07/15/15

Front Porch Makeover

This is our forever family home.  We love it here.  God willing we'll be here for the next ten years until my three sweet B's have all graduated from high school.  Then we're sticking a for sale sign in the yard and moving to the beach.  Our vacation last week confirmed that ... |read more|

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06/02/14

Ways to Update Your Home this Summer

What a great weekend!  A lot of swimming (I sat on the side and got splashed -- I need warmer temps to get in), a fundraiser car wash for my little girl's new middle school dance team, and some work in the yard with Stud.  This evening while my babies read their new library ... |read more|

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05/14/14

Planting My Favorite Veggie

Artichokes are my favorite vegetable.  I love most veggies, but what sets artichokes above the rest is they force us to slow down, savor, and enjoy time around the table -- a rarity today!  Growing up some of my favorite memories around the table were when mom served artichokes ... |read more|

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04/22/14

VERY Simple Indoor Gardening

Succulents and Mason Jars are two of my FAVORITE things!  Succulents - because they are some of the easiest houseplants.  And Mason Jars - because the uses are endless.  Combine the two and you get VERY Simple Indoor Gardening that is real CUTE!  These are great to give as a gift ... |read more|

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04/16/14

Someone Has New Patio Furniture

My old patio furniture was beginning to fall apart -- I had used it for ten years!  Knowing my goal of updating the kitchen, Stud didn't quite get my urgency for buying new patio furniture, but when my mom and I found this set, he went with the flow and helped me pick it up!  ... |read more|

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04/10/14

My Backyard Oasis

We have lived in our new-to-us traditional home for eight months now!!!  I love it all so much (such a blessing), but after living in a busy neighborhood in a major city, I think my favorite feature is this beautiful backyard!  I'm amazed by how many beautiful birds live back ... |read more|

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04/07/14

How to Make Terra Cotta Pots Chippy

Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You.   Lucy from the beautiful blog, Craftberry Bush, where creativity is always in bloom is sharing a tutorial with us that I can't wait to try -- How to make terra cotta pots chippy and perfectly ... |read more|

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02/12/14

Craigslist Patio Furniture

It really stinks when you find a Craigslist Patio Furniture set that you totally love, but the owner has to leave town for the weekend.  After being patient all weekend, I met my sister in Dallas for lunch then planned on checking out my fun find with her.  During lunch I got a ... |read more|

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10/13/13

Our New Pet – AquaFarm

I have three sisters who sweetly advise me on what I should write about on my blog.  The other day one let me know I should totally start sharing Christmas tips.  Here's a great one -- Uncommon Goods is a great go to store for unexpected, creative, and unique gifts that I totally ... |read more|

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08/21/13

Starting an Herb Garden

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you see the fun package UPS brought me on instagram!?!  As promised, here's a fun tutorial using one of my favorite DIY accessories!  Have you heard of FrogTape painter’s tape before?  ... |read more|

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