• Fall Home Tour 2017
  • Recycled Cabinet Door
  • Knowing Amelia
  • Summer Water Fun
  • Basic Care For Your Dog

Fall Home Tour 2017

Fall is a season of change where we prepare to spend more time with our families, watch the weather get cooler, cozy up in our warm home, and enjoy the bounties of our labors. 

sunflower and cotton stem floral arrangement

Well, hello there! Welcome to my home! We’ve been pretty quiet around our blog this summer with all the activities going on and to be honest we just needed a small break to renew. I think it’s important to do that some times and now we are ready to share some fun new posts along with some exciting changes including a new look. We hope you stay tuned.

I am part of an amazing Fall Home Tour and am so grateful for Angelina of Peonies and Orange Blossoms for getting me off my backside, getting me ready for Fall and back on the blog. Be sure to read to the bottom to find links to the other awesome blogs participating.

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Recycled Cabinet Door

It’s time again for our Upcycle Challenge! I have so much fun with this monthly project just because I get to see what everyone in the group has come up with. I’ve gotten so many ideas and my brain is swirling with inspiration from all the talented gals that are a part of this. Be sure to hop around to the different blogs and you will see what I mean.

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

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Knowing Amelia

This book!! Ladies I can’t say enough about it! I starting reading this book and got hooked immediately, but right in the middle of it, we moved into a new house. Life got crazy and I was dying to try and get some time to sit down and continue with the story. I even contemplated calling in sick to work one day to read. (I didn’t, but oh I wish I had!) FINALLY we got settled and I finished the book within a couple of days. I think my poor kids were sorely neglected during that time.

This book catches you first thing and holds on to you throughout the whole story. I fell in love with the characters and felt like we would be friends if they actually existed. In the story Olivia sets out on a journey to learn about her grandmother after her death and in the process finds herself when she didn’t even know she was lost. There is a mystery, love, hope, family secrets and forgiveness.

I love it when a story holds on to me after I have finished reading it, and guys… I can’t stop thinking about this story!

You know when you find the best book or a really great TV show that you just fall in love with and wish that you could go back in time and experience it all over again!? That is what I want to do with this story. It made me laugh and cry and left me wanting more!

Jen Atkinson is such a talented author and “Knowing Amelia” has my heart! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone of any age looking for a beautiful heartwarming story and you can bet I will be buying anything else she writes! You can follow her here if you’re interested.

If you don’t take my word for it here are some other reviews of “Knowing Amelia”

  • Beautiful story that makes me want to write my own living history and get to know my grandparents better.
  • I formed an immediate connecting with the characters, which are genuine and relatable, and no one can write the sensitive heartthrob quite like Jen.
  • How do I know when a book is profound? When it leaves an indelible impression on my heart. It leaves me wanting more, to be a better person. It leaves me pondering the content for days, the moral and lesson learned long after the last page has been turned. Once again, author Jen Atkinson leaves her audience in awe. Knowing Amelia is one of the most thoughtful, moving books you’ll ever read. Throughout the journey of discovery, love, and hope, you will laugh, you will cry, and you’ll forever be changed. And you will know and love Amelia as if she was your very own.

If you are interested in getting a copy for yourself you can purchase one here

Summer Water Fun

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer can be a job and a half don’t you think? And then there’s the worry that they are forgetting some of what they’ve learned during the school year. We’ve gathered some educational water ideas for some fun summer entertainment that will help solve both problems.

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