Saturday musings


I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I had a great holiday with these two sweeties.


My oldest wrote me this sweet message on the sidewalk. It says, “love is good because my mom is there for me. Have a happy Mother’s Day. ”

She is the sweetest! Plus, she’s now a kindergarten grad.


I need a pause button. Time is flying far too fast.

Here is what I’m reading this weekend:

                     Country Living
I’ve always been a fan of the blog Vintage Revivals by Mandi Gubler, and I was excited to see that Country Living featured “the nugget!”


Heat Tolerant Container Gardens for  Sweltering Summers

HGTV: 16 cottage living ideas 

Have a wonderful weekend! 
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Happy weekend to you!

Something big happened around here this week: this little sunshine finished her first year of school.

She is now a kindergarten graduate! Her last day of school was yesterday, and in August, she’ll be in first grade.

She has had a great school year.

This little stinker rocked her first ponytail and looked adorable.

It’s rainy here this weekend, so you can find us inside, enjoying some cuddles and watching some movies.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

The Comparison Trap by Sandra Stanley

If you’re looking for a Bible study, I highly suggest that you check out this one. I’ve only just started and already I’ve been so blessed.

BHG: Mothers Day gifts

Simple ways to increase the curb appeal of your home

10 plants that will purify the air in your home

A yard built for parties

Have a wonderful week end.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed your week. Mine had several highlights. For starters, we had a blast celebrating my birthday last week. Thank you all for the sweet messages, too!

I started doing genealogy recently and was able to trace several lines of my family back to the 1700s. I even found the names of some of my ancestors who emigrated from Europe. I even found a few surprises: I’ve always known my maternal grandmother was kin to the McCoys but I never knew my paternal grandmother was kin the the Hatfields. If you’re not familiar with the Hatfield-McCoy saga, I encourage you to check it out. 

On another note, here are my great- great-great grandparents, Abel and Sarah Musick.

I’m finding genealogy to be fascinating but really time consuming. I’ll probably delve deeper into it this summer.

Do any of you do genealogy? I love history, so I’d love to chat about it sometime.

Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Stonegable: Brighten up your kitchen with white 

25 things to do outside with your kids this summer

Cute Mother’s Day gifts to make

Make ahead Mother’s Day desserts

Here’s what we’ll be sharing this week:

Tips and tricks for hanging wall art

Our weekly routines for house management 

Wordfull Wednesday quote

A really fun flower pot made from recycled kitchen trash

Farmhouse style lights 

Have a great weekend!!

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Saturday Musings: Another trip around the sun

Happy weekend to you! Today marks 32 years I’ve been on this earth. I’d like to think I’ve got a lot to show for those years, but truthfully, I’ve got a lot more things I still want to accomplish. That’s enough seriousness for one day.

They’re my greatest accomplishment.

This past week was a busy one with lots of fun projects, but we’ve got more fun in store for you next week. Here’s what I’ll be sharing:

  1. Monday: How to turn a cheap piece of artwork into a cute farmhouse chalkboard
  2. Tuesday: A reorganized china cabinet
  3. Wednesday: Wordfull Wednesday with some “quoty goodness”
  4. Thursday: Creating interesting container gardens
  5. Friday: a farmhouse entry way revealed

And here’s what I’m reading this weekend:

Modern Parents Messy Kids: secrets to gorgeous plant pots

Setting for Four: How to grow a cut flower garden

BHG: Best plants for rock flower beds

BHG: Your Guide to Common Weeds

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

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Last Sunday was Easter.


Believe it or not, that is one of the better pictures we took as a family. This was seconds before Aubrey decided to smack her sister on top of the head. 


And of course any weekend spent with this girl is a good one.


We went to visit my grandma and encountered this lovely view.

This week we went back to school after Spring Break, which was hard. It was a good week, if a really busy one. 

This weekend, we are visiting family and enjoying a mini vacation. Here is what I’m reading today:

  1. Country Living: Paint colors you’ll start seeing everywhere 

House Beautiful: Backyard Ideas You Should Steal
Have a wonderful weekend!!
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I hope you’re having an amazing weekend, and that you had a good week. We have had a wonderful week.

Last week, my husband and I were on opposite ends of the state- he at a fire prevention school at the beach, and me at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teachers in Cullowhee (a.k.a. home of my alma mater, WCU).

On Tuesday of last week, I sent him this picture of my view,

And he sent me this one of his:


We missed our sweet girls, who were with their grandparents, but FaceTime helped.


Yes, please ignore my rough appearance.

I am so glad to be back home with my sweet girls and my hubby.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Happy Saturday to you! If you happen to notice a hobby farm/homesteader theme here today, you’re absolutely correct. We moved out of our house in town and bought a house with a little land almost four years ago. We have full time jobs and two kids, so we’re a little slow getting our homestead/hobby farm started but we’re finally finding our footing. I thought I’d share some of my hobby farming research with you today.

Country Living: How to Build the Ultimate Chicken Coop

We are in the process of preparing a chicken coop so we can get a few laying hens.

Better Homes and Gardens: Missouri Roots Farm

 

Modern Farmer: Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies

Gardening Know How: How to use a mini greenhouse

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Woo hoo! The weekend is upon us, and it is an awesome one! We have managed to get a few projects done that were looming over us, and I cannot wait to show them to you. I am so excited!!!!! We are spending this weekend just having a blast and enjoying our family.

While everyone else is still asleep, I am out on our patio with a cup of coffee, a tablet, and a stack of magazines 🙂 Here’ s what I’m enjoying this weekend:

  1. Worthing Court: Spring Home Tour  Fellow North Carolina blogger Suzy has a lovely home and I love her home tours. She’s such a talented decorator and everything she does is just beautiful!!

2. Thrifty Decor Chick: Where to buy Magnolia Homes farmhouse style for less!!

3. Creative Green Living: Modern Farmhouse Style Pantry Makeover

 

Apologies for the light posting today, but I am eager to get back to enjoying the weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Happy weekend to everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and you’re doing well.

This week, I spent some time with my sweet girls and my parents, we enjoyed our church, and then we enjoyed an unusually warm week with some pretty weather.

I’m starting off my weekend by sitting on my back porch enjoying my coffee, and the following articles:

  1. Nora Conrad: “Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman”

2. Southern Living: “10 Shortcuts to an Organized Home” 

3. Country Living: “65 Home Makeover Ideas”

4. BHG: “Bold Home Decorating Ideas Your Mom Wouldn’t Try.” 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Happy Saturday morning to ya! I trust that all of you have had a wonderful week. Just like last weekend, we are getting some things done around our home. I am excited about knocking out some projects around the house and I can’t wait to share them with you.

But first, here are a few things I’m enjoying reading about this morning.

12 Bathroom Organization Ideas by Domestically Speaking 

If you’ve never checked out the blog “Domestically Speaking,” you definitely should. Great ideas and lots of beautiful decor. I could spend hours reading it.

Picky Stitch: 6 Ways to Cozy Up Your Patio 

I am seriously inspired now to go work on our patio. Great ideas!

The Organized Chick: 10 Ways to Organize With Bins

When I get stumped on how to organize something, I go visit The Organized Chick. Awesome ideas, and everything she does looks so lovely! I wanna be like her when I grow up 🙂

Ben and Me: Free Bible Studies for Women

I’m in the market for a new Bible study that I can do on my own, at my own pace. This list has some great ones on it. I’m still researching and looking, but when I find one that I feel is the one, I’ll be happy to share.

 

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

 

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