I posted this on Instagram this past Friday and was blown away by the number of comments, texts, emails, etc about all our #oldladyproblems associated with being 40-somethings.  So, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the subject! (If it’s any consolation, I like my 40 year old self way better than my 20 […]


What We’re Sowing

by Edie Wadsworth on May 15, 2014


I married a biology major who loves and studies birds and trees.  In the house before this one,  he planted 90—yes you read that right—90! trees.  His middle name is Martin so maybe he comes by it honestly.  In this house, I lost count at around 40.  He was planning the trees before the foundation […]


5 Surefire Ways to Breathe New Life Into Ordinary Days

by Edie Wadsworth on April 9, 2014


I don’t know about you but I sure could use a  reset.  It’s so easy to let the busyness and details of ordinary life choke out  the beauty that hovers all around us.  I did a mental (and physical) reset a couple weeks ago and I’m so glad I did.  Do you ever just wish […]


On Porches and Spring and Life in the South

by Edie Wadsworth on April 7, 2014


No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. My uncle says the architects got rid of […]


The Year I Lost $150,000

by Edie Wadsworth on April 2, 2014


Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.  ~Thomas Wolfe Seven years ago this month she made one of the hardest decisions […]


An Afternoon With The Nester {5 Things I Learned}

by Edie Wadsworth on March 23, 2014


You can go ahead and call me Ellie May Clampett, what with me hauling couches down the interstate and trying to keep from being impaled by a chair sitting very precariously in the passenger seat, all the while holding 3 chickens.  Okay,  it was one sofa and I wasn’t holding chickens, but it wouldn’t made […]


A Day in the (very exciting) Life

by Edie Wadsworth on March 17, 2014


Since we took a break from homeschooling this year and my girls are at a Classical School, I’ve had to figure out what to do with my time during the day.  I DON’T do it all and for everything I say yes to, I say no to twenty more things.  I am loosely organized with […]


That Time I Was Phil Vischer’s Very Bad Bouncer

by Edie Wadsworth on March 14, 2014


(photos all by  Lisa Price Photography) Remember back in October when I spoke at Allume?  Well, some of my friends from home came to the conference, both to support their scared friend and mostly to hear the likes of Ann Voskamp and Phil Vischer in person.  You know Phil, right?  The creator of Veggie Tales. […]


Full House Tour and East TN Bloggers!

by Edie Wadsworth on February 26, 2014


I finally posted a full house tour, all in one-big-giant-scrolling page.  I’m adding this post as a link under the “Decorating” tab of the navigation bar.  Hope it makes it easier to find what you’re looking for! Also, I wanted to introduced you to some new bloggers that are from our local East Tennessee area. […]


your real, new self

by Edie Wadsworth on February 19, 2014

I’ve been doing a lot of writing and soul searching and deadline meeting over the past few days.  I’ve also been doing very little sleeping.  Maybe you need this repost as much as I do. “Your real, new self (which is Christ’s and also yours, and yours just because it is His) will not come […]


Survey Results, Winners, and FAQ

by Edie Wadsworth on February 14, 2014


We are enjoying the briefest and most beautiful of snow days—one that actually has snow, which is always nice.  I made chili and am contemplating starting some mocha cupcakes for Valentine’s Day.  I’m worried that I might be snowed in with them, which is not good for my thighs. Who I am kidding?  It’s gonna […]


Ode to Emotional Support {And a Love Story Link-up}

by Edie Wadsworth on February 10, 2014


(photo via Life in Balance ) I started 2012 off with a bang.  And by that I mean, I had emergency surgery on my gallbladder.   I woke up on the morning of my birthday completely out of my head and asking for cookie cake.(So, in retrospect I guess I wasn’t completely out of my  head.) […]


The Fruits of Our Labor

by Edie Wadsworth on February 3, 2014


“All the ancient wisdom tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis […]


The Anatomy of a Snow Day in the South

by Edie Wadsworth on January 30, 2014


Yesterday morning I woke up to this.  Did I just wake up in Ireland or some such? Everywhere I looked yesterday morning was a sight for sore eyes. Have we been whisked away to Narnia?  Are we in heaven?  Is C.S. Lewis here somewhere smoking a pipe? It’s the only day of the year that […]



by Edie Wadsworth on January 28, 2014


There’s snow on the ground here this morning, but it probably won’t last the day.  The kids are home from school due to the “wintry mix” and we’re packing up all your goodies from the Instagram sale.  I’ve also  been planning and scheming behind the scenes on future content for the blog, so I’m hoping […]

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