Home and Garden

Handmade, Repurposed Gifts ~ My Favorite

December 29, 2014

Last year, my husband took an old headboard and footboard  from the grandparent of an older friend of ours and made it into a bench for our entryway.  I love it. And yes, during the cold months, it collects a beautiful array of family and friends winter coats. I kept mentioning to my husband we […]

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Pecan Pie Success and Delicousness

December 19, 2014

It has been a busy holiday season and well,  I can not wait for even more. Spending time with good people, celebrating our Savior’s birth, making friends delicious food, and a lot of dirty dishes (o.k. that I could live without the dishes). After years of avoiding it, I finally mastered the pecan pie. Hop […]

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ARWB Ornament Exchange Year Three

December 16, 2014

I have some wonderful women in my real life brought to me through the blog world. They are women that are there for each other in good times and bad. And, during the holidays, we make sure to lift each other up and celebrate the season. This is my tribe. For the third year, Arkansas […]

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Cabin Floors Complete, Oh My Aching Back

August 26, 2014

We are still working on the cabin in the woods.  Pause for big sigh…… Five years ago, we started out with a firm foundation, look how small our baby was.  Sigh again… My amazing man is building this mostly on his own (with some help from his dad and myself, have mercy). Fitting a trip […]

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My First Vlog, Have Mercy, #G2B14

May 6, 2014

I get to hang out with television host, designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. P. Allen Smith often. He and his team are so much fun. Sometimes, I get roped into something I never thought I would do, like making a vlog. See, I would be a much better podcaster, does not require make-up nor me […]

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Celebrating Mardi Gras When You Can’t Get to New Orleans

February 4, 2014

I have spent a lot of time along Mardi Gras parade routes in New Orleans screaming that famous saying “Throw me something, mista!” For those of you who do not know, that slogan for the season pretty much means “hey y’all on that big parade float, throw me some cool beads and doubloons, and hey […]

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Bench From An Old Headboard

January 29, 2014

The previous Superintendent of our park, who is a dear family friend of ours, left an old family headboard at our house when he retired that was a total mess. He told hubby just to toss it in a fire, one less thing to move. Well, you know how I love to have pieces in […]

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Old Door Headboard Project

January 9, 2014

Our home is comfy. It is not a showplace, there are not many pictures that will show up on Pinterest of my clever, imaginative decor. However, I spent years trying for it to be. I wanted it to look how everyone else’s did. I tried to replicate their cute houses in the subdivision even though […]

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The Paul Michael Company ~ It’s all about creativity, family and tradition

January 4, 2014

As I rang in the New Year, I, like  many people reflected on the past year. It was a great one, filled with family, friends old and new, and happiness. Those of you who know me, know that I just love people ~  to hear their stories and walk away a bit more full of […]

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Adventurous Boy Gift Guide

November 22, 2013

I have enlisted The Buckaroo Boys to compile their first “Adventurous Boys Gift Guide” for 2013. We live on a state park, have boys who are constantly seeking adventure, and yes, I have a lot of laundry. Their creativity throws me some days, I can not keep up. So, when the holidays come, I get […]

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