Five on Friday: Favorite Podcasts

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Happy Friday, friends!  I am jetting off to Texas today for a little family time and some Texas Aggie football... so excited!  And leaving my crew behind to carry on. :)  Follow me on Instagram for the fun! I thought it would be fun for today's Five on Friday for me to share five of my favorite podcasts.  A couple of months ago I started listening to podcasts when I go for my morning power walk and I am absolutely loving this small change in … [Read more...]

Fresh Fall Mantel

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Hello, friends and Happy first of October!  It's beginning to look a bit like fall around here, so I wanted to share my fresh fall mantel with you today.  For some reason, I always begin my fall decorating on the mantel and then the rest of the house follows... The tweed pumpkin came from the dollar bins at Target (I know, right?);  white pitcher is from Decor Steals, small Dollar Store pumpkins are chalkpainted;  the leaf watercolor … [Read more...]

What’s Inspiring Me for Fall…

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Well, it's back to early fall after enjoying a week at the beach with my high school senior for his fall break.  And true to form, it's been gray, rainy, misty, and cool ever since we got home!  But now that I had my last gasp of summer, I'm ready to fully embrace fall -- changing leaves, cozy decor and all. The week before I left, the blogosphere was full of fall home tours and I found loads of inspiration sifting through all the posts.  I'll … [Read more...]

The Legacy Story {Part 3}


Hello, friends!  I'm so thankful to be back posting after being hacked and almost wiped out last week!  Whew... some tough lessons learned about backing up properly and also enlisting the help of professionals to handle the things I'm uncomfortable with. :) Today I'm going to continue the Legacy Story... if you missed parts one and two, you may want to go back and check them out.  By way of reminder -- this is my story, told in my own words, … [Read more...]

Ready for Fall?

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Hello, friends!  I hope you all had a super Labor Day weekend... we spent some good time chilling on our deck and watching football (woo hoo!!) and a little US Open tennis.  So nice to recharge at home this year. I'm usually a little of a hold-out when it comes to fall... I just adore summer and everything that goes along with it!  But this year I think I'm actually kind of ready for fall.  Maybe because Labor Day fell a little later?  Maybe … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

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Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving…

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My word, things got busy in a hurry around here!  I've been trying to keep up with a regular posting schedule but several meetings and what-have-you have gotten in the way.  We also scooted down south to check on my inlaws last weekend, which is always a nice little junket.   If you follow me on Instagram, you saw them all dolled up for their night out! Anyway, the first few weeks of school are always busy... senior parent nights, open houses, … [Read more...]

The Legacy Story (Part 2)

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Today I thought I'd continue the Legacy Story (read part 1 HERE)... but before I continue, let me just say that this is my story, told from my perspective and documenting my personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I left off in the spring of last year, when my director decided to meet with the pastor of the church where our school was located, to share her plans for her succession.  She and I had been walking side by side for about a … [Read more...]

New Furniture Project: Two Tone Buffet-Secretary

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Monday again?  My weekend just flew by, but it was a good one -- a little poolside time, finishing a good book, furniture painting, movie night with my girl, and last night -- Steely Dan, y'all!  It was about 100 degrees outside for the concert, but those guys can still groove!  What fun and now it's striving to find some routine and a massive to-do list. :) I'm finally getting around to sharing a furniture makeover I did a couple of weeks … [Read more...]

Homemade Pimento Cheese

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Well, we survived the first day of school and my senior is ready to enjoy his last year in high school... I'm still in a state of disbelief that A) school is already back in session and B) my baby will graduate next May.  But anyway, on we go, right?  The hubs and I also enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Nashville with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, shaking our groove thing to Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago -- such an awesome night!  And … [Read more...]