Family Room Bookshelves: Refreshed

It's the proverbial One Thing Leads to Another, y'all.  Once I repainted my family room and put my summer mantel in place, my built in bookshelves were just crying out for a fresh look, too.  What about MEEEeeeee???  they were saying.  And since a student of mine last year ruined that phrase for me, I had to act.  #donteverwanttohearthatagain If you follow me on Instagram, you got a peek or two at the process.  And it is, indeed, a process.  … [Read more...]

Fall in the Family Room

Is it already Monday?  The weekend just flew by, but we got some amazing family time celebrating my mother-in-law's 80th birthday... how cute is she? I hope I look half that good at 80!  It was a fun weekend, and my boy even achieved a hat trick in his soccer game -- winning weekend for the Miltons! Today I'm sharing my fall decor in the family room.  After painting several pumpkins and adding them to  some I spraypainted a couple of … [Read more...]

House Tour: My Foyer (for now!)

Earlier in the summer when I photographed my family room for my Home Tour, I snapped a few pics of my foyer at the same time.  With so many gloomy rainy days, it was a challenge to get a day of decent lighting, so I seized my moment!   I'm sharing them today, even though they're not the best quality.  Think it's time for a better camera and maybe a photography lesson or two? :)  I'll be adding to these as lighting and photography savvy … [Read more...]

Mad About Moss

I'm finding it hard to get back into the school routine, how about you??  And I continue to battle some technical difficulties here, but I appreciate your patience while it gets sorted out.  Individual posts can still be accessed, just not my home page... boo. On a happy note, the amazing folks over at Hometalk contacted me about this little 'ole project ... Don't we all love some easy DIYs?? And can you imagine all the wonderful … [Read more...]

Guest Room Progress…

Have you ever noticed how a making up a bed makes a bedroom feel more pulled together?   Things are slowly coming together in the guest room, but I was totally jazzed when I got the sheets, blankets, and pillows on the beds. I'm going with simple white sheets and cotton blankets for now... I've always loved that summery look.    I'm still on the lookout for shams... I'm thinking a Euro sham, because the beds are actually tall, even though … [Read more...]

New Project Alert: The Guest Room

Today I'm headed to Athens to see my daughter, but I owe you a new project announcement, right? I love new projects.  And I'm so happy to have Spring Break next week to jump start this one! I can't believe I'm showing you this sad sad space. Let me explain before you start hating on me!  This used to be my older son's room.  Last summer, he moved into my daughter's (much larger) old room after SHE decided to move downstairs into my … [Read more...]

DIY Moss Balls

I'm still recovering a bit from such an awesome weekend of family, friends, and celebration!  I have to share this amazing photo from my youngest son's confirmation on Sunday... What a wonderful day and just look at those smiling faces (Jack is back row, 3rd from the left)!  During the liturgy, the sun broke through the clouds (after WEEKS of gray and rainy) and came pouring through the clerestory windows of the sanctuary.  I get teary … [Read more...]

The Elephant in the Room

Happy Monday! I'm recovering from a busy weekend with my parents in town and my youngest son's confirmation. Seems like just yesterday he was baptized and now he's confirmed and headed for Europe with his Youth Group this summer. Yowza. Anyhoo, I thought I'd share something fun today, while I finish up editing the mass of photos from my February DIYs. The last couple of months while I've been out and about and trolling Pinterest, I've seen … [Read more...]

TGIF… headed to Scott’s. :)

Well, I was hoping to have a couple of projects finished, photographed, and ready to share today.  Not quite. :) Wax is drying, burlap is cut/staged/ready, lampshade is poised for her makeover.  But it was a crazy week on the home front and at school, so I got nothin'.  In fact, I took a nap when I got home from school yesterday. It was that kind of week. This should be a banner weekend for those 90% projects, though, so I'll have some … [Read more...]

Inspiring Blogger Interview: Laura from Top This Top That

YAY!   I am so excited that I'm at last able to bring you a fabulous interview from Laura at Top This Top That!  I won't even go into the details of the lengths we went to get this to you, but suffice to say Laura is the bomb-diggety.  And I'm so blessed to call her "friend", too. So without, further ado, here is one of my fave ladies dishing on DIY, her fabulous home, and what inspires her... take it away, Laura! ***    How did you get … [Read more...]