December 18, 2019

Charcuterie 101

If you want the easiest appetizer that will impress even the harshest critics?  This post is for you.

December 17, 2019

Weekend Wrap-Up

Parties, hiking and lights, oh my!  That was our weekend in a nutshell and it was a blast, although we are all still a bit tired and probably will be the whole week.  No rest for the weary!

December 5, 2019

The Inheritance Project - The Final Reveal

Here they are.  All of the final, finished pictures of the Inheritance Project right before we put the house on the market in August 2016.

Spoiler alert - it sold very quickly and we were so thankful.  I have to admit I was a bit sad when it wasn't ours anymore, but it was so nice to have some time back in our lives!

December 4, 2019

The Inheritance Project - Part 5

Wow.  This post, and the one that will be coming next,  have been a long time coming.  We flipped my grandparents house at the beginning of 2016 and I still have people that ask me about it and want to see the finished project.  

December 3, 2019

Menu Monday-ish

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful, crazy, relaxing, food filled Thanksgiving.  I know we did and have quickly jumped into a super busy, super crazy week!

November 27, 2019

House to Home - Board and Batten

I think my life motto would be to "cut the chaos", or at least try to.  We can all agree that one of the biggest, chaotic events every day is getting out of the door with all.the.stuff and then coming home with all.the.stuff.  Here's our way of dealing with it all, or most of it.

November 25, 2019

Menu Monday

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving Week!  

I only have two days of work this week and we have lots of fun holiday things planned.  My mom is on her way up to spend some time with us and the kids are ready for a much needed break.

But first, let's talk about the weekend!

November 22, 2019

Recipe Alert! Easy Lasagna Chicken

There is nothing fancy about this easy weeknight meal, which is fine by me.  A few ingredients, 30 minutes, quick cleanup and my kids love it.  Count me in.

November 20, 2019

House to Home - Shiplap Walls

When we moved in to our house I knew pretty early on that the dining room was one of my favorite spots in the house.  I love the bay window, the wainscoting detail and the sconces on the walls. I didn't have an immediate plan, but knew that I would want to tackle the dark khaki wallpaper sooner than later.

November 18, 2019

Menu Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  We had a blast of a weekend and are gearing up for all of the holiday festivities to start.  It is so exciting to be living in a climate that lends itself to bundling up, sipping coffee and listening to Christmas music even before Thanksgiving!

Here's a peek at our weekend and what's on tap for this week.

November 15, 2019

House to Home - Stair Runner

Before we dive into this series I'm calling House to Home, please know that when we saw our house for the first time just driving by, we knew that it was the one.  We were thrilled that we got to purchase such a beautiful house and it really was move in ready.  All of the before pictures you will see are the pictures that were on the website that were taken when the previous owners lived there. 

November 13, 2019

It's been a while...

Let's see.  When I last posted, Everett was 4 years old, Hilty was one and a half, we lived in Orlando, I was still teaching first grade and we had recently gotten a puppy.

Now, two and a half years later, Everett is in first grade, Hilty just turned 4, I am a PE Coach/Athletic Director  and we now live in North Carolina.  


There is so much new going on, but so much that is the same all at once.