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...]

My Word of the Year 2017

Hi there, friends! And Happy President's Day!  Last week totally got away from me, but the school is on Winter Break this week so I've got just a bit of breathing room to catch up, work on my house, and share a few things with all of you! This is a tad overdue but I wanted to share my Word of the Year for 2017.  It took a while this time for it to come to me... in fact, I really wrestled with it.  But I finally settled on it and I'm quite sure … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Whew, TGIF!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seemed only fitting to have today's Five on Friday be all about the Valentine, right?  I'm not one for decorating for this day, but I have a few fun things to share that should make your day extra special! 1.  This playing card wreath... I love this idea!!  And just think, it's the perfect project if you have a deck that's missing a few cards. :) Refresh Living 2.  This sweet love … [Read more...]

What’s In for 2017: Acrylic Furniture

Hey there!  My heat has been restored and of course it's been 70 degrees the last couple of days... but we're due for another cold blast, so at least I'll be in comfort this time around. :)  I thought it would be fun over the next few weeks to share some of the trends in decor I'm seeing online and in print... some of these might be holdovers from 2016, but they're still going strong in interiors, so it's not too late to jump on the … [Read more...]

What’s Saving My Life Right Now…

Ah, Monday, Monday, y'all.  Are you feeling the post-Super Bowl blues today?  I've always wished they would start the game at 3pm instead 6-something... after all, Sunday is a school night!  Anyhoo, we had a super busy and kind of "off" weekend.  And as I was catching up on some blog reading yesterday afternoon I was seeing several "What's Saving My Life Right Now" posts.  Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy blog started doing this and now has a … [Read more...]

Three January Reads (What I’ve Read Lately)

Well, here we are at the beginning of FEBRUARY!  Goodness last month got a bit away from me!  But I did manage to finish three books as part of my personal goal to read more books this year. I started off with The Magnolia Story.  This was such a sweet and easy to read memoir -- if you're a fan of Chip and Jo I recommend it.  I found the back and forth between their two points of view charming;  you feel like you're in a real conversation … [Read more...]