Giving back to those who gave so much!

Mr. Glover with Military Shadowbox

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had the honor of joining The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation for another Celebration of Service Project! This time I was able to bring along my own, and personally favorite, husband! As the daughter in law, wife and now MOM, of a veteran, those who serve our military are near and dear to my heart and to have a chance to give just a little back to someone who has given so much, is a true joy! … [Read more...]

DIY Military Display Shadowbox

Military Display DIY Shadowbox Tutorial 1

I watched him as he gathered up his uniform and tucked it under his arm carrying it, and his basic training yearbook, over to the couch for us to see.  As I painted alongside where he sat, I listened as he shared stories from his days in Vietnam.  The impact that it had on him, on his family. When I finally had a chance to present him with this gift, a place to proudly display those tangible memories from days that are forever etched in his mind, it was such a joy.  A joy to know that … [Read more...]

DIY Wooden Handprint American Flag…

Handprint DIY Wooden American Flag labeled

It may be November, but we are getting patriotic around here in honor of Veteran's Day! As the daughter-in-law and wife of veterans and the MOM of a United States Army soldier, anytime I can create something that honors their service, and the service of so many others, I jump at the chance! This Saturday, November 7th,  I am going to be partnering with The Home Depot, at their Buckhead, Georgia location, to celebrate our greatest heroes...American Veterans! Home Depots, by you, will be … [Read more...]

Celebration of Service with The Home Depot


This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.... You know those once and a life time opportunities that come your way? The ones that truly change your life? I had one of those moments, last year. A day that reminded me how grateful I am for the freedom I cherish as an American, and the sacrifice of others to maintain that freedom.  This time last year, I spent the day with this lovely couple, Chris and Larissa. Chris is veteran of the Iraq War. In 2009 Chris’s vehicle was struck by an IED … [Read more...]

10 Must Do’s at The King and Prince!

Historic Building  Entrance

  If you're looking for the perfect getaway, you don't have to look any further than St. Simons Island on the coast of the great state of Georgia! Since moving to Georgia, I've been amazed at how many gorgeous vacation spots there are within driving distance, and St. Simons Island and The King and Prince Resort top them all! Surrounded by white sand beaches and live oaks, St. Simons Island is the biggest of Georgia's Golden Isles.  It's like going to the Bahamas but you don't need a … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Foodies ….

gifts for a foodie

Today I'm sharing the last of three great guides for holiday gift giving!  Over the last few weeks I shared some great ideas for the chef in your life, as well as a trendy style guide! Today I have some Gift Ideas for Foodies! Inspired by Macy's Gourmet Food and Gifts Baskets, these treats are sure to please even the hardest to buy for on your shopping list! 1 | Caramel Apples Full of festive holiday flair, this gift set features a tartan plaid tray filled with six caramel apples … [Read more...]

Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe … a sweet treat!

the original fantasy fudge

There are a million fudge recipes out there but I love the  original Fantasy Fudge recipe. This is the recipe that calls for marshmallow creme. Yep marshmallow creme. You know that ooey gooey stuff you get in the little jar. Kraft has a fantasy fudge recipe on the back of their Jet Puff jar. Don't use that one. It's a newfangled one. It's not near as good as the original fantasy fudge recipe with marshmallow creme. Why do manufacturers insist on screwing with the original recipes? Just leave … [Read more...]

Gift guide for chefs in your life!

gifts for the chef

  Are you like me and find it harder and harder every year to choose just the right gift for the people in your life?  You want to find the perfect combination of cool, useful, unique and something they don't already have….that can be a hard order to fill! This year we are putting together some fun gift giving guides to inspire you to find the perfect gift for everyone! Up first….a gift guide for CHEFS in your life!   Inspired by Macy's Cookware Buying Guide, I've created … [Read more...]

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.  One year we gave her a fun sign to honor her willingness to open her home to just about anyone... "The art of hospitality is making others feel at … [Read more...]