Tag Archives: Laughs

Free Summer Popsicle Printables – Freebie FriYAY

As I’ve said before, I’m certainly not a designer, but I like to pretend to be sometimes, and in honor of summer starting this week, I thought it would be fun to create a free summer printable with popsicles. I made them in four different colors and sayings so you can download your favorite. Or all four! […]

Outtakes from Will’s First Christmas

It seems like the last month was a whirlwind of people, parties and presents. Also, unfortunately, tissues, coughing, stuffy noses. In keeping with his mother’s notorious ability to be sick on Christmas, Will got RSV a week before the bulk of our holiday events. Thankfully he didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital for […]

11 Years Ago…

Lately I’ve been amazed by life. (If mushy-gushy stuff isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this post. However, there are some gems of old photos at the bottom…) How amazing is it that 11 years ago today, sixteen-year-old-Wyatt asked fifteen-year-old-me to be his girlfriend while we were huddled up together on a school […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 2

For Part 1 of this story, see this post. We had arrived at the hospital  at 4:30 pm and spent an hour or so getting checked in and set up with the monitors before being admitted. My doctor was out of town, which I knew ahead of time, but was relieved that the on-call doctor was my […]

Another Basement Secret

I feel like you guys probably have a pretty good idea of what our house is like on the main floor, but we never talk about the basement. Except to show you how messy it is, or to share secrets. Today is really no different, see we have another big secret down there. The real […]

Our Goals for 2015

Well, now that we’ve been honest about how we did last year, I guess it’s time to post our list of goals for 2015. I had fun looking back at our resolutions and goals from 2014, 2013, and even 2012. I’ve started calling these lists more goals than resolutions because resolutions typically are more general […]

And now that we all know I have no patience…

Here we are, blogging failures lately. Sorry, guys. Not only has it taken us a LONG time to get this Q&A video filmed for you guys, we’ve been seriously slacking in the writing department lately with no new house or remodel updates to share. And as you’ll see in the video below, I’m not very […]

Weekend Rewind: Leaf Peeping Edition

This weekend, Wyatt and I snuck off for a long weekend of glorious fall fun away from home. We had gorgeous fall weather the entire time, and despite Wyatt ending up with a cold, we had a great time just relaxing and not working on the kitchen.  And taking couch selfies using a new setting […]

Winding Down to the Last of the Summer Bucket List

Well guys, after the amazing fall weather we had this weekend, and the COLD! weather we had on Thursday and Friday of last week, it’s time to admit that fall is, most definitely, around the corner. Which means it’s time for a little check up on our Summer Bucket List and for one last push […]

Weekend Rewind: Wet and Drywall Edition

This weekend, it rained. In fact, it’s really rained a lot lately. So much so that we’re having to spray the garden with the organic oil-based bug repellent we’re trying this year nearly every other day because it keeps washing away. But more on the garden later. Anyway, we spent a lot of time outside […]

Shipman Speedshow: Kentucky Wedding Edition

I finally got the video finished from our quick trip to Kentucky. And yes, there are a few random road trip goodies to be found. (Including some accidental footage when I didn’t know the camera was on. Oops!) Anyway, hope you enjoy tagging along with us for another little trip. I think my favorite part […]

Our Cardboard Kitchen

I’ll admit it. I’m a visual person. When planning remodeling projects and other big decisions, I need to see the options in front of me so I can really get a feel for how the finished product is going to look. This kitchen project is no exception. Even though we’ve already removed most of the […]

The Kitchen is Done!

Guys, it’s finally here–the kitchen is done! Are you ready for the big reveal? Can you believe this day is already here? It seems like just yesterday we were talking about how much more we had to do in the coming months and weeks! It’s been a lot of hard work but everything has been […]

Shipman Speed Show: Florida Fun Edition

We’ve now been home from vacation for several days so I’ve had enough time to put together our video for you all.  (Actually, it’s for us so we can remember everything we saw and did on these fun vacations—and so we can someday show our kiddos what fun their parents had traveling around and just […]

Our Favorites From 2013

In the past 365 days, we’ve done a whole bunch of projects. And I know that winter can be a discouraging time with all the cold weather and not a lot of sunshine to do projects in (we currently have snow on the ground with more coming tomorrow!), so here’s a look back at some […]

Your Questions, Answered!

