Budget Friendly Makeovers for the Home

It seems I always have a project in the works.  Usually just little projects, but I need to do a better job of keeping you guys updated on what they are. So, let's play a little catch-up on a few simple projects I completed this summer, shall we?


A fun announcement!

Y'all, it's official.  I'm finally announcing that I will be offering design/personal shopping services for local-ish clients.  I hope to one day get into e-design as well, but I've got to take baby steps.

I'm a huge fan of shopping your home and using what you have on hand to re-style your home when you get the urge to swap things up....which I do frequently.  I also go thrifting for vintage and antique items almost weekly, so why not turn this into a part-time job?

I'm also excited to let you know that we will be opening our Etsy store soon!  I actually created our store to save the name back in 2012, but we're now getting items ready to be listed....and the Mister is a big part of all of this!  I'm so excited to use our creativity and love of vintage items to bless others with beautiful and unique products for their home.

So stay tuned for more information!


Summer Lovin'

Like many, I see summer as a time to slow down and relax.  A time to savor some of the simple things in life without the distractions of a busy schedule.

I would love to take the entire summer off work and do only what I wanted to do, but of course, that's simply not possible.  I have to keep a job...and of course, there are other things in life that will always require attention.  But that's no excuse to let the summer fly by without feeling like I've enjoyed it to the fullest.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hay Bale Gardening......have you guys ever heard of it?  I had heard the term once or twice, but really wasn't familiar with it until the Mister decided to try a small garden of his own using this simple process.  


Small Styled Spaces and Organization

Not everyone has the luxury of living in a large space, but regardless of the size of your home, you can live more efficiently by making wise use of every area and keeping things neat and organized.

During the month of June, Kate Keesee (@salvedior on Instagram) organized a Small Styled Spaces and a Small Styled Organization board on her Pinterest.  A group of us had collaborated with her before for a couple of summer series boards, (you can find those on her Pinterest also), so when she asked me to contribute to these boards as well, I was excited to do so!

Explore Georgia: Warm Springs



After a recent hike on Pine Mountain, we found the cutest little cafe in Warm Springs, Georgia to grab a bite of lunch, Lightnin' Bugs Bakery & Cafe.  I had driven through Warm Springs once a long time ago, and fell in love with the character of the little town full of history and charm. I promised myself that one day I'd make it back to this little town to do a little exploring and was so glad I finally did.


Back Porch Project: Before and After

Well, if you're on Instagram, it's old news that the Mister and I screened in our back porch recently.  It's something we've talked about doing for a few years and finally got around to actually doing it.  I was determined to get it done before the huge South Georgia mosquitoes made their debut this year. I took a few photos of the process to show you what a huge difference it made.  I now have an outdoor room and we are loving it!