Where to Find the Best Wrapping Paper this Holiday Season

Check out all of these fabulous wrapping papers that will make all of your gifts stand out this Holiday Season!

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Sweater Trends for 2018

Check out these adorable AND affordable sweater trends for winter 2018!

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How to Make These Leaf dishes in 5 Easy Steps

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Santa Cruz to San Fransisco

Before San Fransisco was Santa Cruz

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One year of marriage landed us on the West Coast

Road trip from San Francisco to Big Sur to Moonstone Beach and everything in between

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DIY Felt Pine Trees

 

DIY Felt Pine Trees

Between a few things from The Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart and some sticks in the yard I created these adorable Felt Pine Trees for some wintery home decor this season!

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Dollar Tree Succulent Globes

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Easy DIY Santa Wreath

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Easy DIY Santa Wreath

You only need 3 materials and 2 crafting supplies for this super cute and super easy Santa wreath!

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Check out These cute Inexpensive gifts

With Christmas right around the corner it’s time to find some cute affordable brands to give to those we love.

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DIY Christmas Frame Decor

DIY CHRISTMAS FRAME

Everyone has begged and begged me to bring on the Christmas crafts! I do not like to rush things and it’s not even Halloween yet! However, y’all’ve done it, you’ve worn me down. I decided to kick off my series of Christmas crafts with this DIY Christmas frame. Now that I’ve made one I am planning on doing a video tutorial for the next one so you guys can see it all in action. Continue reading “DIY Christmas Frame Decor”

Cork Pumpkins

Cork Pumpkins

So, I stumbled upon a great deal of corks at my family’s antique store not to long ago. I had no idea what  I was going to use them for but I figured they would come in some kind of crafty use some time or another. As I’ve been blogging about Fall crafts and home decor recently I remembered I had 100’s of corks! I decided to make some pumpkins! Now If you are one of those wine drinkers who is always saving the wine corks, this is the perfect fall craft for you!

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5 Steps to Creating a DIY Succulent Pumpkin

DIY Succulent Pumpkin

This is another one of my Dollar Tree crafts! I love the Fall season and Halloween so of course I can’t stop won’t stop with the fall crafts and DIY Fall decor! Read More

$4 Halloween Wreath

$4 halloween Wreath

I’m at it again with my Dollar Tree finds! I have an old window hanging in my dinning room, I keep a boxwood wreath hanging on it most of the time but during a holiday I obviously like to switch the boxwood wreath for something more festive. I didn’t have one for Halloween until I was at the Dollar Tree the other day and an idea sparked after browsing their Halloween accessories. Read More

3 Steps to the CUTEST DIY Halloween Decor

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Painted Picture Frames Inspired by new Fall color Palette

Painted Picture Frames with New Paint Colors Inspired by the Season

So I went to Hobby Lobby last week to pick up some new Fall paint colors!
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10 Fall Activities to do with Children

10 Fall Activities to do with Children

The Fall season is a busy time for a lot of people, especially people with children. School has started back, football and other school activities begin, homework is the new nightly struggle, and all the other countless obligations are back in full swing.
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Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath

Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath

I love the Dollar Tree! I don’t care how much money I’m ever worth, I will always be a loyal shopper to the Dollar Tree! You can get some of the best deals on craft supply’s and I can honestly say I own a fair amount of decor for every holiday from the Dollar Tree! I mean EVERYTHING is a dollar, you can’t beat it! Read More

DIY Flower Pots

Flower pots are expensive! The only affordable ones are the good old terra-cotta ones that I assume most people have somewhere laying around their house. I did. Even though it’s the time of year most flower pots and gardening essentials are on sale I fought the urge to head out and buy new ones and opted for a DIY project instead. Read More

A DIY Wreath For Any Occasion

A DIY wreath for any occasion that can be done a 100 different ways!

