My Favorite Fall Candle Scents {GIVEAWAY from River City Candles}


Fall is finally in the air at my house, and I’m gearing up for my favorite season by burning some of my favorite candles.  Last year when I was introduced to River City Candles I fell head over heels in love with all of her scented candles.  When Kathleen reached out to me again about collaborating on a blog post for Fall?  It took me about .24 seconds for me to whip out a response to that email. Y’all NEED to know about these candles! When it comes to scented things, I am not a floral … [Read more...]


Here is the Church, here is the Steeple


Open it up, and count all the people! I have been searching for an old church attendance sign for YEARS, you guys.  Like, years and years.  When I was a little girl I would sit in my Granny and Pop’s Missionary Baptist Church and stare at their attendance sign hanging over the preacher’s left shoulder.  Then I would look around the room and mentally try to count all the people to see if there were more or less in the pews than there were last week.  Here is a confession… I don’t remember a … [Read more...]

« »

That month we Celebrated our 10th Anniversary Pt. 2


Even though we had celebrated our anniversary in the woods of Wisconsin earlier in October, that didn’t stop us from planning another getaway to Franklin,Tennessee for anniversary getaway part deux.  This trip was spent at The Granary at Peacock Hill, which was a converted grain mill turned into a cute little cottage on a farm in the middle of nowhere, Tennessee.  Actually when you get to the middle of nowhere, you turn left and go just a little bit further before you get there.  Oh and here's a … [Read more...]

« »

That month we Celebrated our 10th Anniversary Pt. 1


It’s gonna be really hard for me to nail down my favorite events of the past month, but I’ll give it my best shot in 5,000 photos or less.  We have been celebrating our tenth anniversary pretty much all month long, beginning with a trip up to Chicago in early October and ending with a trip up to Franklin, Tennessee this past weekend where we had views like this… … and this… But let me start at the beginning, since I’m a chronological kind of person.  It all began when I was invited … [Read more...]

« »

New Favorite: Reclaimed Wood Initials from Urban Farmgirl

Reclaimed Wood Initial made from old flooring-2

I have a confession to make. I didn't sign up for a single Fall home tour this year.  I got invited to join a few, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.  My life is going through a good deal of an upheaval at the moment, and I didn't have the energy to completely redecorate my fantel with all the usual autumn accoutrements. In fact, I still have my Christmas mantel up from last year because it makes me THAT happy. Up until this morning, I not pulled out a single piece of fall decor … [Read more...]

« »

Mum-Free Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas


I don’t know about y’all but one of my biggest regrets every year is the money I spend on mums for my fall porch decorating.  Every year I ask myself WHY I dropped all this cash on plants that will inevitably become rustling brown skeletons come wintertime. I know I could plant those fall mums in the ground, but inevitably I forget about them before they kick the bucket.  This year, I’m going a whole different route.  Today I am teaming up with my good friends at the Southern Living Plant … [Read more...]

« »

Giveaway: City Farmhouse Popup Show + Matthew Mead Frighteningly Fun Halloween!


A few weeks back when I traveled to Franklin, Tennessee, one of the places I somehow missed out on seeing was City Farmhouse. This store has been on my bucket list for quite a while, since I am a huge fan of their facebook page and website.  When I found out that the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show was happening the weekend of October 17th and 18th, it shot straight up to the top of my priority list.  I WILL be there fo' sho! You won’t believe all the vendors that are going to be attending this … [Read more...]

« »

Creatively Christmas Book and Revealing My Secrets


I’ve got a secret that I’ve never shared here on my blog before.  It’s one you probably won’t expect coming from me. Ready? Here it is…. I celebrated my first Christmas just eleven years ago when I was dating my husband. I never had a Christmas as a child.  I have exactly zero warm and fuzzy memories of cookies by the fire, or the anticipation of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, or big holiday parties spent ripping open gifts and getting in fights with my family. I never had a tree or garland or … [Read more...]

« »

DIY Body Butter using essential oils


As they say in Game of Thrones… Winter is coming. Which means it’s that time of year when my skin gets as dry and ashy as a White Walker with a bad case of the blue eyes.  Yeah, not pretty. Before someone sticks an obsidian shiv in my ribs, let me show y’all how I have started making my own DIY Body Butter using essential oils! This recipe is super simple, but you’re going to need a few key ingredients first. Whipped Body Butter Recipe: 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup raw shea … [Read more...]

« »

The Painted Fox Challenge!


  Today we’re going to do something FUN.  I was challenged to receive a mysterious item from the Painted Fox, an online store specializing in fabulous farmhouse décor and vintage treasures.  The challenge is to go head-to-head with 8 other bloggers to see who can use their mystery items the best way in their home.   The previous stop on this blog challenge tour was over at Live.Laugh.Rowe, so let me first say “Hey!” to everyone visiting from Kelly’s blog!  I just love that girl. I’ve been an … [Read more...]

« »