Five on Friday: New Finds

TGIF, friends!  And what a wacky busy week it was, in spite of Monday's holiday!  We're keeping a close eye on Irma -- we have friends, family, and a grandbaby in Florida and two of my kids close to the Georgia coastline.  We're praying for everyone's safety (and wise decisions!) and opening our home in case it's needed. These storms are so scary!!  And the photos coming out of our beloved St. Thomas/St John are devastating.  Another long … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Tuesday

Hello, dear friends and Happy September!?! Once again, I did not intend to be gone for a while, but -- WHEW!  We've got our school year at Legacy up and running and life just got away from me for a bit there. :)  And all of a sudden, here we are -- September! I'm clinging to summer still -- I feel like I didn't really have a "summer" with all the hoopla of listing/selling/moving/trying to settle/ramping up for a new school year.  It was just … [Read more...]

Changes: Sofa Love

Hi there, friends and Happy Friday!  Back today with a fun new purchase to share -- and it's been a long time coming. :)  If you look back on my family room posts from our old house, I made no secret of how disgruntled I was with our big brown sofa. I mean, I was OVER it.  First of all, I purchased it back in 2006 when we had all five kids and two dogs at home.  It was big and comfortable and would hide all manner of sins (dog hair, … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hello, strangers!  The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind, but I feel like things are finally settling down a bit.  I've missed this little corner of the internet so I thought it was a good day to pop in and bring you up to speed!  And to let you know, I plan to be back to regular posting over the next week or so. :) As you know, our house was under contract and we closed on the sale at the end of June.  I think I'm still … [Read more...]

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...]

Life Lately…

Hello, friends!  It's so hard to believe that as I type this, we're closing out our school year AND the month of May.  The last several weeks have had me spinning like a top and I just now have bit of a breather to come say hello to all of you. Last weekend we put the For Sale sign in the front yard.  And leading up to that was an unbelievable flurry of painting, purging, and packing.  Nineteen years in a home will do that to you...  It was … [Read more...]

Happy Easter… and a Bit of Life

Hello, dear friends... I just had to pop in and wish you a most blessed Easter weekend!  I'm so thankful that God's mercies are new each day because of what Jesus did for all of us! Things have been insane both at school and at home and so I haven't been able to share much here... I keep telling myself it's just a season, and it is.  But it's a challenging one right now.  We had the most beautiful lavender sunrise last week and it was such … [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...]

Decor Trends 2017: Navy

TGIF, friends!  This week has kicked my hiney, with the time change and my work load!  I'm ready to SLEEP IN a bit this weekend if I can.  We're trekking through the repainting process of my home and still looking at some exterior refreshes, but we're slowly making progress.  #goals Today I wanted to share another decor trend in 2017 and this one is a favorite.  Yes, it's also a holdover from 2016, but I think it will continue to have legs for … [Read more...]

Before and After: End Table Makeover

Greetings, friends!  It's been a busy several days with work and our Legacy Benefit Dinner and some fun time with friends, so I am dragging this week!  It's been a while since I shared a furniture project, so I thought today was a good day to show you this end table makeover. A friend of mine {practically} gifted this pine end table to me several months ago.  It took me a while to decide how I wanted to refresh it so it sat in my garage until … [Read more...]