We got a light dusting of snow yesterday morning so the LOML, our two daughters, and I took a short and very chilly walk on the path behind our house. The view from our kitchen to our backyard and deck. Our front yard. A brave driver is on the road. The roads were very icy. Our house. The first of many snowballs being thrown! By the end of our walk Daughter #2's black jacket was practically all white!! The walkway that leads to the greenway. You can see there have been other brave … [Continue reading...]


Happy Friday Y'all!! Here in North Carolina, when there's a threat of snow, we take it very seriously! As we wait on what may be absolutely nothing but rain, I thought I'd inspire y'all with some beautiful snow pictures. Enjoy! Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source And the last two pictures I took about seven years ago when my family took a walk in our neighborhood after a snow storm. I hope if you're experiencing this snow storm, that … [Continue reading...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ~ Planned Projects on the blog

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! The New Year always brings with it hope for change, fresh, new beginnings. We just put away all our Christmas decorations. Does anyone else get tired of them? My house felt so cluttered and dirty after a month of tinsel and pine needles and garland. Now I walk through my newly cleaned, […]

[Continue reading...]


Hey Girls! (and Guys) I hope your Christmas was wonderful. I got to spend time with my sweet family and it doesn’t get much better than that! This year was full of projects and crafts that I just loved working on. 2016 PROJECT RECAP A WINTER WREATH I wanted something pretty and wintery for the windows […]

[Continue reading...]


Hey Y’all! I hope your Christmas was a wonderful one full of laughter, love, family, and lots of gifts! Our Christmas was a lot of fun! In our home, family gatherings always revolve around the food!! First, we had scrambled eggs with bacon and cheese inside a hash brown nest. It reminded me of the […]

[Continue reading...]


I have finally finished decorating my house for the holidays. Usually, I like to get the decorating done in a day. I can’t stand all the clutter of the boxes and the mess of all the tinsel and pine needles everywhere. But this year was different. I did a little bit at a time for […]

[Continue reading...]

20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp

I love trying new recipes. Especially if it includes shrimp and it’s easy to make! I found this on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Check her out! 20 Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp Ingredients 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 […]

[Continue reading...]


Here in NC, the weather is very gray today. Wet, cold, and gray! Since we were stuck in the house, I thought I’d get the girls to help me with one of my Christmas projects. A ‘JOY’ SIGN I had everything I needed in the house: A cabinet door The letters “J” and “Y” A […]

[Continue reading...]

A CHRISTMAS TREE ~ memories on every branch

We just put up our Christmas tree. As I sit staring at all the lights and each ornament, memories just race through my mind. I grew up with a faux silver Christmas tree and a spinning light sitting on the floor shining onto the tree to change the color of said tree from red to blue […]

[Continue reading...]


How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Ours was wonderful! A lot of family time, cooking, eating, laughing, playing. It was a wonderful time. Now that everyone is back to school or work, I thought I would get some Christmas projects done. The first project (of many running around in my head) was inspired by a Pinterest picture. […]

[Continue reading...]
%d bloggers like this: