COMPLETE! Kind of…

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MORE Brick MORTAR WASH

My blog has received more traffic in the last month with views on my DIY tutorial, the Brick and Mortar Wash technique.  Why would this be? I would like to think that I inspired Chip and Joanna Gaines, like we are the dearest of friends or something. I'm sure I'm not the only American out … Continue reading MORE Brick MORTAR WASH

A YEAR!?!?! Already?!?!!

They say "time flies when you are having fun."  I guess we are having fun.  Because I can hardly believe it was last February that we closed on the Dirty Diamond.  I still feel like we have so much more to do. But Swiss Army Knife Jon aka-my husband (that is his Instagram Name--he always … Continue reading A YEAR!?!?! Already?!?!!

Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

I need time to process things, whether good or bad.  When it is good I relish in how God has brought us to this point and see how His providence has worked to get us to this place in our lives.  When it is bad...I have to really meditate and ponder why a certain event … Continue reading Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

Ugly Bathroom Transformation

In order to feel like we could move into this Dirty Diamond, Fixer Upper one of the MUSTS was to have a working bathroom.  And not just any working bathroom would do.  I didn't want to feel like we had just stepped into a bathroom that resembled a run down, yucky, foul smelling gas station … Continue reading Ugly Bathroom Transformation

We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout YOU?!?!

Recently one of my husband's co-workers ran across my blog and saw that I like to draw and "stuff" ;>).  She brought a new type of request to test my artistic ability and see if it could stretch in the direction of school spirit.   I have a hard time saying, "No" and enjoy challenges. … Continue reading We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout YOU?!?!

Getting Your Kids Involved in the Arts

I have a CRAZY BUSY life!! And I want to be INVOLVED!  Maybe it's a curse?But often times my stress of being involved has brought great blessings. I want the same for my children. I want them to be involved. Does that sound weird for a Home School mom to say? I'm reminded of the … Continue reading Getting Your Kids Involved in the Arts

Photo Contest, Homeschooling and Fishing

We have started a new school year and continue our journey using the same curriculum we have used from the very beginning. There are so many resources out there for Homeschooling and it can be overwhelming. I'm kind of a creature of habit. I order the same thing when I go to restaurants and I … Continue reading Photo Contest, Homeschooling and Fishing

Almost Famous

The last couple of weeks have required our family to take a step back from home improvement responsibilities and focus on LIFE.  With a weekly Gospel meeting at our church, school getting ready to start back up, work, last minute summer outings, etc. We just couldn't invest much time with the hammer, paint, and floors. … Continue reading Almost Famous