Preschool Moms Tea… the “Decor”

Hi friends!  We're in the midst of that frenetic slide into the end of the school year, both at home and work.  All good, but how I manage to forget the craziness from year to year is beyond me. :-) Anyhoo, I thought I'd share some sweet pics from the "decor" of our Moms' Tea last week... such a wonderful celebration of motherhood and my preschool moms are always -- somehow -- the absolute BEST. The "books" on the tables … [Read more...]

Easter Brunch Menu

*Update:  this post was set to go out yesterday, but my server went down unexpectedly... so now we're all the way to Thursday!  Oh well... :) Wednesday already and Easter is almost upon us. In our home that means BRUNCH!  You probably already know this, but I have experience feeding crowds and Easter has become one of my favorite holiday brunch occasions.  Maybe it's that spring has *usually* sprung (don't ask me about that cold front that … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Brunch: 4 Ingredient Casserole Recipe!

Spring has sprung at last here in ATL!  Woo hoo!  And my thoughts are turning to Easter, a mere week away.    As our kids have gotten older and we've left the days of Easter Egg hunts behind us, we now enjoy a nice brunch on Easter Sunday after church.  And one of the staples in that brunch spread is this easy 4 ingredient casserole that you can assemble the night before! Here's what you need... 1 and 1/2 lbs breakfast sausage (we like … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip {Super Bowl Perfect!}

Wow.  Snowmaggeddon - snowpocalypse.  Call it what you may, but we are in the deep freeze with a terrible traffic disaster on our hands.  I'm sure you've seen it on Facebook if you're friends with any Southerners (especially Atlantans), but hear me when I say -- we were unprepared and unequipped, and many folks are still stranded in their cars.  I could do a whole post on this, but I'll spare you.  My 18 year old son was 6.5 hours enroute home … [Read more...]

Set the Table for a Christmas Coffee (and a Rug Giveaway!)

Much as I enjoy a festive evening party, one of my favorite ways to celebrate the season with close friends is a Christmas Coffee.  I used to do this in conjunction with my Willow House business, but the simple formula works even better for a cozy get-together with a close pal or two.  And ever since I spotted some adorable Christmas plates and mugs at Tuesday Morning, I've been itching to pull together a Christmas Coffee tablescape to share with … [Read more...]

Tasty Tailgate Treat: Baked Artichoke Dip

First of all, Y'ALL ROCK. SERIOUSLY. Our (in)Mercy Classroom Addition was fully funded by 3:30 yesterday afternoon.   God is good and His mercy showed through each and every one of you that contributed in some way to this project. Look at these faces... these girls who will have opportunities anew now.   I'm seriously in awe and so humbled to have shared the need and the story!  There is more work to do for Mercy House … [Read more...]

Easy Photo Graduation Decorations

Yay for summertime!  We made it through the big graduation weekend and are now enjoying a few lazy days.  :) Our family and friends really enjoyed our celebration, so I wanted to share a few more graduation decoration ideas -- and these were easy to pull together quickly using photos I had on hand! I reused an idea from my daughter's graduation that I shared here using a plate. For the ribbon I used a wire-edged burlap ribbon (a … [Read more...]

3 Simple (and Inexpensive) Graduation Decorations

Graduations are brutal on the budget!   I've been through a few and in preparation for my son's graduation in 9 short days, I revisited the decorations I made on a dime for my daughter's graduation two years ago.  In doing so, I thought I'd share them in case some of you are in the same boat I am! Old Time Pottery, WalMart, and Target were my best friend as I pulled these together!  Our high school colors are black and gold, so check out … [Read more...]

Celebrating our Moms {Preschool Moms’ Tea}

I'm still alive, with a nasty head cold to show for my crazy week.  But yesterday was a sweet and special day at the preschool, when we hosted our moms for our annual Moms' Tea.  It was simple fare of cupcakes, tea, and coffee, but they enjoyed taking it all in.       The brown books are scrapbooks of art projects from the school year -- one for each month -- plus a couple of sweet little Q & As … [Read more...]

Perfect for the Weekend {Blueberry Salsa}

If you love the fresh stuff of summer like me you'll LOVE this recipe! Come join me over at Fancy Little Things where I'm sharing this family favorite... just in time for the weekend! What are your weekend plans??   … [Read more...]