Quite a few people have asked to see pictures of our house – before and after. And while I LOOOOVE our little house, there are parts of me that are hesitant to bring it public. Like, when you do that you really make yourself vulnerable. What if people don’t like my style and think it’s cheezy? Wonder what I think I am, posting pictures of our house? Like, if I post pictures I must think it’s cute but what will people… Read more »

  We’ve been living in the new-old house about 6 weeks now. That’s given me time to work on some projects, get the main decor up in the house, and F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.  put the last of my boxes up in the attic. With no boxes sitting around anymore, it finally feels like we are settled in. At home. And wow, does that ever feel good! I am able to just be at home most of my days, without running what felt… Read more »

  This is for those of you who have seen biscotti pictures on my blog and asked for the recipe. :) There’s no great secret – I just got this recipe online, I think. It takes a little bit of time to make, but oh so worth it! Take it from me – I’m not much of a baker, but I’ve had biscotti on hand almost every single day since November of last year when my friend Bek first sent me… Read more »

  Olivia Caroline celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago. Actually, more like a month ago. I’m still trying to play catchup from the past half year so there are no birthday pictures yet. Actually, not sure if there will be. But I had been wanting to take her one year pictures sometime. You know how that is – always thinking the next day will be a better time, etc. etc. etc.  I really didn’t know when I was going… Read more »

  It’s a beautiful, blitzing-hot day here in the Deep South. 100% humidity, temperatures in the high 90’s… from 10am to 10pm. It is often in the nineties even at 9pm. This is real summertime! And it’s not even July and August yet… And amazingly, this year I don’t feel like I’m going to die everytime I step outside in the heat, like I did the past 3 years here. Sure, it makes you sweat the second you step outside,… Read more »

  These were the words of my two year old daughter. It all began a week before, when Zoe, age two, and her Papa (my dad) were talking on the phone. My phone presently only works on speakerphone mode, so I could hear their entire conversation. I could scarcely believe my ears though, when I heard my dad say to her, “…And ask Mommy if you could come up to Papa’s house for a week…” In my head all I… Read more »

  Yesterday. A bit busy. Okay, a LOT busy. But it’s been a rather typical day around here the past couple of weeks, especially since I’ve started with painting the house. This was YESTERDAY. This post is dedicated to my mother, who asks me daily, “So, what did you get done today?” :) [and this is long. my family is probably the only ones who will read it!] – Day begins at 6:30. Got up with Olivia, fed her a… Read more »