Favorite Pins Friday!

March 21, 2014 AT 4:26 pm 2 Comments
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Hey Friends! I hope you had a great week! I am enjoying some great time with my sweet boys.  Check out these instagram photos… Cy and I were being silly and had no idea Luke was behind us! You can follow me on instagram here:  … { Read More }

5 Year Blogiversary!

March 20, 2014 AT 7:24 pm 46 Comments

On this day, five years ago, I wrote my very first blog post. It was an unforgettable post.  Life changing, really.  So good, in fact, I have to share it with you now… March 20, 2009 Hello! I’ve decided to be a blogger. Mainly because I … { Read More }

Kentucky Opry Time! {and a song from Jonathan}

March 19, 2014 AT 10:09 am 10 Comments

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time for the Talent Search at the Kentucky Opry. This is the third year that Jonathan has participated, and let me just say that this has become one of my favorite times of the year. Mainly because of … { Read More }


March 18, 2014 AT 7:01 am 3 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.  Hey Friends! I wanted to quickly share something with you that I thought you might be interested in. It is an easy … { Read More }

The Lobby Project

March 16, 2014 AT 10:14 pm 14 Comments

Our church is trying to fix up our back lobby area because it is currently being unused.  We thought it would be fun to have a little sitting area for a coffee station.  A place for people to sit and relax and fellowship together. I was asked to … { Read More }

Sunday Encouragement

March 16, 2014 AT 8:58 am 8 Comments
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Happy Sunday, friends! I love talking to you each Sunday, and I spend time each week thinking about what I can say to encourage you. But the truth is, my words are empty if they do not contain the life-giving truth of God’s word. I can tell … { Read More }

Favorite Pins Friday

March 13, 2014 AT 6:35 pm 3 Comments

It’s Friiiiiiiiii-day!  Whoop! I hope you have had a good week! Mine was good, but the weather was crazy!  Seventies on one day and snow showers the next.  Crazy!  Here are my favorite pins from Pinterest this … { Read More }

Little Things Make Me Happy

March 11, 2014 AT 12:13 pm 9 Comments

Don’t you love when you find little things that just make you smile? I found two little items at a local antique {junk} store that made me so happy. The first thing I found was the antique camping lamp for Luke’s industrial shelving in his … { Read More }

Traci’s Buzzer Beater Brownie Sundaes!

March 10, 2014 AT 12:00 pm 8 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. We are going to talk about two important things today…Chocolate and Basketball. I love watching the basketball games during college … { Read More }

Sunday Encouragement

March 9, 2014 AT 10:08 am 12 Comments

This week I saw the most beautiful quote on one of my favorite blogs, Craftberrybush.  {www.craftberrybush.com) This quote made me think of my mom and all the "moments" I had with her.  And how those moments are now just memories. And how much … { Read More }

Favorite Pins Friday

March 7, 2014 AT 7:02 pm 5 Comments

Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you had a great day today.  I am posting kind of late.  This morning, I woke up not feeling 100%.  I think I have a head cold.  Hopefully, it doesn’t get any worse, but I am going to bed early tonight!  We are … { Read More }

Painted Leather Office Chair {Radiant Orchid}

March 6, 2014 AT 2:55 pm 22 Comments

Hello, friends! I just wanted to pop in and show you my new, painted leather, office chair! Eli said it looks like a pink race car! I’ll take that! This little chair has been transformed more than once. I got it several years ago … { Read More }

I’m going to California with my Sister! {and StitchFix!}

March 5, 2014 AT 9:14 am 27 Comments

Y’all, I am so stinkin’ excited about something!  I’ve been dying to tell you!! In three short weeks, my sister and I will be headed to San Francisco, California! {Notice who is Grannie in the picture.  hee.hee} Yep.  My sister, who is … { Read More }

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup {copycat}

March 3, 2014 AT 9:15 am 6 Comments

Hello to all my friends at Beneath my Heart! It's Ruthie from Whats Cooking with Ruthie and I'm so happy to be back... I love sharing some of the yummy cooking that comes out of my kitchen with y'all each month. Spring is that crazy time of … { Read More }

Sunday Encouragement

March 2, 2014 AT 9:57 am 11 Comments

So I was thinking of you this morning and wondering what I could share that would be an encouragement to you. And this is the verse that came to my mind… The reason this verse came to my mind is because so many times we think that we’ve … { Read More }

Favorite Pins Friday!

February 27, 2014 AT 9:22 pm 8 Comments

Hello, sweet friends!  I hope you have had a good week.  I’ll be honest.  God gave me such a sweet, peaceful week this week, and I am so grateful.  I got a ton of things done around the house that needed to be done, and He put a wonderful joy in my … { Read More }

My Five Favorite Indoor Plants

February 26, 2014 AT 10:28 am 11 Comments

I’ve been crushin’ on indoor plants lately.  I think it is because of the “life” that they bring to the home, especially in this past cold, dark winter. So here are my favorite right now. I love succulents.  Probably because they are hard … { Read More }

Haven 2014!

February 25, 2014 AT 9:11 am 7 Comments

I cannot believe that we are announcing and preparing for Haven 2014! What is Haven? Well, it is the most amazing DIY blog conference IN THE WORLD!  It started in 2012, and was officially the VERY FIRST DIY Blog Conference ever held.  … { Read More }

Industrial Shelves {for a boy’s room}

February 23, 2014 AT 6:41 pm 34 Comments
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  I finally finished the industrial shelves on Luke’s wall! I’ve been dying to show them to you! They have been finished for quite a while now, but I was searching for the perfect light to go over his bed, and I haven’t been … { Read More }

Sunday Encouragement

February 23, 2014 AT 8:45 am 19 Comments
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Do you ever feel weary as you wait on the Lord to answer your prayers? I know I do. Waiting is one of the most difficult things to do in life.  In this fast-paced, instant-everything world, we find it hard to wait. But God’s word says … { Read More }

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