Renovation Update:: Windows + Beadboard

Deck Lighting

First of all, thanks to everyone who voted for our front porch light. Option #2 was the winner {and it was one of our top choices} so your votes helped push me to make the decision and go for that one! I've got that one officially ordered, along with the matching wall sconce for our basement door … [Continue reading...]

How I Stay Organized

How I Stay Organized

We all live busy lives. Our calendars are full of social events, kids' activities and meetings. There's a lot to keep track of and a lot to manage at times. Without some sort of system of organization, things will fall through the cracks {or in my case, birthdays will be forgotten}. For me … [Continue reading...]

Lighting Changes & Front Porch Light Options

Piedmont 4 LT Lantern

Remember when I revealed my final lighting selections several weeks ago? Well, I made the mistake of getting my heart set on certain fixtures BEFORE our lighting walk thru. Before I go any further, I should tell you that measuring and spatial things aren't really my skill set. I can tell you all … [Continue reading...]

Around Here:: July Edition

4th of July Parade

You may remember me posting an 'around here' post last month. I've decided to start doing this on a monthly basis. It's a good way to share all the things we have going on in a fun, hopefully entertaining, way. So far, July has been less busy and more relaxing than June. The long 4th of July … [Continue reading...]

Rustic Chic Dining Room Inspiration

Rustic Chic Dining Room

As it stands now, we’re told our official move-in date for the house is mid-October. We realize this will probably get moved back over the next few months depending on progress, so in our minds we aren’t moving in until early November. I’ve mentioned before that the house has a large dining … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Pesto + 10 Recipes Using Pesto

10 Recipes Using Pesto

Remember a few months ago when I shared with you guys that my indoor plantswere actually growing. Well the good news is,  I haven't killed them yet. In fact, they are growing like crazy! The sweet pepper plant was getting too big for the little indoor pot so we planted it in a little mulched area … [Continue reading...]

How to Create Affordable Baby Shower Decor {Using a Silhouette Machine}

How to Create Affordable Baby Shower Decor

Last week I shared with you some of the pictures from the baby shower I recently helped throw for a friend. I made the majority of the decorations myself. Now before you go thinking I have amazing craft talents, anyone can make all the decorations, including you! Today I thought I would share … [Continue reading...]

Gender Neutral Baby Shower {Gray & White}

Gender Neutral Baby Shower- Tissue Pom Pom Display

One of my best friends from high school is having her first baby and myself, her sister, sister-in-law and another friend threw her a gender neutral shower this past weekend. We divided up the shower responsibilities into food, decorations and invitations/paper products. I volunteered to help with … [Continue reading...]

June in Review

June in Review

Did everyone have a good weekend? I took a short trip to Knoxville to help throw a baby shower for one of my best friends. The shower went off without a hitch and I think she and everyone else that attended had a good time! I took lots of pictures of everything {including the decor} and will share … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Update

Front Door Moved

We finally have some progress to report on with the renovation. There for a while things kind of stalled. It sounded like they ran into some issues on site and they were also waiting on building materials. But while we were gone in the Bahamas, some good progress was made. We stopped by the house … [Continue reading...]

Our Bahamas Vacation

Atlantis Resort- Bahamas

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that the hubs and I just got back from the Bahamas. It was a work related conference for him {I know, pretty sweet deal for it to be work related}. It's a yearly conference and they rotate between mountains and beach. Last year was at the Greenbrier and next … [Continue reading...]

10 Ways to Re-Purpose Old Doors

10 Ways to Re-Purpose Old Doors

You may remember me talking about saving all the old doors from our house when I gave you the original tour of the inside. The original doors were one of the things I was most excited about when it came to buying an old house. I'm always on the hunt for old things so to inherit a stack of old doors … [Continue reading...]

Around Here

Farmer's Market Cinnamon Roll

Happy Tuesday friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and got  to spend some time with their husbands and fathers on Father's Day. June has been a busy {and fun} month so far full of summertime activities and fun trips on the horizon. I did a fun and quirky list several months ago as an … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Resources

Great renovation resources from Megan Brooke Handmade

I've mentioned before that I write and contribute to another blog as part of my 9-5 job. I work for an interior design firm so our blog is all about design inspiration and providing design guidance and tips to readers. If you are currently in the process of building or renovating, I wanted to … [Continue reading...]

Final Lighting Selections

Outside Lighting Selections

On the renovation front, there isn't a whole lot of progress to report on. They've been working on shingling the roof and prepping the side of the house to add the carport. We're told that in a few weeks we should have our electrical walk thru. So hopefully I'll have some good updated renovation … [Continue reading...]

What I’ve Learned About Marriage Thus Far

Let the Journey Begin

We've been married for 7 months....7 months! It's crazy how much time has flown by. These last 7 months have been both incredible and hard {in a good way}. I've had to shed every ounce of selfishness and pride and learn what it means to truly serve another. I'm a better person now than I was just 7 … [Continue reading...]

5 Tips for Growing Your Small Business

5 Tips for Growing Your Small Business

I mentioned earlier in the week that I attended a conference last weekend in Asheville, NC called Blogging Concentrated. While its main focus is geared towards bloggers, a lot of the information shared is relevant to any small business owner. Since I recently did a series about how to turn your … [Continue reading...]

Welcome June

Hello June

June includes the official start of summer and with the kiddos officially out of school, the beginning of summertime activities. {Source} It's no secret that I absolutely love summertime. For me, summer means so many fun and happy things. Summer means picnics, cookouts and yummy … [Continue reading...]

May in Review

Renovation Progress

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I spent most of Saturday in Asheville at a blog conference called Blogging Concentrated. There was a ton of good information that I'm still trying to process through. I'll try to put together a post with some good takeaways because a lot of the information is … [Continue reading...]

Inner Thoughts of a Hoarder + Renovation Pictures

Upstairs Bedroom #3

Did I get you with the title? Now, I should preface this by saying that I don't think I'm a real hoarder. My husband would disagree with that, but I'm not one of those people you see on TLC who doesn't throw away anything and their house is full of trash. Truthfully, I can't stand clutter. But, my … [Continue reading...]