You can do it

Fairly regularly, I get asked “What made you think you could do that?”  I honestly think it’s in my DNA.  Both of my parents were creative people.  My parents were kind of the perfect storm of creativity. My mom was always good at making things pretty.  I mean, look at her—so stylish!  She’s definitely the one […]

Giant Industrial Ruler Tutorial

Materials Needed 1-1″ x 8″ x 8′ piece of wood (I used Poplar) Sandpaper stain color of choice (I used Golden Pecan from Minwax) 3-aluminum yardsticks Drill Safety Goggles 8- #6 x 3/4″ metal screws 7-wooden numbers Chalkboard Paint Super Glue Measuring tape Chop saw STEP ONE:  Lean your piece of wood against the wall where […]

Growth Ruler (part 2)

I am an optimist.  You know how I know I’m an optimist?  (Hint:  it has nothing to do with glasses being half full.) I am an optimist because… I hold on to lottery tickets before I check the numbers so I have time being a “potential” lottery winner. No matter the game, I believe the […]

A snow day on Bright Road

Happy Sunday y’all!! Here in Central Ohio, it has been a crazy weekend.  We’ve earned some Sunday fun day relaxation.  My kiddos, husband and mom were sent home early on Friday.  The rain was turning to ice and thankfully a lot of schools and businesses opted for safety.  Honestly, it’s all kind of a blur […]


When 20 degrees feels like a heat wave, you KNOW it’s been stupid cold.  So, I started my quest to warm up my house.  Our house has 2 dryer hook ups–1 in the mudroom and 1 in the basement.  We started with the laundry in the mudroom but I couldn’t stand it.  Putting clothes away […]

Hello 2018! Nice to meet you.

Happy New Year!!  Unlike the other organized bloggers in the world, I really kind of ghosted in the last week or so.  If I’m being honest, I’m not beating myself up about it, either.   The holidays are about friends and family and being present.  That’s hard to do when connected to a computer.  Add to […]