March 27, 2014

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 […]

Join Us at Becoming 2014: a Weekend of Inspiration, Creativity & Encouragement

Becoming Conference speaker

I can hardly believe that this is the fourth year of bringing a dream to reality.  As much as we all love a good blog read, I remember wanting to laugh, celebrate, and invite you all to my front porch […]

$3 Cookie Sheet Menu Planing Board

Adorable $5 Menu Plan Board

Every where one looks, there are blogs, books, magazine articles and heroic claims that this is the next up and coming way to help you organize your meal time. In fact,  I wouldn’t have started an entire 10 Minute Dinners […]

Indoor Home Goals: Check One (Finally)!

Carpet mess

I close my eyes and our home is filled. Filled with the sounds of laughter, music, hooting, hollering, football commentary and a host of other noises. It’s filled with the smells of chili simmering on the stove, a wintergreen candle […]

I’m the Black Sheep of the Family (+ 75% off!)

Garland over french doors

It’s true. I am the black sheep of the family and I have lived with their backlash for years. You see, I grew up with an artificial Christmas tree. As a little girl, I have fond memories of waiting for […]

Are You Holiday Hosting Ready? Some Simple Encouragement

Are You Holiday Hosting Ready? Simple tips and encouragement for hosting guests this season.

It’s unbelievable to think that our family’s annual mountain Thanksgiving trip to the tree farm is in the past. Where has the fall flown? With Thanksgiving falling one week later, it’s a little overwhelming to think of all that needs […]

Dayspring Blow Out Sale + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Dayspring Super Deals

As For Me and My House – Canvas Framed Print (may personalize with name) For three years now, I’ve had the privilege of being a contributing writer for (in)courage. I’ve met some of my sweetest blogging friends through that group […]

To Share or Not to Share a Bedroom? (Lessons from 18 years + Decor ideas)

Bunk Beds for Sharing Rooms

Traditional Home I sat across from my dear friend as she worried, “We must get a new house before the baby comes. They each need their own room.” Speaking candidly, as only good friends can do, I reminded her, “You […]

The Party That Will Never Be Pinned


The time had come when I was finally going to do it up right.  A party deemed worthy of scrapbook status or, might I dare, Pinterest? No more last-minute decorations. No more Krispy Kreme Donut cakes. No more email only […]

Care to…

Start recycling now

My daughter and I pulled up to the stop sign in our little country town. In front of our very eyes, a man (I can no longer call him a gentleman), pulled a yard sale sign out of his yard, […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Fall centerpiece

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Kids’ Deep Cleaning Bedroom Checklist

Checklist for Deep Cleaning Bedrooms

Even though this  post was supposed to go live before I began my 31 Days with a Mentor Mom series, it definitely ties in with building character in our children. I’ve learned that it takes a team to keep a […]

We Interrupt this Programming

Our sweet yellow lab

This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine. I interrupt my regularly scheduled 31 Days with a Mentor Mom to bring you a little piece of what qualifies as bedlam on our homestead. […]