Are wreaths even still a thing? Are they even cool? I wouldn’t even know the popularity status of wreaths because I’m from the south and round here everybody’s got a wreath on every door! It’s more like who can craft the cutest one. Read More

Crafts to get into the Fall spirit

Fall is my favorite season! My Birthday is in October, the weather is ideal and fall clothes are my favorite! Although, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is because I’m always crafting something up for the current season. Even though it’s the beginning of September and technically fall isn’t official until September 22nd I just couldn’t wait to begin celebrating the fall season with a couple crafty projects! Read More

How a Dress can Inspire Your Appeal

I went to a childhood friend’s wedding over the weekend. The wedding was a beautiful set up on my friend, the groom, Matt’s father’s family farm. The heat was up but so was the fun. Surrounded by old friends from high school and college It was good to celebrate Matt, his new wife, Erica and introduce my husband to several old friends. Read More

2 great years & 2 great parties

And just like that,Rollins is 2.

Rollins is my youngest and 4th nephew, the son of my youngest sister. He was claimed by the world and by many hearts on August 28th 2016- I was there beside my sister the moment he was born. I have never seen anything so beautiful.

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Fashion your style with some classics

I have been obsessed with fashion since I can remember. When I was younger there was no question who had the best dressed barbies in my hood. I had store bought barbie clothes, ones my Nana had made for my mother’s barbies when she was young, and ones crafted by my Nana per my request. I was picky about my own style, too. My mom swears I wore nothing but dresses until almost 2nd grade and you better believe I always had a purse and matching accessories for every ensemble. Read More

making memories into treasures

Our family lost Aunt Pam last October. She left behind her mother, 2 sons, one daughter-In law and 3 grandchildren; 2 boys and a little girl. Aunt Pam loved her family more than anything in this world and she was definitely loved by them. Aunt Pam was so loved,not only by her family, by everyone’s life she touched throughout her short life. Taken from us way too soon I hope everyone who shared love for Pam also shares memories of her love for her children, her grandchildren, her family, her sweet mother, the lake, summertime, baseball, Mayfield Cardinal Football, the beach, God, Christmas, her dogs and the many friends she adored throughout her lifetime. Read More

Stop and Smell the Roses

Sometimes stopping and smelling the roses seems like it’s not option for most of us. We’re all busy, with kids, pets, work, our spouse, our parents, our grandparents or just life in general. Some of us are just bad at time management, period. Yet, despite all of our crazy lives, stopping and smelling the roses is just damn right important. Taking a minute or two to stop, take in, and enjoy all the wonder that surrounds us is best for our souls. Read More

Love and freedom

I want to share a link that leads to a short reading I admire when it comes to politics and especially hits home during something as hurtful as the current situation at the border right now. This link is from the UU College of Social Justice and was written by one of hero’s, Dr. bell hooks. Please click the link below and become inspired by a love ethic. Read More

keep your cake, I’m not eating it

“Embracing love ethic means that we utilize all dimensions of love– “care, commitment, trust, responsibility, respect and knowledge”– in our everyday lives.” -bell hooks

I already had my doubts about cake artist, Jack Phillips when I heard he refused to create a cake for a gay couple back in 2012. I’m part of an entire family of business owners, that being said, I can’t even begin to express the humility I’d hide behind if any of them refused service to someone based on discriminatory acuities. And yes, my family is religious. Read More

5 Netflix Gems

Almost everyone has Netflix nowadays. We’ve all browsed through the thousands of series, movies and documentaries Netflix has to offer, yet we all still want suggestions on which ones are the best. Read More

Convince me to cruise again

So many people scream about their love for going on cruises. It’s so inexpensive! It’s all you can eat and the food is amazing! The excursions at your destination are so fun! It’s the life, the ideal vacation! Read More

