When living in a small space, it can feel cluttered quickly. Any little mess, even an organized mess can make your home feel messy. Being a designer who doesn't like clutter, I have learned some creative storage solutions to stay organized while living in a small space. ORGANIZE After spending many months living at my in-laws last year (read our story here), I had to get creative to stay organized while living in their basement suite. Doing life with a large family, you need a place to put ... Read More about 15 CREATIVE STORAGE SOLUTIONS TO ORGANIZE YOUR SMALL HOME
Welcome to our modern Whistler inspired home tour. We spent the past year building this custom home for a beautiful family. It was such a pleasure to bring them into every decision. Their home reflected exactly their flavor and style. This family happened to be our sons' best friends family. We had been chatting about moving and so had they. Both of our homes sold in the boom of the market! (Read our own story and building process here.) We just happened to purchase building lots side by ... Read More about WHISTLER INSPIRED MODERN HOME TOUR
My heart grieves for those going through the trauma from the Las Vegas attack this week. America has been through much tragedy these past few months between the shootings and natural disasters. Many are probably wondering why there has been so much hardship for this country. As I pray, I feel strongly there has been a sense of division in America. Division and anger are everywhere in our homes and our streets. In fact, the globe is being shaken. There is a better solution to meeting the ... Read More about WHY IS OUR WORLD FALLING APART AND HOW WE CAN CHANGE IT
It has been a whirlwind of birthdays at our house this month. We got creative to keep my middle daughter's 15th birthday party fun and easy. She is not a little girl anymore and life has been busy. It was so wonderful to celebrate her. It was even more special when she requested a unicorn birthday party theme!🦄 We came up with a Unicorn theme sleepover under the stars after she suggested going to the local drive-in movie theater as we did last year. I really wanted to have her party at home ... Read More about TEEN GIRL UNICORN BIRTHDAY PARTY
We sold our home but weren’t sure where we should move to. We decided on building a new home for our family. We are finally in our new home! Check out our first episode here! Settling into our new home We have been living in our new home for a few months now and we are loving it! What a blessing to have our own home again. It's great to have space to enjoy our fav people too! We have been enjoying the beautiful view on our deck this summer. It's hard to look over this beauty and not worship ... Read More about HOW WE BUILT OUR NEW HOME: EPISODE 8
Have you ever worked hard only to lose what you worked so hard to build? You pray and life only seems to get harder? But during these times, know there is a time of restoration and rebuilding coming... The hard timesI have been going through a tough couple of weeks. I just did a transfer of hosts for this blog (a host is like the landlord of a property you would rent from). I needed to move my blog from my old host to a new one. But my new host (or landlord) was not able to move over my blog ... Read More about WHY IS LIFE SO HARD?
Vacations can be one of those amazing times to connect as a family, but as our kids get older, it can be difficult to know what to do with our teens while on vacation. I loved those sweet days when our kiddos were happy to scoot around on bikes and play quietly in the sand when we went camping. But now as we are in teenageland, those moments are very few and far between… OK, never really.If you have teens you know what I am talking about with their constant eye rolling and devices ... Read More about 10 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR TEENS DURING VACATION
Christmas doesn't have to be expensive, or exhausting, full of expectation or perfection. It just needs to be a relaxing moment full of good memories and yummy peppermint hot chocolate's. Here are some simple ways to clear away the clutter for the season and just breathe... GOOD MEMORIES I grew up with the idea that Christmas should stay more about the meaning of Christmas and time as a family, than about the perfect. I would show up to school after the two-week break and be super embarrassed ... Read More about 10 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR
This scripture struck me as I walk in faith waiting for breakthrough in my life with the mountains I face before me… I wait and stand firm on His promises in the deep dark place of sorrow, as my feelings and senses keep saying to run… enough is enough. This is too hard! But God you keep saying; “Wait. What did I promise in my word? My word stands true”. SO I PRAY IN FAITH IN RESPONSE; “Even when things are unfair and unjust…you are the maker of justice my Lord. Justice is not mine to ... Read More about WHERE DOES MY HOPE COME FROM?
Are you moving and your not sure where to begin? Follow these simple steps complete with a checklist to keep your moving stress to a minimum. We have finally moved again for the second time in a year. Enough said right? It was so much work to move twice. Many of our friends are also moving twice this year because of our crazy housing market here on the west coast. House prices are still on the rise here a year later which has made for a busy housing market. Quite possibly your life is ... Read More about HOW TO SIMPLIFY YOUR MOVING DAY