Hosting holiday guests … and a Hoover giveaway!

Get your house ready for holiday guests

 This post is sponsored by The Home Depot... The holidays are fast approaching, and with them often comes house guests.   I love having company stay at our home, especially when they know exactly how long to stay! ;) My mother-in-law is the Hostesses with the Mostess! She has had more company over the years, than just about anyone else I know. … [Read more...]

Setting a blue and white Thanksgiving Table

Blue and White Tablescape

  Can you BELIEVE it's November already!? The month literally blew into the south, with windy nights and falling leaves! … [Read more...]

Hot Apple Pie… A Low Calorie Cocktail

Low Calorie Hot Apple Pie Cocktail

  “The ripe, the golden month has come again, and in Virginia the chinkapins are falling. Frost sharps the middle music of the seasons, and all things living on the earth turn home again... the fields are cut, the granaries are full, the bins are loaded to the brim with fatness, and from the cider-press the rich brown oozings of the … [Read more...]

A Celebration of Service with Home Depot

Home Depot Service to Veterans 16 small

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure I left my home bright and early and made sure to take my #serviceselfie…. I knew I was in for a day that would be big.  A day that had me already in tears and filled with emotion on the drive up. A … [Read more...]

Touches of Fall Home Tour

Touches of Fall Home Tour from At The Picket Fence

  Welcome! I'm so excited by to be part of a week of fabulous fall home tours hosted by Daisy May Belle and At Home with the Barkers! … [Read more...]

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Since I've been on this weight loss journey, and by the way I've lost 130 pounds and am now maintaining…whoop! whoop!, I have totally changed how I think about food and my relationship with it.  BUT….that doesn't mean I still don't appreciate, and like to have, a great party dip, especially during football season! … [Read more...]

A Free Fall Printable and Vignette …..

black and white fall vignette with free chalkboard printable

  "Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves, We had our summer evenings, now it's time for October eves!" ~Humbert Wolfe Okay, okay I know it's just September 2nd, but I admit that once Labor Day has come and gone, I'm ready for falling leaves and pumpkins and crisp October evenings! … [Read more...]

Mid Century Modern Eclectic, my signature style

Mid Century Modern Eclectic Styleboard

      So are you wondering what Midcentury Modern Eclectic actually is? It's what I call my signature style! The dictionary defines a Signature Style as,  "a distinguishing style."  Midcentury Style is defined as, "a design period of roughly two and a half decades in the middle of the 20th century, from the … [Read more...]

A Tour Through Blogland…

Stone Gable

  If you read a variety of different blogs, like I do, you may find yourself wondering what makes the bloggers behind the blogs tick? How do they come up with their projects? How do they determine their style and what they are going to write about each day.  Maybe you've even wondered that about ME! I was so excited when my dear friend … [Read more...]

Modern miniature pumpkin topiary …

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiary

… and National Thrift Store Day! Today is National Thrift Store Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a fun thrift store transformation and several other transformations from our fellow bloggers! Yes. these are pumpkins. yes I know it's August.  Will  you forgive me?  See here's the deal.  We're bloggers.  Specifically, we are craft, home … [Read more...]