Author Archives: TheInspiredHousewife

10 Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

My mother use to say…You won’t have it all figured out until you are a grandmother …and then know one will care. Well I am a grandmother of four and I’m not sure I’ve got it all figured out yet, but there … Continue reading

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Caretaker Tuesday…Finding a place for them to live

I know that my caretaker posts can be depressing for some. For that reason I keep thinking I am going to stop, then someone will contact me and tell me how much the posts have helped them. I have been … Continue reading

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A Perfect Dessert!

I had a dessert party at my house about a month ago. I provided the space and other people brought the desserts. It was WONDERFUL! People brought the most amazing things….thank you Pinterest! One thing that I loved came in … Continue reading

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Decorating the Stairwell

I knew when I designed the house that decorating the stairwell wall would be a challenge for me. Looking at that large massive space was overwhelming, yet doing nothing with it wasn’t the answer. It made the home seem cold … Continue reading

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Our Salvaged Shelf

I have to show you what we made this weekend. I was at HomeGoods looking to buy something that I didn’t know I needed…lol…isn’t that how most of us shop? Anyway, I came across two cornices….They were on clearance for … Continue reading

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Oh, For a Painted Brick Home

Anyone that knows me well knows that I am the queen of ideas. I thought of reusable grocery bags long before anyone was using them. If I made a list of other item ideas that I have had, I would … Continue reading

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Mom Guilt

I am 55 years old, and I am here to tell you that mom guilt never goes away.  Sorry, I know that is not what you wanted to hear, but it is true. The mom guilt started early….during pregnancy actually. … Continue reading

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Talking to a Dementia Patient

My father had early onset Alzheimer’s. Looking back, we all knew it was happening but we didn’t want to believe it. His father had it, so Daddy knew what this road looked like…and so did we.  No one wants to … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye/Caretaker Tuesday

My father died four years before my mother. I thought I was ready, He had had a long battle with health problems, on top of his Alzheimer’s. We knew the end was near, we were holding 24 hour vigils. My … Continue reading

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Living by Candlelight

I thought I would share with you one of my new favorite things in my house. I love candles, always have, but the older I get the more I am afraid that I will light one and forget to blow … Continue reading

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