Function over Beauty

Don’t you love those times when you receive the same message from several different sources? I do! Some people call them confirmations. I call it a sign! I can’t even remember all the places I heard/read this mantra over the past week, likely in a book and on a couple of blogs. The phrase is…

Donate Day

When I started decluttering, it didn’t seem like I was making much headway. It was a daunting, emotional process! I’m still wondering what I have begun! But I hope this is the beginning of some healthy, new habits! I’m still a little surprised at how much stuff I just gave away! 7 boxes plus some…

A Momma Porch Spot

Update! I got these gorgeous stadium chairs recently and wasn’t sure where I was going to use them! What better porch spot than under my wall garden! I may move them yet, but for now, this is my new favorite spot! My sweet little camera guy insisted on taking my picture! Here’s one of him!

Porch Moments

We have this glorious porch on three sides of our house! It’s one of the reasons we fell in love with this property. So I’ve been working on the porch in small sections. I wanted to create seating areas all around and an outdoor dining experience! The sun rises on the back and sets on…

Taking Inventory

Does a girl really need three sets of mixing bowls in three different materials? The answer is NO! Unless she’s an avid baker that is, or using her personal kitchen for a baking business!! Using Remodelista’s Kitchen Inventory List, and being inspired by Cait’s Year of Less where she got rid of more than 40%…

Spring is in the Air

I haven’t been on a Spring hiatus y’all, I’ve just been Spring cleaning! When I think “spring cleaning” I picture a gorgeous housewife in a French maid outfit scrubbing tile grout and polishing silver, all without a stray hair from her bun! Not at all what I look like after a day of hardcore cleaning!…

Closet Conundrum

Closet space is coveted in our master suite! Husband is already down to one-fourth of the closet space we do have! So it was time to get creative with some space-saving techniques. What takes up the most space in the closet? Chunky hangers, right? I know, I know, they’re sturdy, they hold up under the…

Demo Day

First things, to begin, remove all clutter! For me that meant getting everything off the floors. There’s just something about tidy floors that speaks cleanliness to my soul! Once I had the closet floor empty, I sat down and began work on the pile of shoes. I first organized by style: flats, tennies, boots, heels….

Breaking News

Joanna Gaines just announced on her blog that she’s finishing up a design book!!! I’m so giddy, I can’t even contain my excitement! That just made my day! I’m currently awaiting my copy of her cookbook Magnolia Table, but a design book far outshadows that! On that note, I’m hunting design books right now, so…

Conquering Chaos

cha·os ˈkāˌäs/ noun 1 complete disorder and confusion. Monday Motivation meets Word of the Week! I feel as though we have lived in a state of chaos since the moment we signed the contract to sell our old house. Our house of firsts! First “I love you’s”, first remodeling projects, first baby, first baby’s steps,…