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Good Monday morning, friends!  What a difference a week makes -- this time last week we were under a tropical storm warning and the ATL was pretty much shut down.  While there were tons of power outages here, we were spared.  Things are pretty much back to normal around here, but not so for our friends in Texas and Florida. I was so blessed last week as we wrapped up our Diaper Drive at Legacy.  My sweet families answered the call and we … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: New Finds

TGIF, friends!  And what a wacky busy week it was, in spite of Monday's holiday!  We're keeping a close eye on Irma -- we have friends, family, and a grandbaby in Florida and two of my kids close to the Georgia coastline.  We're praying for everyone's safety (and wise decisions!) and opening our home in case it's needed. These storms are so scary!!  And the photos coming out of our beloved St. Thomas/St John are devastating.  Another long … [Read more...]

For LENT 2017…

Greetings, friends, on this Ash Wednesday!  While it seems late to be starting Lent by looking at the calendar, it still crept up on me just a bit this year.   Today I'm enjoying a special family event in Jacksonville, but I wanted to pop in anyway to share my thoughts on Lent for this year. The last several years I have spent Lent focusing on some sort of discipline... listing gifts, collecting items to donate, etc... rather than "giving up" … [Read more...]

Hallway Laundry Room Inspiration

Well, we're immersed in getting our little laundry room refreshed... amazing what some fresh paint will do, right?  If you've been following on Instagram you've seen some progress! But today I thought I'd share a bit of inspiration I've been collecting for this space for... well, quite a while now.  Like I said, this project has been a home goal for 3 years running.  #yikes Just for reference, here's where we've started... I would … [Read more...]

My Word of the Year 2017

Hi there, friends! And Happy President's Day!  Last week totally got away from me, but the school is on Winter Break this week so I've got just a bit of breathing room to catch up, work on my house, and share a few things with all of you! This is a tad overdue but I wanted to share my Word of the Year for 2017.  It took a while this time for it to come to me... in fact, I really wrestled with it.  But I finally settled on it and I'm quite sure … [Read more...]

Five on Friday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Whew, TGIF!  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it seemed only fitting to have today's Five on Friday be all about the Valentine, right?  I'm not one for decorating for this day, but I have a few fun things to share that should make your day extra special! 1.  This playing card wreath... I love this idea!!  And just think, it's the perfect project if you have a deck that's missing a few cards. :) Refresh Living 2.  This sweet love … [Read more...]

What’s In for 2017: Acrylic Furniture

Hey there!  My heat has been restored and of course it's been 70 degrees the last couple of days... but we're due for another cold blast, so at least I'll be in comfort this time around. :)  I thought it would be fun over the next few weeks to share some of the trends in decor I'm seeing online and in print... some of these might be holdovers from 2016, but they're still going strong in interiors, so it's not too late to jump on the … [Read more...]

What’s Saving My Life Right Now…

Ah, Monday, Monday, y'all.  Are you feeling the post-Super Bowl blues today?  I've always wished they would start the game at 3pm instead 6-something... after all, Sunday is a school night!  Anyhoo, we had a super busy and kind of "off" weekend.  And as I was catching up on some blog reading yesterday afternoon I was seeing several "What's Saving My Life Right Now" posts.  Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy blog started doing this and now has a … [Read more...]

2016: Highlights and Lowlights

Where to begin?  Now that I'm finally catching my breath a bit, it seemed like a good time to reflect on 2016 before turning the page to the new year... and I'm READY to turn the page! 2016 was the year of change around here... One of the biggest was opening our preschool after quite the journey.  This time last year I was in the midst of sharing our Legacy Story here on the blog.  But within a month or so, when Legacy was registering … [Read more...]

Christmas Inspiration

Howdy!  We're in the midst of my favorite time of year -- all Christmas preparations.  Am I nuts??  Maybe... but I love the process of decorating, finishing up shopping, addressing cards, wrapping gifts, making treats to share.  I spent the weekend cleaning, organizing, and decorating, so I'm close to sharing some of my holiday decor with you. :)  But I've also been BLOWN AWAY by some of the most gorgeous inspiration I've found online this year … [Read more...]