From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Hello All -
My lovely little girls have decided to create their own glamping experience in our back yard.
Have you experienced glamping yet? 
All you have to do is take a look into cyber space to see the myriad of pictures out there. It is amazing and beautiful!! Glamping is all about glamorous camping. None of this sleeping on a hard, dirt floor stuff without any comforts of home.
I have not tried it yet, but some girlfriends and I are hoping to do it soon. I'll let you know how it is!

It's all about the glamour ladies!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summer Highlights

Hello Lovely People --
It's been a while since I gave you a tour of our snug, little cottage. We are happy to call it home. It may not be as big as we like, or be as new as we like, but we are thankful for its protection from the elements, and the space we have.
If you are anything like me you have a closet of seasonal decorating items that you pull out at various times of the year. In that "closet" (mine is four floor to ceiling shelves) I rotate vases and silk flowers and candles and urns, just to name a few. I like that stash! My sweet husband has come to understand that I am a "woman of variety." I need to change things up every so often. Maybe more than he prefers! HA!

Not long ago my friend Kandi and I took a fun trip to Ikea. I scored these awesome metal chairs below with the sunburst design. $10.99!! I wanted more, but they only had three. I'm lovin' the color that it brings to our sun room! 

Some things in summer never grow old! Like my favorite spot to relax and unwind. The birds that fly over head and the rabbits and squirrels that scamper happily through the yard, hardly notice the peaceful lull of the hammock. It's a fun place to listen and watch nature all around me while I enjoy a good book.

I hope you enjoyed summer too!
 There's nothing like my husband's home made ice cream! Every year we wait in anticipation for when he is going to spoil us with some. It is soooo worth the wait! YUM!

I hope you have enjoyed your look around! Not sure how I will decorate for Fall yet. What ideas do you have? 
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Musings

Happy August, Friends!
Yesterday, I had a summer-is-almost-over awakening! Even though I had flipped the calendar into August just a few days before, the thought jolted me. I AM NOT READY!
Are you ready?
One of our favorite ways to spend summer is swim. My husband loves playing with the girls in the pool. It's always so much fun when they can "carry" him in the water. 
So many giggles go into that. 
What has filled your summer days? 
We've also been blessed to have two extra kiddos with us this summer. A previous co-worker contacted me at the end of the school year to see if I would watch her kiddos for the summer months. It works out that they are the same age as my two. They've had a built in play date for the warm months.

That has brought much fun and laughter as the kids run around chasing each other, throwing water balloons, swimming and doing crazy-fun kid stuff.

I hope you experience some laughter and fun before August leads us into September. I'm trying to sponge up every bit of sunshine and fun I can.