Haven Interrupted

Well THAT didn't go the way I wanted it to!  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know the story... Thursday night I enjoyed the Haven Welcome reception and picked up my SWAG!  Y'all... I'll show you a pic of all the goodies once I unpack it.  But just know the Haven team does a stellar job of finding the best sponsors that make sure we all have fantastic "party favors". Stuffed with goodies was this bag! Friday was the first … [Read more...]

Before & After: ASCP Duck Egg Desk (and Haven-bound!)

Hi friends!  This post-holiday week has gotten away from me -- I hope you all enjoyed a lovely 4th of July weekend!  We spent it with friends in Huntsville, AL, lounging beside their mountain-top pool, eating way too much good food, and loving on their three lively pooches.  I sped home late Saturday so I could send my teen missionary on his way to Marvell, Arkansas.  They're having a fantastic week of doing God's work in that small community and … [Read more...]

My Word of the Year

Good day and Happy New Year! Today is the first day I can truly let my wheels down, with house guests departed and no plans on the calendar until Monday's National Championship Game (War Eagle!). What a lovely feeling... I'll be slowly tackling the piles on my desk, catching up on emails and blogs, and -- in general -- relaxing.  Woo hoo! I've been contemplating what my Word of the Year would be for 2014 for a couple of weeks now.  … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {October}

Holy Cow.  October flew by in a hurry, didn't it? My pause did not last nearly as long as I'd hoped, but I'm thankful there was a bit of one in there.  Here we are in November and the slide into the holidays is on its way! I think I'm actually ready to get some Christmas crafting going soon... is that scary or what? ;-)  Unfortunately when I look at our calendar for the month, I'm not seeing much time to spare!  Guess I'll have to get clever, … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair 2013

Y'all.  What a great - busy fun - weekend we had! Some long time friends came in town and the girls spent Saturday taking in the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain! Let me just say, if you ever get the chance to take this in... DO IT!  We were blessed with a beautiful day and were amazed at the scope of this event! If this tower of pumpkins and gourds doesn't put you in the fall spirit, I don't know what will! If you … [Read more...]

(in)Mercy Phase 2 {And My Kenyan Connection}

Happy Monday and what a blessed way to start the week!  I enjoyed time with friends and my kids this weekend -- and even squeezed in a much-needed nap.  :)  And there's a spring in my step and in my fingers as I type this because....Phase 2 of (in)Mercy is officially underway, as of today!  Did you watch the video about the beginnings of Mercy House?  We, in our comfortable homes behind our computer screens, probably have a hard time wrapping … [Read more...]

October Thoughts and September in Review

Ah, at last... October!  Cooler days, chilly evenings, the ever-so-slow turning of the leaves here in the South... I am so ready for the pause that is October.  August and September are the hectic back-to-school scurry and adjustments.  November is the steady uptick in the schedule and way-too-soon holiday prep.  But October? Maybe because August and September have left me wrung out and a bit broken, but October feels like a chance to … [Read more...]

Saturday Sponsor Love

Happy Saturday!  I'm so thankful to have this space to share, brainstorm, get creative!  And I'm also ever so thankful for my sponsors here at Decor & More. I've added two new sponsors recently and I'm so happy to support small businesses like these.  Welcome to North London Heating and Plumbing.    "North London Heating & Plumbing are located in London and provide a full range of heating and plumbing services including boiler … [Read more...]

Making it Count

  The beauty of having a blog -- and especially a blog as small as mine -- is that it's my space and I can write whatever I want.  Granted, you might not read it if you're looking for something else that day.  But I can still write it.  And when I named my blog "Decor & More" I deliberately left myself that option.  To write about "more" sometimes. Today is one of those days. I've made no secret of the fact that I've been … [Read more...]

Haven 2013

I didn't think I could top my experience of Haven 2012, but Haven 2013 knocked my socks off!  Two amazing jam-packed days of reuniting with old bloggy friends, making new bloggy friends, and soaking up all kinds of wonderful nuggets of wisdom to make Decor & More a better place! The conference started off on a high note with an excited team welcome and opening address by the lovely Ana White! She gave us some fabulous advice for … [Read more...]