What I’ve Learned in January

February 1st, y'all. It crept up on me this year... there are so many people that feel like January drags on, but it flew by this year. Maybe because in January I ENJOY hunkering down and reading/binge-watching/resting. But January is also busy at school -- each day full of tours for prospective families and registration for next school year -- yes, NEXT school year! Also, quarterly meetings to prep and conduct, lots of planning, etc. So my … [Read more...]

Currently… January 2019

Hello? Is this thing on? :) I had no intention of being away so long... but life happened and so here we are. I've been itching to dust off this space for a while, but was fearful the words wouldn't come. But wouldn't you know that with January came some thoughts and ideas. January is "that month" for me -- a cozy time of reflection and dreaming, resting and re-energizing. There's been a lot of life lived in the last year. I'm quite sure … [Read more...]

Front Porch Progress

Hello, friends!  I hope you all had an awesome Mother's Day last weekend... this week totally got away from me with Legacy "to dos", but I have managed to eek out a little progress on the front porch.  I have a breather this weekend so I'm hoping to get some more done out there, on the back deck, too, and tackle a couple of furniture projects for the booth.  Good intentions, folks! ;-) Let's revisit our inspiration photo for my … [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...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you and yours a day full of family, friends, fun, and fireworks!  So thankful for this land of the free and the brave and those who have sacrificed for our freedom.  Have a blessed weekend! … [Read more...]

For Kaely

Dear friends, Our family is reliving a terrible tragedy from two years ago, when our Kaely was taken from us by a drunk driver.  I know you are all  most compassionate, loving, and faithful, and so I ask for your prayers during this trial. Our hearts are breaking all over again. You can read about the trial HERE or watch this....   Peace and love to you all... … [Read more...]

Whew… and What’s New at Willow House

Well, this school year is off to a very challenging start, gang!  I'm a tad overwhelmed with it all at the moment, but I'm sure things will shake out over the next few weeks.  One can always hope, right? Tomorrow I'll be sharing my DIY stencil drapes from my dining room, but today I wanted to show you what's new at Willow House this month... Some very versatile pieces for your fall decorating, or even gift-giving if you're that forward … [Read more...]

Time for Summer Gardening!

Today I'm blogging over at Fancy Little Things about my summer gardening obsession. And I'll be back tomorrow to show you my plans to get my yard, porch, and deck ship shape for summer! Won't you join me over at FLT?  I'm even doing a happy dance... :) … [Read more...]

March’s Favorite Things

It's so hard for me to believe we're at the end of March (do I sound like a broken record?)!  We're entering that crazy time of year that reeks of madness... the fun kind of course. If you're a mom with kids in school, you might as well tether your calendar to your waist and fire up the checkbook.  It's year-end this and year-end that headed your way before you know it. :) I've got some AWESOME favorites from March, so rather than wait until … [Read more...]

Taking a Break…

The hubs is whisking me away for a long birthday weekend celebration at the beach...this will be my view... And you can find me here... Try not to hate me... Monday, I'll be announcing another giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary/Willow House business birthday/45th birthday!  It's another goody, so tune in! Enjoy, my friends! … [Read more...]