Fall Mantels: I Like ’em Simple


I like simple and subtle transitions between seasons. September is early fall to me. I like to see the warm fall light pouring in on my books and apples on the mantel.  That was my mantel last September. While I love simple, my style … ** Read more **

4 Simple Steps to Creating the Home You Want {Timeless Advice}


(I'd take this house, wouldn't you?) I remember way back in the dark ages when I started this blog, I know I felt like I was going to embarrass myself or the people who had the money to decorate and remodel "the perfect way." I wasn't one of "those … ** Read more **

8 Tips for Bringing Fall to Your Home

Country Living Do know want to know what my secret is for no-fail entertaining on a fall evening? Come find out, I'm over at (in)courage today sharing a little inspiration for getting your home ready for fall. … ** Read more **

I’d love to take a nap here right now.

Southern Living 2010 Lousiana Idea House Oh yes. That couch makes me want to take a nap! All velvet and cozy?  Perfect for naps. This time of year I start thinking of trading in my white slipcovers in for brown velvet. Wouldn't it be awesome to have … ** Read more **

Do you have a maid? And other Q & A’s about open shelving


After cabinet doors were removed (**Kitchen has since been UPDATED!** See the open shelves I have now) I happen to love open shelves. They might not be for everyone, but they work for me. I am not in love with my kitchen, but even little updates … ** Read more **

Activity for Kids: Pirate Scavenger Hunt

pirate day activities for kids

Need a creative and frugal activity for kids this summer? Or maybe inspiration for a fun family night or summer birthday party? Why not have a scavenger hunt? That is what our family did a few weeks ago. My husband has always loved making a fun … ** Read more **