Book Launch Party Details

By |September 3rd, 2014|

Well, after a few days of photo uploading issues, we’re back in action here in our favorite place. Thanks for all of your sweet comments on the book launch party video…it was such a fun night! I couldn’t wait to share some details of the evening with you.  Since we were hosting the party […]

Books Available Online & The $50 Home Makeover Giveaway

By |July 29th, 2014|

The day has come (because i’m sure you guys have just been waiting lol) for the book to be available in our online store!

Click the banner above to go over to the shop to get your autographed copy!  The folks at Adams Media are graciously giving away 10 copies here to ten lucky blog readers. […]

It’s Book Launch Day!!

By |July 12th, 2014|

Well, it’s been a surreal week, gearing up for the party and swooping in and out of market.  It was such a fun and challenging process to write the book, and today, we get to celebrate it.

I can’t wait to see some of you there and I hope it’s as much fun for you as […]

Clearing the shop, The kids, & a Party

By |July 8th, 2014|

What a full week this is turning out to be!

We are gearing up for the Book Launch Party this weekend–in full force.  Shop displays are being cleared, inventory stored to make room for flowers and yummy food, and people.  Kids are going with me to work, which is always a little challenging, but so much […]

Book Launch Party Invites | Counterpart Brand & Design

By |July 2nd, 2014|

We’re getting close to the book launch party, and I had to share the amazing invites with you.

We’ve been working with Kristy from Counterpart Brand & Design for several months now.  She’s the gal that’s responsible for all of our amazing chalk art walls.  She is an incredibly talented artist, designer, and her branding work […]

Book Launch Party Inspiration

By |June 24th, 2014|

Happy Tuesday, friends.

I invited you to the book launch last week, and I wanted to share some party inspiration with you!

I’ve been trying to finish up extra projects so that I can focus on the book launch party the next couple of weeks.  I’m getting sooo excited […]

You’re Invited: The $50 Home Makeover Book Launch Party!

By |June 20th, 2014|

We’re having a party, folks!  And you’re invited!!!

Y’all.  I’m SO excited!  My book, The $50 Home Makeover, is finally available to pre-order and I have copies in my hands.

It was this wonderful, quiet moment when I opened the big box of my author copies.  It was completely […]

The Time I Wrote a Book…and it’s HERE!

By |May 16th, 2014|

Good Lord.

Last July, I wrote the post announcing I’d gotten a book deal.

It was a crazy humbling time, and I couldn’t believe your outpouring and responses…it was only fitting that I teared up you came up in the Thanks section of the book.  The book wouldn’t have […]

Book Update: Behind the Scenes & Sneak Peeks

By |January 28th, 2014|

Well, we are under a winter storm warning down south today, so of course everyone is treating it as the impending apocalypse and there is no bottled water or eggs at Walmart to speak of.

Eggs, really?  The power goes out and I’m going to drink some raw eggs for lunch.  Just […]

Finding More Inspiration & Not Much to Say

By |December 3rd, 2013|

I hope it’s not weird, but I don’t have much to say.

I am finding that after expressing 30,000 + words for the book, that I just don’t have that much to say.

I find myself in a bit of a predicament.  I want to tell you all about […]

Productivity & Messes

By |November 19th, 2013|

We’ve talked about it before.

The perfectly styled rooms (well, not perfect, but you know what I mean), & the super-tidy spaces.

It’s not reality.  In fact, these are fleeting and momentary, usually lasting just long enough for me to snap a picture for you guys.

Take this, […]

Deadlines & Pumpkins

By |September 30th, 2013|

I did something very cathartic this morning.

Yep.  I turned in the first half of my book.

Because my brain was mush, my eyes were blurry, and my head was throbbing, I promptly threw on some clothes, greasy hair and all, and did something fun.

Batman […]

Book Update: The Process

By |September 9th, 2013|

Well, after one month in, we’re sort of in the swing of things when it comes to writing the book.  A few of you have asked to hear more about it, so I’ll pop in from time to time to give you an update.

I’ll cover more about the awesome publishing company […]

Ikea, Anthropologie, & Book Projects

By |September 4th, 2013|

I’m all off because of the holiday.

I’m walking around calling it Monday and thinking about how yesterday we didn’t even think about going to church.  I’m thinking about how weird the day feels and how it’s one day closer to my book deadline.

Oh, and I can barely get out […]

Writing a Book: Week #1

By |August 9th, 2013|

We survived the week.

This was week number 1 of writing a book.  I can tell already that this will require a learning curve.  It’ll be like opening the shop, a major presence in our schedule and a constant source of to-do’s.

Matt was out of town all week for work, […]

Beach Peeks

By |July 22nd, 2013|

Good Morning!

Wow…to say I was filled up and bubbling over after your comments on writing a book, is the biggest understatement of the century.  I was all emotional just writing the post, and brother, you all had me tearing up all weekend with your comments…they Blessed me in so many ways! […]