Heeeeeyyyy.... How y'all doin? It's been approximately 84 years since I wrote a personal blog post like this, but I couldn't let this doozy of a year tick away without creating SOME kind of record about it. Warning-- this post is hella long. Y'all don't have to read it all, but for my kids and grandkids sake, I'm going to try to document what all has happened to us in the year 2020. History will long remember the major headlines of 2020- the pandemic, the riots, the protestors, the ... Read More about Goodbye, 2020.
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So. Y'all. Deep breaths. HGTV's Hometown Takeover will be coming to film a makeover of the small town of Wetumpka, Alabama! HOORAY for Alabama! We are so excited to have y'all here! If you watch HGTV then surely you are familiar with the power couple that is Erin and Ben Napier. They have filmed their show, Hometown, in Laurel, Mississippi for the past few years and are currently working on filming Season 5. Laurel has overcome many challenges, including being hit by a tornado ... Read More about When HGTV calls.
My dad loves chocolate-covered cherries. You know, the ones that come in a box from the drugstore that ooze white goo out from around bright red cherries. Personally, I have never been a fan of Maraschino cherries even when they are enrobed in chocolate and oozing sugar, but he loves them. For Father's Day this year, I decided to skip the storebought ones and try to make old-fashioned chocolate covered cherries at home. I had accidentally bought two bags of fresh cherries on my last ... Read More about How to make Old-Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cherries
If you're looking for rustic chic farmhouse design ideas to use in your new home or remodel, this blog series is for you! Welcome to Dream Home Design Ideas! Last year, I worked as a designer for a custom home builder, where I got lots of first-hand knowledge about what all goes into building a new home. Picking every interior design element for a house from top to bottom can feel like an overwhelming task, but our clients usually came prepared with a binder full of photos and Pinterest ... Read More about Dream Home Design Ideas: The Rustic Chic Farmhouse
Craving doughnuts but don't want to drive to the store? This easy homemade doughnut recipe can be made from scratch using pancake mix! They are such an amazing treat to bake at home! Just gonna say it. Doughnuts are my biggest weakness. Right now, during this 2020 pandemic/quarantine/lockdown which is arguably one of the top ten most stressful times of my whole life, I.WANT.A.DOUGHNUT. I tried really hard to not give into the temptation, but eventually by Week 6, I could no longer ... Read More about Homemade Doughnut Recipe with Pancake Mix