AWBU 2014 Bound

I'm super excited and my mind is all in a frenzy because I'm heading to AWBU today. This is the annual conference and gathering of the Arkansas Women Bloggers.  Our location this year is the beautiful Embassy Suites in Rogers, Arkansas. You know what that means? Road trip! A road trip to God's country (Northwest Arkansas) is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...