Framed Vintage Rocco Feed Sack

I’ve got a second lake house update for you this week!  I shared my mom’s vintage inspired guest room at the lake and now I have an update in our family room, a framed vintage Rocco feed sack. My mom gave me several Rocco feed sacks and I picked the one with the most vivid […]

A Summer Weekend at the Lake with Sherman

We have really enjoyed spending time at the lake this summer. I don’t want to forget these wonderful summer days, so I thought I’d share a few pictures from a recent lake visit. Sherman loves to ride on the boat and his favorite spot is beside Mr. SP.  He loves to feel the cool breeze […]

DIY 2×4 Porch Swing

Can a porch swing be made with just eight 2×4 pieces of lumber?  It sure can! DIY 2×4 Porch Swing I’ve been wanting a porch swing for our new patio at the lake.  Instead of buying a swing, Mr. SP and I challenged ourselves to build a swing using these plans from Jay’s Custom Creations. […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Patio and Walkway–Part II

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Not only is this Memorial Day Weekend, tomorrow is my 48th birthday.  We are headed to the lake for my birthday and plan to spend the weekend there.  The weather isn’t looking great, but it’s always fun to be at the lake. Back in February I shared plans for a walkway […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Living Room

I’m on a blogging roll!  It feels good to get back to blogging after taking an unexpected break. Last week I shared a few updates that we made to the master bedroom at Smith Mountain Lake house and today I’m sharing a few in the living room. The sofa and recliner were Christmas presents and […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–Master Bedroom

2017 is rolling on by and I can hardly believe that it is March. Last week I shared the start of a new project at our Smith Mountain Lake House, a patio and walkway to the dock.  Work has started on that project and it’s going to be fun to see the changes each time […]

Building a Patio and Walkway at Smith Mountain Lake–Part One

At the beginning of January, before I found out about my cancer and life seemed to be put on pause for many weeks, I mentioned that we planned to have a patio installed behind our Smith Mountain Lake house. I’ve shared this view from our deck with you before but it’s worth sharing again.  This […]

Smith Mountain Lake House Update–January 2017

It’s hard to believe that we have enjoyed our house at Smith Mountain Lake for a year.  Our home was completed in December 2015 and we’ve spent many happy weekends there since then. Sherman loves to go to the lake.  Not only can he swim whenever he wants but there are plenty of deer there […]

Building Our Lake House – Part One

I’ve been keeping a secret since last fall and I’ve been about to burst to let the cat out of the bag.  If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that we have property at Smith Mountain Lake.  After planning, planning, and some more planning, we are now in the process of building a lake […]

Family Fun at Smith Mountain Lake

Last Sunday we had a fun family day at Smith Mountain Lake.  It wasn’t very sunny but it was warm and we had a lot of fun talking, swimming, boating, kayaking, and eating.  Sherman was in the middle of things at all times and loved every minute of it. Mr. SP and I refer to […]