Gift Ideas: Bourbon & Boots (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Hi friends!  Back today with some more awesome gift ideas from one of my favorite online boutiques, Bourbon & Boots.  I can't even remember how I discovered them a couple of years ago, but I've scored many a unique item from this collection of Southern-inspired vendors.  Remember this? This quirky wall decor creates so many fun conversations in my family room!  The tagline for Bourbon & Boots is "authentic Southern stories, gifts, … [Read more...]

Gift Idea: Redeemed Ware (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Update: Congratulations, Erin @ DIY on the Cheap!  You've won the Love bracelet!  I've sent you an email so be sure to check it and respond. Y'all.  What a weekend!  It could only have been better if those Auburn Tigers could've pulled out a win, but it's hard to begrudge the Aggies such a great win.  Anyway -- FUN stuff on the blog today! I'm so thrilled to share a wonderful gift idea with you all today...  you know how I enjoy sharing … [Read more...]

Shopping Around: Linden

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I got started on a furniture painting project last week... and wouldn't you know it, I ran out of my clear wax halfway through.    I wasn't comfortable switching to a different wax half way though a project.  So I had to track down a local Annie Sloan stockist and that was not easy, even here in Atlanta! This turned into one of those "happy accidents" because in finding an Annie Sloan stockist I … [Read more...]

Finish Your Shopping: Gift Ideas

Hey there, gang... first of all:  WAR EAGLE!  We've had so much fun watching Auburn play this year and my Auburn Tiger husband is one happy camper right now!  And since today is also his 55th birthday, all is right in our world. :)  Happy Birthday, honey! I saw this on Facebook yesterday and so I have to share... Now, down to business... Have you finished your shopping?  I'm just a few purchases away from being finished, but since I … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair Goodies

Monday was a blur, so here we are Tuesday!  If you follow me on Instagram you know why, but more on that later... I realized I never showed you what I scored at the Country Living Fair last month, so today's your day! Of course those vintage oversized flash cards were immediately calling my name... they weren't cheap, so I chose my two favorites.  The world map paper?  There are actually two of them there... one project for my classroom … [Read more...]

More Guest Room Progress :)

This week will probably kill me.  Just letting you know... and before it totally gets away from me, I wanted to show you MORE progress in the guest room (plus do a little thinking-out-loud to you!). I finished up that thrifted lamp makeover and got her situated on the dresser. Now that I'm pulling the room together slowly, I'm thinking of leaving the dresser as is for now -- maybe just switching out the hardware?  I like the color in … [Read more...]

Guest Room Lighting

Happy Monday, y'all.  After a rainy weekend of getting things done, I feel a little better about my To Do List, but there's still much to do in the coming weeks.  We finally got graduation announcements for my son in the mail, brought my daughter (and all her STUFF!) home from UGA, and ticked off several things I needed to do for school.  I was hoping to get more done on the guest room, but ran out of time.  Boo. Even though the weather didn't … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Tweaks… I Couldn’t Resist

Howdy hoo, y'all -- another busy week rocking and rolling around here!  So far this week we've celebrated two birthdays in my preschool class, Earth Day plus caterpillars (!), and then yesterday a puppet show.  I'm whipped by 2pm every day! I'm still working away on the guest room, but I took a few minutes to freshen up my spring mantel since Easter is now behind us... It all started with a quick trip to "Junk Day" at the Woodstock … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: Threshold Thursday

Hey there, friends... I had every intention of posting more guest room progress this week, but... Ah the joys of high school sports!  Your weekday evenings are not your own. :)  Truthfully, though, it's been a blast watching him work so hard, improve his skills, have some fun and finish their season undefeated (My boy scored the final goal!).    And not only do we have a team of good players (REALLY good players), we also have a … [Read more...]

Looky What I Found…Antique Bottle Bird Feeder

Hi everyone, and Happy First Day of Spring!! Whew!  Back from a fabulous vacay with the hubs and digging out from under both at school and at work... I know -- poor me, right? ;-)  I hope you were following along on Instagram to see a few snippets of our trip, but if not, I'll share a few later this week, along with a DIY or two. But just so you didn't think I'd forgotten you, I wanted to share what I found on The Foundry this morning!  … [Read more...]