February Silhouette inspiration

Feb Silhouette inspiration projects

Each month, I share three new Silhouette projects over at the Silhouette Blog. I like to share them here, too, since many of you love Silhouette projects, too.   Vinyl-embellished jar candle Nothing is safe from vinyl in our house. This is perfect for a beginner project and as a gift. Layered heat transfer yoga shirt […]

Four reasons winter rocks

Winter view at the barn NewlyWoodwards1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association. All opinions are 100% mine. When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, “Wow. Winter is so awesome.” I mean, who wouldn’t love the ice that makes me fall flat on my back on the driveway? Who wouldn’t love the -15 […]

Build list: Outlets

Notebook and making lists NewlyWoodwards

When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I start making lists. My brain has a tendency to go into overdrive and never stop until I download the information. So this means I have lists everywhere. I still write a lot of lists in actual, paper notebooks, but I also have lists on my computer, on my phone and […]

Cheesy broccoli soup

Easy broccoli cheese soup NewlyWoodwards1

The subzero temperatures in the midwest have me craving warm comfort foods – and one of my very favorites is cheesy broccoli soup.  Instead of spending $7 for a meal at a restaurant, I can make a whole pot of delicious soup that will last me days. I also love buying bread bowls for a […]

On building our own home

building a house ourselves NewlyWoodwards

Well, we’re officially on the path to starting construction on our new house in the spring. I’ve talking about it here and there, but I’ve been getting some questions about the process, so I’m going to try to get us up to date on our process for the three of you who care. If you remember, […]

Why kids and dogs prefer tiny houses

Henry in the barn valentines day1

When we get on the subject of living small, the first two questions that inevitably come up are: How is Henry adjusting? How are the dogs adjusting? So to answer these burning questions – since I’m an expert after living in 32o square feet for 3 months … Henry. Loves. The. Barn. Henry is so […]