Fireplace Makeover!

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  First of all, thank you so much for the sweet comments on Part 1 of the Legacy story... I sometimes hesitate to get too personal here, but this story has been such a faith walk I have to get it out of my heart and head!  Today, as promised, it's back to projects and I am sooo excited to share this one with you!  It's one of those that makes you think: why did I wait so long to do this???  A couple of weeks ago I gave … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Happy Friday, y'all!  The hubs and I are headed to Pensacola for the Blue Angels this weekend and I can't wait.  I've been itching to get to the coast and this particular weekend is always a great time.  I had a busy week this week -- busy in a good way with projects and planning projects and just kinda catching up around the house.  Nice, right? And it's time for 5 fun and random things... 1. Summer sales.  Y'all.  Those 4th of July sales … [Read more...]

My Fourth of July Faves

Howdy!  The 4th of July sneaked up on me this year!  Today I'm refreshing my front porch and enjoying some Wimbeldon and then will head to the pool if these thunderstorms let up.  And plan our eats for tomorrow's celebration. :) But I thought I'd round up some patriotic posts to share with y'all today, just in case you're in need of some inspiration. I'll be making these cookie bites tomorrow morning... they're our favorite sweet treat … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {August}

Well, the weekend flew by, didn't it?!  I enjoyed some furniture painting and a little bit of crafting, but mostly got a few things ticked off my to-do list.  And added some more to it!  I realize it's already 8 days into September, but I thought I'd go ahead and recap August here  before I got too much further behind.  :) It seemed August was a month of updates, like my back deck... and my guest room. I also shared a couple of … [Read more...]

Back Deck Update: End of Summer

Y'all, we've had so much rain this summer, my back deck is exploding with color!  I thought I'd share, because we've so enjoyed hanging out there these past several weeks.    Just to remind you where we were at the beginning of the summer... Not bad, but now there's this... Amazing what a rug, some colorful pillows, sunshine, rain, and a little fertilizer in the pots can do! I never managed to get my furniture … [Read more...]

Easy Herbal Iced Tea

Ah August.  Probably my least favorite month of the year (no offense, August-lovers!).  I think it's because we're already back in school (too soon), if it's not raining it's so steamy hot you can't do anything outside, and I'm just not quite ready to give up the ghost of summer.   By this time of year, I'm so tired of drinking water... I know I must, I know it's good for me, but it just becomes.... blah. Back in the day in Texas, we used to … [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...]

Our Favorite Summer Recipes

TGIF, y'all!  We're going and coming this weekend -- busy but all good stuff.   I don't know about you, but I try to keep summertime meals as simple as possible -- usually something on the grill along with a chilled side.  But we like to munch and entertain and indulge in the summer, too, so I thought I'd round up some of our favorite easy summer recipes. When we've got crowds that are sticking around over night, I like to prep my super … [Read more...]

Family Room Bookshelves: Refreshed

It's the proverbial One Thing Leads to Another, y'all.  Once I repainted my family room and put my summer mantel in place, my built in bookshelves were just crying out for a fresh look, too.  What about MEEEeeeee???  they were saying.  And since a student of mine last year ruined that phrase for me, I had to act.  #donteverwanttohearthatagain If you follow me on Instagram, you got a peek or two at the process.  And it is, indeed, a process.  … [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...]