Things to do in Alabama: Winter Bucket List

Alabama is known for many things: Gulf coast beaches, winning football teams, rolling fields of cotton, and some of the best bass fishing in the whole country.  I am born and raised in the great state of Alabama, and I've spent almost 40 years driving the backroads looking for the best things to do. These days I try to find things that are fun for my kids, too.  On this first day of winter, it's time to get out there and appreciate our state’s amazing scenery and take … [Read more...]

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Hatchimal Flash Giveaway {Giveaway has ended}

This giveaway has ended- CONGRATULATIONS to Laurie A.! Check your email and respond back to me real quick so I can drop this in the mail this morning! :)  I hope your little someone enjoys the HECK outta this Hatchimal for Christmas. Thanks everyone, for entering!  Hey friends! I've been SO absent from all the typical Christmas hoopla this year because, well, 2016 has drop-kicked me and left me without much to give back to you, my patient readers. There will be no Christmas … [Read more...]

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The Easiest Essential Oil Christmas Gift Idea, Ever.

Ok, all you non-crafty, time-constrained shoppers out there...I have got a cute idea for you today!  It's a spa bath in a cup.  This is simply a layer of Epsom salt on the bottom with a shower poof for the "whipped cream" and a little bottle of essential oil tucked in the top! To use these, just add a few drops of essential oil into the Epsom salt, give it a quick shake and pour straight into a soaking tub for a relaxing spa bath. Be aware that citrus oils will melt … [Read more...]

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A Very Vintage Advent Calendar {#DIHWorkshop}

Today I'm teaming up with The Home Depot to show you how you can make a pretty ornament display at their upcoming DIH Workshop this week!   If you haven't heard, Home Depot offers do-it-HERself (DIH) workshops for women of all experience levels to come in and create cool projects for their homes.   This month they are making these Holiday Ornament Displays at all their stores.  To kick-start the workshop, they asked us to build the project ourselves, then put … [Read more...]

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I’m in Old Apothecary Heaven

It finally happened.  After years (decades!?) of searching for the perfect apothecary cabinet for my house, I have found it. This pre-1900 beauty was sitting in one of my very favorite antique stores in the world- Scarlett Scales Antiques in Franklin, TN.  And now, after our weekend road trip to the City Farmhouse Pop-Up show... it's sitting in my foyer! Once it got settled in at home I wasted no time decorating it for fall. But the fall decor is not why we are here … [Read more...]

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Finding Southern Romance in Mobile, Alabama

When Esther de Wolde decided to checkmark her dream of renovating an old southern home off her bucket list, I bet the idea of sharing her porch railings with a bunch of bloggers from across the continent wasn’t even a blip on her radar. But, that is exactly what happened last week at Esther’s turn-of-the-century home in Mobile, Alabama. Do you like how those of us on the left harnessed our inner Susanne Sugarbakers and lounged right on that railing like we owned it? I had the honor of … [Read more...]

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3rd Annual Holiday Home Tours Day 3: {The Turquoise Home}

Today I have a very special guest post brought to you by Laura from The Turquoise Home. Laura just gave birth to a sweet baby girl yesterday morning, and today she is guest posting on my blog! How's that for talent!? CONGRATS to you, my friend, on your new little one! I hope this post will help bring Laura some traffic while she snuggles up to all that soft newborn goodness. This week I have been featuring some of my favorite blogger's homes decorated for Christmas. These women have been so kind … [Read more...]

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Surprise! It’s a virtual baby shower!

What do you do when your blogging friends are scattered all around the country and they all decide to get pregnant at the exact same time?  Well, the first thing I did was NOT DRINK THE WATER.  Then the second thing I did was join forces with a bunch of other amazing DIY bloggers to help throw them all a virtual baby shower! And guess what?  Today you're all invited to the virtual shower!  I have teamed with some of the sweetest bloggers in all the land to help throw a gorgeous DIY baby … [Read more...]

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Fun Things to do at Walt Disney World with a Five Year Old

If you are searching for fun things to do at Walt Disney World with a five year old, then you’ve come to the right place.  Let me preface this by saying that you won’t find much Princess talk here in this post. I have a boy, so we skip over all the Bippity Boppityness and head for the shoot-em-up rides.  Your daughter might feel the same way, who knows.  If so, that's awesome!  Also understand that every family is different and has different needs.   I have a bad hip and as my blog name implies … [Read more...]

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Amazing Hallway Before and After from NellieBellie

Hey y'all! Today is the last day of fabulous Guest posts from my amazing blogging friends. Today I wanted to give you a quick peek into the home of my friend Janel at Nellie Bellie, who transformed her hallway from a dark, depressing space into a bright, light happy place! Great job, Janel! Hope you guys enjoy! Please head over to Janel's blog if you want to pin any of the images! Thanks. ~Beth Hello!! I’m Janel the author extraordinaire (doesn’t that sound fancy?) behind the blog Nellie … [Read more...]

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