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...]

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...]

Merry Christmas, Friends!

I had every intention of posting all kinds of things Christmas and holiday this month, but life and Legacy got in the way.  As it is, I am skidding into this weekend with my "to do's" barely finished but determined to slow it down and soak in the real reason for the season with my peeps.  So since I shortchanged you on Christmas posts, I decided to pop in today with heartfelt Christmas wishes and some snapshots of Christmas around my … [Read more...]

Five on Friday {Recipe Edition}

TGIF, friends!  We're up at the lake celebrating the hubs' birthday with a crowd of friends this weekend, so a good chunk of my week was spent meal-planning and coordinating.  Alas, my holiday decorating has suffered because of it, but first things first!  During all these preparations, I thought a fun Five on Friday would be recipes -- because you know we're all cooking over the holidays! So this is a small collection of recipes I have either … [Read more...]

Christmas Inspiration

Howdy!  We're in the midst of my favorite time of year -- all Christmas preparations.  Am I nuts??  Maybe... but I love the process of decorating, finishing up shopping, addressing cards, wrapping gifts, making treats to share.  I spent the weekend cleaning, organizing, and decorating, so I'm close to sharing some of my holiday decor with you. :)  But I've also been BLOWN AWAY by some of the most gorgeous inspiration I've found online this year … [Read more...]

Five Easy DIY Advent Calendars (You Can Start TODAY!)

DECEMBER 1!?  Yikes!  Time to get our game on, y'all, and even though Advent officially began on Sunday, most Advent calendars begin on December 1.  I was poking around online yesterday, waiting for our DirectTV to be restored (in the pouring rain!) and came across a few super easy DIY Advent calendars I wanted to share with you.  My peeps are all grown and out of the house, but for those of you with kiddos at home, one of these could be a sweet … [Read more...]

Spread the Christmas Cheer (while Shopping!)

Hi friends!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and are slowly emerging from your turkey coma. :)  We were on the go the latter part of the week, sprinting from my mother-in-law's in south Georgia to my sister-in-law's in Tennessee and I confess I'm paying the price for the hectic schedule.  My tree is up but not decorated, I have a pile of mail/bills/packages to sort through, my bathrooms are dirty, and the … [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...]

Merry Christmas!

  Dear friends, may the peace of God rule in your hearts this Christmas and throughout the year.  I am so thankful for each of you that take the time to read!  Merry, merry Christmas to you and yours! 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   (Isaiah 9:6) … [Read more...]