The Front Porch Plan

This has been a busy week and I want to thank you all for your prayers... I have surely felt God's presence and His grace as I've moved through a few situations! I'm so thankful I serve a big God who walks with me, guides me, and shows His grace every day. Today I want to share my plan for the front porch... it's been QUITE a while since there's been a major overhaul (normally it's just fresh plants/pillows) and I'm itching to do that this … [Read more...]

Front Porch for Spring

Hello, Thursday!  This week is flying right by, isn't it?  We've been blessed with some great weather this week, but unfortunately the pollen is still a factor so I haven't made much progress on outdoor projects.  I DID get some weeding and cleaning up of the flower beds done though. :)  And we've set out our hummingbird feeder -- it's early for them, but who knows? What I REALLY want to tackle though is our front porch and back deck... we … [Read more...]

Project Sneak Peeks and a Note About Legacy

Good Thursday to you, friends!  Popping back in today with a couple of painting projects I've been working on this week.  The weather has been perfect to get a few things done so that's been my focus.  But first, I wanted to share a note about Legacy with you. As I've been writing that story out, it's been very healing for me and helpful in terms of processing what happened.  If you've been following along, you might already realize that … [Read more...]

Home Goals 2016

Better late than never, y'all!  I've been working on these gradually over the last several weeks and it's finally time to share.   I call them my "goals" because inevitably something more urgent will pop up and consume time and resources to addresses. Last year the majority of my home goals went untouched due to Legacy, so some of these will ring a bell.  But I do think it's worth it to think through what I'd like to update and accomplish … [Read more...]

Simple Winter Mantel

Good Wednesday, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's and President's Day weekend!  We're on winter break this week... well, my high school senior is on winter break. :)  It's business as usual for the rest of us!  We're weathering the winter chill so I thought I'd share my winter mantel with you today. After I took down my Christmas mantel, I was craving something very simple and natural.  And that's exactly where my mantel ended … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It: January

Well, a few days got away from me and here we are into February!  Yikes!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I broke away for a girls' weekend at the beach and got the bonus fun of celebrating a dear old friend's 50th birthday at the same time.  It was a good time and now it's back to cold/rainy/busy days here at home. :) I've got a list of posts for y'all coming in the next few weeks, but thought I'd flash back to January today, just … [Read more...]

Family Room Update: The Rug

Well, I finally got the family room fit for photographing!  I wanted to share a few "in progress" pics, so y'all can follow along as I gradually tweak this space. First of all I wanted to share a good picture of the rug.  I mean... I'm just in love with the pattern and colors.  And it works beautifully with the pieces I already have.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Click HERE to view sizes and prices. You might glimpse in the upper … [Read more...]

Looky What I Found…

Wednesday!  We've been in the deep freeze here in Georgia with some snow and ice predicted for later today.  It is January after all! So I've had the fire lit and I've been working away on Legacy and getting my family room ship shape.  Well, friends, you know that one thing usually leads to another!  And so now that the family room refresh is under way it's on.  I'm on a tight budget but I knew I wanted a small ottoman to accompany these new … [Read more...]

Family Room Updates (A Peek)

Happy MLK Day, friends... I hope you are off today, snuggled in with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoying yourself!  I've been taking advantage of the long weekend in a big way... catching up on Legacy to-do's, working on reorganizing my office, reading, and even sneaking in a nap or two.  I'm still kind of low energy after my illness, so I've found I still need a little extra rest.  Let's hope it's not habit forming. :) Speaking of when I was … [Read more...]

A Few Fall Touches

I've been home so little recently it feels awesome to be catching up on some things around the house... you shoulda seen the stack of mail/paperwork I plowed through on Monday!  I don't know why, but fall always seems to fly by and so I'm working extra hard to savor these couple of weeks of sweet weather and a bit of time to enjoy my house.  And probably some furniture painting, too. :) I refreshed the dough bowl on my coffee table with a mix … [Read more...]