Thursday, September 21, 2017

house in the 'hood

Happy Thursday y'all.
We're nearly there, one more day until FriYAY!
We got this.
One foot in front of the other, keep falling forward.
Until then let's look at my favorite house for sale in 'the hood...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Just a quick note to say hi.
We're doing fine.
We made it through Hurricane Harvey 
unscathed compared to 99.9% of Houston. 
The past five days couple of weeks have been a blur
and most people here couldn't tell you what day it is
or what day certain things happened.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

you're never going to believe it

Hell, I don't believe it myself.
I had a big deadline and I told myself I wouldn't write again until I made it.
I'm not exactly at the finish line but I came to a stopping place for now.
And I had to pop in here.
Because this place is a sacred spot for me.
I love writing.
I love y'all.
Even though I probably have only met a handful of y'all.
But I feel like I know some of y'all personally.
And I think, maybe, y'all feel the same way about me.
So let me tell you about yesterday.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

showers of steel

When you see something that you thought was so pricey
that you didn't think in a million years
it would be produced in such a way to bring it to the masses?
Well file this under "I should've known better"
 I. just. found. this.
Take a minute.
Get ready.
And might I add, that I foresee this being used in some upcoming
One Room Challenges over at Calling It Home.
Lisa at Shine Your Light...your name is coming to mind.
Just saying.
And again when you see it happen next ORC, remember I called it.
Let's get to it.
Look what I found...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

house in the 'hood

Hope your summer is going well.
No complaints here.
Except for the weather.
Houston is hot y'all.
In case you don't know the area let me explain.
It feels like we're living in a swamp located in an oven.
Extreme humidity + extreme heat = no bueno!
Whoever invented the air conditioner is my hero.
Needless to say I'm trying to stay inside.
If you're part of my tribe in that respect
let's take some time to chillax and look at my current fave
for the latest house in the 'hood...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

getting stuff done

If you follow me on instagram then you'll know I've been a painting fool lately.
Two rooms (the boys rooms) to go y'all.
Hoping to get those done before the end of the week.
Then photographs ;) 
Can't wait.
I've also been working on updating my business website.
Here she is...

the decor detective

I'm still tweaking it but I like it. 
I'm going to keep the old one up 
but I decided to move some of the blog posts over here
in case I don't so forgive me if you've read this before...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

my obsession continues...

Y'all know that I love me some blue and white.
It's borderline obsession, no, actually just call it that.
That works.
I'm an obsessed, borderline hoarder of blue and white.
From striped clothing to porcelain, that color combo, its taking over.
I thought I'd run out of room for my porcelain collection
but I recently painted my downstairs and moved things about.
Turns out I do have room for more!
High five and hallelujah!

Friday, June 2, 2017

in a clutch

Two posts, one week.
Baby, I'm back.
High five y'all and happy Friday.
Thanks for your kind notes about my last post.
I have to say that I'm quite relieved that I put that out there.
I've got a plan of action and I'm excited to simplify some stuff.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

keeping it simple

Is this mic still on?
Are you still there?
It's me Nancy.
Are you bored yet by my magician skills I apparently have going on?
Meaning my disappearing/reappearing acts?
It's no secret that I've been a bad blogger lately.
I wasn't gonna bring it up.
I was just going to pop up and act all normal
but one thing I don't want to do is put up a pretend view of life.
Let's dive in shall we?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

house in the 'hood

Hope your week is going well.
I'm limping along.
Fighting a little virus or hopefully just allergies.
Wear your ring of garlic if you see me coming.
I've been working on the computer and trying not to talk.
Of course I took some time to peruse my beloved 
I do it all in the name of research, for you. 
I think y'all like this series.
I hope so any way.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Sometimes I write posts and then let them sit in the drafts section for, like, ever. I started this post about, oh, six eleven 14 months ago. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time then you'll know that I know that I am a recovering perfectionist. Some of you may laugh but its no joke and not something I'll go deep into today. Suffice it to say I refuse to hurt myself anymore. I now try to think of myself as perfectly imperfect. I've come a long way baby. In both thoughts, words, and deeds. But something's been on my mind for a long time now. I'm not sure how to start this topic but its one that pops in my head routinely. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

what up Wednesday

Hope y'all are having a great start to your Wednesday.
I've got a list of things to do...all to do with my business.
And obviously I'm procrastinating.
My eyes are glazed over from the words "restructure" blah blah blah.
I know its stuff that needs to be done but ugh.
So instead let's take twenty to talk about some cool things I've found recently...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

house in the {old} hood

I debated about posting this house.
Because it holds a lot of memories.
It's owned by our dear friends, who recently put it on the market.
My husband never thought he'd see the day.
It started out as the bachelor pad of our mutual friend Jeff.
In the 15 years since I've been gone Jeff met and married the perfect girl for him.
One girl, two dogs, two cats, a bunny, {and some pets I may have missed} later,
well, let's just say life for Jeff is different now ;) 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

easy like Sunday morning

Last week I was sweating my buttockous off  and today I need a sweater.
The weather here in Houston is the craziest thing to figure out.
Which makes figuring out what to wear hard.
You know I'm a self professed t-shirt queen.
Its my uniform.
Better than the In & Out burger tshirt phase post-partum with the twins.
Don't ask.
That was a shameful phase ;( of sleep deprivation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

garden party

You know I'm a list maker. I must have four or more notebooks laying about at any given moment. You know how I feel about office supplies.  Nothing makes me happier than going through my notebooks to scratch off completed projects.Well. I take that back. I'd probably rather watch a good movie or eat a vat of chips and salsa. Just keeping it real. Ha! But I do love checking things off the list.That means progress people and I'm all about moving forward and making progress.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I'm back...

