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...]

A Day in the Life 2018: Amy

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Hi everyone, welcome to what could possibly be my favorite blog series of the year--Day in the Life 2018! I absolutely love reading posts like this, so much so that last year we decided to host our own series asking bloggers to detail how they spend their days. If you missed it you can read what my … [Read more...]

Our New House is Done!

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I am so happy to say that our new home is all done and we've moved in! It is such a great feeling, and even though there were times when I questioned my sanity in moving twice, now that it's over I can honestly say I am so glad we did it this way. I love our new house, since I have been living here … [Read more...]

How to Freshen Up Your Home Decor for Summer

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This post is sponsored by Society6.  All opinions are my own. | Pour Yourself A Drink Pillow {16 x 16} | Painted Gray Chair Tutorial | Greek Key Stool | I've made a few easy updates at the MCC House to get it fluffed up for summer, courtesy of the folks at Society6.  I had a pretty tough time … [Read more...]

My Favorite Books to Give (and Get!)

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I truly love to read and I love books, and in this digital age sometimes I forget to appreciate the beauty of a hardbound book. This last week I gifted my mother this beautiful book  (below) she seemed very pleased to receive it and it made me think what a nice gift a book makes. So today I wanted … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read more...]

Amy’s Birthday

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Today is Amy's birthday, so of course I gave her the day off from blogging.  That being said, since it's May and we're at the bitter end of the school year (and they're building a new house!), I'm sure she's keeping herself busy on her "day off." Her present is going to be late...I texted her … [Read more...]

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