Project Sneak Peek: Laundry Room Refresh

Hi there!  I hope you're enjoying your week so far.  It's been nice to be out of school so I can tackle some of these refresh projects we need to do to get the house ready to sell.  Ever wonder why we wait until we're ready to sell to get these things done??? Yesterday I jump-started the laundry room refresh that has been loooonnnnggg overdue.  If you follow me on Instagram you know I purged the cabinets and cleaned it up a couple of weekends … [Read more...]

My Word of the Year 2017

Hi there, friends! And Happy President's Day!  Last week totally got away from me, but the school is on Winter Break this week so I've got just a bit of breathing room to catch up, work on my house, and share a few things with all of you! This is a tad overdue but I wanted to share my Word of the Year for 2017.  It took a while this time for it to come to me... in fact, I really wrestled with it.  But I finally settled on it and I'm quite sure … [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 In for 2017: Acrylic Furniture

Hey there!  My heat has been restored and of course it's been 70 degrees the last couple of days... but we're due for another cold blast, so at least I'll be in comfort this time around. :)  I thought it would be fun over the next few weeks to share some of the trends in decor I'm seeing online and in print... some of these might be holdovers from 2016, but they're still going strong in interiors, so it's not too late to jump on the … [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...]

Three January Reads (What I’ve Read Lately)

Well, here we are at the beginning of FEBRUARY!  Goodness last month got a bit away from me!  But I did manage to finish three books as part of my personal goal to read more books this year. I started off with The Magnolia Story.  This was such a sweet and easy to read memoir -- if you're a fan of Chip and Jo I recommend it.  I found the back and forth between their two points of view charming;  you feel like you're in a real conversation … [Read more...]

HGTV Dream Home 2017 {Eye Candy}

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a pretty low-key one just taking care of Legacy loose ends and plodding through my purging.  I was battling a low blood pressure so I didn't get TONS done, but progress is progress, right? Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite elements from this year's HGTV Dream Home.  This year they brought Brian Patrick Flynn on board and the design felt very different … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Insta-Faves Edition}

Hi there, friends... January is just slip-sliding away, isn't it??  Registration at Legacy has been cranking and so another busy week is winding down. :)  I've been working away on my purging projects and will share a post on progress here soon.  I've also got a sweet little DIY coming you way... I know -- shocking, right??  But in the meantime, I wanted to share five of my faves from Instagram this week.  A couple of these are giving me some … [Read more...]

Home Goals 2017 (Part 1)

Greetings, friends!  Thanks so much for your kinds words of encouragement on my personal goals post last week.  I'm always a little skiddish about putting them out there, but -- accountability, folks!  The last couple of weeks got busy with prepping for and opening registration for next school year (can you believe it??). I spent MLK Day purging kitchen cabinets and my cookbooks -- does anybody hold onto cookbooks anymore?  While I only … [Read more...]

Personal Goals for 2017: Let’s Do This!

Greetings, friends!  Anyone else limping back into reality last week??  I had a college kiddo still home until yesterday so even though I'm back at work, I'm having a hard time finding routine.  Oh well, it will come, I'm sure! I spent some time over the break thinking about my personal goals for the coming year.  It's going to be another year of big changes so any hopes of status quo or coasting have gone out the window.   While I could … [Read more...]