Changes: Sofa Love

Hi there, friends and Happy Friday!  Back today with a fun new purchase to share -- and it's been a long time coming. :)  If you look back on my family room posts from our old house, I made no secret of how disgruntled I was with our big brown sofa. I mean, I was OVER it.  First of all, I purchased it back in 2006 when we had all five kids and two dogs at home.  It was big and comfortable and would hide all manner of sins (dog hair, … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Monday

Hello, strangers!  The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind, but I feel like things are finally settling down a bit.  I've missed this little corner of the internet so I thought it was a good day to pop in and bring you up to speed!  And to let you know, I plan to be back to regular posting over the next week or so. :) As you know, our house was under contract and we closed on the sale at the end of June.  I think I'm still … [Read more...]

Life Lately…

Hello, friends!  It's so hard to believe that as I type this, we're closing out our school year AND the month of May.  The last several weeks have had me spinning like a top and I just now have bit of a breather to come say hello to all of you. Last weekend we put the For Sale sign in the front yard.  And leading up to that was an unbelievable flurry of painting, purging, and packing.  Nineteen years in a home will do that to you...  It was … [Read more...]

Happy Easter… and a Bit of Life

Hello, dear friends... I just had to pop in and wish you a most blessed Easter weekend!  I'm so thankful that God's mercies are new each day because of what Jesus did for all of us! Things have been insane both at school and at home and so I haven't been able to share much here... I keep telling myself it's just a season, and it is.  But it's a challenging one right now.  We had the most beautiful lavender sunrise last week and it was such … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Refresh: the Reveal

Hump Daaa--ayy!  Hope your week has been going well, friends!  I'm working my little tail off getting ready for our Legacy Benefit Dinner on Friday, but I couldn't wait any longer to share my newly refreshed laundry room.  It's truly amazing how simple changes can make a big difference! Confession:  this project took longer than we thought it would.  My house is 30+ years old and so lots of little things revealed themselves when we dug into … [Read more...]

Good Reads: Organizing For Your Lifestyle Review and GIVEAWAY!

Greetings, friends and TGIF!  As you know I've been purging my household in preparation for our goal of downsizing... and boy have my eyes been opened!  I have spent a fair amount of time shaking my head over the accumulation of "stuff" throughout my home and thinking through how to bring order into our abode. Well I have a treat for you today in the way of sharing a new book that has been a timely resource for me these past several … [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...]

Project Sneak Peek: Laundry Room Refresh

Hi there!  I hope you're enjoying your week so far.  It's been nice to be out of school so I can tackle some of these refresh projects we need to do to get the house ready to sell.  Ever wonder why we wait until we're ready to sell to get these things done??? Yesterday I jump-started the laundry room refresh that has been loooonnnnggg overdue.  If you follow me on Instagram you know I purged the cabinets and cleaned it up a couple of weekends … [Read more...]

Home Goals 2017 (Part 1)

Greetings, friends!  Thanks so much for your kinds words of encouragement on my personal goals post last week.  I'm always a little skiddish about putting them out there, but -- accountability, folks!  The last couple of weeks got busy with prepping for and opening registration for next school year (can you believe it??). I spent MLK Day purging kitchen cabinets and my cookbooks -- does anybody hold onto cookbooks anymore?  While I only … [Read more...]

Personal Goals for 2017: Let’s Do This!

Greetings, friends!  Anyone else limping back into reality last week??  I had a college kiddo still home until yesterday so even though I'm back at work, I'm having a hard time finding routine.  Oh well, it will come, I'm sure! I spent some time over the break thinking about my personal goals for the coming year.  It's going to be another year of big changes so any hopes of status quo or coasting have gone out the window.   While I could … [Read more...]