June 28, 2017

Door to Door Christmas Caroling

Dec15

The Door to Door Christmas Caroling tradition has become a thing of the past, but not for our extended family. For over a decade, we gather, put together plates of Christmas goodies, and visit our neighbors. Now, remember, we are […]

My Christmas Holiday Decor and more…

Dec12

Is it possible that putting up Christmas Holiday Decor can span nearly two weeks? How I have dragged it out so much? Bit by bit, I am slowly finishing different spots in the house, but unfortunately, that means there’s been […]

Progressive Dinner & Round Two of Our Holiday Giveaway Bash

Dec5

Partnering with other bloggers and the friendships that arise from these collaborations has been a huge blessing of blogging. During this week, I’ve partnered with two groups of friends about two of my favorite topics: free things and food, with […]

Magic From Heaven…Let it Snow

Dec4

Minutes ago, magic glittered from heaven… We live in NC and this is a rare treat, so the gleeful screams from our kids could surely be heard cross country. This shot was captured within five minutes of the first ginormous […]

Christmas Mantel Decorations and Ideas for Garlands

Nov30

As the holidays approach, Christmas decor comes out of the attic, outside lights go up, and schedules increase. One of my yearly Christmas decorating inspirations has been my friend, Laura and her glorious garlands. Last Sunday, I heard her ask […]

We Paused and Gave Thanks

Nov28

Psalm 145:7 NIV They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. Our family circle paused to give thanks, to celebrate, to reminisce and to remember… Moments like this instill the importance of  choosing to be intentional […]

Thanksgiving Ideas, Traditions, Decor and More

Nov23

Some how life blurred between October and November, and the many blog post drafts with wonderful Thanksgiving ideas and traditions never were completed. So here is a round up of some of last year’s Thanksgiving ideas, meal inspirations, and just […]

When Bedlam Strikes, You Have a Choice…

Nov22

It’s been “one of those” weeks for me, and that is an understatement. A multitude of bedlam moments struck full force causing untold damage that is so unbelievably blog worthy, I can’t even stand it. For the sake of protecting […]

3 Ways to De-stress During the Holidays

Nov22

As the holidays arrive, stoves simmer, and families reunite, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year resonates in our hearts.  Our desire is to welcome guests to our home with beautifully adorned decorations, deliciously homemade delights and ambiance that rivals […]

Kids Do Not Care

Nov6

Our third story is 1,000 square feet of unfinished space, affectionately termed “The attic.” Once we finish it off, one half will house the boys bedroom, while the “teen hang out” will be on the other, and then it will […]

Decorating Your Home by Engaging the Senses

Oct29

As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

Be Still (31 Days of More to Less)

Oct24

A Sunday Moment In the harried moments of life, we often forget to take moments to just be still. Talking, texting, TV, technology…always rushing…always connecting…. We forget the power of those quiet moments of nothingness. Stillness is uncomfortable. Quiet is […]

I Can’t Do It All

Oct23

Realizing that you can’t do it all frees one up to experience the moment. For two months, my plate of responsibilities has been overflowing, and as odd as it sounds, the upcoming holiday season will be a welcome reprise. I’m […]

Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary – Open Your Cabinets (31 Days)

Oct22

When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary […]

Laugh More! Laugh Loud! (31 Days to More with Less)

Oct19

One thing I have learned in my old age, is that you have to be able to laugh at yourself. We all take ourselves way too seriously, and trust me, I can get awfully serious. In the midst of talking […]