August 20, 2014

Questions to Ask When Deciding on Home Decor

Home Decor Ideas and Inspiration

I have mentioned this before, but I am the worst at large purchasing decisions. My husband is the same way, so for years, the joke with our extended family has been that he took less time in finding his wife […]

15 Minute Party Planning Ideas: Use What You Have

Delicious Iced Coffee and easy party bar

I’m in a season of choosing my “Yeses” wisely. In fact, the summer is nearly over, our son goes off to collage in just a few weeks and I’ve watched days turn to weeks, turn to months and those moments […]

Easily Divide Hosta and Daylilies (and have free plants for life)

Follow these simple tips and have free plants for life

For the last few months, we’ve been tackling just a bit of our backyard bedlam. Just to make you all feel better about your yard, I showed you just how aggressively the weeds had taken over. I shared that the […]

Our Son’s Surprise Landscaping Present to Me

The process of making a swinging bed

A few weeks ago, I shared about some of our landscaping challenges and asked for your input on favorite flowers etc. Thank you so much. I have taken note and continue my list because there’s just nothing that brings such […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane & Tips for Purchasing a New Home

Simple ideas for building a new Home

This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar- Everything’s Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding […]

Marshmallow, Cupcake & Coffee Filter Garland: Easy Party Decor

This adorable hanging marshmallow garland is amazing!

Inspiration is everywhere, but it’s not often that I step into a bakery and pretty much call myself at home. In fact, if I recall correctly, I hugged the owner and told her I wanted to move in, on a […]

Free Printable Banner Templates: Alphabet with Different Styles, Shapes & Fonts

Free printable birthday banner template

I think it goes back to my first apartment in college. Overjoyed with the simple pleasure of creating my own space on a budget and finding such joy in the littlest of things, I fell in love with hanging words, […]

Becoming: The Ultimate Girls Weekend

from Becoming

Have you registered for our Becoming Conference yet?  I can’t even believe that summer is right around the corner and this has definitely become one of the weekends I most look forward to each summer. Grab some girl friends because […]

Favorite Brunch Ideas & Hospitality from the Heart

The Heart of Hospitality. Breaking bread is about so much more than food.

“Here, Mom, I picked these pretties for our party,” our young daughter exclaimed as her clutched hands pushed forth a wild flower weeds and daffodil mixture bouquet from our garden. Her proud, precious face burst with excitement because her afternoon […]

Landscape Challenges, Request for Advice and a Coupon

First blooms of spring

While completely uprooting this city-suburban girl and moving her to the country some seventeen years ago created a fair share of bedlam moment stories, it also created beautiful more ones than I ever deserved. Yes, I’ve “almost” acclimated to country […]

Our Before & After Family Room Floors

Tips for using an area rug to warm up a room

Enjoy the inspiration from the Mohawk flooring gallery Over the past two months, it’s been so fun to be able to give you a peek into how our downstairs has slowly been transformed by the addition of our beautiful Mohawk […]

15 Minute Party Planning Ideas

Easy 15 Minute Party Planning ideas with adorable mason jar party line

There’s something about gathering with friends that I just adore. Whether it’s friends that you’ve known for decades, who get you and love you regardless of the bedlam your life entails, or whether it’s new friends sharing their love of […]

Decorating on a Dime: All Things Globes

Decorating with globes

Last weekend, I had the joy of sneaking away for a few days to the beautiful beaches of Tybee Island. Located right across the bridge from Savannah, it’s a feast for the eyes, truly. And if you assume that the […]

Finding New Home Decor Inspiration

Coffee Table Styling

“Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris Over this past year, I’ve slowly been putting that sentiment into action. If this home is truly my haven, then creating […]

Turn Your Iphone Picture into a Watercolor Painting in Seconds

Turn regular pic into watercolor painting in seconds

As the snow fell, the fire burned, the hot chocolate simmered, and our family became stranded in one of the worst snowstorms to hit the South, I decided that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a postcard for […]