A Simple Unfitted Galley Kitchen in a 1920’s Home

Soffits were removed from the entire room. Recessed lights above the sink were replaced with lovely school house style brass pendants found at Home Depot. Counter is Rimforsa bench found at Ikea. The above pictures are from before facing east. One of the major design goals was to find a way to create more light…

The “Unfitted” Kitchen

My 1920s kitchen seems to have been remodeled at least twice over the years. From what I can tell it had work done in the mid 90s and the 1970s. Originally, our circa 1924 kitchen didn’t have a refrigerator but instead had a counter height ice box. Coal burned in a stove. It’s a kitchen…

We Quit Church…and we’re super excited about it

Millenials are quitting church.  The statistics are staggering, and I’ve heard them quoted from the pulpit with horror and disdain. I could go into all the reasons why this is, but other people have already done this and well. Sam Eaton’s post 12 Reasons Why Millenials are Over Church resonates with both Jimmy and myself.  He put…

The flu Slowed me down to EXPLORE

I have a new obsession.   A week with the flu gave me ample time to explore youtube.  Randomly,  I came across Kirsten Dirksen with faircompanies.com.  Her channel has over 914,000 subscribers.  She takes her family really around the world and explores people’s ideal homes or shelters.  The documentaries are fabulous quality and topics discussed are simple…

4 Calling Birds

Every year since I was a child, we made a Christmas gift of the year. I continued the art of homemade gifts with my children.  With my 2nd child I started the tradition of incorporating their footprints into an art form and gifting at each child’s first Christmas year to family. I’ve already done the…