New Furniture Project: Two Tone Buffet-Secretary

Monday again?  My weekend just flew by, but it was a good one -- a little poolside time, finishing a good book, furniture painting, movie night with my girl, and last night -- Steely Dan, y'all!  It was about 100 degrees outside for the concert, but those guys can still groove!  What fun and now it's striving to find some routine and a massive to-do list. :) I'm finally getting around to sharing a furniture makeover I did a couple of weeks … [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...]

Before & After: Farmhouse Paint Dresser Makeover

Woo hoo!  It only took me three weeks to finish a project for 2015, but I have to say this was a good one and something of a test drive at the same time.  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this last weekend -- another driveway sanding session.  (My neighbors love me -- and they bring me their cast off furniture pieces when they see me out!). That sweet little solid wood 6 drawer dresser was an unexpected find last November.  I was in … [Read more...]

A Peek at My Booth…

Hi everyone!  I hope you all took the time to get out and VOTE yesterday!  Here in ATL, our schools were closed for the day so I got a bonus day at home to get some things done after voting... and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw I ended up shoe shopping, too.  Oops. ;-) #sorrynotsorry I ended up with some to. die. for. smokey taupe wedges.  Thank goodness for a BFF that was available by text to seal the deal. :) And how did we ever shop … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Holy smokes, y'all... tomorrow is November!    Yowza!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I had a busy week with the Little Ones -- Halloween is so much fun for them I always feel like I'm along for their ride, at least for a couple of days. :) Anyway, I enjoyed sharing a little randomness last Friday, so I'm thinking every so often I'll offer up a Five on Friday post, just for fun.   I've been back on my painting and DIY'ing horse this … [Read more...]

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

Hi, everyone!  I was a traveling fool last week and have totally paid the price this week, both at home and at work.  Isn't that the rub?  Add in another bout of insomnia and it's not been a productive week.  I would love to slow everything down but... during the fall?  Not happening! Anyway, I had two wonderful trips, spent time with my boy and friends AND my BFF and had some very happy experiences along the way.  I can't even tell you how … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {July}:: The Insta-version

August 1??  Oh am I fighting those end of summer blues as we get ready to start school on Monday.  Boo. Even though my July turned out to be on quiet side here on the old blog, I thought in the interest of keeping up I'd go ahead and recap it for you... just in case!   And just for fun, I'm throwing in Instagram photos, because they tell a most accurate story of my month. :) I shared this Waterlogue flag you can print out for your own … [Read more...]

Before & After: ASCP Duck Egg Desk (and Haven-bound!)

Hi friends!  This post-holiday week has gotten away from me -- I hope you all enjoyed a lovely 4th of July weekend!  We spent it with friends in Huntsville, AL, lounging beside their mountain-top pool, eating way too much good food, and loving on their three lively pooches.  I sped home late Saturday so I could send my teen missionary on his way to Marvell, Arkansas.  They're having a fantastic week of doing God's work in that small community and … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It x2 (April and May)

Y'all I'm so far behind, I never recapped April!  And since my feed was doing wonky things in late April/early May, I figured it warranted a quick recap of both months! I finally was able to regroup a bit after the crowd of young adults left on Saturday... things will be a tad quieter here now, so I've been working on some new DIY ideas and gathering supplies for a couple of home projects (yay summertime!).  But before we embark on June, let's … [Read more...]

Before & After: Vintage Bed Makeover

Monday, monday -- and AGAIN with the rain on the way!  Ugh... at least it will knock the pollen down a bit #thinkingpositive. The hubs and I traveled to Mississippi over the weekend to lay a cousin to rest.  Though it was a sad occasion, I always love seeing my extended family and was treated to time with my dad, too.  So it was a quick weekend, with not a lot getting done on the home front, but so it goes, right? I have not-so-great photos … [Read more...]