Are You a Bird Feeder?

By |September 9th, 2014|

When Matt and I met, I was going through a bit of a rule follower phase.

Mind you, I’d just come out of a major rule-follower-by-day-rule-breaker-by-night phase before that.  I was due some major boring rule following.

The first summer we were dating (back in 2001), we headed to the beach with my family.  I remember lying […]

My Brother, the Crazy-Talented, Up and Coming Landscape Photographer

By |February 26th, 2014|

You know that movie, My Father, the Hero??

I loved that movie.  I mean, y’all.  Young love, sweet father/daughter storyline, beautiful beaches…what’s not to love?

Sometimes, because of my love for said movie, in my quest to describe someone it simply rolls off the tongue.

“Jenny, the Delightful”

on self-doubt, balance, & choosing your normal

By |February 4th, 2013|

Somewhere along the way, I think we’re sold a line…

“it gets easier when…”

While I know there are times when easy just happens, we often just run around in circles, chasing easy right out the door.  We spin and spin and spin, all the while not realizing easy enough could have been staring us in the […]

a casual birthday party at the beach

By |July 30th, 2012|

Well, we made it through our first workshop (and had a blast)!

Before I share the details with you, I had to share some pictures of our beach trip & Ava’s (casual) birthday party.

We stayed in a gulf front beach house this year–our first time directly on the […]

Vintage Makeup Party

By |July 18th, 2011|

As mentioned in my last post, I love a party.

Especially a party for my little ones.  Parties should represent the child, and celebrate what they love or respond to.

And when possible, they should be pretty.


We had a smaller gathering this year, […]

the days

By |May 26th, 2011|

You know, the older I get, the more I like life.

The more I appreciate the circle of it.

Do you know what I mean?  It seems like yesterday when my parents took me to the park, to swimming lessons, to school.


And while […]

a vintage inspired wedding

By |May 4th, 2011|

Despite the destruction of the tornadoes last week, we headed to Huntsville for my cousin Jason’s wedding.

We all felt so very blessed to be celebrating such a joyful occasion in the midst of the turmoil in our state.

And because it was a blessing (and it was beautiful), […]

little people, big world

By |March 24th, 2011|


Now that the dust from the ebook has settled, it’s time for spring cleaning, stolen kisses between a mama and her babies, lots of chocolate chip cookie evenings.

And chores.  Yes, it’s time for chores.

The little people are learning to love unloading the dishwasher.

That’s […]

My bread and butter

By |March 16th, 2011|

I’m over the moon for these two.

this flower-bearing little dude.

and this flower-wearing dude-ette.

I do get asked at least several times a day (just like we all do…cause we all ask each other), how I get it all done in a day.

And you know the answer…I don’t.

The dishes pile high, the laundry is my ever present […]

Master Bedroom Updates

By |March 7th, 2011|

It’s very rare that I show a room I’m not quite happy with.  As a matter of fact, with the exception of an occasional household-mess-post, I don’t think I have.

Over a year ago, when I decided to forgo the urge to decorate “just like so and so, etc.,” I really couldn’t wait to get my […]

The Valentine Notes

By |February 14th, 2011|

Yesterday I share with you a bit of my story with Matt.

And how I would recreate the Valentine’s Day we shared a decade ago.

If you haven’t read that, you might want to.  These pictures probably won’t make much sense without knowing.
So, in pictures, here’s how I pulled off a super simple, super inexpensive, and absolutely […]

Matt’s (Very) Casually Elegant Birthday Party

By |February 7th, 2011|

Well, the mister turned 30 this weekend.

And even after dad’s stay in the hospital last week, I felt we needed to stick to the plan of a surprise birthday dinner.
(Dad is home, by the way, and on his way to recovering.  Thank you all for your prayers, sweet comments,  tweets, and emails!!)
Originally, we were going […]

Do You Have a List?

By |December 10th, 2010|

I normally don’t make a list.For this, anyway.But, since time seems to be flying while I am slowly getting in gear for the Holiday’s, it’s time for a list.Christmas is pretty much my favorite time of the year, and now that I’m older and spend less time with my extended family, it’s even more precious.Plus, […]

Family Rules Art and Glimpses of the Kitchen

By |November 14th, 2010|

I guess I should apologize for the lengthiness of this post….so I’m sorry, but hopefully you won’t get too bored.We have been a bit lazy around here, which is just what we needed, and I’m so thankful for those quiet moments to be with my family.I ran across Lindsey’s blog last fall, and immediately fell in […]

One on One, or Two on One

By |November 10th, 2010|

One of the ways we decided to do that was to spend a night (or weekend) away with just one of the kids around the time of their birthday each year.Grayson had never been before, and we just knew he’d love it.  Keep in mind that we had zero intention of sleeping in a tent.  […]

Fall on the Eastern Shore

By |October 22nd, 2010|

Sort of my dreamland.Mostly shots of the babes.Ava was loving the knotty pumpkins…and so was I.  I wanted to take so many home with me, but alas I don’t think Delta would understand.Isn’t this just an explosion of Fall??? I just kept snapping pictures and smiling.  I’ll let you in on a little secret…I have […]

Simple, Cheap Fun for Your Kids

By |October 11th, 2010|

y things around here.  We are just a tad different to most people, I think. Not saying our way is the best, or the only way, but it is our way.  Y’all know we plan on homeschooling our kiddos, and even though they won’t say it, I know most people are a little startled (or completely […]

Hangin In the Wild West

By |September 30th, 2010|

And even though I’ve been checking out your creativity from Style Feature Saturday,My Gray turned 4 this week and Lauren snapped some cowboy pics of him a couple of weeks ago to gear up for his Wild West birthday party this weekend.  I know some of you have seen this on my facebook page, but […]

Hitting A Wall

By |August 11th, 2010|

I’ll come out of it soon…like I guess, tomorrow.  My four (and yes, mom, I know you’re there in this one:) has been three for a while now.  I just miss my person.To help me raise these little ones.I don’t mind at all.

What I Love About You

By |July 22nd, 2010|

 Ava, my sweet girl, you’ve just celebrated your first birthday, and there are so many things I love about you….that you’ve finally warmed up to the rest of our family besides your daddy and me.  It’s really nice to pass you off to someone else every now and then. :)you’ll crawl into my lap and […]