Tuesday, February 2, 2016

vintage maps

Framing some vintage maps is on my list of things that I would like to do. I love the idea of an entire wall filled with them. 

via Country Living

 via Marika Meyer Interiors

via Elle Decor

Sunday, January 17, 2016

penicillin soup

I don't know about you, but colds seem to stick around for a long time in our house. All soups, especially, penicillin soup, seem to satisfy everyone in our house whether it is to warm us up or mend a nasty cold. Penicillin soup is a perfect blend of comfort with a kick of flavor. The recipe is below. Enjoy!


Penicillin Soup:
3 carrots chopped 
2 celery stalks chopped
2 cups extra wide egg noodles
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 cups Swanson chicken broth
3-4 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste
A dash of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 cup shredded chicken


Wash, peel and cut the carrots, cut the celery and add ALL ingredients to a large pot. I typically buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store and easily tear all the chicken off.  I also buy frozen broccoli florets. Use equal parts chicken broth and water. In most pots, I use 3 cups of each. Heat to boiling and when vegetables are tender, serve. It is sure to warm you up! 



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

light and bright home

I don't know about you, but I have been loving Country Living lately. This home featured in Country Living is so light and bright, yet very cozy too. The nursery is just gorgeous. It makes me want to have another one...nursery that is;). Enjoy looking at this beautiful home!




Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas at a glance

We had a wonderful Christmas season this year. We enjoyed the Train Ride to Christmas Town, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, Riding thru McAdenville to see the lights, Christmas programs and a parade, seeing the Leonard Bearnstein Orchestra downtown Charlotte and Paul and I even managed to get a date in. Christmas is just so magical and special with our children. I hope you enjoyed your holiday season. 

Our Christmas season at a glance:

















Monday, December 28, 2015

rooms to tackle in 2016

As with every new year comes new goals.  This year, along with the normal personal goals,  I have a couple house goals. I would like to tackle a few rooms that I have not touched since we moved in. I am a firm believer in taking your time decorating before just jumping in, but I also don't want things to sit idle either. A little progress is better than none, right? I am documenting this so I will hopefully keep myself accountable. 

So, these are the rooms I plan to spend some time in along with my inspiration for each. 

Half bathroom:

Master Bathroom:

Master Bedroom:


Deck (I consider this a room:):
images all from Pinterest

But before I can tackle these, I vow to get our garage organized...

Wish me luck! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas



'Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.'

 Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

gift idea


I know time is running out, but if you need a gift idea consider monogrammed pillowcases. It is a classic gift that can be used year-round. I purchased these at Target for all of Georgia's teachers. 

Happy last few days (thankfully) of shopping!