Family Room Update: The Rug

Well, I finally got the family room fit for photographing!  I wanted to share a few "in progress" pics, so y'all can follow along as I gradually tweak this space. First of all I wanted to share a good picture of the rug.  I mean... I'm just in love with the pattern and colors.  And it works beautifully with the pieces I already have.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Click HERE to view sizes and prices. You might glimpse in the upper … [Read more...]

What’s In: Pantone’s Color of the Year

During my recovery from my illness these past weeks, I spent a good bit of time poking around on design blogs and Pinterest...  it was a great way to recharge my creative batteries and scope out what's trending for 2016.  And it was hard to escape Pantone's color of the year:  Rose Quartz. refinery29 Pink!!   I have to say, I actually like this color but I wasn't sure how it translated to decor.  I most likely would not paint a room with … [Read more...]

A Whole30 Update and a Little Christmas Eye Candy

Hey there and TGIF!!!  Whew.  I had quite the week in my classroom, but I'll save all those thoughts for another time.  Today I'm jetting off to The Big Easy with my BFF for my 25 year reunion at Tulane!  Woo hoo!!  I haven't been to New Orleans since Katrina, so I'm anxious to see how it's changed.  AND Tulane has a brand new football stadium so we've got some fun in store this weekend.  You may or may not see some shenanigans on Instagram. … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed it: October

Oh my goodness.  November, y'all.   Over the weekend, I had to turn my heat on and we enjoyed our first fire of the season... well, the boys and I did anyway.  The hubs was off to enjoy his first weekend of hunting season.  So I got my craft on in a huge way and got my booth all squared away for our Holiday Open House later this week!  I'll share pics on Wednesday, but for today I'm recapping a very busy October.  Just in case you missed it. I … [Read more...]

Gallery Wall Tweaks

Hump day, friends!  I don't know about you, but I'm already looking forward to the weekend!  Anyway, now that I've been at home for a couple of weekends, there are all kinds of things happening around here... feels good to finish up some things and change out some other things in the old home space.   Today let's look at a couple of new additions to my family room gallery wall! Let's take a peek at what it looked like when I first finished it … [Read more...]

Five on Friday

Howdy hoo, y'all... and TGIF!  I've had a super busy week and am really looking forward to some downtime and fun this weekend.  I've had a few things mulling around my brain this week, so thought I'd just smoosh them all into one random post.  Hope you don't mind! 1  A Whole30 update.  Okay, here's the deal.  Eating clean, whole foods and eliminating all the sugars and preservatives really hasn't been that hard.  In fact, the hubs and I … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, Loving, and Working On…

Hi, everyone!  I was a traveling fool last week and have totally paid the price this week, both at home and at work.  Isn't that the rub?  Add in another bout of insomnia and it's not been a productive week.  I would love to slow everything down but... during the fall?  Not happening! Anyway, I had two wonderful trips, spent time with my boy and friends AND my BFF and had some very happy experiences along the way.  I can't even tell you how … [Read more...]

Director’s Office Makeover {a Labor of Love}

I can't believe it's September, can you?  It feels like we've already been in school forever, but I'm never quite ready to give up summer.  Plus we inevitably have a heat wave in September that has you bemoaning the fact that the neighborhood pool is closed.  It's one of those weird weather months around here so I'm leery to welcome fall just yet. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and love for us and my stepson.  It was … [Read more...]

I Can’t Resist… Black Frame Windows

One of the "perks" of being laid up with a foot injury for the past weeks is watching endless hours of  HGTV.  I mean, ask me what marathon is on today and I promise I can tell ya. :)  Anyhoo, I was so excited for the new show "Genevieve's Renovation", where she (Genevieve Gorder) renovates her NYC apartment.  I was NOT excited that it aired at 11 pm, though, so I now have all the episodes on my DVR.  #winning As I was watching my own … [Read more...]

Gallery Wall Inspiration

Howdy!  Hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a super start!  I'm on a mission to get my family room gallery wall started today... nothing like house guests coming to amp up the motivation!  I've had such a hard time getting off dead center with this gallery wall, so I thought if I shared some inspiration that would help... ;-) Source Source Source Source Source So you've probably seen, I'm looking for something NOT … [Read more...]