Tag Archives: Married

Weekend Rewind: Surprise and Social Edition

We had a busy weekend! And really, we didn’t do any work at all. It was an entirely fun time. (We’re stocking up on fun stuff now for when the crazy kitchen remodel begins, perhaps?) Anyway, on Friday, we had a surprise double date with some friends from church. The boys were in on the […]

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 […]

Very Valentines

I shared our Valentine’s Day chalkboard already, but I finally got around to finishing up the rest of the mantle and I wanted to show you. I added a few items next to the chalkboard to fill out the mantle, trying to stick to the natural theme. On the right side, I have a vase […]

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: Kittens, Kids, and Crazy Leaves Edition

This weekend was a busy one for the Shipmans. On Friday, we headed to Sedalia to watch the high school play my friend Liz directed this year. Even though we no longer live in the same city, we still try to always support each other in our various plans and projects. She and her husband […]

It’s Our Blogiversary Giveaway!

This week is our blogiversary and since we kicked off this blogging journey with you all by offering a little giveaway, we thought now was a good time to offer another one! We haven’t received many questions yet, so unless we get some more, we may scrap that idea and try to find another way […]

Thinking About Thanksgiving, Target Style

This post is sponsored by Target, but the words and opinions are all our own.  As still fairly newly-weds, Thanksgiving is always a tricky time. Actually, all the holidays are tricky. See, we have families. A lot of family. And we love them all and want to spend time with them. (What a terrible problem […]

It’s almost Blogiversary time!

As some of you most loyal followers may know, Hubs and I launched this little blog last year on November 19.   Want to read our very first post? Here it is! That means, it’s been almost one entire year since we started sharing this DIY home life journey with you all. So, in honor […]

Weekend Rewind: Parental Progress Edition

This weekend was a busy one, but since we weren’t home for any of it, nothing got done around here. Friday night, Hubs and I joined our friends Matt and Elizabeth for a Mark Twain performance. I’m a definite Twain fan, so it was really fun for me. Hubs went along in good spirits, but I […]

Some Sneak Peeks…(Pumpkins, Peppers, Pew and Prints)

Last night, we had a hard freeze. The garden, which has suffered a bit despite its blankets on a few frosty nights, was finally doomed for the season. Still, we went out and harvested every last bit of goodness we could before the cold set in. Here’s a peek at the spoils. (There’s also a […]

Robot Invasion

Let me be the first to say that I’m not the most girly-girly a girl could be, but that I’m also definitely not all that tom-boyish in my design taste. I generally like classic looks, with eclectic, fun, funky, and sometimes feminine touches. We both like antiques and pieces with a lot of character. That […]

It’s Time for an Update…Resolutions 2013

It’s time for us to stand up and be accountable to all of you blog readers out there who so generously follow along our adventures. We now have less than three months to finish up our list of 2013 resolutions. So, for the sake of a self-check-up, I’ll go through them here for you to […]

An Eco-Edge: (Yet Another Garden Project)

Remember how I told you we had a productive day on Sunday? Well, one of those projects included reusing the edging that we took out of the bed in the front of the house. Where did we put those, do you ask? Why, we put them in the garden! Way back in the spring, we […]

Great Drapes!

Sorry for the absence, guys. It’s been a crazy week. For one thing, I’ve been sick. For another thing, I almost crashed our blog on Wednesday night while trying to make some style changes. We’re still in the process of getting over both, but I have been well enough to finally turn my attention to […]

No Quilt Guilt!

For those of you that are loyal readers, you know that before we found our new Target bedding, which we talked about on Friday in this post, we were using a lovely quilt that was made by and given to us by Wyatt’s mom. Basically, she’s awesome and makes these super intricate, super awesome quilts. […]

A BIG Milestone

Last week, we reached a pretty big milestone. And when I say big, I mean big literally. As in a really big number. And when I say milestone…I literally mean MILEstone…if you know what I mean. Yup, we hit 299,999.9 miles in Wyatt’s Honda. And then, you guessed it, we hit the big 3-0-0. Actually, […]

Bargains Lately: Wizards, Funny Words, and Fun Facts

We went to a few garage sales over the weekend and had pretty good luck considering it’s pretty late in the summer to be garage sale season. Fun Fact: I’m known to get up early on Saturdays, just to go garage sale-ing. Hubs is not known to do this. Unless I make him.  Bonus Fun […]

It’s Been One Year…

…since you looked at me… (Yes, I sang this Barenaked Ladies song, the entire time I was writing this post, even though the actual lyrics are “one week” and not “one year.” You can still see the connection, right?) Anyway, after that crazy tangent, let’s get down to business and start celebrating being moved into […]

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, […]

Weekend Rewind: Country Pack-Rat Edition

Well guys, it seems like our house fills up a little more every time we make a trip back home to visit our families. For some reason, we ALWAYS come back with more than we left with. This time, our weekend included some garage sales, as well as a little bit of free finds from our […]

An Update: Resolutions and Running

So, in case you guys missed the announcement hidden in this post, I figured it was time for a little bit of an update. Also, it’s June, so we need to do a Resolution Update since we’re now halfway through the year. We’ll start with that and get to the announcement later. I know we just […]

A “Fun-due” Surprise

A few days ago, Hubs came home from work with a surprise for me. He doesn’t do this often, but when he does, it’s usually pretty awesome. This time was no exception. Yup, that’s exactly what it looks like: A Hershey’s kiss fondue pot! I love that it’s so cute and cheesy, er, chocolaty. Hardy-har-har. […]

Resolution Review

It’s been almost four months since we shared our 2013 resolutions with you guys, and that means it’s time for a little check up. I’ve been thinking about doing a little update for while, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Until now! Anyway, for a refresher on our annual “to-do list,” see this post. 1. […]

I’ve Got a Big, Soft Heart

It’s time for a little living room update to share our Valentine-spirit. I’ve never really done a lot to decorate for this holiday because Hubs hates pink. Plus, we’ve never really celebrated this day that much so I don’t get too over-excited about it usually. Still, it’s nice to have a little something sweet around […]

Weekend Rewind

We had a whirlwind week last week (I did laundry on a Thursday and spent 2 days chilling in a hospital with my family…what??) and it was followed by another crazy weekend that involved approximately 750 lbs of raw beef. Maybe I should back up and rewind to explain some of that? Ok, let’s start […]

Just Some Pot(s)

I’ve got pot on the mind today. Or rather, pots, but that doesn’t rhyme as nice. It does sound less controversial, though, so I’ll go with that I guess. Correction: I’ve got some pots on my mind. It’s 70 degrees and sunny where we are today, and I’m itching to get outside and do some […]

A-tisket, A-tasket…

A brand new laundry basket! I get that normally a laundry basket might not really be worth writing home about (or rather writing to you guys), but I totally love the new one we found at World Market on Saturday. It’s awesome for so many reasons that I feel the need to break it down […]

Shopping Success–A Pile of Happiness

Yesterday morning I was pretty bummed out. We got up and got ready for church, got in the car, and then I realized I just wasn’t at all excited about it. Bummer. No, not because I stayed up too late the night before or dislike going to church. It’s just because we don’t have a […]

What We Got (And Gave)

I know Christmas is over, but with all the excitement and traveling, I’m a little behind on getting these posts up here so I wanted to go ahead and tell you guys about our Christmas. We spent most of the days Wyatt had off of work away from home visiting family, which was awesome, but […]