No News is Good News

Over the last several months, there has been the blog version of radio silence. Not to worry because no news is good news! Here is a short synopsis of what has been going on around here for the last few months.   February – Andy and I accepted a temporary foster placement of a baby with severe special needs. Without going into detail for time and legality sake, it will suffice to say this was the most intense experience I…

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Happiness Through Living With Less

My parents were never compulsive consumers for themselves, the home we lived in, or for us kids. Β I wore hand-me-down cloths and shared a cell phone with my sister until she went off to college. When I went off…

Gray Days

For the last week or so, the skies have been gray and the days have been dreary. The rain has ensured the constant running of our sump pump, which is proving itself worthy of the task of keeping our…

Building a Rustic Twin Bed

Things have been busy around My Simple Farmhouse for the last two weeks with prepping for and enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as, my new woodworking/carpentry undertaking. Unlike my previous DIY kitchen and myΒ mudroom closet makeovers, I have…

Small Closet Organization

With the impending arrival of children, I have been doing a little moving and shaking on our second floor. We have a three bedroom house. With it just being Andy and I, we decided to move ourselves into the…

I LOVE Fall Cleaning

With the coming of Fall and Winter, I always feel compelled to clean my house. I’ve had this ritual for many years, but I never quite put a name to. Now, I’m not talking about the regular weekly cleaning.…

How to Create A Mudroom Inside a Closet

If you follow me at all on Instagram, then you may have seen my comments about having taken the summer off of home projects and that I was going to kick start them this past weekend while Andy was…

Detroit Proud: A Fresh Perspective of the City

When you hear the word “Detroit”, what do you think? Many people’s perception of this city involves danger, crime, hoodlums, poverty, graffiti, and litter. While this isn’t necessarily untrue, it isn’t necessarily true either! Any city in the US…

Baby Shower for a Foster Parent

The day started out with the power coming back on after a 10 hour power outage the night before. We had some pretty bad thunderstorms and I believe a transformer blew. It was pretty horrible because it was the…

Backyard Barbecue Prep (Part 2)

After a long weekend of work and restless sleep last night, I am beating myself for not having taken today off of work. Alas, I am dawning my work garb and prepping my hair (can we say top-knot?) and…