Haven Interrupted

Well THAT didn't go the way I wanted it to!  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the story... Thursday night I enjoyed the Haven Welcome reception and picked up my SWAG!  Y'all... I'll show you a pic of all the goodies once I unpack it.  But just know the Haven team does a stellar job of finding the best sponsors that make sure we all have fantastic "party favors". Stuffed with goodies was this bag! Friday was the first … [Read more...]

My Word of the Year

Good day and Happy New Year! Today is the first day I can truly let my wheels down, with house guests departed and no plans on the calendar until Monday's National Championship Game (War Eagle!). What a lovely feeling... I'll be slowly tackling the piles on my desk, catching up on emails and blogs, and -- in general -- relaxing.  Woo hoo! I've been contemplating what my Word of the Year would be for 2014 for a couple of weeks now.  … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {October}

Holy Cow.  October flew by in a hurry, didn't it? My pause did not last nearly as long as I'd hoped, but I'm thankful there was a bit of one in there.  Here we are in November and the slide into the holidays is on its way! I think I'm actually ready to get some Christmas crafting going soon... is that scary or what? ;-)  Unfortunately when I look at our calendar for the month, I'm not seeing much time to spare!  Guess I'll have to get clever, … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2013

Y'all.  What a great - busy fun - weekend we had! Some long time friends came in town and the girls spent Saturday taking in the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain! Let me just say, if you ever get the chance to take this in... DO IT!  We were blessed with a beautiful day and were amazed at the scope of this event! If this tower of pumpkins and gourds doesn't put you in the fall spirit, I don't know what will! If you … [Read more...]

October Thoughts and September in Review

Ah, at last... October!  Cooler days, chilly evenings, the ever-so-slow turning of the leaves here in the South... I am so ready for the pause that is October.  August and September are the hectic back-to-school scurry and adjustments.  November is the steady uptick in the schedule and way-too-soon holiday prep.  But October? Maybe because August and September have left me wrung out and a bit broken, but October feels like a chance to … [Read more...]

Making it Count

  The beauty of having a blog -- and especially a blog as small as mine -- is that it's my space and I can write whatever I want.  Granted, you might not read it if you're looking for something else that day.  But I can still write it.  And when I named my blog "Decor & More" I deliberately left myself that option.  To write about "more" sometimes. Today is one of those days. I've made no secret of the fact that I've been … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (July)

This is just shameful.  Past the mid-point of August and I'm just now reviewing July???  Welcome to my chaos, friends! :-)  I have to confess, though, that the past weeks of back-to-school nuttiness has me pondering a new project here on the blog.  Details to come soon!  Thank you for all the kind comments about my daughter's "new" furniture, too -- always love a good furniture redemption! Anyway, I looked back at July and it was full of good … [Read more...]

Haven 2013

I didn't think I could top my experience of Haven 2012, but Haven 2013 knocked my socks off!  Two amazing jam-packed days of reuniting with old bloggy friends, making new bloggy friends, and soaking up all kinds of wonderful nuggets of wisdom to make Decor & More a better place! The conference started off on a high note with an excited team welcome and opening address by the lovely Ana White! She gave us some fabulous advice for … [Read more...]


Much as I hated leaving the beach and sunsets like this... I'm so excited to be attending Haven conference today and tomorrow!  Hopefully I'll be soaking up all kinds of inspiration for you!  At the very least, I know I'll be rubbing elbows and catching up with some of my favorite bloggers and learning how to make Decor & More a better experience for my readers. This week I had two guest posts published if you're looking for design … [Read more...]

A Little Housekeeping & Outdoor Living Inspiration

Hey there... anyone else tend to let the housekeeping go during busy times?? Please tell me I'm not alone... My default when things are hectic are go into management mode -- i.e. doing the bare minimum to keep things running.  So when things slow down a bit I'm faced with a mountain of housekeeping.  Filing, sorting, organizing, purging, cleaning.  Ugh.  It's so -- "un-vacation-y". Such is my world right now... but I did put my blinders … [Read more...]