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

Layla's gallery wall

My word, things got busy in a hurry around here!  I've been trying to keep up with a regular posting schedule but several meetings and what-have-you have gotten in the way.  We also scooted down south to check on my inlaws last weekend, which is always a nice little junket.   If you follow me on Instagram, you saw them all dolled up for their night out! Anyway, the first few weeks of school are always busy... senior parent nights, open houses, … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On

Patriotic mantel

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 (and my Winter Mantel)

winter mantel cover

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...]

It Was an Insta-Christmas!

Christmas travel

Whew!!  What an amazing week we had with my family in Texas!  Our travel out there was rocky (to say the least), but once we got there it was a lovely relaxing time with some of my favorite people.  If you followed along on Instagram, I apologize for the duplicate pics, but there's a few new ones in here, too!  And there are a few photos I've saved for our New Years cards so I'll share those soon.   Yes, I decided to send NY cards this year, … [Read more...]

Five on Friday (Black Friday Edition)


Hello there!!  Did you all survive your self-induced food coma yesterday?  Oh my word... I didn't think I would. ;-)   And the Aggies couldn't quite pull it out against LSU but there are more big games to come this weekend (War Eagle!).    We've been in South Georgia with my in-laws and now are headed to nurse my sister-in-law post foot-surgery for a couple of days.  Needless to say, I won't be out with the Black Friday crowds, but I did have … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed it: October

fall mantel 2014 additions

Oh my goodness.  November, y'all.   Over the weekend, I had to turn my heat on and we enjoyed our first fire of the season... well, the boys and I did anyway.  The hubs was off to enjoy his first weekend of hunting season.  So I got my craft on in a huge way and got my booth all squared away for our Holiday Open House later this week!  I'll share pics on Wednesday, but for today I'm recapping a very busy October.  Just in case you missed it. I … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

dream kitchen

Howdy hoo, y'all... and TGIF!  I've had a super busy week and am really looking forward to some downtime and fun this weekend.  I've had a few things mulling around my brain this week, so thought I'd just smoosh them all into one random post.  Hope you don't mind! 1  A Whole30 update.  Okay, here's the deal.  Eating clean, whole foods and eliminating all the sugars and preservatives really hasn't been that hard.  In fact, the hubs and I … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {September}

Linden arch salvage

Well, shoot, if you blinked you missed September!  Or so it seemed... I had a really busy month, but was a little light on posts around here.  I hope you don't mind;  I have a couple more crazy weeks and then a bit of a lull for a few weeks, so I'm planning to get some major projects around my house wrapped up.  Woo hoo! But here's what I DID share during September, just in case you missed it... My Director's Office makeover Feed a Crowd Taco … [Read more...]

Feed A Crowd: Taco Night

Feed A Crowd Taco Bar

Hey, y'all -- hope you're having a great week so far!  We're deep into the school schedule and routine... and guess what comes our way next week???  Fall Break. I know.  It's beyond ridiculous!  But I'll take that time "off" (are moms ever really "off"?) to hit the beach for a few days with my youngest and some of his friends (yikes!)... And that started me thinking about what to FEED all those boys while we're on vacay?  I know I can't … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {August}

smile pillow

Well, the weekend flew by, didn't it?!  I enjoyed some furniture painting and a little bit of crafting, but mostly got a few things ticked off my to-do list.  And added some more to it!  I realize it's already 8 days into September, but I thought I'd go ahead and recap August here  before I got too much further behind.  :) It seemed August was a month of updates, like my back deck... and my guest room. I also shared a couple of … [Read more...]