• Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Sunroom Secretary

    I’m feeling artsy-fartsy today. Handsy-wandsy if ya know what I mean. I think I’ll play with some of this milk paint I got from my friend, Marian, a.k.a Miss Mustard Seed… Kev and I picked up a sweet little secondhand secretary … Continue reading


    Thanksgiving 2012

    Happy Thanksgiving 2012! We’re home! (Translation: I made it through 3 of the 4 flights, but chickened out on the last one and we drove home from Houston!) And speaking of things I’m afraid of… Last week was jam packed … Continue reading


    Dads and Daughters

    Long and bumpy bus rides lead to the loveliest of things around here, and we feel so lucky to have captured so many of them for keeps. We traveled an hour-and-some to the north today. Traffic is tough in downtown … Continue reading

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    The House That Compassion Built – Day 3

    We’re learning so many things about Compassion on this trip. Not just the organization, I’m talking about the noun, too. We leave our hotel every morning at 9:00, and come back with a heart full of the stuff thanks to all the … Continue reading


    Day 2 in Peru – The Day We Met Our Compassion Child

    We met the little girl we sponsor through Compassion today. Our bus pulled up in front of her school around 10 o’clock this morning, and after three months of waiting, two different airplanes, and one very bumpy bus ride- there … Continue reading

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    Compassion in Peru – Day 1

    There’s so much on my heart today. So much I want to tell you. I’m struggling to put Day 1 into words though, so maybe I’ll just start with something simple… We’re in Lima, Peru with Compassion. We’re learning about what they’re … Continue reading


    Things I’d Tell My Grandma Evelyn

    For some reason, as I’ve grown older, my comfort zone seems to have gradually gotten smaller. Maybe it’s hormonal? Maybe it just happens to some folks with age? Maybe it’s something else? All I know is that when I think … Continue reading


    3 Fall Favorites

    #1- This stuff: Fluffy cotton tufts, dotting rows of spindly sticks, can be seen by the field-full all over Alabama each Fall. And to make matters even more marvelous-looking, runaway puffs gather up into pillowy clumps in the ditches, so … Continue reading


    It’s Almost Time…

    We head to Peru next Monday. My emotions are kind of all over the place right now, and we’re in full-blown preparation mode as of today, but it’s sure to be a life-changing experience, and I really hope you’ll join … Continue reading


    Sunroom Makeover – Step Two: Wall Color

    We made a quick trip back to True Value to pick up wall paint for the sunroom last Thursday afternoon. After sampling a handful of other off-whites, we settled on a Benjamin Moore color called Cloud Nine because it was the … Continue reading


    Holiday Home Link Parties 2012

    Hey there- just a quick post to invite you to join us for another round of Holiday Home link parties next month! Kev and I hosted a Tablescape idea link party last year… …but this year we’re going to host the Mantels … Continue reading

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    Sunroom Makeover – Step One

    Time for a quick sunroom makeover update! What once was Manchester Tan, is now Simply White. (Note: The existing ceiling fan fixture will soon be replaced with some kind of chandelier.) They’re both Benjamin Moore colors, but we had ours … Continue reading


    Halloween 2012

    Our yesterday started with a little of this… …and ended with a whole bunch’a that! It was a creative kind of day, and we hope you and yours had a very happy Halloween 2012, too! PS- We won’t know about … Continue reading