It Was an Insta-Christmas!

Whew!!  What an amazing week we had with my family in Texas!  Our travel out there was rocky (to say the least), but once we got there it was a lovely relaxing time with some of my favorite people.  If you followed along on Instagram, I apologize for the duplicate pics, but there's a few new ones in here, too!  And there are a few photos I've saved for our New Years cards so I'll share those soon.   Yes, I decided to send NY cards this year, … [Read more...]

Thoughts for 9/12

Hello, friends... Tomorrow I'll be beach-bound with a bunch of teenagers for a few days (Fall Break), so today is a flurry of wrapping up the week and getting my act together.  If that's possible. :) Yesterday we all remembered the attacks of September 11th and honored those who lost their lives.  Hopefully we all remembered the days AFTER the attack, too -- those days of pulling together, helping our neighbor, digging deep for comfort and … [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...]

NYC {I Did It My Way}

Whew -- made it to Friday!  Re-entry was a beast this week after my awesome weekend in NYC and today I'm prepping for a quick trip to the Gulf Coast for the first part of our spring break.  AND celebrating this guy's 19th birthday! How did that happen?  Time flies, y'all!  Happy Birthday, Alec!  You made me a Boy Mommy for the first time and it's been an adventure ever since! So today will be busy as I try to get out of town, work on a … [Read more...]

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

It's been a while since I did one of these and since I'm still a bit under the weather and behind on posting, I thought this would be a fun pre-Thanksgiving post.  I spent most of yesterday in the kitchen and getting a bit of Christmas decorating on (!), but I did have to dash out to snag a winter coat for the 15 year old.  He's grown so much in the past year (5 inches!) there was nary a coat in the house to fit him and with freezing temps and … [Read more...]

Changes in the Family Room

Did you think I'd disappeared?  Me, too... Y'all.  Sick. as. a. dog. Too much travel, not enough sleep, and surrounded by runny noses and coughs equals bad news. But I did want to pop in today and show you something that makes me (and my family of sensitive bare-footers) quite happy... I went for it. A new rug for the family room to replace that scratchy uncomfortable uncooperative faux sisal disaster. And ... a bold … [Read more...]

Country Living Fair Goodies

Monday was a blur, so here we are Tuesday!  If you follow me on Instagram you know why, but more on that later... I realized I never showed you what I scored at the Country Living Fair last month, so today's your day! Of course those vintage oversized flash cards were immediately calling my name... they weren't cheap, so I chose my two favorites.  The world map paper?  There are actually two of them there... one project for my classroom … [Read more...]

Summer Travel {Pinnacle Port and Carillion Beach}

As I'm back in my classroom now and thinking ahead to fall (can you believe it??), I'm thinking wistfully of our last blast at the beach right before Haven Conference.  Even though it made the week before school started a little hectic, it was such a lovely getaway! There were rainbows over morning coffee... Body surfing... Pelican watching... Chilling with this girl... Relaxing in a chair with my name on it (does … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It (July)

This is just shameful.  Past the mid-point of August and I'm just now reviewing July???  Welcome to my chaos, friends! :-)  I have to confess, though, that the past weeks of back-to-school nuttiness has me pondering a new project here on the blog.  Details to come soon!  Thank you for all the kind comments about my daughter's "new" furniture, too -- always love a good furniture redemption! Anyway, I looked back at July and it was full of good … [Read more...]

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

Happy Friday, friends!  Whew, what a week!  I know I promised a giveaway today, but I've decided to wait a bit to announce it... you see, Decor & More is getting a little work done.  :-D  Can you see how big I'm smiling??  I'm so excited about the fresh new look coming our way!  So because the site might be down a bit here and there for the next few days, it's not the best time to do a giveaway.  It's coming soon, I promise, though. … [Read more...]