Tag Archives: Spring

Wednesday Wish List: Throw Pillow Therapy

Hey friends, I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping lately as I’m working on choosing design styles and organizing my ideas for the basement family room. We haven’t decided on a couch yet, but have one we’re planning to go look at and sit on soon, and to hold myself over, I spent […]

2017 Home Goals Update

1.Finish the basement family room. This isn’t finished yet, but it’s well underway and I’m confident we’ll finish it. We’re almost ready to start looking for furnishings and get into the “fun part” of designing a space. The hard work (paint, trim, built-ins) are getting closer to being finished. Here’s a little list of what […]

A Fun Flower Update – DIY Quirky Painted Animal House Plant Picks

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on our direct link. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  Today I’m sharing a super fun little project that is perfect for these psuedo-spring days we’re having here in Kansas City! Animal plant picks! […]

Quick Pre-Spring Project: Replacing Weber Grill Parts

It may be winter, but now is the perfect time to do a little preparation for spring and summer. I spent an evening replacing Weber grill parts the other day and decided to share it here with you all. We got this Weber grill from a garage sale five years ago for $5. The owner […]

A Rocky Start – Garden Update

A more accurate title for this post would be “A Weedy Start.” In case you can’t tell, those are tubs of asparagus…or weeds. Yikes, right? Over the weekend, we spent a little while tending the garden. I had high hopes to get totally back on track with that this year after pretty much neglecting it […]

Weekend Rewind – Memorial Day Memories

This weekend was a breath of fresh air. After a rough week of Will being sick while I struggled to meet work deadlines, I was ready for a little break. Not to mention, it’s been raining for weeks and weeks, which gave me a serious case of spring fever. We were able to spend time […]

DIY Strawberry Tower – From the Office Store!

Last year, our strawberries didn’t do all that well, mostly because they were shaded by the cucumbers and overgrown and just sitting on the ground where bugs and moisture took a toll on our harvest. Lots of blooms, but not many ripened berries. So, this year, I wanted to try and transplant them to a […]

A Deal on Deck Chairs

It’s springtime, which means the temperatures are just about perfect for grilling and spending time outside, whether we’re on the deck, or down in the yard. So, that means it’s time to pull out the patio furniture so we have some place to sit and eat. Or sit and read. Or sit and work. Basically, a […]

Our 2016 Suburban Garden

This weekend, we finally got the garden all planted. It’s a big job every year to get it ready, but it always feels good to cross it off the list in the spring. When we first started working, they were pretty sad. So, we added a lot of composted dirt to the beds this year, […]

Where we’ve been…

I’m sorry we’ve been so quiet this week. (Not a single post–the shame!) So, I wanted to check in and just let you know that yes, we’re still here, and yes, we have several projects in progress. And several other projects that are completed and just waiting to be written about and posted…but, it’s been […]

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

Freebie FriYAY! Breathing in Possibility Print

Happy #FreebieFriYAY! I needed something to replace the Easter prints on my clipboard wall, so I made a spring print to celebrate how fresh and full of potential the morning sunshine feels in the spring. I also grabbed this awesome “Oh Lord Abide With Me” free print from Danielle Burkleo. Seriously, her printables are amazing and […]

A Quickie Spring Outdoor Update for Easter

I meant to post this little update on Monday, but it’s now Thursday and the week is almost over again. I suppose I should be pleased the weekend is almost back around, but the week has flown by so much I still feel like I’m playing catch up with work projects. Anyway, I figured I’d […]

Easy Easter Decor

Over the weekend, I took a few minutes to add some Easter decor around the house. And when I say a few minutes, I mean it. We have so much going on right now that decorating for Easter wasn’t a big priority. Still, it’s nice to add a bit of festiveness, especially because we’re going […]

Hello there, Spring!

