Five on Friday

Happy First (Official) Day of Summer! Seems only appropriate that it would fall on a Friday, right? I see lots of late night swimming, grilling, and lightning bug catching for many of you this evening. :) I, personally, am celebrating that I managed to get three posts up this week! Let's hope it's a trend... Today I'm resurrecting the Five on Friday posts - a random collection of things that have caught my attention over the past week. … [Read more...]

This Summer’s Book Stack

Happy Thursday, friends! Since I'm already a third of the way through my summer "break", I thought I'd share my book stack for the season. I always look forward to stretches of time to immerse myself in a good book and summer is the best candidate for such. A few weeks ago I had the grandiose notion that I would read a book a week, and while I may still get there, it's not looking too good at this point! A few longer road trips in the … [Read more...]

Currently…

Hi friends, I'm having a hard time believing Easter is upon us! I don't know where the time goes, but I take comfort in knowing I'm not the only one. :) I had a nice productive/super busy Spring Break last week and then traveled to Texas for a memorial service. The bonus, of course, was spending some unexpected time with my parents, siblings, and niece/nephews. But I have to confess I am DRAGGING this week. I happen to have a weekend at … [Read more...]

What I Learned This Month… March

I seem to have lost the month of March somewhere... anybody else?? We are finally enjoying some spring-like weather here in ATL (though today will be chilly and cloudy), and the days upon days of rain are hopefully behind us! Since I last posted a lot has gone on -- some good, some not so good, but isn't that the way? We find ourselves once again in a season of change - some good, some not so good. But we persevere and try to be present and … [Read more...]

Currently… January 2019

Hello? Is this thing on? :) I had no intention of being away so long... but life happened and so here we are. I've been itching to dust off this space for a while, but was fearful the words wouldn't come. But wouldn't you know that with January came some thoughts and ideas. January is "that month" for me -- a cozy time of reflection and dreaming, resting and re-energizing. There's been a lot of life lived in the last year. I'm quite sure … [Read more...]

Tuesday Thoughts: Church of the Small Things

Hello, friends, from a soggy Atlanta. I have to begin by extending my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by Irma... I began to see pics of our beloved USVI on Friday and positively wept. The devastation is horrific in the wake of this storm, both in the Caribbean and in Florida. We were in a state of "lock down" here in an abundance of caution and so I spent yesterday alternating between watching hurricane and storm coverage and the 9/11 … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Three January Reads (What I’ve Read Lately)

Well, here we are at the beginning of FEBRUARY!  Goodness last month got a bit away from me!  But I did manage to finish three books as part of my personal goal to read more books this year. I started off with The Magnolia Story.  This was such a sweet and easy to read memoir -- if you're a fan of Chip and Jo I recommend it.  I found the back and forth between their two points of view charming;  you feel like you're in a real conversation … [Read more...]