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...]

Christmas on my Front Porch

Good day-before-Christmas Eve!  Or Christmas Eve Eve, I suppose?  Thank you for your sweet comments on Monday's decor post... I am slowly feeling better following a diagnosis of walking pneumonia and some medication.  Most of my "to do's" are done, especially since I erased a bunch of stuff off that list.  We can only do what we can do, right? #thestockingswillbepitifulthisyear Today I'm sharing a few pics of my front porch... I finished it … [Read more...]

Christmas in My Home

Well.  You know when you have a plan -- a time-table -- all mapped out for getting everything done and being able to kick back and enjoy the holidays?  Yeah.  Well, that was me.  Until the flu.  I'm talking laid out in the bed can't pick your head up your kids don't see you for days flu.  Truth be told, I'm still only about 30%, but I can be upright for stretches of time, so I call that progress. My decorating had at least been started, the … [Read more...]

My Booth for Christmas

Oh my word, December is FLYING by, isn't it?  I'm scurrying around this week, working on Legacy, finishing up my decorating, and trying to get some packages shipped off, my Christmas cards are mocking me from the kitchen table... bet your list looks the same!! I meant to get this post up over the weekend, but we were at the lake for my hub's birthday and there wasn't a whole lotta anything that got done... other than eating, making merry, and … [Read more...]

My Fourth of July Faves

Howdy!  The 4th of July sneaked up on me this year!  Today I'm refreshing my front porch and enjoying some Wimbeldon and then will head to the pool if these thunderstorms let up.  And plan our eats for tomorrow's celebration. :) But I thought I'd round up some patriotic posts to share with y'all today, just in case you're in need of some inspiration. I'll be making these cookie bites tomorrow morning... they're our favorite sweet treat … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On

Greetings, dear friends!!  I didn't intend to be gone so long, but I'm happy to be back.  I have a story to tell about my time away, but I'll save that for another day.    Right now my summer is in full swing and I've been relishing the down time after a crazy few months.    Right now I've got Wimbeldon on the TV and lots of sleeping young people in the house... life is good. I thought I'd share what I'm reading, loving and working on today... … [Read more...]

It Was an Insta-Christmas!

Whew!!  What an amazing week we had with my family in Texas!  Our travel out there was rocky (to say the least), but once we got there it was a lovely relaxing time with some of my favorite people.  If you followed along on Instagram, I apologize for the duplicate pics, but there's a few new ones in here, too!  And there are a few photos I've saved for our New Years cards so I'll share those soon.   Yes, I decided to send NY cards this year, … [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...]

Five on Friday {Teacher Gift Edition}

Hi y'all!  Woo hoo and TGIF!  The hubs and I are headed to the lake to celebrate his birthday with friends this weekend and not a moment too soon.  While my to-do list still looms (wrapping, shipping, last minute shopping), God knew he and I needed time in a serene place this weekend.   Lots of non-holiday stress has been creeping in and I think a little time in front of a roaring fire with good friends and good food is just what the doctor … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Table Runner

Hi everyone!  Wouldn't you know it, the busiest time to be taking photos and my camera won't talk to my computer right now.  Grrr.   Fortunately, I had just finished up loading photos from my latest DIY -- a sweet burlap table runner for your casual holiday table. :) #whew I love a good stenciling project, don't you?  If you follow me on Instagram,  you saw a little tease the other day... I'm so lucky to work with the good folks at … [Read more...]