She’s Home!!


Oh good golly, y'all! What a whirlwind of a week!  Our sweet little girl is here! It is hard to believe that the sweet little face we saw on the computer screen in February is actually sleeping in her bed at night in our … { Read More }

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Celebrating the 4th! {In My Own Style}

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Hey friends!   Well , we got our sweet little girl on Sunday, and let's just say that we are all totally smitten with her, especially Cy.  :)  She already has him wrapped around her finger! I can't show you her face online, but I can … { Read More }

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Spray Dyed T-shirts Tutorial!! {Pretty Handy Girl}

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We are back for another SUMMER SPECTACULAR  guest post!  Today I am featuring my sweet blog friend, Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl!  I love Brit!  We met through blogging about 5 years ago, and she is a rockstar in my eyes. … { Read More }

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We meet our girl today!

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Today is THE DAY!    And I am dying over here! Today we will meet our sweet little girl! She is currently traveling a 14 hour trip from Eastern Europe to the states.  We will be picking her up at the airport.  We have … { Read More }

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Patriotic Centerpiece {Southern Hospitality!}


Hey friends!   I am so excited to have my sweet, dear friend, Rhoda here on my blog today!  Rhoda holds a special place in my heart because she was one of my mom's favorite bloggers, and one of the first bloggers that my mom told me to … { Read More }

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DIY Patriotic Decor {The Golden Sycamore}

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I am so excited about my next guest poster!  I have never met Allison in person, but I have loved her blog for a while now.  She has the best ideas and her pictures just make me smile!  Let's give her a big Beneath My Heart … { Read More }

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It’s a Summer Spectacular!! {The Lettered Cottage}

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Summer Mantel | The Lettered Cottage

Welcome to my Summer Spectacular series!! I have an amazing line up of some ROCKSTAR bloggers that will be sharing their favorite summer projects with us! First up is my bestie, Layla, from The Lettered Cottage! Layla and I met at a blog … { Read More }

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My “really” Dad

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Our pastor shared this video in church this morning, and I had to share it with you in case you hadn't see it yet.  It really hit home with me because in ONE WEEK, we will be hosting a father-less little girl in our home.  I can't imagine … { Read More }

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Two FUN Announcements!

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Hey, hey! I hope you have had a good week!  We have had a hot and steamy one.  This weekend the tropical storm from Texas is finally making its way into the Bluegrass.  It's going to be a very wet Saturday for us.   But that is … { Read More }

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Our New Entryway Update!

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Hey friends!   I wanted to give you a quick update on our new entryway.  I have been giving little sneak peeks of our front porch makeover, but what you may have not realized is that building our new front porch has create a new entry … { Read More }

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Lowe’s Spring Makeover REVEALS!


I am so excited to be participating in the Lowe's Spring Makeover Reveal Tour! You guys are going to be blown away with these makeovers!  Seriously, I think my jaw dropped on each one of them!!!  Lowe's rounded up a team of … { Read More }

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How to Build a Window Box

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I wanted to share another project we completed during the Lowe's Home Makeover in Nashville last month! I have always loved the look of window boxes! So I was thrilled to hear that our homeowners in Nashville wanted window boxes on their … { Read More }

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Jonathan’s Performances at the Pennington Festival

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This past weekend, Jonathan, Luke and I headed down to Princeton, Kentucky for the Pennington Folk Music Festival. He got a fresh new haircut for the occasion.  :)  (He had been trying to let his hair grow out, and it was driving … { Read More }

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How to Build a Raised Bed Garden


In the four years we have lived in this house, I have always wanted a vegetable garden.  Like really, really, reeeeally wanted one. In our previous home, my dad and I planted a beautiful big garden, and we watched it grow in anticipation of … { Read More }

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Dude, We have PINK in our house!

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So, we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get a ton of projects completed on our house before our host daughter arrives! Now, do we HAVE to get these projects finished before she comes?   No.  Not … { Read More }

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How to Build Board and Batten Shutters


Yesterday, I shared the Lowe's Exterior Makeover Reveal with you, and today I wanted to show you how we made the board and batten shutters.   We had the most amazing team of Lowe's volunteers to help with the makeover! They helped … { Read More }

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Lowe’s Home Exterior Makeover Reveal


Y'all, I am BEYOND excited to show you the exterior home makeover that Cy and I did with Lowe's last week near Nashville, Tennessee.    Cy and I LOVE a good makeover, and this one made a HUGE difference in the exterior of a home. Now … { Read More }

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Pretties and Smell Goods!


Hey friends! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!   Wednesday was the boys' last day of school, so summer has officially started!  Woohoo!!  :)   With the boys home everyday, things can get a little messy … { Read More }

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The Boys military

Today is a day that we remember the brave men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.  It is a sobering day.   Many people just see it as a day off of work or a day to have a cook out and spend time with family.  Those … { Read More }

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Wow! What a Week!

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Y'all, I am just checking in to let you know that I am still alive!   This past week has been a COMPLETE whirlwind! Cy, Jonathan, Luke, and I were in Tennessee most of the week working on a home spring makeover with Lowe's! I had … { Read More }

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