Thursday, February 26, 2015


Set up the dining room today.  Rug and table are Craigslist finds, chairs are from Ikea and the corner cabinet is from Freecycle.  We are a thrifty bunch around here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Country Living

The last few weeks it's really felt like we've been living out on the "back forty."  We've been snowed on and iced in, and have dealt with frozen pipes, gale force winds and a persnickety old well pump which works some days and not others.  We've flushed toilets with water from a full bathtub and washed hands and brushed teeth with water from a jug.  

So, today I decided to channel the country vibe and rearranged the living room so we could have a little sitting area by the fire.  

I brought back the drop cloth slipcovers which have just been moving from piece of furniture to piece of furniture.  I think it's swell.  

My little helper was been her cheerful self as we rearranged:

Now, I'm off to clean up the mess that accumulated while I was otherwise engaged!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Quick, before he gets home from school!

Today I literally spent the entire morning organizing Gus' bedroom.  We moved his dresser in yesterday so I decided today was the day to put everything away.  Until now it has ALL. BEEN. ON. THE. FLOOR.  Our kids have happily spent the last few weeks stepping over piles, and empty boxes and who knows what else.  Scott and I have been doing that, too, just not very happily!    I thought I'd share a couple pictures before the little guy comes home and takes everything back out again.


Now, for a reality check.  This is what the hallway just outside the door looks like!