In Case You Missed It (September & October)

I cannot believe it's already November!  It seems like time just speeds up from year to year, doesn't it?  Well, at least I got back on a semi-regular posting schedule. :)  So just in case you've missed something from the last couple of months... I caught you up on my life lately back in September -- which was a whole lotta Legacy and getting my kiddos off and running on new adventures. You wouldn't believe how much those sweet peas in … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2016

Monday, Monday... that alarm clock was tough to handle this morning and I'm not feeling so hot, but -- onward!  I had a full weekend of Country Living Fair, college football, house cleaning, church, and porch decorating and then a Legacy board meeting last night ... whew!  We finally have a touch a chill in the air (hope it lasts!?!) so it's easy to embrace the wonderful that is fall at last. I hit the Fair on Friday as promised and it did NOT … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On…(and a Winner!)

Thank you to those that entered my Country Living Fair giveaway!  I've put the lucky winner at the bottom of this post... October is already flying by, isn't it?  I feel like I'm already running from one thing to another, don't you?  I have to say, though, October is one of my favorite months of the year with so many festive events, the gorgeous shift to fall weather and that teensy window of time to just enjoy before the madness of the … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Legacy

Hi gang ~ I hope your weekend was wonderful!  I had a great time at Lake Rabun with my in laws and a bunch of other "girls"... we had a such fun catching up and celebrating my SIL's career as an educator.  Here was my view each morning when I woke up... It was a good time for me to unplug for a couple of days, too.  I've spent some time over the last week or so thinking a lot about Legacy, so I thought I'd share a little of that brain … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

T.G.I.F.  And I MEAN that!  I'm ready to wind down this week, but not quite sure I'm ready to say goodbye to April!  #yikes  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on yesterday's porch plans post... I'm ready to get rocking on that bad boy. Today's Five on Friday is another dose of randomness but all good stuff... 1.  What Should I Read Next podcast.  Yes, another podcast, but it's another good one!  Anne Bogel from the blog The Modern … [Read more...]

Front Porch for Spring

Hello, Thursday!  This week is flying right by, isn't it?  We've been blessed with some great weather this week, but unfortunately the pollen is still a factor so I haven't made much progress on outdoor projects.  I DID get some weeding and cleaning up of the flower beds done though. :)  And we've set out our hummingbird feeder -- it's early for them, but who knows? What I REALLY want to tackle though is our front porch and back deck... we … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist: Kate Marker Interiors

Hey there, friends!  Monday again... yikes!  We enjoyed the most gorgeous weekend here in GA.  The hubs and I headed down to my in-laws' and got a few outdoor projects done for them.  It felt awesome to be out in the sunshine... and we are pre-pollen-explosion so we were basking in that, too.  It's a short window of time before the pollen gets bad, so I jacked up my own list of outdoor to-dos for this week as well.  Gotta make hay while the sun … [Read more...]

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...]

My Lenten Discipline for 2016

Lent is upon us once again -- early this year!  And I find it somehow appropriate that this morning dawned our coldest of the year.  A few stray snowflakes are still blowing about and I'm lingering in front of the fire with coffee and my Lent Devotional from She Reads Truth. I used to dread Lent in my younger days... it was depressing and meant giving up something for 47 long days.   Somewhere along the way of spiritual growth and maturing … [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...]