a bright summer tablescape

A Summer Tablescape

This post and giveaway was sponsored by the author of Dear Carolina and Mikasa.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love summer entertaining: simple grilled meals, chilled pitchers of sweet tea, fresh flowers, and long conversations.  Southern life seems simpler in the summer when life slows down just a little.  This summer tablescape […]

sunny visual

20 Sunny Ideas

After months {and months} of flooding rains we're finally seeing the sun again ... and although it's hot, I'm loving the bright days.  That, combined with my recent crush on the color yellow, has me loving all things sunshine.  It seems I'm not the only one loving sunshine ... continue reading...

hose holder visual

DIY Hose Holder

We recently cleared out our back gardens {they had been overtaken with oak shoots} and since we're cleaning up and reorganizing the yard, I decided it was time to make a DIY hose holder.  You can only look at the hose lying in the garden for so long, right {wink}?  This is my ... continue reading...

framed family photos

Family Photo Tree

I finally finished a project that's been in the works for over a year.  It just kept getting put off and put off but our family photo tree is now complete and adding some memorable and colorful decor to our upstairs hallway. A year ago, I bought an old door at Habitat ... continue reading...

outdoor designs woodburned on wood slices

Wood Burned Wood Slice Magnets

The fun, repurposed industrial locker door memo board I hung in Luke's room is sporting handmade, rustic wood burned wood slice magnets with outdoor symbols.  Once Luke's rustic room makeover {finally} happens, these magnets will fit well with the new theme and right now they ... continue reading...

funnel to catch fruit flies

How to Catch Fruit Flies

While I love all the fresh fruit that comes with summer, the fruit flies that sometimes come with too-ripe fruit are so gross.  Having little bugs flying through the kitchen, landing in the food, just makes me cringe.  I've experimented with a few different techniques for ... continue reading...

triscuit snack with goat cheese and honey

Savory Honey Almond Snacks

Triscuit sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. Since I was young, I've loved Triscuit crackers. Whether topped or plain, they're a favorite snack in our house. These savory honey almond snacks, made with Triscuit crackers, are my new savory treat of ... continue reading...

DIY tassel projects visual

21 DIY Tassel Projects

It might be because I love yarn and fibers and bright colors all wrapped up in one but I'm smitten with tassels.  I think they're fabulous just hanging from the switch of a lamp or adorning the corners of a pillow but when they're taken to the next level in a fabulous DIY ... continue reading...