Checking In!

Greetings, friends!  The school year is finished, my house is under contract, and I find myself in this very strange "in between" place.   This home-selling thing is not for the faint of heart.  We still have to get through the due diligence period (we're close!), so I'm working on that, as well as continuing to pack and think through what is coming with us.  Getting the house ready to list was a whirlwind and I have discovered I'm not sure where … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Turning 50

Hi there, friends!  I had no intention of being gone so long!  But I was hijacked by a surprise 50th birthday celebration AND getaway for several days and have been digging out from under ever since. :)  I've had my nose to the grindstone for the last several months and have been reluctant to get away -- I didn't want to spend the money OR take the time away from what's been all-consuming.  But apparently my husband and BFF had other ideas.  … [Read more...]

Monday Fun Day

Well THAT weekend went by in hurry!  While I made a bit more progress around the house, I was mostly working and getting ready for Legacy Benefit Dinner we have coming up on Friday.  My laundry room photos are almost ready to share so look for those later this week (check out the "befores" here)! Today I wanted to share something soooo fun that I came across over the weekend!  Lonny Magazine posted a fun photo slide show of the worst decor … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Whew, TGIF!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seemed only fitting to have today's Five on Friday be all about the Valentine, right?  I'm not one for decorating for this day, but I have a few fun things to share that should make your day extra special! 1.  This playing card wreath... I love this idea!!  And just think, it's the perfect project if you have a deck that's missing a few cards. :) Refresh Living 2.  This sweet love … [Read more...]

What’s Saving My Life Right Now…

Ah, Monday, Monday, y'all.  Are you feeling the post-Super Bowl blues today?  I've always wished they would start the game at 3pm instead 6-something... after all, Sunday is a school night!  Anyhoo, we had a super busy and kind of "off" weekend.  And as I was catching up on some blog reading yesterday afternoon I was seeing several "What's Saving My Life Right Now" posts.  Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy blog started doing this and now has a … [Read more...]

2016: Highlights and Lowlights

Where to begin?  Now that I'm finally catching my breath a bit, it seemed like a good time to reflect on 2016 before turning the page to the new year... and I'm READY to turn the page! 2016 was the year of change around here... One of the biggest was opening our preschool after quite the journey.  This time last year I was in the midst of sharing our Legacy Story here on the blog.  But within a month or so, when Legacy was registering … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Champagne Cocktail Edition}

I'm back today with a fun Five on Friday to help us ring in the New Year -- some festive champagne drinks for your celebration!  I've been on the couch most of the week with my *annual* holiday head cold, but I'm looking forward to sipping one of these tomorrow evening during our own little New Years Eve celebration. So because I know you probably have a healthy to-do list for today I'll get right to it... 1.  Christmas Champagne Cocktail.  … [Read more...]

Holiday Bits and Pieces

Greetings, friends!  I hope you're enjoying this Christmas week... it is always one of my favorite times.  The hub bub has died down and I can regroup, rest up, watch football and get organized for the new year.  How about you?  I need it more this year than ever. 2016 just about plowed me under -- so. much. happening.   And while I make a point of choosing joy on a regular basis -- and there was plenty of that! -- there have also been some … [Read more...]

Christmas Prep is Underway…

Ok, so yes -- I'm a first-things-first kinda gal, but how can I pass up a coupon code for Christmas cards??  So I seized my moment... and may have strong-armed the college kid to get the tree put up. :)  But I promise... no decorating... for now. :)  Enjoy the day! Card with envelo Save … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Holiday Monday

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week!  I'm immersed in Legacy to-dos today and a bit of food prep, but over the weekend, I had so many random holiday ideas and thoughts in my mind, I thought I'd share some with you today.  Maybe something will strike a chord with you?? I always forget that H&M has home decor items, but this inexpensive ($5.99!!) Christmas pillow cover totally caught my eye... Merry and Bright pillow cover  There's … [Read more...]