Kim’s 30 Days of Home – week 2

Chores –  List of things to accomplish with my photos on my phone and computer… a never ending chore.

Not Now- Bailey always ready to play. She looks like she’s pouting when I tell her not now!

Play – Painting with oils is my playtime!

Collect-My husband and I have always loved Disney and we have a lovely little collection of figurines.

In Memory – Remembering mom and dad when they were young and in love… wondering if they are together in heaven.

Favorite-  Autumn is my favorite time living in the northeast. I love taking a walk or driving around the backroads when leaves fall on you like rain and the warm colors of the leaves have me feeling like a tourist!

New – A new pair of Frye short boots for the fall are super comfy! I love the smell of good leather!

That’s it for this week’s #30daysofhome. Hopefully I’ll post on time this Saturday!


30 Days of Home (Diane’s Recap week 2)


READ – my basket of books under my nightstand.


CHORES – my actual chore list that just continues in a big loop


fabric swatches for my husband’s job that need to be scanned for discontinued ones. Just not when the football game is on.


PLAY – I love any board game. I don’t even care if I win or lose. They are just fun to play.


COLLECT – I have collected erasers since 1984. I have about a thousand different ones.


IN MEMORY – This is my grandparent’s roll top desk. As I child I spent many hours playing in this desk. I made me cousins play school, store, and when they weren’t around, office manager.


FAVORITE – My favorite sports team is the Florida Panthers. Starting the season at 2 – 0 Go Cats!


NEW – I don’t have the hint of a green thumb so I thought I would try something new, a cactus. So far, so good.

30 Days of Home – Kim’s Week One Recap

30 days of Home is a new project Diane and I are enjoying this October. A snapshot a day with a home related theme.

 If you like what you see and want to join in, all the information can be found here:

Day 1 Wake 

My shepherd Bailey is one of the first loves I see when I open my eyes and kiss my husband good morning.

Day 2 First Thing…. Java!

As I’m feeding the furry ones, I’m making the coffee…. hot and strong to kick off the day! 

Day 3 Getting Ready – for Exercise

These days I mostly put on the exercise gear to get ready for Jazzercise or a walk or workout…. priorities!

Day 4 Kitchen – with a little guache filter

This is where my husband and I enjoy the creative cooking. It’s a great old kitchen that could use an update but I loved it when we bought our home!

Day 5 Wash- Front Loader Fun

Oh wash! A necessary chore to keep us in fresh clothes. I just decided to get creative with a quick picture of the clothes in the front loader and some filters!

Day 6 Rest

This is my favorite place to take a book or drink in the afternoon on our screened in porch. The afternoon sun comes in and warms us on an autumn day.

Day 7 Read 

I try to start my day with a devotion or scripture and I now do that on my iPad. Reading the real books which is more of a luxury to me will always happen while traveling or on the porch…. see above, Day 6. 

30 Days of Home ( Diane’s week 1 recap)

30 days of Home is a new project Kim and I are trying. It is all about using photos to tell your right-now story. If you like what you see and want to join in, all the information can be found here:

Diane’s recap of week 1


This is what my bed actually looks like when I wake up. The other side looks like no one sleeps in it because my husband feels like he needs to make his side while I am still sleeping. He claims to do this because he sits on his side to put his shoes on.


I’m one of those people who rolls out of bed ready for breakfast. Cereal is my usual go to meal and Lucky Charms is my preferred cereal. So bad but so good.


 Although I roll out of bed and am ready for breakfast, I do not roll out of breakfast ready for a shower and clothes. I like to get some stuff done first. Tidy up the house, check emails and my chore list for the day, have a cup of coffee, maybe text a friend. I find that I get more accomplished when everyone else is out of the house so why waste that time in the shower. I’m usually dressed sometime around noon because that’s when I get hungry for lunch and look at the clock and am horrified that I am still in pajamas.


Kitchens. I know they are probably the most important part of a house but they are my least favorite rooms. I hate to cook, wash dishes, or even congregate in there. The one thing I am completely in charge of in the kitchen is any information that goes on the fridge. Now that my kids are almost adults, the fridge mainly houses a few leftover magnets. These are my kitchen contributions along with me not cooking.


See, I do eventually shower.


If I need to just sit and chill and rest, I can almost always be found with coffee and popcorn as my companions. This is my Sunday football popcorn watching bowl and my pop corn is made the old-fashioned way, in a pot on the stove. I can’t stand the smell of microwave popcorn. It lingers in the house for days. Hey, this is another kitchen contribution! Go me!

You’ll have to wait for next week’s recap to see day 7. I haven’t done it yet and being 11:58 am already, I better go hit that shower.

Feeling Nostalgic


Lately I have been around lots of the most adorable little kids. It has made me feel very nostalgic of my own who are not so little anymore. My little guy will be 19 in a few more months. I long for the days of vacationing on Topsail with my husband’s family. We had some amazing times at the beach, in the boats, catching dinner, and just being with family. Sadly the house has since been sold and the nieces and nephews are all grown up and getting married and having kids of their own. I truly treasure all of my photos from those trips and occasionally come across 1 that I need to share which probably doesn’t make me the favorite aunt for the day. Although I long to have these days back, I’m looking forward to welcoming a new generation and making memories with them too.  – Diane

30 Days of Home Challenge

Diane and I just finished participating in September’s 30 Days of Lists where we had a daily prompt and created a page in a book or digitally. It was a very fun, and creative community. 

She brought this challenge to my attention and I jumped on board immediately. Time to dust off my camera and get creative. 

Little Paper Projects blog & Challenge

Please feel free to join us. We will be posting on our blog every Saturday with our week’s collection, and posting daily on our instagrams through tag #30daysofhome. 

Day 1. Wake Up

This is my part of my wake up moments every morning. Our 83 pound shepherd, Bailey, either on alert to the happenings outside or snuggling up between us! 

Happy Monday!


Vermont Adventures

I had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful couple of days exploring around Vermont with friends from dance. 

Morning hikes & daytime adventures filled our days while at night we enjoyed sitting outdoors and a few games of scrabble. The most I can say I brought to the games were current interjection words. 

The photos above were from our morning walks.