DIY: time zone clocks

not everyone is lucky enough to be as jetset as we are. with Spy’s work trips taking him across the globe for sometimes weeks at a time, it’s tough enough to keep up with where he is, much less whether it’s a good time to call. so when our kitchen clock died recently, i had…

turkeys and pumpkins and printables, oh my!

i LOVE Thanksgiving. the minute Halloween was done last weekend, i tore down all the spiderwebs and creepy stuff and started getting psyched about having a homeful of people i love in a few weeks. my mom, father-in-law and sister-in-law will all be visiting with us for the holiday. it’s the first time we’ve ever…

Writing 101: the space to write

for Day 6 (i know. that was a really long time ago), we were asked to describe the place where we write. i’m not quite done with it, but am at a place with my office make-over that i felt like it was finally ready to write this post and have some pictures to share!…

fall is for nesting: 3 home projects for the season

every year, when the calendar turns to September, my focus turns from working on my tan to working on my surroundings. i think there’s some primal instinct that kicks in and knows in a couple months, i’ll be spending much more time inside, so i better make my home someplace i’ll really enjoy being during…

Friday favorites: Labor Day edition

soooo looking forward to the long weekend! who’s with me?? the beginning of September always gets me energized to get things organized and (re)start some good new habits. to that end, i have a huge to-do list to tackle over the next 3 days, but instead of feeling overwhelmed i’m excited! here are a few…

Friday favorites: into the woods!

in just a few hours, we’ll be heading to Tugaloo State Park with 4 other families for the weekend. 9 adults, 10 kids (omg, how did we get outnumbered??), 4 yurts and 2 pontoon boats for 2 nights of unlimited fun. we are so excited! the other 4 families are all neighbors or former neighbors….

Easter booty

with Easter less than 3 weeks away, i’m thrilled to announce that i am planning absolutely zero crafting, cooking or decorating projects to commemorate the holiday. not a single dyed egg, cute basket or bunny cake for me this year. to tell the truth, i think i’m still not over the whole cakepops ordeal from Valentine’s Day. but…

February first: XO!

whoa. what a thing today. for real. Spy is gone, so there is all kinds of crazy single mommy/girl time goin’ on around here, plus it is rainy and grey. i used it all as an excuse for 2 things. first, we are seriously knocking out some of the Valentine’s projects from that Pinterest board…

it’s a heart-shaped world

i feel like such a season pusher here. it isn’t even February yet and i’m already posting about Valentine’s Day. personally, i think Valentine’s Day is a commercialized load of well crap fraught with unrealistic expectations and inevitable disappointments (thanks Hollywood and Madison Avenue). that said, there are so many completely cute things to make (and eat)! with…

Friday favorites: holiday decorating edition

happy Friday, y’all! did this full week after the holiday seem almost impossible to anyone else? gaahhh . . . anyhoo, we don’t get our tree until tomorrow and the rest of the weekend will be consumed with doing all our decorating indoors and out. however, we did something different this year and started putting up some of the…

Blogtober14: my funniest childhood memory

a’ight, y’all. in all seriousness. the funniest thing about this post is how absolutely freakin’ absurd it is. could anybody please just give this old lady a break here? i can barely remember what i ate for dinner tonight, much less shit that happened literally decades ago. i mean . . . i am lucky…

Blogtober14: best Halloween memory

i’ve never been much on #TBT, mainly because i’m way too lazy to dig up old pix, scan ’em and post ’em. gaah. that exhausts me just typing it. also, i truly do prefer looking forward over looking back. and also, i’m old. so my memory is fading. truth. i did just look through some…