Prayers for Vegas… and the World

I had a different post planned for today, but it's hard for me to wrap my head around sharing anything other than this... Y'all. Isn't there enough heartache and tragedy in the world?? Mother Nature has ravaged our country in recent weeks, causing death and destruction of epic proportions.  The events in Las Vegas just devastate me.  This death and destruction was wrought by human hands.  By a human mind and heart consumed with … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Thoughts on Our Move

Happy Fall and TGIF!  My word, what a wacky week!  I could've sworn it was a full moon with all the strange things that went on... but I made it through and now I'm on FALL BREAK.  #blessit  Today we're headed to Augusta for my daughter's white coat ceremony and then I'm off to the beach on an extended girls' trip!  Woo hoo!  I plan to do a lot of resting, reading, laughing, and sunning.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll get some peeks at … [Read more...]

How You Can Help

Good Monday morning, friends!  What a difference a week makes -- this time last week we were under a tropical storm warning and the ATL was pretty much shut down.  While there were tons of power outages here, we were spared.  Things are pretty much back to normal around here, but not so for our friends in Texas and Florida. I was so blessed last week as we wrapped up our Diaper Drive at Legacy.  My sweet families answered the call and we … [Read more...]

Tuesday Thoughts: Church of the Small Things

Hello, friends, from a soggy Atlanta. I have to begin by extending my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Irma... I began to see pics of our beloved USVI on Friday and positively wept. The devastation is horrific in the wake of this storm, both in the Caribbean and in Florida. We were in a state of "lock down" here in an abundance of caution and so I spent yesterday alternating between watching hurricane and storm coverage and the 9/11 … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: New Finds

TGIF, friends!  And what a wacky busy week it was, in spite of Monday's holiday!  We're keeping a close eye on Irma -- we have friends, family, and a grandbaby in Florida and two of my kids close to the Georgia coastline.  We're praying for everyone's safety (and wise decisions!) and opening our home in case it's needed. These storms are so scary!!  And the photos coming out of our beloved St. Thomas/St John are devastating.  Another long … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Tuesday

Hello, dear friends and Happy September!?! Once again, I did not intend to be gone for a while, but -- WHEW!  We've got our school year at Legacy up and running and life just got away from me for a bit there. :)  And all of a sudden, here we are -- September! I'm clinging to summer still -- I feel like I didn't really have a "summer" with all the hoopla of listing/selling/moving/trying to settle/ramping up for a new school year.  It was just … [Read more...]

Changes: Sofa Love

Hi there, friends and Happy Friday!  Back today with a fun new purchase to share -- and it's been a long time coming. :)  If you look back on my family room posts from our old house, I made no secret of how disgruntled I was with our big brown sofa. I mean, I was OVER it.  First of all, I purchased it back in 2006 when we had all five kids and two dogs at home.  It was big and comfortable and would hide all manner of sins (dog hair, … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hello, strangers!  The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind, but I feel like things are finally settling down a bit.  I've missed this little corner of the internet so I thought it was a good day to pop in and bring you up to speed!  And to let you know, I plan to be back to regular posting over the next week or so. :) As you know, our house was under contract and we closed on the sale at the end of June.  I think I'm still … [Read more...]

Checking In!

Greetings, friends!  The school year is finished, my house is under contract, and I find myself in this very strange "in between" place.   This home-selling thing is not for the faint of heart.  We still have to get through the due diligence period (we're close!), so I'm working on that, as well as continuing to pack and think through what is coming with us.  Getting the house ready to list was a whirlwind and I have discovered I'm not sure where … [Read more...]

Life Lately…

Hello, friends!  It's so hard to believe that as I type this, we're closing out our school year AND the month of May.  The last several weeks have had me spinning like a top and I just now have bit of a breather to come say hello to all of you. Last weekend we put the For Sale sign in the front yard.  And leading up to that was an unbelievable flurry of painting, purging, and packing.  Nineteen years in a home will do that to you...  It was … [Read more...]