Grammie’s guest book


Hi all!! I want to welcome all my new friends from Dallas. I had a great time meeting you all at the Project MOM conference in this weekend. What a warm welcoming group! I will be sharing some pics soon! I hope you all had a great weekend too :) When my Grammie moved from her house of 30plus years….there was a bunch of stuff. Some of it was … [Read more...]

DIY personalized artwork


Happy Friday yall! I am on my way to Dallas today to speak at the Project Mom conference this weekend. I am so excited to meet and greet Dallas friends;) I will be tweeting and facebooking fun things to share so check in there this weekend. Special shout out to my friends on the "court" and beyond...thanks for all your encouragment and well wishes. … [Read more...]

Thrifty finds at the Lake house


  It is almost that time of year….lake time! I have done a few post in the past few years…about the lakehouse. It is a perfect place to be in the summertime. The lake that we are on is quiet and uncrowded…and we love that about it. I decorated this house entirely with thrifty finds. Picking up stuff here and there…it is always evolving. … [Read more...]

Dad’s Faux Door


My dad is a bit of a magic man. Family dinner…he is always making a fork disappear or pulling a quarter out of someone's ear. But I would have to say that his latest project is the trump of them all….You really have to see if for yourself to get the full effect. My pictures don’t really do it justice… My dad finished the basement in their … [Read more...]

Homegrown Organic Tomatoes : Sponsored Post

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. BLT, capresa salad, tomatoes and corn, fresh pasta sauce...yummo, right?!?! And it all taste better from a fresh home grown tomato. I was recently contacted to check out an organic soil made by Whitney Farms. I am impressed with the … [Read more...]

Vanilla Latte Cupcakes


  I pinned this recipe a long time ago and one Sunday I decided to make them. There were several steps…but I was in the mood to bake…so I didn’t mind. I realize there is a chocolate egg on the top and that I should have shared this recipe prior to Easter…but I know you will forgive me ;) Here is the post I did about decorating with … [Read more...]

Guest room /office makeover: Moodboard


  Yall getting tired of my moodboards yet?? Lots of fun projects we are working on and I love to share my ideas with you all! So since the peanut moved into her preteen room….it has had a huge effect on the upstairs. It is such a domino effect…you do one thing and then all these other projects come up. We have lived in our house about 8 … [Read more...]

Preteen Boy room: Moodboard


You knew it was just a matter of time right?!? The bear in our house saw all the fun new things that the peanut got for her new room…he wanting in on the action. His room is in a bit of a disaster state. The walls need some repair. The trim needs help…but he wanted a vision of what I would put together for his room. Here is what we came up with … [Read more...]

My love for the 50mm lens


While on vacation last week I took about 400 pictures. Thank the Lord for digital “film” right?!? I remember many family vacations when I was young…my dad would have about 10 rolls of film to be developed by the time we got home. We would take them into be processed and have to wait days to get them back. And I remember when one hour processing … [Read more...]

A free gift suggestion for Mother’s Day: Sponsored Post


This Mother's Day, I'm working with Clever Girls in support of Macy's Heart of Haiti to shine a light on the "trade, not aid" program, which provides sustainable income to Haitian artisans struggling to rebuild their lives and support their families after the 2010 earthquake. It’s not everyday I can sing the praises of my Mom on this blog. So I … [Read more...]