Five on Friday: Turning 50

Hi there, friends!  I had no intention of being gone so long!  But I was hijacked by a surprise 50th birthday celebration AND getaway for several days and have been digging out from under ever since. :)  I've had my nose to the grindstone for the last several months and have been reluctant to get away -- I didn't want to spend the money OR take the time away from what's been all-consuming.  But apparently my husband and BFF had other ideas.  … [Read more...]

Decor Trends 2017: Navy

TGIF, friends!  This week has kicked my hiney, with the time change and my work load!  I'm ready to SLEEP IN a bit this weekend if I can.  We're trekking through the repainting process of my home and still looking at some exterior refreshes, but we're slowly making progress.  #goals Today I wanted to share another decor trend in 2017 and this one is a favorite.  Yes, it's also a holdover from 2016, but I think it will continue to have legs for … [Read more...]

Before and After: End Table Makeover

Greetings, friends!  It's been a busy several days with work and our Legacy Benefit Dinner and some fun time with friends, so I am dragging this week!  It's been a while since I shared a furniture project, so I thought today was a good day to show you this end table makeover. A friend of mine {practically} gifted this pine end table to me several months ago.  It took me a while to decide how I wanted to refresh it so it sat in my garage until … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Refresh: the Reveal

Hump Daaa--ayy!  Hope your week has been going well, friends!  I'm working my little tail off getting ready for our Legacy Benefit Dinner on Friday, but I couldn't wait any longer to share my newly refreshed laundry room.  It's truly amazing how simple changes can make a big difference! Confession:  this project took longer than we thought it would.  My house is 30+ years old and so lots of little things revealed themselves when we dug into … [Read more...]

Monday Fun Day

Well THAT weekend went by in hurry!  While I made a bit more progress around the house, I was mostly working and getting ready for Legacy Benefit Dinner we have coming up on Friday.  My laundry room photos are almost ready to share so look for those later this week (check out the "befores" here)! Today I wanted to share something soooo fun that I came across over the weekend!  Lonny Magazine posted a fun photo slide show of the worst decor … [Read more...]

Good Reads: Organizing For Your Lifestyle Review and GIVEAWAY!

Greetings, friends and TGIF!  As you know I've been purging my household in preparation for our goal of downsizing... and boy have my eyes been opened!  I have spent a fair amount of time shaking my head over the accumulation of "stuff" throughout my home and thinking through how to bring order into our abode. Well I have a treat for you today in the way of sharing a new book that has been a timely resource for me these past several … [Read more...]

For LENT 2017…

Greetings, friends, on this Ash Wednesday!  While it seems late to be starting Lent by looking at the calendar, it still crept up on me just a bit this year.   Today I'm enjoying a special family event in Jacksonville, but I wanted to pop in anyway to share my thoughts on Lent for this year. The last several years I have spent Lent focusing on some sort of discipline... listing gifts, collecting items to donate, etc... rather than "giving up" … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: Fine Art by Deann

Good Monday to you, friends!  Can you believe February is winding down so quickly??  I spent the weekend putting my laundry room back together (reveal coming SOON!) and moving on into our powder room that was about ten years overdue for an update.  Oh and I also worked all day Friday and again on Sunday at my new part-time job -- #whew.  I'll share more about that soon, too. Anyhow, I thought we'd kick off the week with an I Can't Resist that … [Read more...]

Hallway Laundry Room Inspiration

Well, we're immersed in getting our little laundry room refreshed... amazing what some fresh paint will do, right?  If you've been following on Instagram you've seen some progress! But today I thought I'd share a bit of inspiration I've been collecting for this space for... well, quite a while now.  Like I said, this project has been a home goal for 3 years running.  #yikes Just for reference, here's where we've started... I would … [Read more...]

Project Sneak Peek: Laundry Room Refresh

Hi there!  I hope you're enjoying your week so far.  It's been nice to be out of school so I can tackle some of these refresh projects we need to do to get the house ready to sell.  Ever wonder why we wait until we're ready to sell to get these things done??? Yesterday I jump-started the laundry room refresh that has been loooonnnnggg overdue.  If you follow me on Instagram you know I purged the cabinets and cleaned it up a couple of weekends … [Read more...]