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...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On…(and a Winner!)

Thank you to those that entered my Country Living Fair giveaway!  I've put the lucky winner at the bottom of this post... October is already flying by, isn't it?  I feel like I'm already running from one thing to another, don't you?  I have to say, though, October is one of my favorite months of the year with so many festive events, the gorgeous shift to fall weather and that teensy window of time to just enjoy before the madness of the … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Beach Trip Edition

Hi friends!  I hope you've had an amazing week!  Our schools have been on Fall Break all week, so I took advantage and scooted to the beach with my BFF for some R&R.  I was pretty run down from work and that pesky cold-turned-cough, so it was a great time to catch up on my sleep and totally veg out in a beach chair for a few days!  We totally lucked out on the weather -- it was sunny and breezy every day!  Total win... This week's Five on … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Good Friday morning, friends.  First of all, I am once again heartbroken by a terrorist massacre... how many of these must we see?  My thoughts and prayers are with the people of France today.  I can't even begin to comment further, but I know you share my grief over this latest attack. I intended to finish up my porch this week among other things, but alas Legacy projects and meetings took precedence.  There is soooo much cooking right now to … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Wednesday

Howdy!  I hope you all had great Fourth of July weekend!  I did a little bit of Legacy work and a whole lotta relaxing poolside with the hubs.  I even managed to sleep in a bit!  #holidayweekendforthewin Today I thought I'd share a little of this 'n that from the last several days.  First of all, my BFF, my Girl, and I took in Emily Giffin's launch party for her new book First Comes Love.  I'm a huge fan of her stories and she is so funny and … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Working On, and Loving

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  This week has already gotten away from me... I knew I'd be busy this summer, but MAN!  We had a minor flood in our basement storage room over the weekend so I've been sorting through that mess on top of what I already had on tap for the week.  #Boo.  Anyway, I'm popping in today to share what I'm reading, working on, and loving right now... A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I'd strayed from my bookish ways and had … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

T.G.I.F.  And I MEAN that!  I'm ready to wind down this week, but not quite sure I'm ready to say goodbye to April!  #yikes  Thanks for sharing your thoughts on yesterday's porch plans post... I'm ready to get rocking on that bad boy. Today's Five on Friday is another dose of randomness but all good stuff... 1.  What Should I Read Next podcast.  Yes, another podcast, but it's another good one!  Anne Bogel from the blog The Modern … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Recent Reads

TGIF, friends! Thank you for all your sweet comments about Legacy yesterday... it's been amazing to watch God work and I look forward to the day I can share fully my testimony!  I'm finding the month of March flying by and my "to do" list growing by the day... how about you??  I've made good progress on my paint projects in the spare time (?) so I'll share more on those soon. Today's Five on Friday is five books I've read recently along with a … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hey there!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm still trying to figure out where the weekend went... I spent some time relaxing, watching TV and reading, whipped up a couple of chalkboard projects for the booth, and enjoyed a FUN girls' night out/sleep over with some dear old friends.  I intended to spend time shredding paperwork in my home office, but that seemed like no fun... and didn't get done. :) And this morning it's rainy … [Read more...]

Book Review: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

I had hoped to get this review up a week ago, but at last here it is... I have lingered in this book.  I posted this photo a few weeks back when I was first digging into the reading and it got quite the reaction on Facebook.  Apparently there are many of us parents struggling with the sense of entitlement that seems to reign in our current culture. You all know my kids are older -- millenials, most of them.  And that word "entitlement" is … [Read more...]