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Mini Egg Frittatas (Paleo and Whole 30 Friendly)

Mini Egg Frittatas with Spinach

As I mentioned last week, we’ve been trying to eat a bit more mindfully lately (as in no more grits!) which means finding healthy protein-filled breakfast options. This prompted me to play around with one of my favorite recipes to create a lighter version, and these amazing mini egg frittatas were the result! This is a dairy- and meat-free version […] Read more…

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

After indulging in all the wonderful southern fare (and ice cream!) on our Charleston family vacation last week, Dave and I decided it was time to get back to our usual healthy eating routine. In need of a healthier snack option than tortilla and potato chips, I decided to try my hand at making homemade sweet potato […] Read more…

Charleston family vacation guide

Charleston Family Vacation Guide

What’s the best way to end your summer?  With a Charleston family vacation, of course! When we realized that our last family vacation was nearly five years ago, we knew it was high time to plan a getaway with our two daughters, their husbands, and our granddaughters, ages 3 and 1. And when a good friend offered to let […] Read more…

Summer travel must-haves for men + JORD wood watch giveaway {closed}

Men's travel must-haves + Jord Wood Watch Giveaway

Not long ago, I shared with you my summer vacation packing tips for women, and since we just returned from a great Charleston family vacation, I thought I’d add a few travel must-haves for men. **Plus, stay tuned for info on how to enter a giveaway for a JORD wood watch voucher-later in this post!** For this post, I went to the expert–my husband Dave–because […] Read more…

How to Create a Botanical Gallery Wall on a Budget

How to make an easy DIY botanical gallery wall

Looking for a unique way to display your art collection? Creating a gallery wall is the perfect way to make a personal statement in your home, because you can use what you love. I happen to love flowers, but you could create a gallery wall of photographs from recent trips or prints and artwork that you […] Read more…

Avocado Salad with Feta and Cucumber

Simple Summer Supper Ideas

Dave and I are such avocado lovers–we enjoy them all day long: as avocado toast for breakfast, in guacamole with chips for snacks, and this wonderful avocado salad for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. So, not long ago, when our California nephew and his lovely wife sent us a box filled with huge avocados from their very own avocado trees, we […] Read more…

Wild Wallpaper–Our Colorful New Work Space & Craft Area

Our Colorful New Work Space & Craft Area with Peel and Stick Wallpaper

Have you ever had a home project that seemed to drag on forever? For me, that project was the completion of this odd little nook in our basement. We knew we wanted to turn the space into a work/craft/sewing area, but we couldn’t decide between built-in cabinetry, a countertop and shelves, or a combination of the two. For six years we debated and measured […] Read more…

Empty nest? 30 things to do after the kids leave home

Empty Nest? 30 Things to Do After the Kids Leave Home

This time of year always brings back memories of dropping my youngest off at college, the tearful ride back home, and the heartsick feeling knowing I was leaving behind not just my daughter but a phase of life I’d loved so much.  While I’m not wild about the term empty nest, that’s a pretty good description of what our […] Read more…

Happiness Essential Oil Blend

"Happiness"--my favorite essential oil blend

You all know I love combining different essential oils to create my own special blends–I’ve got my sleep-enhancing blend, my skin blend, my stress-relief blends, and of course all of my favorite diffuser blends. Sometimes my creations are a hit~and sometimes they’re a miss.  I know they’re really a miss when the smell is so strong Dave can’t stand to […] Read more…

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