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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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If you’re reading this…

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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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Built-In Bunk Beds {Making Plans for Adam and Eli’s Room}

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So there is MAJOR stuff going on around our house right now.  Not only are we renovating our house, but we are planning a makeover for a wonderful family in Tennessee next week! We are crazy busy, but super excited because all of the stuff we … { Read More }


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Heading to Nashville for a Spring Makeover with Lowe’s!

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Guess what?! In one week, Cy, Jonathan, Luke, and I are headed down to Nashville to complete a Spring Makeover with Lowe's! We are super excited to work together as a family on this project.   Jonathan and Luke are amazing helpers and … { Read More }


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My Open Shelf Addiction

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I was writing an article for Ebay, and I realized that I have a real-life addiction to open shelves.   Like, I knew that I loved them, but I didn't realize how long I have been making them and using them in my houses until I started looking … { Read More }


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Front Porch Inspiration

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Hey friends! Just popping in to say that I am knee-deep in projects and my head is a spinnin'! I don't know if I'm comin' or goin' Just to give you an idea, here is my to-do list... 1.  Complete front porch. 2.  Gut the … { Read More }


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We’ve Started Building our New Front Porch!

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Happy May!  Can you believe it is already MAY?!!!  Oh my goodness, where does the time go?   This weekend in Kentucky, the weather was spectacular!!  We got a lot of work done on our new front porch!  I cannot WAIT to get … { Read More }


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Cottage of the Month Feature!

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Happy Friday, friends! I just wanted to share something exciting with you.  Well, it is exciting to me! Today, my home is being featured as the Cottage of the Month at The Old Panted Cottage!   This is a huge honor for me … { Read More }


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Building a Raised Garden Bed

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Hey friends! I have a project coming up that I am super excited about!   My boys and I are making some raised garden beds!   (Ours will not look as good as the ones above, but a girl can dream, right?) Thankfully, we are … { Read More }


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