HGTV Dream Home 2017 {Eye Candy}

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a pretty low-key one just taking care of Legacy loose ends and plodding through my purging.  I was battling a low blood pressure so I didn't get TONS done, but progress is progress, right? Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite elements from this year's HGTV Dream Home.  This year they brought Brian Patrick Flynn on board and the design felt very different … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (June)

This summer is absolutely flying by!  I turned the calendar over to July this morning and it looks to be another busy month of family, a little travel, and hopefully some good projects around the house.  I also looked back over my posts in June and though it was lighter posting schedule there were some goodies in there! I shared some of my favorite catalog finds for outdoors... Still love this stepping stone from Home Decorators … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel {with a Coastal Vibe}

Howdy!  Hope y'all had a delightful weekend... the hubs went off to work today relaxed and happy after a fun-filled weekend with friends and our Peeps.  Fish frying, deck sitting, cocktail sipping, poolside lounging... we did it all.  And lots of laughter and chatting.  Such a great way to celebrate Father's Day! I polished off my summer mantel in preps for the fish fry, so thought I'd share while the hydrangeas are still fresh... I … [Read more...]

Summer Travel {Pinnacle Port and Carillion Beach}

As I'm back in my classroom now and thinking ahead to fall (can you believe it??), I'm thinking wistfully of our last blast at the beach right before Haven Conference.  Even though it made the week before school started a little hectic, it was such a lovely getaway! There were rainbows over morning coffee... Body surfing... Pelican watching... Chilling with this girl... Relaxing in a chair with my name on it (does … [Read more...]

Going Coastal

I'm hanging out at Fancy Little Things today, sharing my thoughts on coastal decor.   Source: via Heidi on Pinterest     Come check it out and weigh in! I'm still painting the dining room today after a 24 hour stomach bug flattened me yesterday... the deadline looms. :-) … [Read more...]

My Summer Mantle {mantel}

It's about time, right?  I actually finished this up a couple of weeks ago, but am just now getting around to sharing my summer mantle.  I wanted to keep this mantel simple but layered, and in keeping with a summertime and travel theme.  Did I hit the mark? The painting of the little girl running in the waves is something I purchased a few years ago at a Special Olympics art auction.  It reminds me of my daughter.   Of course, my map … [Read more...]

Haven-Bound and Map Podge Candles

Thanks for all your sweet comments and words of encouragment on my porch progress post!  I'm just glad to no longer be embarrassing my neighbors (though they're much too nice to ever admit it)!  Now, onto later this week... I haven't had butterflies like these in YEARS. You see, this week, I'll be at Haven, a conference for DIY/decorating/crafting bloggers.  I'll be in the company of some of the most inspiring bloggers in the blogosphere, … [Read more...]

Nautical Touches I’m Loving {Catalog Finds}

Warmer weather has me thinking "beach"!  I grew up in land-locked West Texas, but once I experienced the sand between my toes on the beach, I was hooked.  I'm now a bona fide beach lover and we trek to the white sands of the Gulf Coast a few times a year to get our fix. :)Though my personal decor style isn't your typical nautical or beach cottage style, I love to introduce touches into my late spring and summer decorating that reflect … [Read more...]