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...]

In Case You Missed It {July and August}

Well, here we are!  The last day of August... how did that happen??  This was a summer of sporadic posting, some story-telling, and a few technical issues here on the blog that I'm still trying to figure out.  May be time to call in a professional! #ugh Today I'm going to recap my posts from July and August... just in case you missed something! I shared my favorite Fourth of July projects and recipes from years past, along with this … [Read more...]

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...]

New Project Sneak Peek

Hey there!  I hope your 4th of July holiday was awesome and your week is going well... something about long weekends always makes me want just one more day.  We had a really good one -- lots of family time and the hubs and I even squeezed in a lunch date. This week I've been back in project mode!  If you follow me on Facebook, you caught me working on this piece... As soon as I get her properly photographed I'll share... she's going … [Read more...]

Come on, SPRING!

We just had the most delightful weekend here in the ATL -- chilly mornings, mild afternoons, and -- most importantly -- sunshine!  I didn't mind spending hours at the soccer field because... well -- sun!  Goodness it did wonders for my mindset.  And it got me craving a little spring brightness in my abode, too. Even though I just refreshed my winter mantel a couple of weeks ago, let's face it.  Those first few pretty spring days just get my … [Read more...]

Winter Mantel Refresh

Happy Tuesday, y'all!  First of all, I apologize for the wonky repeat post that was delivered yesterday... not sure what happened there since it was originally published in January, but the post is corrected and edited and available HERE.  I'd really love to be posting a spring mantel, but the truth is we're having yet another snow day here in Georgia and winter is nowhere near finished with us!  I know my posts have been scarce lately while I … [Read more...]

Five on Friday (and my Winter Mantel)

Friday, y'all... and I am so thankful.  This was another week of meetings and prayer as my precious school is being put through the ringer.  I can't go into all the details yet, but let me just say: Satan is alive and well.  I have never experienced spiritual warfare before, but I'm enduring it now.  So if my posts are a bit scarce for a while it is because I am drained.  BUT, I am optimistic and continue praying and seeking joy in my … [Read more...]

Christmas Around the House 2014

Happy Sunday, friends!  Whew, what a whirlwind this past week or so has been... lots of non-Christmas stuff going on so I'm just now getting around to sharing a few Christmas touches around my home.  I figure better late than never, no? So settle in for some pics... I scaled back on decorating a bit this year and I'm actually loving a some more simplicity.  Plus less to take down in a couple of weeks, right?  Here we go... Let's start … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed it: October

Oh my goodness.  November, y'all.   Over the weekend, I had to turn my heat on and we enjoyed our first fire of the season... well, the boys and I did anyway.  The hubs was off to enjoy his first weekend of hunting season.  So I got my craft on in a huge way and got my booth all squared away for our Holiday Open House later this week!  I'll share pics on Wednesday, but for today I'm recapping a very busy October.  Just in case you missed it. I … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Holy smokes, y'all... tomorrow is November!    Yowza!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I had a busy week with the Little Ones -- Halloween is so much fun for them I always feel like I'm along for their ride, at least for a couple of days. :) Anyway, I enjoyed sharing a little randomness last Friday, so I'm thinking every so often I'll offer up a Five on Friday post, just for fun.   I've been back on my painting and DIY'ing horse this … [Read more...]