Playdough

My Sweetie Pie has been begging me the last couple weeks for play dough. A 5 hour drive just for play isn’t happening so I did the next best thing and I will never buy play dough AGIAN. Period. It’s easy to make. Cheap. And softer. Plus I get to choose the colors. Forget the…

T-Pee, Hats, and Boots

I’ve been wanting to get some pictures of the kids with their daddy’s hats and boots for quite some time now. Some fun and a couple melt downs later …We present:  T-Pee, Hats, and Boots The Cast: “Sweety Pie” “Wandon” aka curtesy of Sweety Pie

Chalk Paint Dining Room Set- Big Reveal!!

It’s time!!! This took way longer than I had anticipated (little ones and trying to do this as much as possible during nap times). Not to mention so many small pieces! In the future I’m going to stick to big pieces of furniture and NO MORE CHAIRS!! Enjoy…   Chalk Painting Tutorial. Sand Furniture (lightly). Dissolve…

Cheeriness A La Pastél

I have a lot of projects for this year. Packing our life up for our State-side year-long visit being one of them! So bitter sweet because I’m so dreading the packing up and not being in our own home for that long. Can you imagine? Also, I even want to give my blog a much…

DIY Old-Tee Revamp

So being me – I always have a growing pile of items I want to either edit or revamp.  And I finally got to it this week!  It was no easy feat with my now 10 month old being at a very clingy stage. My pile is still there, but so glad I’m almost finished…

To Enable

So many of us women have redefined our identities as Helpmeets as we grew in our personal walks with God. I’m sure that I’m not the only one that has ever struggled with  reality of the title given to me the day I said “I do” to my husband. I said I will be his…

Looking to Rent- the Bolivian way

I know I’ve had quite a long time of silence on my blog. So with 2 posts in one week I’m probably overdoing it. 😉 I just want to do a better job of keeping my friends (you) in the loop. So today we drove to Quirusillas ( rhubarb! awesome huh? yeah, I’ll be living in…

The Park

So this week was our bi-monthly grocery trip to Vallegrande. We don’t have a park or swing set in our little village so we always try to stop at the park so the kids get to enjoy the slides and everything else there.  Here are some pics of the day. That is their treat. Mine…

When God Closes One Door He Really Will Open Another…

In the past 8 months we’ve felt that God was possibly getting us ready to move us on to a different ministry down here. This was pretty hard to swallow at first. We didn’t want to leave Tierras Nuevas. There were a handful of fears I had to deal with like why is God leading…

Kissing the Waves

Isn’t that a beautiful quote? The other day I felt like I’d received some earth shaking news. We received an e-mail and I immediately went outside where Tyler was welding a wood burning stove for a missionary and just blurted (yes, I’m very tactful sometime)  the bad news we’d just received via e-mail. It was financial. So,…

Radio Flyer

It’s been a whirl wind last few weeks and I completely forgot about the “one item” that I found at Cumabi, but had to leave in Santa Cruz because of the lack of space in our vehicle. So sorry. I would have had a hard time getting a pic of it anyways with all the…