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...]

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...]

A Front Porch Peek!

Hi friends...  I've been under the weather this week (ugh -- who has time for that??) so I'm behind on my front porch progress, of course.  But I've done enough that I thought I'd share a peek at it today after all. We've had sunny warm weather so at least it's been pleasant while I'm out there, even if it doesn't feel particularly fall-like.  I think the kiddos will be trick or treating in shorts this weekend! Remember that I spray … [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...]

School Desk Makeover

Hello, friends... before I dive into a new furniture project here, I wanted to pause and send my heartfelt condolences to the Orlando community.  We're living in a scary and crazy time where it seems evil lurks at every turn.  I'm saddened by the way our leaders and presidential candidates have lurched into finger-pointing and political discussions in the wake of this.  Praying diligently for clear heads to prevail and for unity in our approach … [Read more...]

Refreshing the Back Deck

We've been embracing our deck-sitting season as the weather has permitted and I'm so glad I refreshed it before graduation!  I spent an entire day pressure washing... it was in dire need! And I'd hoped to get a fresh coat of stain/sealer down, but we haven't had enough days without rain yet to tackle that. Anyhoo, I decided to go ahead and plant my flowers, lay a new rug and add a bit of temporary seating for the time being. These … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Graduation Gift

It's that time of year -- that May Madness!  We've been on a string of graduation parties and getting the house prepped for our own celebration later today and tomorrow.  And now I'm in the throes of a TON of Legacy business (woo hoo!) so it's a nice juggling routine we've got working around here.  I can't believe this guy is graduating!   And along with that comes all those other graduation announcements... and before you know it … [Read more...]

The Front Porch Plan

This has been a busy week and I want to thank you all for your prayers... I have surely felt God's presence and His grace as I've moved through a few situations! I'm so thankful I serve a big God who walks with me, guides me, and shows His grace every day. Today I want to share my plan for the front porch... it's been QUITE a while since there's been a major overhaul (normally it's just fresh plants/pillows) and I'm itching to do that this … [Read more...]

The Booth for Spring!

Hi there, friends!  I hope you enjoyed a great weekend - we had wonderful weather here, so I was on a spring cleaning binge.   I was hoping to tackle my front porch but we're still getting lots of pollen here so it's not quite time.  However, it's never too soon to plan so I'll be sharing some inspiration for my spring porch makeover later this week along with some upcoming furniture projects. But today I wanted to share my booth refresh that I … [Read more...]

Before and After: Dressing Table Makeover

Hello, friends ~ I didn't mean to be gone so long!  The last couple of weeks have been doozies around here, so I've fallen behind on the old blog.  But I've missed you and so I'm back. :) Today I'm sharing a recent paint project I completed and popped into my booth.  Remember this little desk/dressing table I was working on a while ago? She was painted just a creamy white, but I decided to up her fun factor with some Farmhouse Paint in … [Read more...]