Category Archive: charming

Must Paint

I think this is pretty typical of creatives, so I know I’m not alone in my absurdities. There are times, which feel mostly random, when I cannot function with any sort of productivity because… Continue reading

Savannah and Jesup

If you’re at all familiar with south Georgia, you’re probably wondering why we added Jesup to our vacation. It’s an old railroad town, a blip on the map between Atlanta and the Atlantic… Continue reading

Home Improvements

We’ve spent the last few weeks tending to home improvements – Strike that. Chuck has been doing a lot of home improvements lately and I’m having a great time seeing the results.  He… Continue reading

Maternity shoot in the woods

Meet Jenni, my hair colorist. She is the charming young woman who keeps the gray away and happens to be in the third trimester of her first pregnancy. She is already beautiful, so… Continue reading

Headboard and Shelving

We’ve been without a headboard since moving into this house nearly three years ago because we put the log bed in Jackson’s room. (Chuck built the log bed for us in 1999 and… Continue reading

Winter in the Great Smoky Mountains

We drove through the national park yesterday to see what winter did to the mountains. Beauty! Icy! Cold! Pictures are behind the cut. Enjoy.

Charleston in Pictures, Part Two

As I ignore “Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater!” and other exclamations blowing my way from the boys’ bedrooms, I offer another batch of photos from Charleston. Just in case I didn’t know I was… Continue reading

Charleston in Pictures, Part One

Karin and I had a wonderful time on the coast of South Carolina, and in lieu of trying to describe everything with words, I’ll talk in pictures.


To be brief: – Last night’s Maundy Thursday service was profound for us. Having never recognized the Last Supper as it originally occurred, having never seen a church’s chancel stripped of all its… Continue reading

The Science of Procrastination

I won’t completely out myself and tell you the specific areas in which I’m procrastinating, but I will admit that I’m having a hard time doing some things I really need to do.… Continue reading

Take Me There

This video is old news for all the Chattanooga people, but not for the rest of you. WOW. It’s so well done! There is something to be said for quality. At first, I… Continue reading

Wonder Mom

I was given my birthday gift last week when I stumbled upon it (oops!) so yesterday was all about the cards. Many of you sent sweet cards that had me in stitches or… Continue reading

“Lovely Owl” – a video

Too cute for words. (You’ll enjoy this, Great Grandma Thomas.)

Ramshackle Gingerbread

This year I resolved to spend as little money as possible on the annual Gingerbread House, simply because I’ve been known to overdo it and have mounds of leftover candy laying around until… Continue reading

Welcome, Friday!

It’s going to be a super duper weekend for a number of reasons – the first being that it’s Girls Weekend. Susan and Lesli (with Henry) will be here tonight. (The estrogen-testosterone balance… Continue reading

Tailgate and the Fall Wall

One of my favorite features of the new-to-us Volvo is that it has a mini-tailgate. I have a lot of memories that involve conversations had while sitting on a tailgate (though it’s always… Continue reading

Home to Autumn

After a week in warm, sunny Florida, it was really nice to come home to autumn. East Tennessee is beautiful right now, so we decided to go for a drive through Cades Cove… Continue reading

Yotel and the Delano Homestead

We were fortunate to have a handful of people to stay with while on our vacation – Lesli and Jimmy, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Bob, and my parents – but while Chuck and… Continue reading

I’d drink tea for this.

I don’t drink tea, hot or cold, which I fully understand is wrong and offensive since I was born and raised in the South. But I’d totally choke down some afternoon tea if… Continue reading

Letterpress Genius

Too clever, too genius. Why aren’t I in the letterpress business? Hmmm. Find them here. Happy Weekend!

Oh the charm of Etsy

I stumbled upon MarkHed Designs as my Etsy treasure hunt continues. I adore quaint, simple jewelry, and these have a touch of cleverness. Oh I’m so tempted! After dropping Jeremy off at school… Continue reading

Love Makes a Family

I’ve continued to seek and find on Etsy this week and stumbled upon these adorable nursery prints from Barking Bird Art. I love how simple line drawings are, especially when paired with a… Continue reading