Dining Room Update

Monday, already?  I actually had a pretty low key weekend and am feeling on the downside of my head cold so fingers crossed that it's behind me!  I did get a few things done around the house and that's always a good feeling. :) One of the things on my list was to put my dining room "back together."  I may not have shared that last May my parents loaded up our family piano and drove it to Austin for my older sister, who is experiencing a … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Fall Inspiration Edition

I'm back!  Whew... I think it's a full moon??  Either way, I'm ready for the weekend to try to kick a bad head cold and make some progress in my booth and my house for fall.  In some idle BRAIN DEAD moments, I've pinned a few fall inspiration ideas that have got me longing for a crisp autumn day. :)  So today's Five on Friday will share a few faves! 1.  The new fall collection at Lindsay Letters... I've ordered prints from her several times … [Read more...]

Life Lately…

Friends!!  It's been FOREVER since I posted!  This weekend was my first to truly catch my breath in quite a few weeks and I am so happy to be back and bringing you up to speed on life lately.  It's been a whirlwind!  But yesterday I took in some of the ceremonies and TV shows reflecting on September 11th... it's hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that terrible day.  And I still heard stories I have never heard before -- of individual … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Good Friday morning, friends.  First of all, I am once again heartbroken by a terrorist massacre... how many of these must we see?  My thoughts and prayers are with the people of France today.  I can't even begin to comment further, but I know you share my grief over this latest attack. I intended to finish up my porch this week among other things, but alas Legacy projects and meetings took precedence.  There is soooo much cooking right now to … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Wednesday

Howdy!  I hope you all had great Fourth of July weekend!  I did a little bit of Legacy work and a whole lotta relaxing poolside with the hubs.  I even managed to sleep in a bit!  #holidayweekendforthewin Today I thought I'd share a little of this 'n that from the last several days.  First of all, my BFF, my Girl, and I took in Emily Giffin's launch party for her new book First Comes Love.  I'm a huge fan of her stories and she is so funny and … [Read more...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello, friends... just popping in to wish you all a festive and fun Fourth of July weekend!  If you need a fresh treat recipe for the weekend, try this one on for size... These are SO yummy!  Click HERE for the recipe. See you all next week with a Legacy update and more. Be safe out there! … [Read more...]

Front Porch Update

Hi gang - as promised, I've made some more progress on the front porch, so I wanted to bring y'all  into the loop!  It's not 100 percent finished, but it's darn close!  Here's our inspiration photo... And here's where we started... The biggest change we made was adding these beauties... They were on sale at Hayneedle right before our anniversary, so we decided to bite the bullet and go for it!  The hubs was able to assemble … [Read more...]

Summertime Mantel Update

Oh my word, was last weekend HOT and BUSY!  The hubs and I had some fun together at the Steely Dan/Steve Winwood concert last night and we also celebrated my youngest' 18th birthday.  #howdidthathappen We did make some progress on the front porch, but it's not quite ready to share... we ended up in the air conditioning instead. ;-)  So I freshened up our mantel for summertime and thought I'd share that today. I wanted a new look this year and … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  This week has already gotten away from me... I knew I'd be busy this summer, but MAN!  We had a minor flood in our basement storage room over the weekend so I've been sorting through that mess on top of what I already had on tap for the week.  #Boo.  Anyway, I'm popping in today to share what I'm reading, working on, and loving right now... A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I'd strayed from my bookish ways and had … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Palm Print Fun

TGIF!!  What a tragic week in the news, y'all.  My heart just aches for the Orlando community -- first the Pulse shootings and then the Graves family tragedy at Disney.  What has stood out to me is the reactions... sadly lacking in grace and compassion.  I just keep praying for our country and the state of our hearts, y'all.  Will you join me? In other news, it's been a week of meetings, phone calls, and other Legacy business -- so fun to see … [Read more...]