The January Hustle–Getting Healthy in the New Year

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I am excited to bring you the health post I mentioned in my previous January Hustle post, but also I am always a little reluctant to start talking about a subject I am SO not an expert on. I have friends that are so great about working out, I am not that person. I enjoy going for a walk (preferably … [Read more...]

Ten Essential Items to Combat Winter Colds and Flu

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  It's that time of year, and while I hope none of you are laid low by the virus du jour, it's always best to be prepared.  Since I'm currently sitting in bed with my laptop, coughing and sniffling (and NOT putting away Christmas decorations!), today I thought I'd share my must-have sickroom … [Read more...]

My Very Own New Years’ Miracle

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I'm back today with part 2 of the story of my missing bag, and I'm so excited and thankful to be able to share the GREAT NEWS with you guys! | Me and my bag before its adventure on the train | If you missed the background story, you can read Wednesday's post {here} for the details.  I updated … [Read more...]

Happy New Year and a Minor Tragedy

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  Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to 2019!  First, I have to thank Amy for covering over the past week.  I wasn't intending to take so many days off, but 2018 gave me a big kick in the pants on its way out the door and I wound up being unable to post on Monday as scheduled. I did … [Read more...]

Our Top Posts of 2018 & Looking Ahead to 2019

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  Can you believe it is the last day of 2018? What a year this was! It was a full and eventful year for both Christy and me for sure. Much as I crave simplicity and quiet, I am pretty sure 2019 will bring more of the same! What matters most is that all of you continue to come along with … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls…With eBay!

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 This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own. As most of you know, I am a dedicated online shopper. It's so easy to order online and have boxes of necessities (and of course some luxuries, too) delivered straight to my door! It also makes it so easy to find exactly what I … [Read more...]

Stuff We Love: 2018

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  This is actually one of my favorite kinds of posts to write--and read--because we get to share things that are absolutely essential to getting us through our day.  I won't lie, sometimes my hairspray is the only thing keeping me from total emotional collapse, especially during the … [Read more...]

New Paint in Our Kitchen (Finally!)

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  This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own. One of the things that's been on my to-do list at the MCC House for at least a year is painting the kitchen.  The reason that it's been on the list for so long is that the paint in the kitchen really isn't that bad, so other … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorating: Dining Room and Bedroom

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  This post was sponsored by Home Centric.  All opinions are my own.   Christmas decorating is going on in full force around here!  I used to be a diehard never-decorate-until-the-day-after-Thanksgiving person, but a few years ago I realized that it actually allows me to have a more … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to Our Nashville House

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  I mentioned briefly in last weekend's post that we just put our Nashville house on the market.  We moved away in 2013 and have lived in Savannah, North Carolina, and Kansas since then, and while we have had really amazing tenants (a few of them were even "famous," as my daughter says), we … [Read more...]

How to Clean an Area Rug or Carpet

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  This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator.  All opinions are my own. If you've followed us for any length of time, then you know that Amy and I are both pet moms. She has two labs and I have a rescued golden retriever and a kitty, and while … [Read more...]

Our Trip to the Biltmore

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If you read Amy's Friday post and have been following us on Facebook and Instagram this week, then you know that Amy and I were able to enjoy a quick getaway to the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. We've been privileged to work with the folks at Balsam Hill for several years now (see two of our previous … [Read more...]

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