So ya know that fancy schmancy 1 year progress house tour I showed you guys about a month ago? The one with all of the pictures of the rooms in our home that Robert and I really focused all of our efforts and little bitty budget into? Well, y'all, I have a confession to make. You haven't even ... Read More about Making Resolutions: 2015 House Goals
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I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I married a Leprechaun. I'm talkin' does a jig around the house when the mood strikes him, randomly impersonates a thick Irish accent when telling a joke, and, truth be told, is a tad on the short side. Ahem. I mean he's the same height as me, so not ... Read More about DIY Oversized Vintage Map
Have you ever seen one of those Bush's Baked Beans commercials? The ones with the golden retriever who is always trying to let the secret family recipe out of the bag? Our family hasn't made a business out of a secret family recipe or anything, but believe me, if we opened a restaurant ... Read More about Carolina Crab Stew (Our Family’s Secret)
There are moments in my attempt to decorate our house that my old English teacher personality kicks in. It probably has something to do with being raised by a librarian who passed down her love of literature to me. There are two things that I always find myself circling back to when I ... Read More about Faux Planked Coffee Table Makeover- Card Catalog Style
Welcome to Craft Frenzy Friday! We love to see your crafts, recipes, DIY projects, and much more! We will pin every link to our Pinterest board every week. The people featured will additionally get pinned onto our featured board! We hope that you will share your blogs with us! We want to ... Read More about Craft Frenzy Friday #61
The glass is always half full. Every cloud has a silver lining. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. (Enter any other optimistic cliche you can think of.) Whether you're the person to greet every day with a smile on your face or not, chances are a lot of us hit those speed bumps in life ... Read More about 8 Ways to Make the Most of Having No Money for Home Decor
Did you read this post title? Is your jaw on the floor right now? Mine still is after devouring a heaping serving of some fall-inspired culinary magic. In our small suburban town on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina, there is a charming well-kept secret of a restaurant that serves ... Read More about Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
How to inexpensively repurpose a builder grade mini pendant light with industrial style. Happy Monday, friends! I have about three projects going on at once today. I've hit total beast mode to knock out several things that have just been sitting and waiting on me to finish. You'll see a couple of ... Read More about DIY Industrial Pendant Light for Under $10
Any time I happen to be passing by my neighborhood Goodwill and I have the time in the day, I hear a little sing-songy voice in my head that says I bet they have some amazing stuff in there. And someone else is going to snatch it up if you don't. Must. intercept. the pretties! (Insert Gollum ... Read More about Goodwill Find: Vintage Coca-Cola Crate Centerpiece
What a fun and beautiful weekend we've had! I hope y'all had a lovely one too. I've mentioned before way back in the day...something like 3 months ago...that my husband grew up in a house built in 1904 that my in-laws, Barb and Ernie, restored over the years. It truly is a hidden gem in the ... Read More about Give Me a Sign- The Big Yellow House
Hi y'all! I'm catching you guys up on several things going on with the exterior of our house since I've been itching to make some progress now that we are about to hit summertime. (Woohoo!) Maybe it's the Southerner in me, but I absolutely love our front porch, no matter how ... Read More about Yard Progress: Get Outta Here!
Well, better late than never, y'all. I promised I'd have these last two houses from our tour of the Charlotte Parade of Homes and by golly I'm delivering...even if it is 10 o'clock at night. Who needs sleep when you have pretty pictures to oogle over anyway? ;)Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC- Chesmar ... Read More about Charlotte Parade of Homes 2014: Part Three
Yesterday, I teased you guys a bit with some of the spectacular decorating ideas from my tour of this weekend's Parade of Homes in Charlotte. So today, I'm delivering the full monty of a couple of the houses that blew me away. Get your Pinterest buttons ready; you're going to want to save a lot of ... Read More about Charlotte Parade of Homes 2014: Part Two
Maybe it's this gorgeous South Carolina 70 degree weather that has me in the mood to be outside because I have been giving the front of our house a lot of love. (If you're reading this and you're still buried under the lingering snow, I'll send some of our sunshine your way.) I've been working ... Read More about Topiary the Mornin’ to Ya!