Letting GO

Life is a balance

As most of you probably know (from social media) I spent this last weekend in Atlanta at the Haven Conference.  It was an amazing weekend, filled with hugs, laughter, camaraderie and passion.  Passion for our profession (Yes, blogging is a profession…I can’t believe I just said that!) and passion for our readers.  I had an […]

My “LOVE IT Moment”…Find YOURS!


I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the middle of a long project I often wish I had NEVER even started it in the first place.  I guess that’s the case in most things, right?  When something is difficult we question the path we took to get us to that point.  Most of […]

Valentine’s $550 Giveaway

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  Valentine’s Day Hearts and Hugs $550 Giveaway Well, with the weather that most of the country has been having, it seems like this Valentine’s Day will be perfect for cuddling up with someone you love, watching your favorite romantic movie and sharing a giant size box of chocolates. Perhaps you have something a little […]

What is the GOOD Life?


Do you sometimes feel like your life could spiral out of control if you made one more wrong move?  Do you want to pull yourself together but sometimes feel unsure of how to manage all the pieces of your chaotic life? I started reading Ruth’s book, Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life around […]


Christmas House Tour 2013- Unexpected Elegance

The holiday season is almost here…I can’t wait!!  If you are anything like me, you probably spend the most in the last few months of the year??  With holiday parties and gifts, the expenses seem to pile up.  Hopefully you plan ahead for this time of year but wether that’s the case or not, I have […]

Give Back: Do Good on a GRAND Scale

We were made to THRIVE

Last weekend I attended the Haven Conference.  It’s primarily for DIY bloggers and it’s ALWAYS a great time.  Last year the closing speaker was from Habitat for Humanity and he had challenged us to “do good on a grand scale.”  I have to say, it was very emotional and motivating.  I had big plans to […]

Summer FUN BIG Giveaway

Summer Fun BIG Social Media Giveaway

This week will end my fourth year of blogging.  It’s really hard to believe it’s been that long. I’ve made so many wonderful and lifelong friends through this journey and it’s been an awesome roller coaster of a ride.  You all have been so supportive over the years, so I thought we could have some […]