Book Review: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Raising Grateful Kids

I had hoped to get this review up a week ago, but at last here it is... I have lingered in this book.  I posted this photo a few weeks back when I was first digging into the reading and it got quite the reaction on Facebook.  Apparently there are many of us parents struggling with the sense of entitlement that seems to reign in our current culture. You all know my kids are older -- millenials, most of them.  And that word "entitlement" is … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Favorite Super Bowl Eats

buffalo chicken dip

Remember the days when the Super Bowl was played in January?   Not sure why that crossed my mind recently, but it did!  In our house the Super Bowl is sort of the last hurrah of football season and marks the beginning of a dearth of sports viewing pleasure... until Opening Day for baseball.  Unless you count some exciting March Madness games.  You can see where our priorities lay around here #housefullofboys. So Super Bowl 50 is upon us and … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It: January

Romans 12 v 12 horizontal

Well, a few days got away from me and here we are into February!  Yikes!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I broke away for a girls' weekend at the beach and got the bonus fun of celebrating a dear old friend's 50th birthday at the same time.  It was a good time and now it's back to cold/rainy/busy days here at home. :) I've got a list of posts for y'all coming in the next few weeks, but thought I'd flash back to January today, just … [Read more...]

Family Room Update: The Rug

American Rug Craftsmen Sentiment rug

Well, I finally got the family room fit for photographing!  I wanted to share a few "in progress" pics, so y'all can follow along as I gradually tweak this space. First of all I wanted to share a good picture of the rug.  I mean... I'm just in love with the pattern and colors.  And it works beautifully with the pieces I already have.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Click HERE to view sizes and prices. You might glimpse in the upper … [Read more...]

Looky What I Found…

Joss & Main

Wednesday!  We've been in the deep freeze here in Georgia with some snow and ice predicted for later today.  It is January after all! So I've had the fire lit and I've been working away on Legacy and getting my family room ship shape.  Well, friends, you know that one thing usually leads to another!  And so now that the family room refresh is under way it's on.  I'm on a tight budget but I knew I wanted a small ottoman to accompany these new … [Read more...]

Family Room Updates (A Peek)

Leah arm chairs

Happy MLK Day, friends... I hope you are off today, snuggled in with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoying yourself!  I've been taking advantage of the long weekend in a big way... catching up on Legacy to-do's, working on reorganizing my office, reading, and even sneaking in a nap or two.  I'm still kind of low energy after my illness, so I've found I still need a little extra rest.  Let's hope it's not habit forming. :) Speaking of when I was … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Things I Love About January

trust 3

TGIF, friends!  I have been non-stop this week working on Legacy but did squeeze in some cool stuff I'll share soon, too.  It's pouring down a COLD rain this morning, but I thought it would fun to do a Five on Friday post... with five things I love about January.  January is such an under-appreciated month!  Over the past several years, I have come to LOVE it ... and here's why. 1.  Post-holiday down time. I love the slower pace of January … [Read more...]

The Legacy Story {Part 6}


Happy Tuesday, friends!  As promised today is the next installment of the Legacy Story.  Before I write these posts, I always pray that the words would be acceptable in the Lord's sight.  These aren't easy to write, but they are healing for me.  As always, this is my experience, my insights, thoughts and feelings during a very trying time. *** At the end of Part 5, many parents had decided not to re-register their children for the following … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: This Wall Decor

Romans 12 v 12 horizontal

Happy Friday, y'all!  I simply can't get this out of my mind... such a simple verse, painted so simply and beautifully by Aedriel. Get yours HERE This is one of those verses that is a road map for your day-to-day.  Wouldn't it be awesome to have it front and center in your home?  Or this horizontal version, that I think would be perfect over our bed... Get it HERE I'm such a fan of all the beautiful hand lettered signs I see floating … [Read more...]

What’s In: Pantone’s Color of the Year

Rose Quartz

During my recovery from my illness these past weeks, I spent a good bit of time poking around on design blogs and Pinterest...  it was a great way to recharge my creative batteries and scope out what's trending for 2016.  And it was hard to escape Pantone's color of the year:  Rose Quartz. refinery29 Pink!!   I have to say, I actually like this color but I wasn't sure how it translated to decor.  I most likely would not paint a room with … [Read more...]