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...]

Five on Friday: Turning 50

Hi there, friends!  I had no intention of being gone so long!  But I was hijacked by a surprise 50th birthday celebration AND getaway for several days and have been digging out from under ever since. :)  I've had my nose to the grindstone for the last several months and have been reluctant to get away -- I didn't want to spend the money OR take the time away from what's been all-consuming.  But apparently my husband and BFF had other ideas.  … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Five on Friday: 2016 Favorites Edition

TGIF, friends!  It's been a challenge getting back into the swing this week and now SNOW is on the way!  Of course, here in ATL, it could end up being nothing, but I hit the grocery store yesterday afternoon for a few staples (and extras!) yesterday, just in case.  Anyhoo, I know we're six days into 2017 now, but I thought for our first Five on Friday for the year it would be fun to share my favorites from 2016... 1.  Favorite project. 2016 … [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...]

Holiday Bits and Pieces

Greetings, friends!  I hope you're enjoying this Christmas week... it is always one of my favorite times.  The hub bub has died down and I can regroup, rest up, watch football and get organized for the new year.  How about you?  I need it more this year than ever. 2016 just about plowed me under -- so. much. happening.   And while I make a point of choosing joy on a regular basis -- and there was plenty of that! -- there have also been some … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Holiday Monday

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week!  I'm immersed in Legacy to-dos today and a bit of food prep, but over the weekend, I had so many random holiday ideas and thoughts in my mind, I thought I'd share some with you today.  Maybe something will strike a chord with you?? I always forget that H&M has home decor items, but this inexpensive ($5.99!!) Christmas pillow cover totally caught my eye... Merry and Bright pillow cover  There's … [Read more...]