An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

The now-extended Nelsen clan joined together yesterday not just for the delicious home-cooked food, but for family fellowship. Dad gathered us together in the morning, between table-setting and food-prepping, for a family devotion centered on the attitude of gratitude. After a brief history lesson behind misconceptions of the holiday itself,[Read more]

Mud Boots and Flowers

Mud Boots and Flowers

I finally feel like it is summer! I finished my first year of college the beginning of May, but then jumped right into two summer classes the following week. I have been done for two weeks now and I am FINALLY  getting into the summer groove. I know it has[Read more]

First Family Afghan

First Family Afghan

It is amazing how procrastination finds its way into all parts of my life. Not only do I procrastinate with my school work, but also with my household plans. I put off doing dishes (like this very moment) and I tell myself I will finish my project later. Recently I[Read more]

Window Display

Kiss the Cook

Wow! This week has flown by! I feel as though I am at full speed and yet have completed nothing. It is days like these that I would love to add a couple hours to the day. Of course that isn’t something I can change so I need to organize[Read more]

Home Design: Kitchen Lift

Home Design: Kitchen Lift

I am pretty excited to share with you today! I made my first change in the apartment. What did I do?  I took out all the cabinet doors in my kitchen! Ugh, they were so difficult to deal with. They were sliding doors so I could only get to half[Read more]

Home Design: Choosing a Signature

Home Decorating Signature

Everyone has a signature. Not only the way they sign their name but also their personal style. As soon as our parents let us dress ourselves we begin to experiment with our appearance. Our parents might even let us decorate our bedroom. When I was in 4th grade, I had[Read more]

3D Embroidered Monogram

3D Embroidery Initial

When I was looking for gifts to make for my family this Christmas, I came across this idea to make a monogram on canvas using embroidery thread. I thought the 3D look would be pretty cool, but I never realized how long it would take me to make three of[Read more]

Mason Jar Magic

Mason Jar Magic

Since wedding planning I have been looking for more ways to use mason jars. Centerpieces from the reception have now found themselves a home throughout our apartment. I want to show you another way to dress up a mason jar! These adorable candle holders were used at our the rehearsal[Read more]