3 Resources & 3 Tools for Growers

3 Resources & 3 Tools for Growers

Those who garden have happier lives. I’ve always loved flowers, plants and even trees. When I was a little girl I spent countless hours in the yard with my mother while she worked on her landscaping. Read More

cutting ties with depression

Cutting ties with depression is very different and unique to each person who experiences it. Some never claim defeat over depression and live with it forever. In sharing my own experience , I would like to express my mindfulness in knowing some experience greater difficulties without support while enduring depression. My journey was difficult for me and I am mindful other’s journeys are as well. With respect and love to all others fighting the battle of depression, here’s mine: Read More

5 kitchen appliances I can’t live without

March 20, 2018

We all have special things in our kitchens we use on a daily basis. The idea of not having our most frequented appliances is quite comforting, it is for me, anyway. I wanted to share 5 appliances that I use quite often and offer the resources for you to own them too, if you’re in the market for some new kitchen swag. I would also like to hear what you can’t live without in your kitchen. Maybe there is something out there I would love to have but I just don’t know about it? Let me know what you think. Ask me any questions you might have, as well! Read More

An Easter Gift that keeps on giving


Want to give an Easter gift that keeps on giving? So does John Oliver! Click the Image below to purchase this bestselling children’s book. Not only will you gift a child with an adorable story 2  adorable bunnies, the proceeds from your purchase will go to the following: Read More

Have you ever met one of your favorite authors?

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Back in January I traveled to Lexington, Kentucky where I got to meet one of my favorite authors, Dr. bell hooks. She was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on January 31st at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Read More

5 tips for keeping your home tidy

March 19, 2018

We are all too accustomed with the struggles of keeping our living space tidy. Whether it’s the unavoidable dirt that surrounds our belongings no matter how often we dust, the toothpaste and hair that collects on our bathroom sinks, counter tops and cabinet doors (for some reason, those of us with children in our homes know toothpaste can actually end up in the most unlikely places), and whether you have kids or not, we’re all too familiar with the cluttered look any single room can acquire out of nowhere. Read More

Why I Love Concrete Countertops

March 14, 2018

The new craze in home renovations, what is it? Concrete counter tops, of course! They are perfect for the person who loves the farmhouse look, the one who seeks more of the modern farmhouse vibe, and for the those who desire a more modern appeal, they work for you, too! You can get concrete counter tops in several different shades and what really gives them the look you desire is the edge you choose. Read More

3 DIY projects for Easter

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4 Questions I’m asked most from Bride’s to be

March 12, 2018

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I just got married in October of 2017. I have been happily married ever since however, my husband I are still paying for our wedding. Did my parents pay for my wedding? Yes, they contributed (a great deal actually). But the truth of the matter is, I, along with my parents had no idea everything “wedding” costed a small fortune. Read More

My hardships as a woman and what makes them better

March 8, 2018 International Women’s Day

What better day to share my womanhood struggles and what makes them better? International Women’s Day has been recognized on March 8th in every country since the early 1900’s. It honors the continuous movement for women’s rights. There are numerous social issues women face, even today, in every single country on the planet. Even living in what some call the best country in the world also known as the land of the free, as an American woman, I feel oppressed every single day. Read More

What a morning

Wednesday March 7th 2018

This morning I already have my car in the shop. Seems as though I need a new oxygen sensor. get this…I took it in last week to the dealership where I bought my car and they wanted $120 dollars to do a diagnostic test on it (you know the thing you can go to Auto Zone and get for FREE)! I told them no thanks and actually went to Auto Zone and got the free diagnostic test they have. That’s when I learned an oxygen senor was most likely my problem. The dealership quoted the fix at $800 however Read More

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I have wanted to start a blog for a long time. There are so many things to blog about. I love to paint, do diy projects, travel, discover new things, garden, hike, read books, spend time with people I love and numerous other things I am excited to share my experiences about! I also do the not so fun things like cleaning and laundry. And I experience the not so fun things in life too, like death, debt, my car breaks down sometimes, the hard parts of marriage (even though most parts of marriage are really great) and these experiences are worth sharing too! Read More