Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Backyard Renovation - Part 1

Do you have an area inside (or for us) outside of your home that needs so much work that just the thought of it completely overwhelms you?

Another year goes by.....

and another...and another....

until you just can't take it anymore.....

so you bite the bullet.....

Well, that's what our backyard was for us!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Organizing For Back to School

My days of school organizing for little ones has long since passed...sadly.  But I still remember this time of year like it was yesterday.

The excitement of what the next school year was going to bring.....new friends, classes, extra-curricullar activities.

How was I going to keep up with everything?

Will I be "that mom" that forgets to sign that permission slip that keeps little Susie from going on the field trip?  By the way, yup, I was that mom once or twice!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Annie Sloan Bar Makeover

This past October,  my mother-in-law passed away and I've had a hard time getting back into blogging since.  Fortunately, after attending the Haven Conference recently in Atlanta, I feel rejuvenated and know that she would want me to keep doing what I love.

It seemed like every time I was in her home, she would tell me that I could have anything I wanted.  My response was always, "Your things are right where they are suppose to be".

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Haven Conference & A Little Down Time

I'm not even going to try to explain where I've been since Easter but I will share where I've been the last few days (in case you were wondering).

For those of you who might not be familiar with the Haven Conference, it's a conference that is held in Atlanta, Georgia for roughly 350 bloggers (a lot of great DIY "stuff" but also very informative  about blogging, in general).

I missed the Haven Conference last year because I was a fairly new blogger and didn't find out about it until tickets were already sold out. This year I ordered my ticket early to guarantee a spot.