It’s not #FreebieFriYAY, but I wanted to go ahead and share a sweet little print I made for my spring clipboard collection. And yes, technically, I missed the first day of spring, but I think the fact that it snowed here on Sunday morning (the first day of spring) and today it’s 65 degrees and […]

A Fresh (Fake) Tulip “Wreath” for Spring

I always get the urge to freshen up our decor for springtime. Anyone else? So, in honor of the first day of spring coming up next week, I spent a little bit of time over the weekend making a new “wreath” for the front door. To be honest, it’s not a wreath at all. And […]

Time is Running Out: Goals for 2015

We only have a few months left in our push to tackle all of our 2015 goals…and things are moving much slower now that Will is around. We expected that, though, so I’m hoping we have a little bit of push left in us for the last few bits. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. […]

Bugs, Beans, and Berries! (A Garden Update)

First of all, I’m super excited we have blueberries! I know it isn’t like a bumper crop or anything, but this is just the first little picking of the ripest ones. It’s the first year we finally beat the birds at their game of stealing our delicious blueberries with Wyatt’s upgraded berry house. And even […]

Garden Update: Spring Set Up 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Wyatt and I were debating whether to even fool with the garden this year. We’re both trying to keep an open mind about how much adjusting we’ll need when Beanie gets here. On one hand, I want to make room for us to spend time recovering, resting, and relaxing this […]

Weekend Rewind: Memorial Day Edition

This weekend was a good one for the Shipman family. We hope you also enjoyed the holiday with friends and family, all while remembering those who have served and passed on before us. We’re feeling especially blessed because we were able to both tackle some projects around the house and spend time with family and […]

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Gardening

Have I mentioned we’ve been busy lately? If not, well, let me just say that the 9 remaining weeks leading up to Beanie’s due date are destined to be busy for Wyatt and I. Between garages sales, cleaning, house projects, baby showers, possible relaxing weekends away, and just regular life stuff like church events and […]

Sprucing Up For Summer

You may remember a couple of years ago, we received some hand-me-down wicker furniture from my grandma. It was pretty worn, but still had some life left in it. So, I spray-painted it bright colors. You can read that post, here, for more info.   Last year, we left these entire patio set outside on […]

Weekend Rewind: Putting Up Pegboard Edition

This weekend, we officially tackled the garage. We had a pretty big task ahead of us, so I’m not at all surprised we didn’t get it finished, which is fine. Plus, it rained a lot of the time, which made things go a little slower. Here’s a couple photos to show you what we were […]

Getting Going on Our Goals for 2015

Well, it’s the middle of April, which means I’m already over due for an update on how we’re doing with our 2015 goals and resolutions. I think we have some decent progress to report, but not much has been “done” to be able to cross it off the list. Time to dive in and see […]

Some Spring in Our Step – Spring & Easter Decor

Happy Easter, friends! While I didn’t go over the top with Easter and spring decorations this year, I did do a few things to spruce up our space, starting with hanging my DIY Happy Spring Wreath back on the door. (You know, the one that stayed on my door from May until November last year? […]

Pretty Pops of Color – A DIY Pom Pom Tree

First of all, who else is super excited for spring? It’s been raining the last couple of days here and I’m still getting over a bad cold (being sick while pregnant is not fun!) but the warmer air and sunshine has me feeling energized and excited. When I was browsing Pinterest one night when I […]

Weekend Rewind – Camera and Cows Edition

Wyatt and I spent a great weekend visiting our family, which included a couple birthday celebrations (one belated, one early, but still) and some baby animals, both cows and cats. Wyatt’s dad took us around to see his new calves. My mom got to show off the new little kittens they have. I also spent […]

Getting Saucy with Sausage: Sponsored Post for Hillshire Farm

This is a sponsored post for Hillshire Farm. All views and opinions are our own. A few weeks ago, we were contacted by Hillshire Farm about creating a couple recipes for them. Since we had several requests for recipes and reports of our kitchen in action now that it’s almost completed, we figured it was a […]

Weekend Rewind: Springing Into Action Edition

This weekend was wonderful! The weather was nice, we didn’t have anywhere to go (besides church and a couple meals we met up for with friends) and we were able to tackle a bunch of projects we’ve been needing to get going on. Three cheers for a progress-filled weekend! Woohoo! Sorry, I’m just a little […]