Building Our Lake House – Part Four

  The construction of our house at Smith Mountain Lake, VA, is taking a long time but the good news is the house is almost complete. You can see how our construction has progressed here:  Part One, Part Two, Part Three.   Exterior Let’s take a look at the exterior of the house and then […]

Best of the Weekend

This week certainly flew by!  It’s been absolutely beautiful here but the rain is coming into town for tomorrow.  I’m not going to complain about the rain but I do wish that it would visit during the week when I’m trapped inside at work. I’m looking forward to spending the weekend at home working on […]

Thanksgiving Centerpiece – Nature Meets Vintage

Can you believe that I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving?  In just 24 days it will be here!  Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love being with family, love the decor, and of course, love the food! Although we won’t actually enjoy Thanksgiving at our home, I’ve made a centerpiece to celebrate […]

Lunch in Under a Minute with Progresso Soup Bistro Cups

  When you are a teacher,  there is no such thing as a lunch hour.  A 25 minute lunch break includes walking the kids to the cafeteria, heating lunch in the microwave where there might be a line, getting in a quick bathroom break, and then walking back to the cafeteria.  In reality, by the […]

Best of the Weekend

It’s the weekend! This week has been a busy one with too many after school activities including an evening fall festival at my school.  Although tiring, the fall festival was fun for the kids and Sherman, my dog, got to attend.  My kids loved seeing him!  A fellow teacher had her miniature horse at school […]

Thrift Score Thursday – The Halloween Edition

Who like thrifting?  Y’all know that I do!  I’ve even got my husband hooked on visiting thrift shops. I’m joining Brynne, Trisha, Cassie, and Corinna for a special edition of Thrift Score Thursday, one to celebrate Halloween.  Be sure to click over to all four blogs to see what Halloween thrifty finds each is featuring. […]

October 2015 Stitch Fix Review (Fix #29)

A month has rolled by and it’s time for a Stitch Fix review. I love it when I come home from work to find a Stitch Fix box waiting for me.  It’s like Christmas morning! I choose to get a Stitch Fix box each month but when you receive one is up to you.  When […]

Best of the Weekend

Hurray for Friday and hurray for the the weekend.  As always, I’m more than ready for two days of R&R. On Saturday we are going to a chili cook-off in the mountains that we look forward to attending year after year.  We’ll also enjoy long walks each morning with our dog and doing projects around […]

Vintage Teacher’s Desk Makeover

It’s time for another round of Themed Furniture Makeover Day.  Once a month a group of blogging friends challenge each other to makeover a piece of furniture using a theme; this month’s theme is black.  For a long while I was stumped for a project for this theme and then I happened across a vintage […]

DIY Crate Cabinet with Sliding Drawers

Have you seen the handy crates that Home Depot sells?  When I was at Haven over the summer there was a display showing uses for crates and ideas for things that could be made using them. A cabinet made with crates serving as drawers caught my eye and I immediately knew that I wanted to […]