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Our latest comings and goings…..

I’m sneaking in a post because I’m very chatty and since my blog has recently been taken over by the 12 Days of Christmas {which I am thoroughly enjoying, BTW}, I haven’t gotten all my words and pictures out lately. Steve was off work last Friday so we took the girls to lunch at the […] Read more…

Do-Si-Do

My best friend from high school celebrated her 40th birthday this weekend. Shawna (shown middle) also happens to be my sister’s (shown on your left) sister in law. I know, I know. But it’s the south, remember? And how did she celebrate this milestone, you ask? With a real life ho-down square dance —–in a […] Read more…

How to Enjoy Carving Pumpkins with Small Children

In my naivete’ as a young mother (many years ago), I would often save the pumpkin carving for Halloween night. Because small children jacked up on chocolate in layers of netting and green paint isn’t stressful enough. I’ve since learned that pumpkin carving can be enjoyable—–under the right circumstances. ::And here are those circumstances:: You […] Read more…

A Field Trip with Savannah

Savannah (Steve’s beautiful 25 year old, actress/model, MAC make up artist—with a degree in political science– daughter) is visiting this week. She’s so much fun to be with and the girls and I are in heaven, having her here to teach us all about makeup, clothing trends, and the craziness of pop culture. She is […] Read more…

Happy House Guests and a Recipe

Come on in y’all! When you’re having company, make an effort to make the entrance of your house inviting.I love creative tablescapes and this time of year, the possibilities are endless. Natural elements like pumpkins and hay make for visual interest.And what fun we had sitting around the table when Savannah arrived. We can’t wait […] Read more…

Weekend Warriors

One thing we know how to do here at our house is fully take advantage of a rainy weekend. And for those of you who thought our craft studio was gonna be just another pretty place to sit, I give you felted flower pins!!!! The girls and I trudged into Goodwill in the pouring rain […] Read more…