I wasn’t going to write a Best of 2014 post…until I realized that before we move on, it’s important to look back. Looking back to help you look ahead. It’s goal setting 101. 🙂 Being here, in the last days of December, it’s not what I had imagined at
We had a lovely Easter starting with church, then coming home and spending the afternoon with my family. There are two things that I just cherish when my family gets together: my siblings and I sharing fond memories, and cousins making new ones. The other thing that defines
It all started a little over a month ago when I took my daughter to the dermatologist. “Oh, I love these sconces,” I commented to the girl who was checking us in at the doctor’s office. “They’re from the decorating store next door,” she told me. So,
Back in November, I put together a Home Tour for Debbiedoo’s House Tour series. I thought I’d share it with y’all today. But don’t get to used to anything you see. There’s a saying about Houston weather, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute. It’ll change.” Well, the
Last year, my winter mantel reflected the outdoor climate: cold, gray and dormant. I couldn’t wait to bring new life to the mantel with some Spring color and budding flowers. The summer mantel embraces the unencumbered lifestyle of kids playing outside til dark. Now that the days are shorter and
The inspiration for my french country kitchen decor is the warm wood tones and rustic color palette of French Country design. Elements ranging from aged copper to terracotta tiles to wheat colored baskets remind me to the french countryside. The French lifestyle seems to embody living life to the
So far in our Mother’s Day Out series, we’ve talked about living according to our priorities, living according to our purpose and last week I asked you to consider what changes you need to make to fulfill your purpose. Now, it’s time to take the next step. source
I have no doubt that my childhood influenced my decision to go into teaching. I wanted to be a positive influence in the lives of children by fostering a nurturing classroom environment. So, it made sense to me to specialize in Early Childhood Education. This gave me the platform to
My Mother-in-Law saw this little bowl in Hobby Lobby and thought of me. Can you guess why? I love the colors in the rooster and the black background. It wasn’t long before I decided it would serve as a candy dish. Then, I played around with it; setting it
~I’ve been “documenting” and showing my decorating to the world ( a little world of 2 followers) on my new blog. It has been so fun! I guess cause I feel like a part of a community where everyone shares similar interests and goals and just “gets” each other. It’s
A friend of mine who is talented with the camera(which explains the drastic improvement in the photos) came over and took some pics of my little family. Here are some in the kitchen; a place I like to call the heart of the home.
Yesterday, I told you that I resigned from my job this week, and that I was fearful of going back to turn in my keys and get my personal things. Well, I did it. I went up to the school today, and I’m so glad I did. On the way
It’s been a hard week, y’all. I resigned from my job as a teacher. I’m still in shock. So, I know my students, their parents and my colleagues are probably still wondering what just happened. At least that’s what I assume. I have been a bit fearful of going up
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Remember when “dude” was a popular expression that took on different meanings depending on how you said it? Well, in Texas, the saying, “I’ll tell you what”, declares pride, authority, or a matter of fact. It replaces “once upon a time” as you take a trip down memory lane.
My house feels most like a home when I’m cookin’ for my family. From the savory smells, to the eager anticipation of a home-cooked meal, to setting the table and sitting together…it’s just sooo satisfying. Now, I will admit, this does NOT happen nearly as much as I would like