Check out These cute Inexpensive gifts

Lov-E-thic With Christmas right around the corner it’s time to find some cute affordable brands to give to those we love.  I’m a big online shopper. I love to support local businesses, heck, I have my own business! However, my business, like many others these days can be supported online. Everyone who makes a purchase

DIY Christmas Frame Decor

A darling piece of DIY Christmas decor easy enough for anyone to make!

Cork Pumpkins

Lov-E-thic 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

5 Steps to Creating a DIY Succulent Pumpkin

Lov-E-thic 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!

$4 Halloween Wreath

Lov-E-thic $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

3 Steps to the CUTEST DIY Halloween Decor

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Painted Picture Frames Inspired by new Fall color Palette

Lov-E-thic 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!

10 Fall Activities to do with Children

Lov-E-thic 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.

Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath

Lov-E-thic 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

DIY Flower Pots

Lov-E-thic 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

A DIY Wreath For Any Occasion

Lov-E-thic 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

Crafts to get into the Fall spirit

Lov-E-thic 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

How a Dress can Inspire Your Appeal

Lov-E-thic 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

2 great years & 2 great parties

Lov-E-thic 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.

Fashion your style with some classics

Lov-E-thic 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

making memories into treasures

Lov-E-thic 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

Stop and Smell the Roses

Lov-E-thic 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

Love and freedom

Lov-E-thic 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.

keep your cake, I’m not eating it

Lov-E-thic “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

5 Netflix Gems

5 things on Netflix I’ve really enjoyed!

Convince me to cruise again

Lov-E-thic 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!

3 Resources & 3 Tools for Growers

Lov-E-thic 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.

cutting ties with depression

Lov-E-thic 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

5 kitchen appliances I can’t live without

Lov-E-thic 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

An Easter Gift that keeps on giving

Lov-E-thic 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:

Have you ever met one of your favorite authors?

Lov-E-thic #bellhooks #kentuckywritershalloffame #allaboutlove #loveethic #goodreads #loveethicforeverybody #mallorydublin 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.

5 tips for keeping your home tidy

Lov-E-thic 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

Why I Love Concrete Countertops

Lov-E-thic 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

3 DIY projects for Easter

Lov-E-thic I love to make things! What better time to craft then when a Holiday is near? People all over craft for their favorite holidays. What’s better about a piece of decor crafted by you or by someone you love? It’s unique to you (not like all of the store bought items everyone else has)

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

Lov-E-thic March 12, 2018 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

My hardships as a woman and what makes them better

Lov-E-thic 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

What a morning

Lov-E-thic 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

The Journey Begins

Lov-E-thic 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