5 Summer Habits

5 Summer Habits

In our final Southern Joy Podcast for season 2, Amber and I listed 5 Summer Habits to bring Joy during the long hot days. I thought it would be fun to unpack each of these habits in a bit more detail. Don’t we long for summer all year long? I do and with high hopes....
3 Tips for Tackling Household Chores

3 Tips for Tackling Household Chores

Benjamin Franklin once said… “An ounce of prevention saves a pound of cure.” What super advice when it comes to Household Chores. An ounce of prevention at our house:   Avoid Clutter~ Everything has a home and when done, put it back. Toys belong...
4 Steps for Creating Sanctuary~ {Home}

4 Steps for Creating Sanctuary~ {Home}

Sanctuary is such a beautiful word if you pause and really ponder it. {A refuge and place of safety.} A term most recognized when referring to a church, synagogue, or nature reserve. I would like to give voice to another kind of sanctuary~ Home. {The place where one...
Works For Us~ {Menu Planning and Meals}

Works For Us~ {Menu Planning and Meals}

{Repost from Everything Beautiful} One year later and I am not any better at this task. Honestly Scott does MOST of our shopping and I plan meals on a daily basis because LIFE and school just take precedence. SO the system I descirbe below really does work when I...
My Christmas Gift for 2015~

My Christmas Gift for 2015~

One of the sweetest things on my list is gifts for family, neighbors, and hostesses and this year I made Baked Oatmeal in a Jar~ How to Make Baked Oatmeal in a Jar~ Purchase Wide Mouth Mason Jars (mine came from Walmart) and wooden spoons (mine from IKEA) Print recipe...