ENTERING A NEW STAGE ~ Goodbye swing set

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Being in this club called parenting, we are all in a constant state of transition. From newborn and all the wonders and stresses that brings along, to toddler and constantly on the move, safety is a big factor. As the child becomes more independent, tantrums and "I'll do it myself" are frequently experienced. Beginning school and losing some of the control of our child's life, to teenage years when control seems completely out the window but more important than ever. Then you hit Senior year in … [Continue reading...]

A HALLWAY WITH PERSONALITY ~ and a little board & batten

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How was your 4th of July? The LOML had a four day weekend and all but one of the kids was home for the summer so we had lots of family time planned. Barbecuing baby back ribs, shrimp and pineapple kabobs, corn on the cob, pasta salad, fruit salad. Along with all the fun, we got a little work done on our upstairs hallway. Here's what it looks like right now.... BORING!!!!! I wrote about our plans for the boring hallway in January of this year. Take a peek. Our first step is hanging the … [Continue reading...]

BEAUTIFUL CHARLESTON ~ Day 2

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Charleston is such a beautiful city so full of history and character. If you missed mine and my best friend’s first day excursions in Charleston read here. I think I forgot to tell you guys that Boone-Hall Plantation was the sight of some famous movie scenes. Do I have any “North and South” or “The […]

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BEAUTIFUL CHARLESTON ~ and a beautiful friendship

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This weekend I had the honor of celebrating my longest and dearest friend’s 50th birthday. Appropriately, my friend (I’ll call her Miss L) is one of the most beautiful souls I know and we celebrated her special day in one of the most beautiful cities. My dear sweet tired friend worked the night shift Thursday night, […]

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MAKING THE OUTSIDE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

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We did some gardening outside recently. Remember the pallet fence we built around our air conditioning unit last year? We tried to replant some bushes from the front of our house to around the fence. They didn’t like that very much so they died. This spring I wanted to find a flowering bush that would add […]

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EASTER MANTEL

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I know I’m a little late…what else is new? I feel like I’m always a day late and a dollar short lately. I want to share my Easter mantel with you today. I always have fun decorating my mantel. I went so long without a mantel so I really appreciate the space now. I didn’t […]

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CLUTTER VS. SWEET MEMORIES

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There are days when I wish my home looked like the magazine perfect pictures I see all through blogland! For the last twenty five years, I have had either babies/toddlers, messy teenagers, or puppies who are in the process of being house trained. That being said, I have always had makeshift diaper-changing areas, toys, books, […]

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INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION ~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! Some green inspiration for your weekend! ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORDS OF INSPIRATION ST. PATRICK’S DAY KID’S SNACK INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY DESSERT INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREAKFAST INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY DESSERT INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY WREATH INSPIRATION Source ST. PATRICK’S DAY CRAFT INSPIRATION Source ST. […]

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INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION #19 ~ It’s feeling like Spring!

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I don’t want to jinx it but it’s feeling a little like spring here in NC. I love being able to go outside without boots and a jacket! Since it’s feeling like Spring, I’m going to  share some Spring  INSPIRATION PINSPIRATION Spring Craft Inspiration Source Spring Colors Inspiration Source Spring Outfit Inspiration Source Spring Saying […]

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CHINESE NEW YEAR AND SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

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Happy Chinese New Year!! And for all you sports lovers…. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  The LOML (Love of My Life) is Chinese so we’re serving a big Chinese/American lunch consisting of Beer Can Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Beef Lo Mein. YUMMY!! My mouth is watering just typing it! In the Chinese culture, certain foods  symbolize a sentiment. […]

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