Category Archives: around the house

The Great Toy Purge of 2014

Tweet We cleaned out my parents’ house this summer.  As my dad put it, my parents were “savers.”  I have another word for it, that starts with H and ends with OARDERS.   This has inspired me to do some … Continue reading

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STUFF

Tweet I don’t know if it’s the long winter or what, but my house has been looking cluttered lately.  We are five people living in a fairly small house, and our stuff just seems to spread EVERYWHERE.  There’s a stack … Continue reading

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The kitchen

Tweet I love my house.  I really do.  It’s the perfect size for us, we have room to live as a family as well as to have visitors.  We knew it was the perfect house for us from the moment … Continue reading

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Redecorating- kids’ style

Tweet When I was pregnant with Ethan, one of the biggest things I worried about was preparing his room.  Not just making sure we had the furniture and equipment needed for his room, but decorating the room.  I had dreamed of … Continue reading

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Cleaning house

Tweet In the almost 14 years that we’ve been married, Dan and I have moved 5 times.  Seminary-Vicarage-Seminary-First call-Second Call.  We’ve been here in Wisconsin at his second call for a little over 5 years now, which is how long … Continue reading

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Shortcuts

Tweet I’m a busy mom. I’m one hour away from working full time. The kids are busy, and my husband is busy. Translation: Our house is usually a mess. And I usually don’t have time to get it all clean. … Continue reading

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Mom overwhelmed

Tweet Recently I added hours at work.  Instead of working 20 hours a week, I’m now working 29.  That’s one hour away from full time- 11-7 on Monday and 8-3 on Tuesday-Thursday.  That makes for a busy week, adding kids, … Continue reading

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Hello.

Tweet My name is Esther, and my house is a mess. We’ve spent the winter inside our house.  Granted, it was a mild winter, but still.  During the winter we spend A LOT of time inside.  Plus, I’m a working … Continue reading

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The pit of despair

Tweet Our family room is in the basement.  We live down there most of the time. Monday night Ethan lost a DS game.  One of the more expensive $35 games.  He’s sure he put it in the case.  We combed … Continue reading

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Christmas Tour

Tweet I love Christmas. And I love decorating my house for Christmas.  I thought it would  be fun to do a little virtual tour of my house at Christmas.  So come on in!  Welcome to our home. Our upstairs living … Continue reading

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