Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Look the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Psalm 68:27

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"In everything you do, put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success."
Proverbs 3:6

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Forget twinkle toes

Ok,ok so not completely forgetting ballet since she might do it again next season BUT I just had to give a shout out to Kendall bug who just about has her aerial! If she could just land it, she would be so tickled!!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Unpacking, purging, organizing, cleaning?

So I think that I am down to 5-6 boxes left in the house. (Let's not talk about the garage mmmmkay??? ) It is no secret that the 2 youngest kids, Kenzie and Maverick, are full of a zest for getting in trouble. Is it any surprise then that while unpacking, purging and organizing today that Maverick left this for me to clean up? ???
 And Kenzie left me this???
So never fear....I might be able to post finished rooms sometime in the next year or two!!


Friday, February 10, 2017

School adjustment

A few family and friends have asked how the Bigs are adjusting to school. They are super troopers, who have truthfully rolled with all of our crazy transitions and changes. Both of them are finding friends at school, excelling at their school work, and involving themselves at school.
I get to attend their awards ceremony tomorrow. Kendall made honor roll and missed principal's list by 2%. Isaac missed honor roll by 2%. Incredibly proud of these resilient and adaptable kiddos!!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Invisible fence training

Any of my fellow dog lovers have tips for training on the invisible fence? Keep in mind Maverick has a very high prey drive especially for squirrel. He just caught and killed one last week! 
Any tips are appreciated! !


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day 2 of unpacking the office /sewing studio

I could just leave it right here with this picture. I am so beyond frustrated of box after box like this. My end of first day I hit 22 boxes. On the end of the second, I completed another 14. I have been able to organize a bit too. Hopefully by weekend,  we will be completely in business for good ♡♡ 
As for now, it's time to turn in for some shut eye!!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Day #1 Unpacking the office/sewing studio

So I will be honest, I have been dreading the time that I would have to tackle this room. Why you ask? Well for one, there are a million and 1 boxes in there! 2.....well the Packers were not very organized. It literally makes me want to pull my hair out!!! But, my Grammy has asked me to do something and in order to complete the task, I must unpack this craziness! 
Today was day #1 and I tackled 15 boxes. I am happy with the forward progress but not with how slow it is going!!
This is looking into the room from the French doors that I am very grateful to be able to close when not working in here!

 Some more of the madness ahem craziness um boxes to unpack!
This will eventually be my embroidery and appliqué corner.

This will eventually be my sewing machine station and Nomades work space.

Just so you don't think that I am exaggerating on how much stuff there is to put away!!

 14 of the 15 boxes to show you how puny it looks!
You must save 1 box to stuff paper in! Rules of unpacking from a PCS move!

Progress!! Can you see it? Please tell me that you can! !

So in order to get the boxes unpacked,  I had to make a huge mess because I of course haven't found the baskets to put the embroidery blanks in......
#unpacking #skidz#skidzwifecreations 


Old house

So like most folks, we have decor that moves with us from house to house. You know that makes it feel like home! This is one of those pieces. And of course we add to it with each new duty station too! I love to support other WAHM businesses so I just wanted to give a shout out to Perfectly Distressed. I have had many compliments over the years on this particular decor piece. I ordered the new board before we left California and it was waiting for us at the new house! 
If you want to check our her pieces, you can do so at.....


Thursday, February 2, 2017

New house ♡ new entryway

I haven't posted in awhile. I have a fantastic excuse! We just has a surprise party for Ben! I continue to try to unpack and set up the house to make it a home. It's hard to keep a time perspective. We've only been in the house for a month now so I am trying to persevere and finish strong. 
The entry way is one of my favorite parts of the house. I'm not 100% done with it but it is close enough to post a few pictures ♡
The main wall has our family picture, rules, names, and of course stars!
The French doors house our office/ the Skidz Wife Creations sewing studio. It is wall to wall boxes in there.
The rug was a purchase from a friend in California. We only paid $10 for a 5x7 rug!

Ben got me this sweet, little table for our anniversary at a local antique shop.
This entry way bench is waiting on Ben and I to refinish, rework the wood, and get rid of the broken mirror. I can't tell you how much I want to post after pictures of this!!
This is part of the shelf about the door. I have an idea in my head of how I want it to look when finished. Now I just have to be patient until I find everything ♡
The other side of the shelf. The wreath was made by friends of ours from their grape vine in the backyard.
Looking into the hallway to the breakfast nook/kitchen area.
Obviously the shelf is so not finished but I am happy with it so far!

            ♡ Home. Family. Life. Love. ♡
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