Enter Enter!! Country Living Fair Giveaway!

Hi gang!  Just popping in on this Monday to remind you to enter my giveaway for this weekend's Country Living Fair! I'll be closing the giveaway tonight at midnight, so leave a quick comment telling me what you love about fall or the Country Living Fair to enter.  I love that I can gather SO much inspiration AND get a jump on my holiday shopping. :) I'll be there on Friday the 21st so if you'd like to meet up, let me know! Have … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas: Bourbon & Boots (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Hi friends!  Back today with some more awesome gift ideas from one of my favorite online boutiques, Bourbon & Boots.  I can't even remember how I discovered them a couple of years ago, but I've scored many a unique item from this collection of Southern-inspired vendors.  Remember this? This quirky wall decor creates so many fun conversations in my family room!  The tagline for Bourbon & Boots is "authentic Southern stories, gifts, … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It x2 (April and May)

Y'all I'm so far behind, I never recapped April!  And since my feed was doing wonky things in late April/early May, I figured it warranted a quick recap of both months! I finally was able to regroup a bit after the crowd of young adults left on Saturday... things will be a tad quieter here now, so I've been working on some new DIY ideas and gathering supplies for a couple of home projects (yay summertime!).  But before we embark on June, let's … [Read more...]

Rhinestone Jesus: Review and a GIVEAWAY!

Sometimes the right words are just put before you.  Isn't God so good that way? Like last fall, when I accepted an invitation to join the blogging ranks for (in)Mercy in my quest to make this space count.   And I told the story of my mom's illness while traveling in Kenya.  And how I now had the opportunity to, in turn, make a difference for some special girls in that country. And how I read with amazement that we had FAR exceeded our … [Read more...]

21 Things I Love and a Happy Birthday/Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!!

Hey there!  TGIF!  I woke up in NYC this morning, ready to spend a weekend of birthday fun with my best girlfriend!  If you've been a reader for long, you know how much I adore coming to NY and all this city has to offer!   Today is my 47th birthday -- there.  I said it.  47 y'all.  How did I get here?  I swear there are times I feel like I'm still 27.  But alas, the mirror and the scale don't lie... :) Anyhoo, for something fun on my birthday … [Read more...]

Set the Table for a Christmas Coffee (and a Rug Giveaway!)

Much as I enjoy a festive evening party, one of my favorite ways to celebrate the season with close friends is a Christmas Coffee.  I used to do this in conjunction with my Willow House business, but the simple formula works even better for a cozy get-together with a close pal or two.  And ever since I spotted some adorable Christmas plates and mugs at Tuesday Morning, I've been itching to pull together a Christmas Coffee tablescape to share with … [Read more...]

October Thoughts and September in Review

Ah, at last... October!  Cooler days, chilly evenings, the ever-so-slow turning of the leaves here in the South... I am so ready for the pause that is October.  August and September are the hectic back-to-school scurry and adjustments.  November is the steady uptick in the schedule and way-too-soon holiday prep.  But October? Maybe because August and September have left me wrung out and a bit broken, but October feels like a chance to … [Read more...]

The Mom Cave {Home Tour}

Happy Friday!  This week I shared a post at Mohawk Homescapes about a room of one's own (don't we all need one?).   It was the perfect opportunity for me to update photos of my Mom Cave, so I thought I'd share with you all today.  This space went from crowded/chaotic Grand Central Station home office to my personal oasis that I occasionally share. :) And this would be my husband's little space for when he's working … [Read more...]

Win $50 to NOVICA {Happy Friday!}

**This giveaway is now closed** TGIF, friends!  I'm so excited to bring you YET ANOTHER giveaway this month!   You may remember last year I reviewed products from NOVICA, an online international artist marketplace that is part of the National Geographic family.  What an amazing experience that was from start to finish... and my eyes were opened to the incredible talent that exists in so many nations around the world. I was thrilled when … [Read more...]

Diamond Candles {A Girl’s Best Friend} & a GIVEAWAY!

The past few months have been conflict-ridden and tough tests driven.  I'm really not so great at taking time to pamper myself in little ways when  things are crazy and stressful.  But I'm trying to get better about that... and I'm learning that sometimes it's exactly the little things that make me feel better.  So when I was contacted by Katelynn at Diamond Candles about doing a product review and giveaway, I was immediately drawn to the idea.  … [Read more...]