What does your spouse do that fills your heart to the brim? What do you do that makes your child’s eyes light up big and bright? We each receive love differently, so if we speak each other’s language we’ll get farther faster. Marcello and I were introduced to Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” as… Read More Are you speaking your family’s love language?
Last month our budget was really off. And that happens sometimes, but the problem is I’m still not sure exactly what went awry! Marcello and I were racking our brains and looking at statements, trying to find what we missed, but never found the answer. So I designed these budget tracker printables to keep in my purse so… Read More Budget tracker envelope printables
Clara’s favorite place at our local children’s museum is the play house. It has a kitchen, table, high chair, ironing board, food. She could play there for an hour, but her brothers never let her. So I thought I would try to recreate that space in her room with things we already had. And she loves it!… Read More Making a bedroom a playroom
In general, I would say soup is not a meal. When you’re starving at the end of a long day soup just doesn’t cut it. But this chicken noodle soup is hardy, filling and it kicks that notion to the curb! My mom’s has always been my favorite, so this winter I’ve decided to make her write down her… Read More Mom’s chicken noodle soup recipe
Last week I worked to get our finances, office space, computer, calendar and school papers in order for a clean slate in the new year. Here’s what went down: Purge The first step in getting my little office space organized is to go through the year’s accumulated papers. I file what we need to keep and recycle what… Read More Ideas to organize your home office & budget
It seems to me that at the year’s end some of us are more prone to look backward and some more prone to look forward. Which are you? I tend to direct my eyes straight ahead. I’m a future thinker through and through — a lot of times even to my own detriment! I have my… Read More Hello, 2017
Every year, by God’s grace, I am learning to be a better writer, designer, photographer. Looking back on my posts this year, I also see how much room I have to grow and explore. I’m excited for the challenge in the coming year! These are the most-read House Mix posts of 2016: 1. Feeding a family… Read More Best of the blog 2016