Category Archives: charming

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 … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

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.

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

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.

June 24, 2013 · 1 Comment


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 … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Lovely Owl” – a video

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

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

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. … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

Letterpress Genius

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

April 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Keep Calm and Carry On

A new canvas sits above my computer on the wall directly in front of the treadmill. I stared at it off and on during my five-mile run on Saturday and … Continue reading

January 10, 2011 · 1 Comment

Midday Frolic

Like Jackson, Salem is also enjoying my being home during the day. It allows for afternoon romps in the yard in which his fur becomes a magnet for dirt. Happy … Continue reading

January 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

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