March 28, 2017

Magic From Heaven…Let it Snow


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


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


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


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…


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


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


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


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)


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


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)


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)


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 […]

Ten Things I Love About You (free printable)


The power of words is an unbelievable thing. They cultivate a range of emotions. Words can inspire, encourage, devastate, uplift, tear down and ultimately change the direction of a person’s day, week, and in some rare instances, their life. Be […]

No More “Another Days” (31 Days to More with Less)


Just days after I reorganized my school room, my glass book shelf broke.  (I know…glass shelves, heavy books…not practical.) I quickly started unloading the books onto the floor, surrounding chairs, and the dining/ school room table. Some how a day […]

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances


When I first announced that I was getting stainless steel appliances, I had a lot of people thrilled for me because they knew what a beautiful addition to my kitchen they would be, but warned me about the hassle that […]