Three Ways to Help Your Military Child Stand Out

April is the Month of the Military Child.  It’s a time when we focus attention on the contributions and sacrifices our children make.  My third grader has gone to four schools in three cities and two countries. Having a school-age child definitely adds a...

How to Organize Jewelry

Have you ever had to untangle knots of necklaces to get the one you wanted?  Have you ever forgotten about nice pieces of jewelry because they were out of sight?  Have you ever lost precious time getting dressed because you couldn’t find what you were...

DIY: Painted Dresser

When we got married, my husband and I inherited a dresser and chest of drawers that had been in his childhood bedroom.  I really just kind of disliked them.  They were highly-polished, medium-colored wood that didn’t suit my taste.  Not to mention that...

How to Begin Accepting Your Body’s Story

“Every single body has a story to tell and no one is judging you for yours, except maybe you.”  –Desiree Rumbaugh I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret.  When I saw the photo that was going to run with the Leavenworth community highlight, I...

Organizing Recipes with Paprika and Pinterest

I love collecting and trying new recipes.  After years of adding to my collection, the sheer mass of recipes just grew too big.  They were taking up a whole long drawer in my china cabinet.  Everything was nicely organized by new and tried and true, and...