Seven Simple Secrets of Motherhood
I was blessed with an amazing mother. Here are seven lessons that I learned from her!
Our girl's road trip included a visit to the Pioneer Woman's Mercantile, antique shopping, and the Jonas Brother's concert!
“Don’t ever underestimate the impact that you may have on someone else’s life.” Anonymous Larger Than Life: In honor of Father's Day, I would like to tell you about one of the people who has made a lasting impact in my life...my father. There is no denying that my father has led a life of distinction. He is a former CEO, chemist, professor, naval officer, star athlete, author, the list goes on... The greatest thing about my father, though, is that he is one of the most humbl
If you're like me, there are few things that thrill me as much as the idea of spending a HOT, Texas summer's day (or a part of a day) getting "lost in time" wandering through an 18,000 square foot AIR CONDITIONED antique mall. The Cedar Chest Antique Mall in McGregor, Texas is the place to do just that! I decided to write this post due to the tremendous interest that one of my recent posts generated. In that post, I focused on the idea of spending the day visiting the Cedar
While many of us would love to be able to afford to have our homes designed and decorated by professional interior decorators, the truth is, that for most of us, that is just not possible. I would argue that a home that is decorated by YOU with the things that YOU love, and in a style that is YOURS is best! Be Yourself! It's YOUR home! Do what makes YOU happy! It is my personal belief that it is important to live a life that makes YOU happy! Our choices shouldn't be dicta
For fans of antiques and vintage treasures, Blue Bell ice cream, and Chip and Joanna Gaines... I have some news for you! You can spend a day experiencing all three in Central Texas! Central Texas offers some outstanding shopping opportunities for those who love vintage and antique finds! One fun option for a day trip spent shopping and dining is an easy drive to McGregor, Texas. Cedar Chest Antique Mall and More: The Cedar Chest Antique Mall is an 18,000 square foot indoor
According to an article that I just read from the February edition of Better Homes and Gardens magazine, two of the newest decorating trends for 2019 are my favorites... greens and florals! I generally don't follow the latest decorating trends for my own home. I tend to decorate in a way that makes me happy and comfortable. I will admit, though, that I'm happy to see that two of my favorite things are considered to be "stylish and trendy," if only for a little while. Green
A "she shed" is a getaway/hideaway for females. I guess you could describe it as being similar to a "man cave," but for girls! It is a place where you can relax and do whatever strikes your fancy...read, paint, create, write, reflect, nap...you name it! The best thing about it is that it is all yours. It reflects your personality and interests. Possibilities: If you google "she sheds" you can find endless ideas and possibilities. Some possible locations for your own pers
On my mother's headstone are engraved three simple but important words: Live-Laugh-Love. These words were my mother's favorite quote, and they embody everything you needed to know about her. Those three words describe her life perfectly! Mother's Day is right around the corner, and I want to tell you about the person who shaped me into the person that I am today. Live: Oh, how that woman LIVED!! She lived joyfully, simply, gratefully, and with determination and grit. My
We love using vintage finds outdoors! While the vintage garden look isn't for everyone, it is perfect for people who prefer a more relaxed, country, or cottage styled garden. Possible Items to Add to Create a Vintage Styled Garden: Galvanized tubs Metal watering cans Wind vanes Wind chimes Pots and planters Wall thermometers Statues or other figural objects Washtubs Wheelbarrows Gardening tools Iron or metal gates/ fencing Birdbaths Birdcages Birdhouses The possibilities are