Haint Blue Porch Ceiling

I love a blue porch ceiling! It’s always fun to do something different with color, and blue is such a natural color for an outdoor ceiling. There is actually a long history of porch ceilings being painted blue, and it is traditionally called “Haint Blue.” There are some interesting theories involving the haint blue ceiling, and I encourage you to google it if you’re at all inclined to reading about warding off evil spirits. I mostly giggled about that theory, but hey, to each his own. Another theory is that a blue ceiling will…

DIY Porch Painting

I like to sip sweet tea in the mornings, and a margarita in the evenings on a hot summer day while watching my children play and be ridiculous with each other. “Be careful” really has no meaning to a child, and truth be told, I don’t necessarily want them to be careful anyway. I want them run like the wind and roll those big wheels as fast as they can down the hill because childhood is short. And also, finding a big wheel for an adult is not as easy as you’d think. Trust…

Laundry and Mudroom Renovation

  It’s a great day for a room reveal. šŸ™‚ I don’t think I could be more excited to be done with this room! Have you ever started a project that you really had no idea would take MONTHS to complete? Well, let me introduce you to our laundry/mudroom: One of the reasons this project took so long to complete is that it is actually two renovations in one. Easy peasy, right? Well, sorta. It was fairly easy, but at the same time it just took forever to complete for various reasons- one of them being…

Fiddle fig leaf tree on Amazon

Hi there! Have you seen the fiddle fig leaf tree yet? They’re all over the place on Pinterest, blogs, and basically any social media platform. I’ve been seeing them for years, and yet I NEVER see them for sale. Where are all the people getting their fiddle fig leaf trees? Is itĀ some fancy blogger secret? I’m not sure if it’s a secret or not, but I’m about to let the tree out of the bag with this one:Ā AMAZON.   Yep, you can actually buy plants on Amazon. Who…

Autism, Boys, and Oh the Places They’ll Go

  Oh, it’s already April. Every month has an awareness campaign. April is the Autism Awareness month. I used to know the stats on autism diagnosis. After Benjamin was diagnosed, it was comforting to know the statistics on how many children were diagnosed each year. I think in times of grief it is sometimes comforting to know facts. Ā And make no mind about it, a diagnosis of autism is a timeĀ of grief for the majority of people, but mostly very temporarily. Ā I used to write about that sort of thing quite often. Some of those posts were…