This ‘n That Monday

Hey there!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm still trying to figure out where the weekend went... I spent some time relaxing, watching TV and reading, whipped up a couple of chalkboard projects for the booth, and enjoyed a FUN girls' night out/sleep over with some dear old friends.  I intended to spend time shredding paperwork in my home office, but that seemed like no fun... and didn't get done. :) And this morning it's rainy … [Read more...]

Book Review: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

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...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving…

Whew, TGIF!  Busy times around here and I'm looking forward to a football weekend with our Auburn peeps.  The sun is FINALLY out today so I'll be working on a paint project (see below!) and finishing up food for our early tailgate tomorrow morning.  I thought it was good time to share what I'm reading, working on, and loving right now before my to-do list gets the best of me! What I'm reading... these two books.  I'm usually not that great at … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hi friends... Well, I checked out again for a bit, but I'm back!  I spent 10 days in Texas with my family at the beginning of October, taking in some Texas Aggie football and then trekking to Amarillo to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday.  It was such sweet family time...   And so then, when I got back, I had to hit the ground running for Legacy (more on that this week).  And so while I intended to post last week, life got in … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Whew, what a week!  Somehow this last week of July has ended up being the busiest I've had all summer.  I'm ready for the weekend and the hubs and I will be taking in Earth Wind and Fire with my inlaws -- how fun is that?  And since today's Friday, let's do a Five on Friday -- that hodge podge of a post where I share random things! 1.  A Paris Apartment.  I shared that I was reading this a few weeks ago, so thought I'd recap my … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, y'all!  The hubs and I are headed to Pensacola for the Blue Angels this weekend and I can't wait.  I've been itching to get to the coast and this particular weekend is always a great time.  I had a busy week this week -- busy in a good way with projects and planning projects and just kinda catching up around the house.  Nice, right? And it's time for 5 fun and random things... 1. Summer sales.  Y'all.  Those 4th of July sales … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On

Greetings, dear friends!!  I didn't intend to be gone so long, but I'm happy to be back.  I have a story to tell about my time away, but I'll save that for another day.    Right now my summer is in full swing and I've been relishing the down time after a crazy few months.    Right now I've got Wimbeldon on the TV and lots of sleeping young people in the house... life is good. I thought I'd share what I'm reading, loving and working on today... … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

What a crazy week!  Three snow days (with REAL snow) and a quick trip to Albany for the funeral of an extended family member... lots of good busy stuff going on, too.  So it seemed a great idea to share five random things with you today... 1.  There's nothing quite as peaceful as a snowy evening.  We made it back in town just as the snow was beginning to accumulate and conditions were deteriorating... so it was lovely to light the fire, cook … [Read more...]

Five on Friday (and my Winter Mantel)

Friday, y'all... and I am so thankful.  This was another week of meetings and prayer as my precious school is being put through the ringer.  I can't go into all the details yet, but let me just say: Satan is alive and well.  I have never experienced spiritual warfare before, but I'm enduring it now.  So if my posts are a bit scarce for a while it is because I am drained.  BUT, I am optimistic and continue praying and seeking joy in my … [Read more...]