My sister Julie noticed I haven't posted in a while.
Not that she ever comments ;) 
But I called her yesterday for some tax advice
{she's a brilliant CPA}
and she said "hey, where've you been?"
"you haven't posted on your blog lately."
which for an older sister is like music to my ears.
So hey Julie!
I'm back...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

house in the 'hood

I hope your Tuesday is going swell so far.
I'm in a better place today.
We went for ice cream after school yesterday
then went home for dinner.
I was scared to ask the boys if they knew why 
we were enjoying ice cream on a weekday
especially right before dinner.
The twins remembered...our youngest not so much.
But he will in time,
with stories told repeatedly about her 
and why her name always comes up 
when we watch Harry Potter movies,
remembering how my in-laws took her to the bookstore at midnight
when a new Potter book was released
 and how she would stay up all night devouring every word.
Then sit there and read it again.
Oh how she loved to read. :)
I see her in our boys for sure
and that makes my heart happy.

I'll be out of pocket for the next few days.
I'm super excited...more on that when I get back.
Until then I hope you enjoy my most recent favorite
house in the 'hood...

Monday, March 27, 2017

reverse dinner

It's hard to believe that its been two years since heaven got 
the kindest and most gentle angel from our family.

I have a lot to say but I can't today.
If you don't mind, how about today
I link to this...the way it was.
It will explain why we're eating dinner in reverse tonight.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

more leopard to love

Hey y'all.
Hope you had a happy weekend.
The kids are back in school 
and I'm officially back to getting stuff done.
Insert high five emoji here.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


This week is my kids spring break from school.
Hence the radio silence.
We were going to drive to Savannah for a few days.
One little problem with that...
well, lots of problems really...

Friday, March 10, 2017

the look for less

I've seen this purse on the arms of moms at school
and immediately fell in love...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

my next COURAGEworks class

Not much time to talk today
but I want to share the next class I signed up for
in case you too need to heal some hurt
as well as learn how to apologize...

Monday, March 6, 2017

spring showers

I'm not sure what the weather is doing where you are
but its been raining in Houston for three days now.
The good news is that it's not flooding.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

what to wear

Anybody else walk into their closet 
and get the "I have nothing to wear" feeling.
Even though your chest of drawers are full
and there's plenty of things hanging about?
I know.
First world problems right?
Even though there's plenty of stuff in my closet
I am not a clothes horse at heart.
I nannied for a couple of families during my college years
and one of my bosses nicknamed my "the queen of t-shirts" 
if that gives you any indication as to how I roll.
Comfort is key.
If the material isn't soft I'm not wearing it.
Sensory issues much?

Monday, February 27, 2017

mirror Monday

If you follow me on instagram
it may seem like all I did was move mirrors this weekend.
Because I did.
And today I'll tell you all about it.
Because you know one of my goals is to be a better blogger this year.
So all the mirror moving began with this...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

what I'm eating

You know that over the past few years I've had some weird health stuff going on. Nothing major thankfully. Let's just call it irritating at the very least. Think hives, severe itching, weirded out skin in general. I know. {YAWN} Not that you want to know but in case you do I thought I'd share something I've been doing for a few months now. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday musings

Hope y'all had a terrific weekend.
I feel like I need another one stat.
In case you didn't see my instagram,
hell froze over briefly.
I went camping.
Their boy scout troops had a family weekend
and in one of those "time is flying by so fast" moments
I told myself to suck it up buttercup, you're going.
Believe me when I tell you
that my crew didn't believe me at first.
Hell, I didn't believe me.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

house in the 'hood

Happy Thursday y'all!
I know...
two posts in one week.
What up?
I'm trying y'all - that's what.
I've got a date with paint and wallpaper today...
yep, working on our powder room reno.
Six months after having the walls primed.
But who's counting?
Besides the hubs and our boys.
I hung the toilet paper holder this week 
so I'm really on a roll.
While I'm rocking it out to country and disco while working
y'all enjoy my favorite house in the 'hood this week...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

still crushing on...heather chadduck

Happy Valentines Day y'all!
All my boys surprised me with flowers and cards this morning.
I bought cards last month because I'm on it
like white on rice.
Except now I can't remember where I hid them.
Sound familar? ๐Ÿ˜ญ
Story of my life lately.
Oh well...while I go rip apart all my super duper hiding spots
I'll leave you to look at a designer I love on this heart filled day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Note...this post was started last fall
and I'm just coming back to it now and updating it
so if some of the references to time don't make sense
you'll understand why...

I'm in a major nesting phase right now.
And no, before you wonder, I'm not pregnant.
Nice guess.
Not happening. ;)
I know what started it.
We almost moved.
As in for reals, no joke.

Friday, February 3, 2017

five for Friday

So my goal of posting more regularly isn't working right now.
Believe me.
I'm rolling my eyes at myself too.
I couldn't see the little emoji on the chart to insert here 
so let's go with this...
I'll work on it y'all.
Let's roll with a five for Friyay post before I lose track of time
and this becomes six for Saturday, shall we....

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


We woke up in Houston to torrential rain this morning
and as usual our street became a river.
School is delayed so its cartoon city sweetheart for the kiddos
and finally I don't feel guilty about sitting down to write here.
I'm embarrassed to say Happy New Year.
As in I haven't posted since 2016.
Is anybody still there?
I often wonder now that my blogging has been, er, irregular to say the least.
It's one of my goals for the new be more consistent.
I guess its all about finding balance.
As a Libra you'd think I'd be good at that
but unfortunately
{or fortunately, depending on how you look at it}
I tend to be a multi-tasker,
trying to do a lot of things all at once
but sometimes spreading myself too thin.
I bet you can relate.
All I know is that life is good.
I hope yours is too.
Its not perfect...don't think never is.
But its good and I'll take it.

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