31 Days of Progress Day 24 :: DIY Black Furniture and A Message


Each day is full of new lessons to learn, victories to celebrate, and mistakes to keep one humble {oh, and teach us a thing or two}.  I’ve been quiet this week, it started with a 2-day migraine and the rest has been the worst case of insomnia I’ve ever had for a week straight. At my age, 2-4 hours a night is not going to cut it.  I had to use what reliable mental energy I had for feeding my Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 20 :: Cute Fall Color Plus a Giveaway


If you ever attended a Southern Living at Home party back in the day you probably saw the Petals of Light candle holders.  These were a favorite with customers.  I was a consultant for a while {as well as for it’s sister/spin-off company, with which it has now merged to become Willow House}.  Anyway, probably during a special deal I picked up a number of these cute little sets. They were Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}


Remember this little project from this post? I reached my little baby-step goal of getting it organized before I went to bed…BEHOLD! I found out some little things like I had 2 full bottles plus a bag of dried bay leaves {good thing I’m planning to make some pickling spice and rework my refrigerator pickles}.  I also still had a couple of things that contained onion powder and garlic Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 17 :: About Taking That Next Step


October has been all about progress, just moving forward, taking the next step {whether it’s a baby step or a giant leap}. If you’re like me, thinking about everything that needs to be done, everything you want to do, everything God’s calling you to do, and everything you dream of doing can be pretty overwhelming. When you look too much at the big picture it just seems too huge sometimes – maybe Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 16 :: Fall Decorating Blues


No, I’m not sad…though I was in a bit of a funk a couple of weeks ago about not having my fall decorating done.  I am trying something new this year by adding pops of cool turquoise/teal blue.  I love the way it contrasts with the warm golds, browns, burgundies, pumpkins & greens that are traditional for autumn. It reminds me of fall leaves against a clear blue sky…or blazing autumn foliage Continue Reading