Comfort Food: Alabama Pot Roast

I was born and raised in Alabama, so there’s one thing I know all about.  Comfort foods.  We may not top the charts in education or dental hygiene here in this state, but if there’s one thing we excel at, it's GOOD FOOD.  I started cooking in my Granny’s kitchen at an early age beside my mom and aunts, learning how to peel potatoes and roll out biscuit dough.  This pot roast is one of my family favorites, so I figured I’d share it with the world because it’s incredibly simple to make, and it … [Read more...]


Fall Decorating Ideas from 25 Home Bloggers

Today I’m sharing 25 links to amazing decor, crafts and recipes right here in one place.  The bHome bloggers are here to show you all sorts of great fall inspiration, so grab a pumpkin-spice flavored hot drink, sit back and get that pointer finger ready to scroll away!  This is gonna be FUN! Yesterday I showed you my 2015 Fall mantel and told you all about the HUGE giveaway from Decor Steals. If you haven’t entered yet, CLICK HERE to head over to that post to read more and get … [Read more...]

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Falling up the House {and a giveaway}

It’s finally time to get Fallish up in this new house. And, considering I haven’t posted many pictures of the new house at all, it’s about time y’all saw some glimpses of it, huh?  Here is my 2015 fantel!   (Fantel = Fall mantel, in case you haven’t heard.)  You can check out my past mantels, chrantels and fantels right here. Every day for the past month as I sat in my living room nursing this newborn, I would stare at my mantel and try to mentally decorate it for Fall. Since my … [Read more...]

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Cloud Artwork in the Nursery

I’ve always loved clouds, stars, constellations and pretty much anything celestial. When I was a kid I would lie in the field beside my house and stare up at the puffy white clouds floating by. In my mind I could envision elaborate white castles with rainbow slides and cumulus cloud trampolines where I could bounce and play to my heart’s content. Oh, and there were also some Care Bears hopping from cloud to cloud with me.  Because what little girl in the 80’s didn’t love the Care Bears? When … [Read more...]

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Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

Today I'm sharing my planned c-section birth story, before all the details get lost in a fog of sleepless newborn nights. Baby Caroline arrived as scheduled on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:20 am. She was eight pounds, five ounces of total perfection, with my head full of dark brown hair and her daddy’s eyes and mouth.  My c-section went as smoothly as possible, but still I’m feeling the pain of it over a week later.  This recovery has been harder than my last one with Garrett, but I’m slowly … [Read more...]

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Kid-Safe Headphone Giveaway!

Have you started school supply shopping yet? My friends and I were discussing this topic lately and I was surprised to find that a lot of schools are now requiring children's headphones on the back-to-school shopping list.  Does your school do that? If so, today’s giveaway is just for you!  Read on to find out how you can win a pair of these awesome headphones… Garrett is now 7 years old and like most kids today, one of his favorite things to do is watch Youtube videos. Some kids love … [Read more...]

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DIY Ribbon and Lace Nursery Mobile

I’ve known all along that I wanted to DIY a pretty mobile for baby girl’s nursery, but I never knew exactly what I wanted until I walked into a local consignment store (Easy Street Resale) and saw these beautiful, but oh-so-simple ribbon and lace mobiles hanging from the ceiling.  Theirs were for decoration only and not for sale, so I decided to create my own version at home with a few simple (and cheap!) items. Last week was a super productive week in the nursery thanks to my friend Dusty … [Read more...]

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State of the Nursery Address

Hello friends! I thought I’d hop on here real fast and give you a few nursery updates.  We are T-minus six weeks and counting until this little girl arrives, and finally we are making some progress on her room.  I know from experience that she likely won’t be sleeping in here for a while after she’s born, but that also means I won’t be sleeping for a while after she’s born so I’d rather get this marked off the to-do list ASAP! Here's where we are so far... If you follow me on … [Read more...]

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A Dream Backyard Tour

Recently I realized that I have never blogged about my parent’s beautiful home.  They’ve lived here for 12 years, so I’m not sure why it’s never occurred to me to put it on the blog before now. Since my home is still not blog worthy (sorry, y'all) I am going to give you a tour of my parent's dream backyard today. It’s a stunner! When we moved in right next door to my parents, I agreed to become the Special Events Coordinator for the whole neighborhood where we live.  My dad has been … [Read more...]

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Pass Me A Floppy Hat, English Roses Are Here

Before we moved into this house, the previous owner had all new landscaping put into the front flower beds.  As with any new landscaping, unfortunately some of it didn’t survive.  The house sat vacant for at least six months before we moved in, so this likely happened from lack of water for these new little plants. When we moved in I knew that I wanted to replace these dead plants with some colorful flowers instead of more shrubs. I have always wanted to learn how to grow great roses.  … [Read more...]

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