Well, I told you my 2013 felt different. I feel stirred. I feel the Holy Spirit leading me in a somewhat altered direction. I moved out of Homewood Antiques over the weekend and back to Vintage Interiors with my mom. I am only going to be selling Miss Mustard Seed’s paint and maybe a “feature” […]


Yay! We got snow!! We don’t see much of this around here, so needless to say, my kids were ecstatic to come home from school and play in it. By the time we got home, my azaleas were covered, and there were several inches of  good packing snow on the ground that is super fun […]


  I have literally been working on a shopping cart plug-in all day. I am not a programmer or even very proficient in HTML but there are a whole lot of great tutorials out there. I have also found a friend and programmer online that has helped me a little bit along the way. If […]


Another one bites the dust. I’ve been sitting, snuggling, sitting, snuggling……… all good things unless your baby girls feels like this. If she wasn’t in my lap, she’s been here most of the day. It took AK about 48 hours to get over this, so hopefully with lots of Vitamin C, essential oils and good […]


If I didn’t know that my God ordered each of my steps, if I didn’t know that all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, If I didn’t know that He had a plan and a purpose for my life…..this week would have totally […]


Good evening my sweet friends from the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World.   Abbie is celebrating her birthday here and we are getting our Christmas on at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. For some reason, I thought I would be able to blog here at night. Umm….. Not a chance. We have been […]


Happy, Happy Monday everyone! I am anxiously awaiting my issue of B-Metro Magazine today. I just saw the article for the feature of my friend Rachel’s home. I had the privilege of helping Rachel and my friend Paula Coldiron style her home for Christmas for the shoot. They were able to use a lot of […]


It’s always a whole lot a crazy around our house in November. November 2nd is our anniversary, November 4th, my husband’s birthday, the 12th my 5 year old’s birthday, the 15th my birthday, the 16th my mother in-laws, not to mention Thanksgiving, school parties etc etc…. Needless to say there was some serious celebrating last […]


My husband just got back from another hunting trip with his dad in South Dakota. My prize when he comes home is always pelts of beautiful feathers and some pheasant to cook. The feathers came at just the perfect time this year. I had the privilege of helping my friend Paula, and my friend Rachel, […]

WHAT A DAY…. { book winner}

Today our trip to the allergist turned everyone’s smile upside down around here. AK my oldest was fighting it all the way there. If any of you have ever had this done, you know how miserable it is. Bless her sweet heart is allergic to everything under the sun and her arms were on fire. […]


Today is an exciting day for my sweet friend Marian, aka, Miss Mustard Seed.   Her book, Inspired You: Letting God Breathe New Life Into Your Heart and Home has officially been released for purchase. I have the privilege of knowing Marian personally. She is every bit as Godly and as genuine as she comes […]

A Letter From Summer

I am sharing this with you in honor of my friend. She leaves behind an incredible legacy. For all of those who followed her story, prayed for her and loved and encouraged her family, even from afar, this letter is from Summer to you. “I Win” – the story written by Summer Kempfer This story […]

Some Catching Up and a Tribute to My Friend

Boy, I have been feeling so disconnected from you guys over the past few months. I feel like I have just not been totally here. Let me debrief you. I have had so much on my mind. We said good-bye to my sweet friend Summer in an emotional but joyful tribute to her life and […]

Summer Wins….and HE wins.

Summmer Sunshine Kempfer is in the arms of Jesus today. I will be forever changed by her unshakable faith, her friendship, her infectious smile and her love for Jesus even amongst the most difficult of circumstances. Please continue to pray for her precious family. Jeremy and the kids have a long hard road of recover […]

Road Trip { a simpler life}

The girls and I took off today with my friend Monique and her two girls down Highway 280 to visit a friend of hers that she had not seen in like 20 years. They had a sweet little reunion, I made a new friend and our kids had a BLAST. I have to tell you, […]

Burlap Bows Anybody?

Over the past couple of years, I have made bows out of burlap to sell in my booths over the holidays. They are always a big hit, and last year I shipped them all over the country. They are perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, making them wonderfully transitional. Actually, they could even move into wedding […]


I spent all day yesterday, well into the night pricing milk paint and pouring sample bags. This afternoon I was able to stock it at Homewood Antiques and it was SO fun watching it fill my little 1920’s cabinet. The packaging is nothing short of absolutely adorable and looks so cute in my space. I […]


We got home late last night from dinner with friends. I rounded the corner to the porch and found many happy boxes smiling at me. You would have thought I had just won the lottery. I was so excited to finally get it in my hands! It will take me a few days to process […]


I’m going to be really transparent here. My mind has been in so many other places and not one of those places has been decorating, painting or projects. I am still working, it is just a forced action right now instead of a delight and a joy. My heart has been so very heavy over […]


Happy Sunday! I got a VERY exciting email yesterday. My MILK PAINT HAS SHIPPED! Wahoo!! My tracking date for arrival is the 11th. It will take me a few days to get it processed into inventory and then it will be available for sale in my booth at Homewood Antiques. I am going to take […]

Mid Century Dresser and an Amazon Winner

Last week we had the privilege of having Appliances Online sponsor our new once a month link party. I enjoyed all of your links but lucky for Kelli at Little Cottage of Mine, she was the only person who followed the directions and reported back here! I also LOVED her link. Congrats Kelli, you get […]

Bella Rustica Part Two

As I told you yesterday, my favorite part of the Bella Rustica Barn Sale was enjoying the creative displays by each vendor. Here is a little more candy for the eye to get you pumped for next year if you missed it. Pictures speak a thousand words so I will just let them do the […]

Bella Rustica Pictures

Oh Boy what a weekend!! Friday morning, mom and I left for Pulaski, Tennessee for Bella Rustica’s 2nd annual barn sale. Although the air was thicker than an Alabama summer and I wore clothes like it was actually fall, the show was amazing and I could not get enough of the displays and creativity of […]

Restored It Wednesday and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Friends! Welcome to Restored It Wednesday! As I mentioned in a previous post, we are changing it up a little bit. Restored It Wednesday will only be held on the last Wednesday of each month and a theme will be rotated around. For those of you who hate change, (preachin’to the choir) I ask […]

Taxidermy , a Privet Bush and Restored It Wednesday Surprise

Look away all of you hunter haters, I pulled out one of my dad’s deer heads  this week for fall and Christmas decor.  Don’t worry, it’s not just for sport, we actually like the meat. If he gets a deer we ALWAYS have it processed and eat it, all of it. I love venison chili! […]