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Southerners are known for their hospitality, but after six years of living here, I’m convinced that it’s friendliness--not hospitality--that is actually the way of life in the South. While a friendly and welcoming demeanor is certainly a valuable quality,...
Who remembers the game of MASH? For those who aren't familiar, allow me to explain. MASH is an acronym for Mansion/Apartment/Shack/House. It's a game of fortune predicting an extravagant and a very unlikely future for yourself. On a piece of...
We’ve all been there: that moment when you find out company is coming, your house is being shown to a potential buyer, or you need to host a last-minute function. You look around and see Cheerios on the floor,...
You have probably heard the phrases "tidying up," "KonMari," and "Marie Kondo" a lot recently.  If you have loaded up boxes and bags of things that don't "spark joy" you could be asking yourself, What now? Good question. Where does...
Have you heard of Marie Kondo? Does the phrase “spark joy” mean anything to you? Well, chances are, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock since the beginning of the year, you probably know what I’m talking about. I was perusing...
Groceries are expensive. Period. No matter how you slice or dice it, trying to purchase food for a family is stressful. Not long after my husband and I married, I resolved to spend as little as possible on groceries...
Saturdays on the hunt You won't catch me decked out in camo any given Saturday, but it's likely I'm still on the hunt. The elusive treasures that await discovery in their cozy suburban habitats aren't safe when I'm tracking down...
The seasons are a changin', which means a new reason to decorate! If your front porch has been feeling a little drab lately, turn it into FAB with this fun DIY welcome mat!  Materials :: Plain welcome mat: I got...
It’s inevitable. Birthdays come around every single year. What doesn’t have to be inevitable is the stress that sometimes comes along with planning a party. In our family we keep things small. There are no parties with 40 people,...
As moms, we all go through phases, stages, seasons of our own lives and our family’s. Ours is going through one in which I find we need to deeply declutter and simplify. I recently read, A Simplified Life by...

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