25 ETSY gift ideas for everyone on your list! {support small business!}

I love the shop local, shop small business concept, and I make it a priority to support as many small local shops as I can at the holidays and to not just order everything from Amazon. Christy and I both have 'small' businesses in addition to blogging which have grown through our readers' support … [Read more...]

Christmas Cards & A Giveaway

•••We've teamed up with the folks at Minted to give away THREE $100 credits to our awesome readers--enter {here}--and enjoy!•••   So, full disclosure that I am doing Christmas cards this year for the first year in about five years, so I'm a bit of a Christmas slacker.  I stopped … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday

I hope you're having a great Sunday so far.  I'm writing from a hotel on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach, and this is my view: My daughter and I are here with her dance team for a competition (think "Dance Moms" but without the drama and botox, just the dancing!).  The girls competed … [Read more...]

Friday Free for All and Week 2 ORC Update

I am a day late with my ORC {One Room Challenge} weekly post because of our Pretty Preppy Party yesterday. Did you link up your Fall projects? You can HERE. It's been pretty busy as far as projects around here. My kitchen is in the very. final. stage! and I am really excited to show it off to you … [Read more...]

Minted {For Kids}

Minted provided the products for us to try in order to write this review post.  All opinions are our own. |   Minted   | Amy and I--or really, our daughters--were invited to try a few items from Minted's line for kids.  We've ordered our business cards from them for several years and love the … [Read more...]

Friday Free For All

Happy Friday!  My kids are on fall break this week, and next, because they're on a modified year-round schedule, and it has been positively decadent to not have to get up early for school.  I had big plans to paint my bedroom--and I still think that will happen next week--but mostly I've been doing … [Read more...]

A Super Sale and Staycations

  How's that for alliteration in the title?! We're stopping in today with a couple of quick announcements. First, if you've been reading for awhile you know that both Amy and I have Amazon Prime, absolutely love it, and highly recommend it. I have no doubt that I make the $99 annual fee … [Read more...]

Favorite Things for Spring

I have been on a bit of a shopping kick recently--I guess it's the warm weather but something is making me want to update everything in my closet and then plan all sorts of fun things to go out and do so I have places to wear everything. Of course with Mother's Day around the corner, I might also be … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday

  Happy Sunday!  I've been a bit lazy this week; we were on spring break and so Amy did the majority of the posting (thanks, girl!).  I showed you my monogrammed toes on Monday:   And then I slacked off for the rest of the week, sleeping in and enjoying Savannah's St. … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Things: Book Picks

I've been wanting to write a post for quite a while about some of my favorite books, but I kept waiting because it's such a crazy eclectic list that I didn't think anyone would be interested.  But today I'm jumping in--and this is absolutely just the tip of the iceberg because I'm only talking about … [Read more...]

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