All week we’ve been collecting questions from you all. And even though we didn’t get as many questions as John and Sherry did this year (or last year!) we still had a lot of fun filming the answers for you guys. So, take a few minutes this weekend to watch us have as good of […]

Weekend Rewind: Kid Edition

We had two visitors this weekend after a quick trip back to Sedalia for a wedding on Saturday. And boy, did they keep us busy. We worked on a couple of projects, one of which you’ll read about later on this week. We grilled out and had corn on the cob for the first time this […]

The Shipman Speed Show: Tennessee Times Edition

We had such a great time on our Tennessee road trip this month and I’m excited to share our adventures with you all. For the little sneak peek, check out this post.  It was the first “long” trip we’ve taken together since our honeymoon, so that made it fun in itself. Plus, all the other wacky […]

Right Now…What Vacation Does to An Otherwise Clean House

If you’re wondering about the title of this post, I offer you exhibit A: When we left last week, we had cleaned the entire house. I feel better leaving a clean house when we leave, even if it’s just for the night somewhere. It’s just nice to come home to a nice, tidy home. (Plus, […]

Tennessee Trip Sneak Peak

We’ll be back with a full recap post (with video!) as soon as I get caught back up on work and get it all together. In the meantime, here’s a few highlights as a sneak “peak.” Spoiler Alert: keep an eye out in the soon-to-come video for rain, giant ketchup, delicious donuts, mountain views, waterfalls, […]

An Oops Moment

I’m feeling a bit crazed this week guys, and since I’m trying to be honest (I already spilled the beans about my office this week), I had to share what I did last night after coming in from working in the garden with a mind very much distracted by work and other projects. As additional background […]

(Re)Staining My Nightstand

Remember back when I tried, and failed, to stain the top of my nightstand a darker color? This was after priming it, painting it, then distressing it with sandpaper and adding an accent color. Here’s the post, for a reminder.  Well, this week, we finally finished it. I almost hate to even admit how we […]

The Shipman Speed Show: Lone Star Style

I already gave you guys a little preview of our mini vacation to Texas, but I wanted to take a few more minutes and share a few more details of our super quick, super awesome trip to Texas. And instead of telling you all about it, I thought I’d go with the whole, “picture says a […]

I Think I Might Be In Love…Or Crazy

Earlier this week,  I sent an email to Hubs that looked like this:   When I saw that chair, my heart started pitter-pattering just a little faster inside my chest. And yes, even on sale, it’s a little too expensive for us since I’m not even sure which room it would go in. “It’s just […]

Valentine Rewind: Candle Culprit Edition

If you follow us on twitter or instagram (or ever give a glance to the fun stuff over in the right hand side of the page), you may already have seen how we celebrated Valentine’s Day, at least during the first part of the night. This is what Hubs’ present looked like: Gotta represent the […]

Icky Sticky

Sticky residue from labels that don’t come off cleanly is the bane of my existance. Seriously. Nothing ruins a new book… or a new door… or a new cutting board…or a new apple… like a sticker that just won’t let go. Seriously. Why can’t manufacturers (or produce suppliers) figure out that the stickers are ruining […]

Meet Chester, and Mr. Professor

We have news, guys. Big, strong news. We brought two handsome men into our home this past week. I’d like to introduce you to Chester: And his brother, The Professor: We finally found the bedroom furniture we wanted. It’s big enough to be super functional with LOTS of big drawers, but it’s not too masculine […]

The Thrift Shop Challenge

John and Sherry over at Young House Love happen to be my unofficial blogging mentors. They don’t know me, and I’ve never met them, but I certainly feel I already know them because of how long I’ve been reading their awesome posts about fixing up their own home and raising their super funny and sweet, […]

Secrets, Shelves, and Sneak Peaks

So, other than telling you guys about our Chair Room, we haven’t really shown you or told you anything about our basement. It’s not that we’re trying to keep it a secret, it’s just there’s pretty much nothing down there except boxes and other random junk chairs stuff. Plus, we have a lot of painting/scraping/figuring […]

Sitting, Still (with more moo-lah in our pockets)

So, remember how I fessed up about the chair situation in our basement? And how I said all those chairs were going to eventually have a home somewhere else in our house when the time came? Well, you can add one table for eight to the waiting list. Yup, we added eight, (two boxes of […]