Life Changes in a Moment

A year ago on August 14, several lives were forever changed.   On that day I did several things differently than my usual routine. My day at work had been frustrating and exhausting. My husband asked me to leave with him instead of staying late. Usually when I had a tight deadline I would decline. But this ...

Balloon Flower Power

I've been blown away by the abundance of blooms on my Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) this year. When I first purchased my balloon flower a few years ago, it was very small. It had one one huge purple bloom and that was enough to draw me in. Purple was my favorite color as a child and it's still my ...

Remembering

It's hard to believe it has already been a year since Granny passed. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think about her. Evidence of her influence on the person I am today is all around. Here are a few favorite stories I'm remembering today. This is Granny and my handsome papaw when they were just married. Papaw fibbed to her ...

Estate Auctions {finds & tips}

My best friend and I have become addicted to weekend estate auctions. We live two hours from each other. We keep an eye out for those we can attend together and try to one-up each other on those we attend alone. When we went to the first auction a while back, I was a little bit intimidated. ...

Succulents

It seems the Arkansas weather has finally decided to stay above freezing which means I can plant my favorite succulents without fear. Mom always had a pot or five of hen and chicks so succulents bring back warm, fuzzy memories from childhood. I used to try and grow these indoors but I have found more ...

REO Speedwagon {Let’s Rock}

Disclaimer:  I will receive two free tickets to the REO Speedwagon concert in Little Rock for sharing this story and promoting the Rock the Robinson/Moms Rock event.  There will be no other compensation.  The opinions in this post are all mine. I only share stuff I'm interested in regardless of compensation. When I was invited to ...

Bird Houses {In the Country}

Not many things warm my heart more than a man caring for wild birds. DH's pappy loves Jesus, sweet tea and wild birds. He has the best bird real estate in Black Springs, AR.  Here are a few of the bird houses he's built using scrap materials, a little creativity and a lot of love. Directly out the ...

Moroccan Shabby Chic

My friend, Lisa, has a gift for style. Whether it be her wardrobe or her home you can count on a fabulous look. The sitting room in her home is one of my favorite places in the world. It's simple and complex and breezy and cozy all at the same time. Her overall home decor ...

Spring Door Decorations

  Spring is in full effect. Trees and flowers are budding and blooming. There's so much wonderful inspiration for spring door decorations yet my door is undressed. I always have a few ideas floating around in my head but nothing has come together, yet. Last night I went through old posts looking for inspiration. My door ...

Dogwood Tree Obsession

It's one of my favorite times of year - dogwood tree blooms are out in full force in Central Arkansas. I captured this gorgeous and HUGE tree on my drive home from work yesterday. I was five hundred shades of green wishing this beauty was in my front yard. Here's one of the blooms from the ...