Life Lately…

Friends!!  It's been FOREVER since I posted!  This weekend was my first to truly catch my breath in quite a few weeks and I am so happy to be back and bringing you up to speed on life lately.  It's been a whirlwind!  But yesterday I took in some of the ceremonies and TV shows reflecting on September 11th... it's hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that terrible day.  And I still heard stories I have never heard before -- of individual … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Happy Cyber Monday, friends!  Have you got your holiday shopping on yet?  I have a few things I'll be ordering today, but for the most part I try to shop all year so the financial hit isn't so hard this time of year. :)  The blogosphere is loaded with Gift Guides the past few days, and though I was tempted to put one together myself, I thought I'd just share a little randomness with you today. All 7 of us were together (briefly!) on … [Read more...]

Inspiring Thanksgiving Table Decor

It's almost here!  We're on the road today, headed for my in-laws' to celebrate a quick Thanksgiving... it's no small feat to gather 4 20-somethings and a teenager with work/school schedules but we managed!  I think we'll all be together for about 3 hours before some have to head out (and others are arriving last minute) but we'll take it. My mother-in-law hosts Thanksgiving every year... it's kind of her "thing" and so we make the drive … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2015

Well, that weekend flew by, but we had such a great time with our out-of-town friends!  Sandy and I took in the Country Living Fair on Saturday and made a day of it.  The weather was perfect -- overcast and mild -- for strolling between the vendors, enjoying some music and good food, and shopping like crazy. One of things I love about the CL Fair is that I always come away inspired!  The Country Living folks and all of the vendors do such an … [Read more...]

A Few Fall Touches

I've been home so little recently it feels awesome to be catching up on some things around the house... you shoulda seen the stack of mail/paperwork I plowed through on Monday!  I don't know why, but fall always seems to fly by and so I'm working extra hard to savor these couple of weeks of sweet weather and a bit of time to enjoy my house.  And probably some furniture painting, too. :) I refreshed the dough bowl on my coffee table with a mix … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hi friends... Well, I checked out again for a bit, but I'm back!  I spent 10 days in Texas with my family at the beginning of October, taking in some Texas Aggie football and then trekking to Amarillo to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday.  It was such sweet family time...   And so then, when I got back, I had to hit the ground running for Legacy (more on that this week).  And so while I intended to post last week, life got in … [Read more...]

Fresh Fall Mantel

Hello, friends and Happy first of October!  It's beginning to look a bit like fall around here, so I wanted to share my fresh fall mantel with you today.  For some reason, I always begin my fall decorating on the mantel and then the rest of the house follows... The tweed pumpkin came from the dollar bins at Target (I know, right?);  white pitcher is from Decor Steals, small Dollar Store pumpkins are chalkpainted;  the leaf watercolor … [Read more...]

What’s Inspiring Me for Fall…

Well, it's back to early fall after enjoying a week at the beach with my high school senior for his fall break.  And true to form, it's been gray, rainy, misty, and cool ever since we got home!  But now that I had my last gasp of summer, I'm ready to fully embrace fall -- changing leaves, cozy decor and all. The week before I left, the blogosphere was full of fall home tours and I found loads of inspiration sifting through all the posts.  I'll … [Read more...]

Ready for Fall?

Hello, friends!  I hope you all had a super Labor Day weekend... we spent some good time chilling on our deck and watching football (woo hoo!!) and a little US Open tennis.  So nice to recharge at home this year. I'm usually a little of a hold-out when it comes to fall... I just adore summer and everything that goes along with it!  But this year I think I'm actually kind of ready for fall.  Maybe because Labor Day fell a little later?  Maybe … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (November)

Happy December!  I have to confess I was tempted to skip my November recap today and jump straight into Christmas decorating and DIY --  this is one of my favorite times of year and I have a few cool projects in the works and loads of ideas for more.  But, it didn't seem right to short-change the month of November.  It was  a good one!  And I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and were able to linger among your loved ones for a … [Read more...]