We Bought Our Kids Sheep…and Why You Should Too

I had visions of us all slipping on our matching Hunter boots and walking hand-in-hand to the barn where the sheep are patiently waiting. Five months after purchasing two Shetland yearlings, I’m realizing this will never happen. Ever. Let me be frank: my kids are spoiled. They live in a huge house, have their own…

5 Ways to Make Your House Look Like You Don’t Have Kids

“Where’s all your stuff?” It’s a question I’ve treated as rhetorical since the first of my three kiddos was born. We’ve lived in a cookie-cutter suburbia home, an 800 square-foot cottage and a completely open timberframe in the sticks. But one thing remains the same with each location: I’ve learned how to manage the mess….

Fast, Focused & Fun: Inside the Mind of a Happy Fixer Upper

We were in and out of Home Depot in 23 minutes. “It’s not my first rodeo,” I joked as I pushed the stroller out the exit. My husband and subcontractor were pushing my tile, backsplash and grout selections through the checkout isle. Trips like these with one–or sometimes all three–kid in tow are actually pretty…

So I started a blog…

Pinterest, homeschooling and scrapbooks. Just a few things that get my stomach all in knots. I work and play, keep my kids’ favorite blankets clean, put matching socks on their feet and feed them organic crap pretty much every day and until recently I really thought that I was doing a pretty good job. Until I started reading and seeing …