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

We had a soggy weekend here... Not a total washout, but my hopes of getting poolside were dashed by the to do list and off and on storms and showers. The upside? I got my DIY back on and finished a book. Among other productive things like back to school stuff and getting the college kids somewhat situated. So today's a great day to share some snippets of what's going on... I just finished Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. She's become one … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (June)

This summer is absolutely flying by!  I turned the calendar over to July this morning and it looks to be another busy month of family, a little travel, and hopefully some good projects around the house.  I also looked back over my posts in June and though it was lighter posting schedule there were some goodies in there! I shared some of my favorite catalog finds for outdoors... Still love this stepping stone from Home Decorators … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Thursday

Well, I unintentionally went MIA for a week! There was lots of doings but I couldn't quite sit down to share until now... hope you don't mind! Last week, I was consumed with doing something I have never ever done. At least not for myself. I bought a car. My 14 year old Expedition is on it's last legs, and after about two years of knowing this day was coming, it was time to make a change. And I agonized. Y'all. I did research and drove … [Read more...]

8 Good Reads for Summer

I can't believe I'm already three weeks into my summer and haven't finished my first book! I blame it on being seriously brain dead and also trying to get some things done around the house. Hopefully I'll carve out some good reading time over the next few weeks, now that I'm getting back on top of things at home. I've been reorganizing (and redecorating) my bookshelves and handling my books has reminded me how much I enjoyed some of them. So I … [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...]

Preschool Moms Tea… the “Decor”

Hi friends!  We're in the midst of that frenetic slide into the end of the school year, both at home and work.  All good, but how I manage to forget the craziness from year to year is beyond me. :-) Anyhoo, I thought I'd share some sweet pics from the "decor" of our Moms' Tea last week... such a wonderful celebration of motherhood and my preschool moms are always -- somehow -- the absolute BEST. The "books" on the tables … [Read more...]

Rhinestone Jesus: Review and a GIVEAWAY!

Sometimes the right words are just put before you.  Isn't God so good that way? Like last fall, when I accepted an invitation to join the blogging ranks for (in)Mercy in my quest to make this space count.   And I told the story of my mom's illness while traveling in Kenya.  And how I now had the opportunity to, in turn, make a difference for some special girls in that country. And how I read with amazement that we had FAR exceeded our … [Read more...]

This ‘n That Tuesday

My school year is rapidly drawing to a close (how did THAT happen??!) and soon I'll be welcoming both the college one and our oldest back into the fold -- busy times afoot around here!  And I lost a little ground battling that nasty head cold last week and through much of my weekend. Hence, this post. :) During my latest thrifting adventure, I stumbled on these old alphabet flash cards.   A couple of the cards were missing, but I thought … [Read more...]

What I’m Reading, What I’m Loving on this Good Friday

And it IS a Good Friday.  My peeps will be gathered to celebrate Easter and while I see suffering and my heart hurts for many near and dear to me, God is at work. He is at work in a mighty way, y'all. I'm spending today quietly and that feels very right.  Not just to reflect on the sacrifice of our Savior as I wind up my Lenten journey, though that is undoubtedly part and parcel off today.  I have much to be thankful for, and there are some … [Read more...]

My Latest Thrifty Finds

Well, it would seem the Atlanta Metro area has learned a lesson.  Schools were closed yesterday and today in anticipation of wintry weather yet again.  And while yesterday wasn't such a big deal with just rain and snow mixed mess, at least the roads were kept clear to prepare them for last night's blast of snow and ice.  We're hunkered down with an extra teenager or two (you knew that would happen), a full refrigerator, and wine.  Unlike last … [Read more...]