Five on Friday

Whew, what a week!  Somehow this last week of July has ended up being the busiest I've had all summer.  I'm ready for the weekend and the hubs and I will be taking in Earth Wind and Fire with my inlaws -- how fun is that?  And since today's Friday, let's do a Five on Friday -- that hodge podge of a post where I share random things! 1.  A Paris Apartment.  I shared that I was reading this a few weeks ago, so thought I'd recap my … [Read more...]

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

Happy Friday, friends!  I've had a good week and it's finally starting to feel like summer... I even slept until 9 a.m. one morning -- total decadence, people. :)  So today I'm sharing some "happies"  -- just because. Monday night, my daughter and two friends of ours went to a book launch party for one of my favorite local authors, Mary Kay Andrews, and her new book Ladies Night!   What a great party in a newly opened antique mall (!) where we … [Read more...]


Hello, gang! I'm so chock full of emotions these days, I can't even find words right now.  Those of you that have had crazy times of endings know what I'm saying... My guests have begun arriving, the party prep is ongoing, and tomorrow, this handsome guy will close out a chapter in his life (where did the time go???). I also said "goodbye" to my Little Ones yesterday, after a crazy gratifying emotional roller coaster of a day with … [Read more...]

Happy February and French Linen Lovely

Well, we're experiencing some technical difficulties with our Inspiring Blogger Interview, so I'll bring that to you as soon as everything is resolved.  :-P  Hate it when modern technology doesn't cooperate don't you?  Maybe the fact that yesterday was National Backwards Day (did you know??) has something to do with it! As a Friday "happy," I have the honor today of being a Featured Blogger over at Fancy Little Things today!  I was a regular … [Read more...]

My Fall Mantel

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend -- the FIRST weekend of fall!  I'm feeling it now... cool breezes, the angle of the sun has changed a bit, a handful of leaves beginning to change (and fall).  I even picked up a couple of (real) pumpkins at WalMart yesterday! Before I get to my fall mantel, I have to crow a bit about my DIY Mirrored Pumpkin feature over at Crafty Scrappy Happy's Happy Hour Features!   Go check it out and check out all the … [Read more...]

Looky What I Found {Antique Map of the South}

Well, I'm still sorting out all the great information I got at Haven and having fun visiting the blogs of the ladies I met -- so much talent out there in the blogosphere!  But a busy household waits for no one, so I'm getting hardly anything a few things done around here, too. And I was thrilled when my latest purchase from Decor Steals (formerly WUSLU) showed up on my doorstep! I love maps.  They just speak of journeys and memories.  … [Read more...]

Here and There

What a fun day!    My Moss and Burlap Wreath is being shared over at A Dust Bunny Life today.  You'll love this site --  KariAnne and Kelly highlight easy peasy DIY projects daily and share some hoot-n-holler pod casts about decorating, crafting, and living the "dust bunny life"... check these gals out! And you can also find me at Fancy Little Things today sharing gift ideas for Dads and Grads.  Come visit and share your own ideas!  I'm … [Read more...]