Bless it! Decorating the Dining Room for Fall

Ahhhh crisp cool air. Pumpkins. Leaves falling.  Fall has been calling my name this month!  How about you?  I've gotten a head start by decorating my dining room so I wanted to share that with y'all today. I'm teaming up with my favorite bHomies for this fun blog hop, and there will be prizes at the end! Woot! Sarah at She Holds Dearly was the previous stop on this bHome blog hop, so if you're joining me from her site, welcome! Wasn't this photo of Sarah's fall front porch just gorgeous? I … [Read more...]


On turning 40

Today I turn FORTY years old. That's right. It's the big one, Elizabeth! I've been doing a lot of reflecting on my life lately. I've been evaluating the details of different areas to see if I'm taking the right path that gets me to my goals. Since I hit the Life Change Lotto a few years ago, I am always questioning if I'm making the right choices for me and my family. I've had a lot of good fortune in my life, but there comes a time when you have to make your own luck and follow your … [Read more...]

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Bountiful Blessings: Free Fall Themed Printable

It sure has been a stressful few weeks for America, huh? First Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana then Irma rolled over all of Florida, half of Georgia and some of my home state of Alabama.  As I type this, my kids are out of school because of the threat of bad weather from Irma passing over us. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has suffered losses in these two major disasters. We sure could use a little good news today. To counteract all the bad stuff I've been in … [Read more...]

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A Guide to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown with Kids Part 2

If you missed yesterday's post about our trip to Colonial Williamsburg, be sure to read it here first. It's chock full of photos to inspire your visit to this beautiful part of our country! A Guide to Colonial Williamsburg with Kids, Part 1 On Day 2 of our trip, we took a bit of a different approach.   My good friend Marcia lives in the Richmond area, so she wanted to bring her twin daughters over to tour Williamsburg with us.  We also took a vacation with them to Niagara Falls, so … [Read more...]

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A Guide to Colonial Williamsburg with Kids Part 1

The older I get, the more of a history geek I become. I was always kind of a history lover, but not to the extent that I am now. Give me a re-enactment of a historical village any day over a modern day city. My love of Outlander might have something to do with it, but mainly it's just in my blood. Historical places fascinate me, especially anything to do with the 18th and 19th century. For this reason, Colonial Williamsburg has been on my bucket list to visit for many years, and FINALLY we … [Read more...]

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So Close to Amazing

I come by it honestly. My artistic abilities didn't just materialize out of thin air. Both of my parents are artsy and/or craftsy. When my dad was in high school he painted an entire backdrop for a school talent show that made the audience literally gasp when they saw it. It was painted to look like a funeral parlor with a steep staircase and a creepy owl in a tree outside the window. He also starred in the play, so I guess you could say he was theatrical as well as artistic. (and … [Read more...]

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How to add a Laundry Chute to your home

When we remodeled our attic space one of the key elements I wanted to install was a laundry chute from the second floor to the laundry room. We had one at our old house and I have missed it terribly, especially now that Garrett is older and his clothes are getting bigger by the second. We lucked out in a major way because this empty space beside the attic door turned out to line up perfectly over the corner of our laundry room ceiling. I had been eyeing this spot for a while, doing … [Read more...]

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Things Not to Miss at Mickey’s Not So Spooky Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Spooky Halloween is a fun multi-night event at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom where you and your family get to Trick or Treat at Disney World, while meeting special characters and hopping on rides a lot faster than on your typical day to the parks. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights from August through October. We attended many years ago with Garrett, and I would love to go back and do it again with … [Read more...]

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Our Great American Eclipse Recap

The Great American Eclipse happened yesterday. It was awesome. At first I was skeptical. When my dad asked if we wanted to go see the eclipse in totality, I didn't really understand what that meant. All the eclipse maps put Birmingham at about 98% totality. Wouldn't 98% be just as good as 100%? I mean, it is THE SUN, so it's pretty much visible from the entire Western hemisphere, right? Turns out that nope, 98% is not AT ALL like 100% totality. Not even close. Every single thing I … [Read more...]

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Free Outlander Premiere Party Invitations and Printables

Looking for free printable Outlander Premiere Party Decorations and Invitations?  These free downloads will help you throw an epic Outlander premiere party that would make Claire and Jamie proud. Party on, Sassenachs!  Free Outlander Party Printables Where are my Outlander fans at?  Who else is super excited about the season premiere coming soon?? The 3rd season of Outlander premieres on STARZ on September 10th, 2017 at 7 CST / 8 Eastern. It's been a long hard droughtlander season but … [Read more...]

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