Let's face it. As much as we want to, it is just not practical for mothers to run around in trendy clothing wearing high heels while attending to our mom-duties. The Mom Uniform is one that is functional: sensible clothing that is comfortable and will take you anywhere your kids need to go.....
Turn an old T-shirt into a bag:
a timeless keepsake.
Do you have a t-shirt that you are very attached to? One that brings back happy memories? Why not turn it into a bag? Something you can use over and over. You can wear whatever you'd like, while still showing off your favorite shirt!
The girls of the Idaho Falls High School Volleyball team designed their own logo to be used on their team shirts. The girls love their team, they love the sport, and they love their logo. Sooooo, one very smart mom had the brilliant idea of turning these logo-shirts into a fun gift for the graduates, something they can use throughout the remainder of the school-year, and perhaps even take with them to college: an upcycled T-shirt tote.
Our Tall Tales guest post this week comes from the lovely and gracious (and tall) Bonnie from Creative Decorating on a Budget. Not only does Bonnie know how to decorate her home with flair without going overboard financially, she also knows how to dress professionally at work in a frugal yet fashionable way.
Included are a week's worth of her favorite outfits and numerous tips on how to dress your best at work for tall ladies.
Bonnie is a working mom. She and her husband have two teenage sons.
We are glad Bonnie took time out of her busy family and work schedule to share with us how she pulls off looking good in a business casual environment.
Where do we put the many books we own in our homes?
When you love books and your collection starts to grow, it can be quite a challenge to find a place to put them all. So many books, so little space.... Where can we store all those piles and piles of books we have in our houses? Included are different storage ideas for your beloved book collections:
we will explore some different ways to store books for him, for her, for the kids (boys and girls), and the family.
As many of you know, I am a Mormon.
No, I have not been a Mormon all my life, but pretty close. Mormon missionaries rang the doorbell at my parent's home (in the Netherlands), when I was a baby. My father let them in and started a heated religious discussion with these two young boys. In the end, the new friends made a deal: my father promised to read the Book of Mormon, if they would study his church. They agreed that the person who discovered the other person's church was true, would join their new friend's church.
My father immediately started reading the Book of Mormon, marking everything that was questionable. There were a lot of markings and notes on those first pages.
I love it when I can quickly whip up a solid meal that the kids actually like and will devour.
This recipe is one of our family 's favorite. Everyone really likes the flavor, the ingredients I generally have on hand, and the one-pan meal fills their bellies well. They like it so much, I often make a double batch, and still have very little left-overs. Usually I make this recipe with a couple of healthy substitutions, so I can feel good about what I feed my kiddos......
Clearance shopping is so much fun -- being able to score something fun with a very attractive price-tag. Especially when it comes to shoes, it is so exciting to find high-quality shoes at a fraction of the cost. I really don't go shoe shopping very often, but this time, my daughter Gretchen and I headed to the mall and came home with (count them) 10 pairs of shoes to share between the two of us! SCORE! Some cute, some practical, some awesome name-brands. All of them super comfy.... They should last us a while.
I don't care that I am wearing last years' styles. Do you?
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The Rusty Lantern Diner
The Rusty Lantern Diner in Ucon, Idaho serves delicious foods (you should try their bread pudding!) and fun and funky junk decor. Barb, co-owner of this cozy local establishment has a knack for rusty vintage decor. She skillfully arranges her rusty vintage finds inside and outside her eatery to create old-time decor. She has created a down-home atmosphere that is vintage chic and stylish. Not only does she have a knack for arranging rusty ol' decor, she also most definitely has a green thumb.
Wall sayings are a great way decorate your home in your own way
Did you know that by putting up various kinds and genres of wall quotes sticker on your rooms you can completely change the look and feel of the house? Yes, this new kind of home decor accessories makes sure that your house looks stylish and chic by putting up a look which will undoubtedly match your personality.