Out with the old, in with the new.

Another part of preparing our home to sell is much needed garden clean-up. This will be one of the first things new home buyers see and first impressions are pretty important in real estate. Luckily, this weekend's weather was gorgeous (cool and dry) and my love for gardening makes weekend chore list enjoyable. Everything is better in the…

Unglued

I'm in the middle of a Proverbs31 online bible study of  Unglued by Lisa Terkeurst - making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. What woman can't use a little help dealing with her emotions? Exactly. Here are a few snippets from the past two weeks that I have carried with me. Pin these and you can…

Coffee Break

Yes, I know...I've been absent lately. Andrew and I are busy painting our entire house and prepping it to sell. I've had this blog post in my draft box for quite awhile because I haven't had a moment to breathe with all of the painting going on at home. Without further ado... A few weekends ago…

De-Clutter Your Life

Each time I walk through a transitional time in my life, I feel the need to rid my home of the excess and the unnecessary. It seems to be a cleansing ritual for me and usually arrives on the heels of a difficult season. This year it came in the form of a paintbrush rather than…

Texas Caviar

  Between a New Orleans pit stop to enjoy some good music and the start of a major Spivey Paint Project, I decided to embark on a new cold dip recipe this past weekend that my friend and coworker passed along to me. I had a little bit of time to spare early Saturday morning…

Fiddles and Rhinestones

You’re probably wondering what in the world do these two things have in common. Well, my intimate musical experience this past Friday night brought the two together in such perfect harmony. I purchased tickets to see Kacey Musgraves at the Howlin’ Wolf months ago when her second album, Pageant Material, came out in June of…

Venison Roast – Mississippi Style

These are the days when I appreciate having a hunter for a husband. Fall, or what we consider fall, is right around the corner for us in South Louisiana. It's the time of LSU football games and pumpkin spice lattes. During these months, I also usually yearn for a great stew, hearty soup or other comforting…

The Natchez Skinny

My husband and I recently celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in Natchez, MS. If you can survive this EXTRA-LONG post, you will learn the ins and outs of our trip which I’ve now tagged the Natchez Skinny. After a short 2 hour drive from Prairieville, we pulled up to The Elms at 800 Washington Street,…

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I made one of my favorite dishes this weekend, Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps. It is super easy, healthy and DELICIOUS! I sometimes pair it with a bowl of fresh fruit which makes a refreshing meal. Sharing the recipe with you here:   Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps For the Chicken: 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (approximately 4…

Learning to Fly

Yes, I have a love affair with aerial silks. I am one of the slightly crazy people that decided to take a course in aerial silks training and became hooked. My aerial yoga teacher asked me on a whim if I wanted to learn and that is how my relationship with silks began. I was…