School Desk Makeover

Hello, friends... before I dive into a new furniture project here, I wanted to pause and send my heartfelt condolences to the Orlando community.  We're living in a scary and crazy time where it seems evil lurks at every turn.  I'm saddened by the way our leaders and presidential candidates have lurched into finger-pointing and political discussions in the wake of this.  Praying diligently for clear heads to prevail and for unity in our approach … [Read more...]

Refreshing the Back Deck

We've been embracing our deck-sitting season as the weather has permitted and I'm so glad I refreshed it before graduation!  I spent an entire day pressure washing... it was in dire need! And I'd hoped to get a fresh coat of stain/sealer down, but we haven't had enough days without rain yet to tackle that. Anyhoo, I decided to go ahead and plant my flowers, lay a new rug and add a bit of temporary seating for the time being. These … [Read more...]

Project Sneak Peeks and a Note About Legacy

Good Thursday to you, friends!  Popping back in today with a couple of painting projects I've been working on this week.  The weather has been perfect to get a few things done so that's been my focus.  But first, I wanted to share a note about Legacy with you. As I've been writing that story out, it's been very healing for me and helpful in terms of processing what happened.  If you've been following along, you might already realize that … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It x2 (April and May)

Y'all I'm so far behind, I never recapped April!  And since my feed was doing wonky things in late April/early May, I figured it warranted a quick recap of both months! I finally was able to regroup a bit after the crowd of young adults left on Saturday... things will be a tad quieter here now, so I've been working on some new DIY ideas and gathering supplies for a couple of home projects (yay summertime!).  But before we embark on June, let's … [Read more...]

Back Deck Refresh!

Oh my gosh, did our winter take a toll on my back deck!!  Every plant was dead -- even the ones that will normally winter over -- and my furniture had taken a beating.  Since it's prime deck-sitting time now, this was first on my list of summer projects. :) Here's the sad sad before... Ugh. And here's the after... Ahhhh!  Much better! Here's the un-fun stuff  I did: hubs had pressure-washed a few weeks ago for … [Read more...]

Antiqued Mirror Upcycled Window

Happy Monday, friends!  I have my boy home safely from Spain and Portugal and all is right in my world today. :)  I'm sure he'll sleep until noon for the next few days, but I'm happy to let him. What an amazing experience he had!!  Here are a couple of snippets -- 366 photos taken (by him), discovery of Spanish coffee, chocolate, and fresh seafood, head and heart full of devotionals and prayers, a new-found appreciation for architecture, … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {May}

I had to chuckle when I remembered writing about how crazy my month of May would be and that you might not see much of me on the blog during that month... ha!  I'm so thrilled to be into June when I can breathe a little, take stock of what projects I'd like to accomplish this summer, and catch up on blogging and reading. In case you missed some of these May moments, here's a look back! We squeezed in a lake getaway to recharge before … [Read more...]

More Guest Room Progress :)

This week will probably kill me.  Just letting you know... and before it totally gets away from me, I wanted to show you MORE progress in the guest room (plus do a little thinking-out-loud to you!). I finished up that thrifted lamp makeover and got her situated on the dresser. Now that I'm pulling the room together slowly, I'm thinking of leaving the dresser as is for now -- maybe just switching out the hardware?  I like the color in … [Read more...]

Guest Room Lighting

Happy Monday, y'all.  After a rainy weekend of getting things done, I feel a little better about my To Do List, but there's still much to do in the coming weeks.  We finally got graduation announcements for my son in the mail, brought my daughter (and all her STUFF!) home from UGA, and ticked off several things I needed to do for school.  I was hoping to get more done on the guest room, but ran out of time.  Boo. Even though the weather didn't … [Read more...]

February’s Favorite Things

Well, you know what they say... better late than never!  But we're only a week into March, so I figure this isn't too bad, right? February was pretty busy, but in a really great way.  And now we're rocking and rolling into the spring schedule, but not before the hubs and I take in a week of R & R.  Yay for R & R! But without further ado, here are a few of my favorites from February... 1.  My No Spend Month. Seriously, y'all?  … [Read more...]