Think Pink for a Valentine's Tablescape

What better time to use pink than at Valentine's Day?  While red is the traditional color to celebrate the day of LOVE, I was a little tired of red from Christmas.  I'm also craving spring and pretty pastels, so pink was my color of choice this year. 


Oh, My Soul

For the first time in my life, I can finally understand what James was referring to when he said,

"Count it all joy, my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of  your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing" - James 1: 2-4 ESV

In the past few months, I have felt God's presence like never before.  Even with a broken heart over circumstances that are beyond my control, I have felt what it truly means to have the "joy of the Lord".


My Review: 10-Day Green Smooth Cleanse

At the start of a new year, so many of us are ready to jump back on the healthy living train and give it another go.  We've made it through the holidays, but probably unscathed from all the extra "eats and treats" that go with the season.

There are many options for one to choose from concerning diet and exercise, but I have discovered over the years that a well balanced, healthy lifestyle is the only thing that will work for me to maintain my weight and good health.

Winter Decor and More

When the holidays are over and the Christmas tree and decorations are taken down and removed, our homes can all of a sudden feel so bland and plain.  But this is a perfect time to embrace the beauty of the winter season and leave little glimpses of it around our homes.

When you think about winter, what thoughts come to your mind?  I always think about the possibility of snow and ice and the beauty found in nature during this time of year.  I also think about reading a good book in the coziness of my warm home and surrounding myself with simple pleasures like candles, fuzzy throws and pillows, and of course, a good cup of coffee.


Easy weekend DIY project

I love to go thrifting and find unique pieces to redo for my home. Recently, I found this adorable little wood side table for only $30.00 and I knew it would be perfect for this corner in my living room.  


Faux Plants That Fool You

This blog post is a collaboration with Commercial Palm Trees 

If you're like me and you do not have a "green thumb", faux plants are your go-to to enhance a space and give it an organic feel.  While some faux plants are rather pricey, it is well worth it to purchase high quality items that will not only last a long time, but leave your guests "green with envy". 


Choosing HOPE for the New Year

In recent years, I've heard of people choosing a word for the new year to focus on instead of having a list of resolutions that they will most likely forget about or lose interest in.

The word can symbolize who you want to be or how you want to live. With intentional living and commitment, that one word can help direct the decisions you make in life.

My word for 2018 is HOPE.

It seems the older I get, time has a way of speeding up. Another year has come and gone and like any other year, 2018 had its share of ups and down, good times and bad, joy and heartache.

But in the fall of 2017, events beyond my control threatened to overtake me.  For the first time in a very long time, I felt hopelessness and despair. Fear and worry set in and tried to consume my every thought.