A Hopkins Creation

Kitchen Restoration

Kitchen Restoration

It’s been a long process and the big kitchen reveal is finally here. If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling project of your own I have a few words of advice- be prepared for take out, and lots of it. It never failed to amaze me […]

Kitchen Island Tutorial

Kitchen Island Tutorial

The kitchen island has been starring at me for a very long time, waiting for my attention. Last fall we revamped our kitchen by removing two cabinets- yikes we lost a lot of storage- and adding a dishwasher. Our home was built in the 1960s […]

Birth Story {3rd addition}

Birth Story {3rd addition}

For all you birth junkies out there and anyone else who likes the gooshy details of birth stories – read on. Baby #3 was due December 5th so on December 6th I was anxious to get this party started. After we came home from church […]

Rescreening a Window Tutorial

Rescreening a Window Tutorial

Do you have a screen window that looks like this in your house? I have a few. Summer is just around the corner and the warm breeze of an open window will be comforting, unless you have screen issues. Then if your kids are anything […]

Organize & Decorate

Organize & Decorate

The seasons are changing and that means the winter clothes are going to thrift stores and the summer clothes are replacing them. I find it helpful to hang up special items that my kids use frequently so that drawers are not constantly being open and […]

Dear Ainsley, I will let you down

Dear Ainsley, I will let you down

We had a short visit with Jesse’s Mom this weekend for Easter and it was great. My kids were able to spend time with another generation, always an invaluable activity. I really place importance on joining the generations because there is a richness and a […]

Beautiful Creation

Beautiful Creation

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”    Romans 1:20  

Cod Liver Oil Success

Cod Liver Oil Success

Do you struggle with getting your kids to take their Fermented Cod Liver Oil? I do, along with every other mother in America I assume, until I concocted this recipe: 1/4 C. Raw Fermented Peppermint Cod Liver Oil (Green Pasture) 1/2 C. Raw Honey 1-2 […]

Staining Wood Tutorial

Staining Wood Tutorial

My first attempt at staining wood (the x-large doors my Father in law hung in our home). This was intimidating to say the least, but the overall result turned out better than expected. Below you will find a step by step tutorial on how to […]

Restore my decor WINNER

Restore my decor WINNER

My bedroom won a makeover from RestoreMyDecor.com  (And the cool thing about this is that I received the winner email on my husband and I’s ten year anniversary. God sure knows how to give gifts doesn’t He!) It’s not the kind of makeover where they […]