With only eight weeks to go, Its time to get the new little one’s room ready. Thought I would share a few online nurseries that I love. All neutral, wouldn’t you know!

Love this piece by Sugarboo, I have to work it in.


A little announcement…

Some days I feel like this…

So many days I have the strong desire to simplify. Especially with our new little one on the way. Just want to savor every minute. This is my first online mention of our new addition, so lets see if anyone is reading. A little boy in September.

Get a free print download HERE. Listen to the song HERE.


First Grade

I wonder what you’re doing right now,
If everyone is treating you kind.
I hope there’s a special person,
A nice friend that you can find.

I wonder if the teacher knows
Just how special you are to me.
And if the brightness of your heart
Is something she can see.

I wonder if you are thinking about me,
And if you need a hug.
I already miss the sound of your voice
and how you give my leg a tug.

I wonder if you could possibly understand
How hard it is for me to let you grow.
On this day know that my heart breaks,
For this is the first step in letting my baby go.


Wisdom, Part II

I think the quote from yesterday touched a chord with many folks, as it did with me. I havent received as much trafic on any other post. Life is just too busy these days. I tease and say one day Im just going to move to the country and grow my own vegtables, and make cheese, and come to town once a week… No TV, No internet…But again, its always “one day” I see life passing by so quickly. My friend gave me one of my all time favorite quotes,

“The days are long, but the years are short.”  

Thanks Mary.

Im so touched by this video. Im looking forward to reading the book …someday…




Sam is lovin Art Camp this week! I wanted to share a few of his fun Projects with Kasey Hope owner of  Pzazz. If you are local, and have kiddos you should check her out. Besides being very talented (check out her Art HERE ) she has a special way with children. Be looking for more about her, here very soon!

Today they studied Jackson Pollock…


My New Iphone, Instagram, and My Life

I finally broke down and got a new iphone. I have been living with the cracked glass long enough. I love a new beginning! So my newest addiction is Instagram. But… In my defense, this isnt just another waste of my time, because… Im going to use it as a sort of photo diary of my life and my children (see resolution #1). I have great intentions of actually printing these and not just letting them live in my phone.

My 15 year old being silly!

Spend the night company.

Cool glasses Sam made at Bible School.

We brought our golf carts out to shoot the wedding Saturday. The girls were great sports about the new locations we wanted to try.

Our turn to host supper club. Sadies cousin was visiting from England, so we had to treat her to a little southern fare…Fried pork chops, fried green tomatoes, fried okra, fried corn, butter beans, corn bread, pear salad, and Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler with Ice Cream. Our friends know to wear their fat pants when they come to our house . The blackberries and Blue Willow were provided by my grandmother.

Sam entertained the kids with the sparlklers I brought from Saturdays wedding. He has learned to be excited about the favors.

He spent the day with me at work on Tuesday. FYI his shirt was wet from the supersoakers at BIble School.

He made a prayer journal at bible school, and while he was at the studio with me I told him he should write in his prayer journal, this is what he came up with all on his own.

My favorite flower.

And the highlight of my week was spending yesterday with my favorite designers Ashley & Amanda shooting homes for her new site. You all know how I love design.


Im Back.

I know its been a long while since I posted last. Do you ever have so much going on in your life you have to withdraw for a while. I don’t know how to explain it…yes there has been quite a bit of business in my life, my husband’s finger turned purple, infected and hugely swollen for no reason. Infection is a scary thing, After 4 doctors looking at it and prescribing huge amounts of antibiotics, a friends husband, who is also a nurse along with the Dr he worked for decided to open that baby up…I know nasty….and they said he was days away from bone infection and possibly losing it. (Hope your not having a snack while your reading this) Soooo…he goes back tomorrow and the culture will be back, say a prayer that its not staph.

Moving on, we have also had spring break, business has gotten busy with all the pretty weather, and wedding season has kicked off. My daughter is now a certified lifeguard, passed her driving permit test, and my sweet sister gave birth to her 5th baby, yep #5, no drugs, all natural birth!!! She’s a better woman than me. A healthy baby Boy, James Ellis. So Im not making excuses, but life has been busy.

Even with the business of life, Another reason I haven’t blogged in a while is that my mind has been busy. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes I get so many ideas and projects floating around in my head I sort of withdraw until I can get it all sorted out. At this second Im sitting at home all alone. That never happens!! And it is perfectly still and quiet, and I can hear my thoughts. Does that make any sense? I read somewhere once that Bill Gates takes 30 days at the beginning of each year and goes to a remote location all alone, just to think. Ive always secretly wanted to do that. Maybe not 30 days, maybe just a week?

Im not just ranting today, I also have a share, from the fabulous Deb Schwedhelm’s Blog. Something so pure and honest about these guys, Makes me want to cry for some reason too.


Daddy’s Quote

As I’ve said before, my love of words came from my daddy. When he passed away 5 years ago we found notes and quotes everywhere, written in his books, tucked in boxes. This is one of my favorites.

Via Blinks of life If you like words, like me,  you will love this site.