2022, backyards, fire pit patio, garden, Pin-spired projects, Pinspiration, yard

Beautiful Backyard Spaces: A Pinterest Roundup

As you know, our backyard and back porch are currently undergoing a bit of an upgrade. I am planning to write some individual posts on our back porch project and our yard projects shortly, but for now I want to share some "Pin-spiration." If you're new here, "Pin-spiration" is just my made-up terminology for things… Continue reading Beautiful Backyard Spaces: A Pinterest Roundup

2022, children

My “new school year” resolutions

Tomorrow is the last day of July, so August is literally right around the corner. My children have a week and a half before returning to school, but I myself have three weeks left of summer vacation. I am a huge fan of reflection and goal setting. The end of each school year affords me… Continue reading My “new school year” resolutions

2022, Christmas in July

Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN Recently, my family and I went to Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for my daughters’ dance competition. While the rest of the team stayed at a different hotel, we have always wanted to stay at Inn at Christmas Place. I’m really glad we did- not only was… Continue reading Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

2022, books, contests, giveaway

Sunday Smiles…and a Giveaway!!!

You may have seen this post this weekend on my Instagram about getting into a rut with my quiet times. I found a great routine that worked well for my devotion and prayer, but then I let it become just that- a routine. It was becoming just something on my to-do list and I was… Continue reading Sunday Smiles…and a Giveaway!!!

2022, affiliate links, amazon affiliate, Pinspiration, simplifying life

Five travel essentials for a more organized, less-stressful trip

**This post contains affiliate links.** My family and I don’t travel often- at the most, we vacation in the mountains or at the beach twice a year, and then go to visit our family who lives out-of-state. This year, we have taken three out-of-state trips and two were for work. What I have learned throughout… Continue reading Five travel essentials for a more organized, less-stressful trip