The Nursery Tour //

Dude. It’s finished. One less thing to worry about on the ole’ “pre-baby checklist.” The nursery is kindof a biggie on that list, now that I think about it…

“Quick & Easy” Mobile for Baby C.

Happy Tuesday, friends! I thought I’d share a quick DIY project that I dreamed up this past weekend. As you know, the nursery is predominantly neutral, with touches of ocean and coastal colors and shapes. So finding a mobile was very difficult. Everything was just too darn complex. The colors were loud or they felt too…

The Monthly Edit: August

  SO much visual gold to discover this month! Click the links below to find out more:   Let’s Indigo, Go, Go A Winning Combination Insta-FavoriteInsta-Favorite All “Choked” Up Callaway Gardens, GA   Have the happiest of Tuesdays!

The Definitive List of Cool Dresses for a Warm, Summer Pregnancy

The first thing people (mainly strangers who want to comment on the bump) like to state, after finding out that I’m due in September, is the ever-so-obvious: “Wow! So you’re gonna be pregnant through the hottest months of the year!” “Oh. Really? I hadn’t thought/cried about that yet. You’re the first person to inform me of my plight…” I’m being…

On the Value of Life

I woke up this morning, heavy-hearted. Despite my complete faith in the sovereignty of God in my own life and the life of my family, the still, small parts of my heart can’t help but feel a bit of dread at the prospect of bringing a child in to this world. And then each time I begin to…

The Monthly Edit : July

    SO much visual gold to discover this month! Click the links below to find out more:            

Hello, 3rd Trimester.

28 weeks. What the WHAT??! I am almost a mom. There’s almost a literal, physical, baby in our home. …in our FAMILY! To quote every basic chick out there, “I literally can’t even.” *** I’m not the weekly bump shot type, but entering in to the third trimester seemed worth at least some documentation. I mean, there’s…

4 hours in Jekyll Island, GA

When you live on the First Coast, you get to take trips to awesome, AWESOME places, with travel times as little as and hour and a half. And for these two day-trip loving kids, that’s nothing! Colt’s day off landed on a Monday, this week, so we thought it could be a nice treat to…

A “Beachy Modern” Boy’s Room

In case you missed it, the decorating world has deemed “themes” as outdated, when approaching a room’s design. The new term is “feel,” and it’s oh-so-popular these days. Honestly, the entire concept gets a giant eye-roll from me, because who the heck cares what you call it? Just decorate your room. BUT, that said, there is a…

Impromptu Kitchen “Remodel”

It started on a whim, one Saturday, when my friend and I were thinking of a “rainy day house project” to do together. My eyes would drift over the kitchen’s yellow(wish) formica counters, the inside of me screaming “LET’S RIP THIS CRAP OUT!!!” Externally, of course, I just bit my tongue. The kitchen was a…

Recipe From a Friend

The art of good, clean, delicious cooking is just one of the many things that this friend of mine is skilled at. He and his wife are both fabulous human beings with a heart for people, travel and food: Organic, of-the-earth food. It was from them that I learned how communal cooking can actually be….

How About Some “Afters?”

You may remember the “Progress” pictures from last year or, more recently, the images I posted during all that “DIY Nostalgia” I was having. Either way, I thought the whole messy/torn up home pictures might be getting old, so it’s about high time I show some of the post-improvement photos …How about it? \\ THE…

Bono, The Arts and Me

Twice, I have been brought to my knees by the testimony of this gentle, rocker soul. I watched clips of him speak; His casual–and yet, extremely reverent–understanding of the Biblical God, pouring from his eyes, lips, demeanor. The honesty overwhelmed me. Paul “Bono” Hewson has (and has always had) every intention of breaking down the barrier that lies…

Summer #Goals

Every. Stinking. Year. I make plans and dream about what summer will bring. “How amazing would it be to throw a summer soiree with friends in our little backyard?” “How perfect would another trip to the Bahamas be?” “What if I finally learned to surf?” “Let’s go on a Kayaking trip!!” The list goes on and on. Some…

“Cloak and Dagger” Kitchen Plans

I’m probably somewhere in the middle on the “keep it cool” scale; never way down at “Only my close friends and family know what state I live in” but also not up there with “Everyone knows how many sticks of gum I’ve had today.” I try and try to be a smidge more cloak and dagger about…