Staying Cool with Cookies ‘n’ Creme

July 22, 2014 by 1 Comment

Each year the highlight of our kids’ summer is a week in West Texas at Gigi and Pa Camp! They left on Saturday afternoon and I hate to admit it, but after a super busy start to the summer, I’m soaking in all the quiet! …continue reading

Establishing a Photography Business

July 16, 2014 by Leave a Comment

This post brought to you by PPA – Professional Photographers of America. All opinions are 100% mine. Stud and I have always had a creative eye for photography — I lacked the skills to manually use my SLR.  Stud taught me his photography secrets and …continue reading

Tips for Hosting a Pool Party

June 26, 2014 by 2 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyone loves a great pool party, especially when the sun is blazing. Hosting a pool party can be simple if you let the water do all the work! …continue reading

Fun Home Accessories

May 21, 2014 by Leave a Comment

Counting down to summer! I only have a few more days to shop on my own so I’m taking full advantage of the time I have left by visiting some of my favorite stores. I love stopping by Havertys to check out their beautiful furniture …continue reading

Getting Ready for Summer

May 20, 2014 by 1 Comment

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast.  All opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim Are you getting ready for summer!?!  We have a few more days of school, but we’re already living in full …continue reading

Master Bath Update and Win a $500 Visa Gift Card

April 14, 2014 by 94 Comments

This post brought to you by Integrity Windows and Doors . All opinions are 100% mine. I’m always working on something around the house.  After painting the master bedroom, we moved into the master bath, toning down the walls with Gray Owl Paint, this time …continue reading

Choosing Health #WalkitOff

March 4, 2014 by Leave a Comment

Today is March 4th — Stud and I were married in McKinney, fourteen years ago! We exchanged vows during a sweet ceremony at a church near my parent’s home, followed by a beautiful reception in downtown McKinney, at Heard-Craig Hall — an elegant location with …continue reading

Spring Flowers on the Porch

February 26, 2014 by 6 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Small shoots of green are starting to sprout in the grass.  We’ll have a few more cold mornings, but little touches of Spring are such a …continue reading

Why I Love My Miele – Final Post in Series

February 13, 2014 by 4 Comments

Why I Love My Miele.  Six months ago I was invited to New Jersey on my first “business trip” as a blogger.  There, I was introduced to Miele, a family owned German vacuum company that began in the 1920s.  We sat through several hours of …continue reading

Sing Your Heart Out in the Shower

February 11, 2014 by 12 Comments

This post brought to you by Kohler Co.. All opinions are 100% mine. I keep begging Little B to stop growing up, but it’s not working.  As hard as it is to watch the years fly by, this tween stage is so sweet.  It’s fun …continue reading

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