A porch is essential to a home in the South. We fell in love with the sweet little porch on our 1950s bungalow when house hunting. The previous owners left a worn bistro table and set of chairs on the porch when they moved. Not wanting to have an empty porch, we left them there for two years. Over my staycation, I grabbed some paint and gave the table and chairs new life. The table had a natural wood top, but was… Read more »

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend. Did you have any special plans? I spent an amazing weekend in Asheville, NC with Chad, my parents and my younger brother. We had beautiful weather and enjoyed spending time together. I took my first trip to the incredible Biltmore Estate, the largest private residence in the U.S., visited a few new breweries and hiked in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was the perfect way to spend Independence Day weekend! My mantra for a… Read more »

It’s hard to believe 4th of July is one week from today! It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming June and now it’s July. I can’t wait to head to Asheville, NC next Friday to taste some delicious beer, visit the Biltmore and spend quality time with my family visiting from St. Louis. Do you have any big plans for 4th of July? I have some great memories of watching big 4th of July firework shows with friends and family as… Read more »

Happy summer! I hope the solstice weekend was good to you. I had a productive and relaxing weekend. I got a lot of work done, but was still able to enjoy myself. June is coming to a close very quick! The 4th of July, one of my favorite holidays, will be here very soon. I spent some time on a few 4th of July projects to share throughout this week and I am excited to introduce the first one! Chad… Read more »

Watermelon screams, “IT’S SUMMER!” I love picking up a watermelon from the farmers’ market and feasting on it the next week. I find it’s the perfect anytime snack and the health benefits of watermelon make it even sweeter. Being a fan of pink, I also love the color of watermelon and was inspired to create this ombre watermelon gift wrap. This DIY printable paper is perfect for a summer birthday, hostess or a thinking of you present. Add some green… Read more »