2022, children

My “new school year” resolutions

Tomorrow is the last day of July, so August is literally right around the corner. My children have a week and a half before returning to school, but I myself have three weeks left of summer vacation. I am a huge fan of reflection and goal setting. The end of each school year affords me… Continue reading My “new school year” resolutions

2021, At home, Blogging, children, family, Joy, kids, life as a lumber, photography, simplify

Life as a Lumber: what we have been up to

Whew! What a busy week! I shared our fall wreath last year and then I didn’t share anything else. Meant to, but time got away fro me. So instead, I’m going to share what we have been up to…before I get back at it this week. Us, at Mosaic. We enjoyed a concert this weekend… Continue reading Life as a Lumber: what we have been up to

2021, children, organizing, priorities, routines

Five things to do for a smoother start to the school year

School is just around the corner. As a teacher, I feel like we only just left school for the summer. As a parent, I am looking forward to the kids getting their routine back. While we are busy squeezing the last little drop out of summer, I have begun to think about what we can… Continue reading Five things to do for a smoother start to the school year

2021, Blogging, children, family, life as a lumber, Personal, Sunday Musings

Sunday Musings: Life as a Lumber

I hope everyone had a blessed week- we had spring break, so I chose to take a week off from blogging to focus on my family and getting a few things done around the house. It was a much needed break and I feel so much better. I’m happy to be back at it again,… Continue reading Sunday Musings: Life as a Lumber

2021, bedrooms, cheap decorating, children, Pin-spired projects, Pinspiration, spring crafts

DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade

My youngest daughter wanted a pretty new lamp for her bedroom. We tried to find something that would fit her boho- themed room without breaking the bank, but we couldn’t. But did you know lampshades are incredibly easy to DIY? All you need to make this one is some ribbon and a hot glue gun.… Continue reading DIY Shabby Chic Lampshade