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...]

School Desk Makeover

Hello, friends... before I dive into a new furniture project here, I wanted to pause and send my heartfelt condolences to the Orlando community.  We're living in a scary and crazy time where it seems evil lurks at every turn.  I'm saddened by the way our leaders and presidential candidates have lurched into finger-pointing and political discussions in the wake of this.  Praying diligently for clear heads to prevail and for unity in our approach … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Anniversary Edition!

Howdy, friends!  The hubs and I have escaped to one of our favorite spots for the weekend -- Lake Rabun... we're celebrating 10 years of marriage/blended family today!  So of course, that tops the list for today's Five on Friday. :) 1.  The plunge...  if you didn't already know, we got married at his aunt's home on Lake Rabun and jumped off the boathouse after saying our vows. Lots of wonderful memories from that special day!  In ten … [Read more...]

Refreshing the Back Deck

We've been embracing our deck-sitting season as the weather has permitted and I'm so glad I refreshed it before graduation!  I spent an entire day pressure washing... it was in dire need! And I'd hoped to get a fresh coat of stain/sealer down, but we haven't had enough days without rain yet to tackle that. Anyhoo, I decided to go ahead and plant my flowers, lay a new rug and add a bit of temporary seating for the time being. These … [Read more...]

Helllloooooo, Summer!

Hard to believe it but the month of May is history and we're in summer mode here in ATL.  The irony is that during my teaching years I found myself in leisurely hog-heaven on June 2. This year however I think leisure will be hard to come by as we get Legacy ready to rock on August 10th.  So I'm navigating new waters of having a hefty to-do list, no set schedule, and lots of summer time activities that may have to fall by the wayside.   However, … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Graduation Gift

It's that time of year -- that May Madness!  We've been on a string of graduation parties and getting the house prepped for our own celebration later today and tomorrow.  And now I'm in the throes of a TON of Legacy business (woo hoo!) so it's a nice juggling routine we've got working around here.  I can't believe this guy is graduating!   And along with that comes all those other graduation announcements... and before you know it … [Read more...]

Front Porch Progress

Hello, friends!  I hope you all had an awesome Mother's Day last weekend... this week totally got away from me with Legacy "to dos", but I have managed to eek out a little progress on the front porch.  I have a breather this weekend so I'm hoping to get some more done out there, on the back deck, too, and tackle a couple of furniture projects for the booth.  Good intentions, folks! ;-) Let's revisit our inspiration photo for my … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Legacy

Hi gang ~ I hope your weekend was wonderful!  I had a great time at Lake Rabun with my in laws and a bunch of other "girls"... we had a such fun catching up and celebrating my SIL's career as an educator.  Here was my view each morning when I woke up... It was a good time for me to unplug for a couple of days, too.  I've spent some time over the last week or so thinking a lot about Legacy, so I thought I'd share a little of that brain … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

T.G.I.F.  And I MEAN that!  I'm ready to wind down this week, but not quite sure I'm ready to say goodbye to April!  #yikes  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on yesterday's porch plans post... I'm ready to get rocking on that bad boy. Today's Five on Friday is another dose of randomness but all good stuff... 1.  What Should I Read Next podcast.  Yes, another podcast, but it's another good one!  Anne Bogel from the blog The Modern … [Read more...]