A Review of the Dyson DP01 Air Purifier + Fan

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This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own.   I’ve mentioned this quite often, but our family is very brand loyal to Dyson. Case and point is our DC07 upright vacuum cleaner that we’ve had since--wait for it-- 2003! | They don’t even sell the DC07 anymore but … [Read more...]

The Best Graduation Gift Ideas

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  Last night we attended a graduation party for the seniors at the school my son graduated from last year--and by the way, I can hardly believe it's been a year! The setting was the most perfect backyard in Pinehurst, that belongs to our friends Mark and Kathie: | Read more about last … [Read more...]

Before and Afters From My IPL Treatment

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This post was sponsored by Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute. All opinions are my own. One of my New Year's resolutions was to do a better job of taking care of myself, which is kind of a huge task because that includes everything from getting more sleep, to exercising, to eating … [Read more...]

Spring Home Refresh + A Giveaway

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  This post is sponsored by Greenleaf Gifts; all opinions are 100% my own. Now that we’re past the pollen deluge that the South ‘enjoys’ in the spring, it’s time to get my outdoor living spaces ready for daily use. There are a few easy tips that I follow every year to get things ready for … [Read more...]

Budget Design Series: Living Room Decor

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   This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are my own.     As you all know, we work with Home Depot frequently and not just for all of our DIY project needs. Remember that my much-loved tufted living room sofa and Amy's stunning kitchen table are both from Home … [Read more...]

Creating a Nursery Out of Attic Storage Space

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.   Aren't nurseries SO much fun to decorate? Before you spit out your coffee--this is a design I'm working on for a friend!! They thought they were stopping at two, but they're … [Read more...]

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...]

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