Small Space Project {Kitchen Island Drawer}

island drawer after Small space project

TGIF, y'all... what a week.  First of all, I want to thank you so much for the sweet comments and prayers yesterday.  Seeing all the pictures from the crash and hearing family testify about that terrible day has made our loss fresh again.  My children are especially battling their grief and anger anew, especially seeing no remorse from the man that killed their cousin.  I can't blame them.  Your continued prayers are coveted today, as we're … [Read more...]

For Kaely

Dear friends, Our family is reliving a terrible tragedy from two years ago, when our Kaely was taken from us by a drunk driver.  I know you are all  most compassionate, loving, and faithful, and so I ask for your prayers during this trial. Our hearts are breaking all over again. You can read about the trial HERE or watch this....   Peace and love to you all... … [Read more...]

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken

So sorry for the radio silence.  Oh my, y'all.  If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you might know I was at the beach last weekend for a girls' trip... where I was brought down by a nasty stomach bug inflicted upon me by my preschoolers.  Ugh.  I want a DO OVER! Anyway, I'm back in the land of the living and the petri dish I call a work place... just a tad behind on anything and everything.   Sound familiar? :)  Our spring … [Read more...]

Watercolor Initial (DIY)

DIY watercolor initial

I'm not gonna lie... ever since I read Emily's tutorial on watercolor letters, I knew I wanted to give this a go!  I've got thoughts of a new gallery wall over the sofa in my family room (and probably one in my foyer, too!) and thought this would be a fun addition. Plus, I just was itching to paint.  #whatsnowdaysdotome Since I wasn't sure how this would turn out, I took only a few pics, but I'll try to explain my process as best I can. … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

mantel

Monday?  I have been all off my schedule and routine with our snow days last week, furlough days at the end of the week, and now a holiday.  While I've enjoyed the time off, it hasn't felt like a real 'vacation' so I've bumbled around from project to project, watching the Olympic games way too much, and finding myself a little at loose ends. And so, on we go... I can't even imagine the mess that my lesson plans will be this week!  … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

tulips in silver pitcher

Hello, friends!  The sun is shining here today and the thaw is well underway...  I was even able to venture forth to restock my fridge and cabinets after the onslaught of hungry teenagers for the last few days. And looky what else I found... Yep, the tulips I have been longing for since I unpacked my vintage silver pitcher. So today my heart is full of love for my peeps, my hubs, and also for you... I hope you spend the day (and/or … [Read more...]

My Latest Thrifty Finds

Charlie Ford pitcher

Well, it would seem the Atlanta Metro area has learned a lesson.  Schools were closed yesterday and today in anticipation of wintry weather yet again.  And while yesterday wasn't such a big deal with just rain and snow mixed mess, at least the roads were kept clear to prepare them for last night's blast of snow and ice.  We're hunkered down with an extra teenager or two (you knew that would happen), a full refrigerator, and wine.  Unlike last … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist… Gold Polka Dots

gold polka dot pitcher

I think I'm a little late to this party, y'all.   I know (now) that other bloggers were getting their gold polka dots on last fall.  And I'm quite sure there were some in Christmas decor here and there. But they weren't really on my radar until I'd taken all the Christmas decor down and finally had some time to browse around on Pinterest and some online stores.  And lo and behold, I was seeing them everywhere.  And longing to create … [Read more...]

A Gift of {in}Mercy

Micah 6_8

One of my favorite things I did last fall was participate in (in)Mercy, the (in)courage project to raise funds for and awareness of the important, life-saving work of Mercy House Kenya.  It was amazing to watch God show up as YOU were His hands and feet!  We far exceeded our fund-raising goals and the good work over there is growing by leaps and bounds. The wonderful folks at (in)courage sent me a glorious "thank you" in the form of products … [Read more...]

January Recap {In Case You Missed It}

buffalo chicken dip

February??  Wow... not sure how that happened.  For a month that's supposed be of the "slowing down" sort that I love, January sure sped by.  We had such an enjoyable weekend and I cooked up a storm for our little Super Bowl party yesterday.  Got a new crock pot recipe to share soon, so stay tuned! I was looking back at my posts last month and while there were definitely projects, there was lots of "other"... thoughts, goals, reads.  … [Read more...]