It’s Our Birthday! {Giveaway$$}


Holy Happy Birthday, Batman! You read that right. October 9th is my birthday. Ya know what’s even cooler? It’s one of my best friend’s birthdays too. Oh, you may have heard of her. First name Thrifty. Last name Decor. Wait…and then add Chick. Clearly, I’m messing this up. Uh yeah. The brilliance behind these rooms? And the genius behind these? It didn’t take long for us to … [Read more...]

Truncate Tribulation


Let me say this first. I’m not a fan of feeds or blogs that are truncated. I’ve been blogging for years, and I’ve always fought the “truncate train” that blows through every once in a while. However, some standards among blogging have changed since I started blogging, and many of my posts are being stolen. Basically, my hand is being forced. Beginning on Wednesday, my feed will be … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens-Did that just happen?


As I said earlier, we had “some people” come visit us last week. Those people just happened to be shooting my son’s room for a future article in their magazine—Better Homes and Gardens. So when I say we had to get our house ready, I’m not exaggerating when I tell you we washed, cleaned, dusted, vacuumed, and put away for DAYS. On the day of the shoot, of course, we got to bask in our hard work. … [Read more...]

Where I be?


I know. A month was a long time to be gone. But there is no way I can possibly thank my guest posters enough. They all have their busy lives, yet they all stepped in to help me in my time of need. How spectacular is that? It’s humbling. I’ll tell you that much. Thank you, my friends! It started out that I just needed a break. I knew April was going to be particularly busy for me (work, … [Read more...]

The Must List: Beneath My Heart


You know what they say about all good things… Today’s post wraps up “The Must List” series, and I couldn’t be happier that Traci is posting today. To say she’s a social butterfly is an understatement. I literally want to shadow her throughout a room and watch how she floats around effortlessly from person to person. It’s a skill, really. She’s such a fantastic person that it was an easy decision … [Read more...]

The Must List: Infarrantly Creative


Beckie’s resume literally exhausts me. How one girl can take on so much is beyond me, but I’m so thankful that we get to benefit from it! Of course, all that work means that she’s quite the savvy blogger. She knows all the ins and outs of…well…everything! I could sit down with her for hours to pick her brain, but here’s just a sampling of what she knows! Hey JaG readers, this is Beckie from … [Read more...]

The Must List: Home Stories A to Z


This is the big day, folks! My bloggie bestie is here! With a somewhat cyber-friendship, it sure can be difficult to figure out if it’s the ‘real deal”, but there was no doubting it with Beth. We can talk about blogging, husbands, kids, family, world politics, and the meaning of life. Kinda covers it all, eh? I love her so, and I’m incredibly happy she’s here today. The ONE person I learn from the … [Read more...]

The Must List: Remodelaholic


When it comes to today’s topic, there was one person I knew would be able to help you out! Cassity and her husband have done some amazing (understatement) things to their home, and I’ve been following every detail! She definitely knows how to dive in head first with spectacular projects, so the girl knows what she’s talking about when it comes to “must have” tools. You might want to pay attention … [Read more...]

The Must List: The Lettered Cottage


Layla was one of my first true blog friends, and I couldn’t be more proud to have her here today. I do well with two things—humor and full disclosure. Luckily, Layla fits the bill for both! I learned more about her in 5 minutes than what it takes some women years to learn about their friends. That’s my kind of girl! As for her blog? It speaks for itself. Seriously. Here she is! Hello! I'm … [Read more...]

The Must List: The House of Smiths


Happy Monday and Happy “This is such an awesome guest post” day! Shelley from House of Smiths has such a beautiful blog, and her photography is spot on. Every post she writes is like a breath of cheery, fresh air, so I HAD to ask her to write about some photography tips. Let me tell ya—they. are. good. Sit back and take notes! Hey JAG fans! I'm excited to be sharing 3 of my must-know … [Read more...]

The Must List: Thrifty Decor Chick


I’m over the moon on this one, folks. One of my favorite people evah is here! If I told you all  the “behind the scenes” stuff about Sarah and me, I have a feeling you’d question how we even make it in blogland. We are equally immature and have a tendency to be complete morons. Of course, telling you that probably isn’t a good segue for her “must have” tool installment. However, this girl knows … [Read more...]

The Must List: Tatertots and Jello

Tatertots and Jello Must List

O.M.G. If I could give an award for the nicest blogger in blogland, it would clearly be Jen. Have you ever known someone so nice that you can’t even imagine them with an angry face? Orrr am I the only weirdo who does that? Either way, that’s Jen. So nice, I can’t see her with an angry face. :) I can’t say enough great things about Jen. From her work ethic (think Energizer Bunny) to her … [Read more...]

The Must List: Perfectly Imperfect


I call her “Southern Shaunna” (she doesn’t know that, by the way) ‘cause she has THEE most endearing accent you’ll ever hear. However, she is so much more than that. She is my furniture painting idol (ask me how many times I’ve watched her videos—it’s not natural), and she could very well be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. What a treat to have her here! Hey folks! I'm Shaunna, and I … [Read more...]

The Must List: Centsational Girl


Happy Monday and welcome back to another great week of the Must List! To say that my friend Kate is an inspiration would be an understatement. Centsational Girl is a “go to” blog for me because I know that everything she touches turns to gold. One of her many talents? Paint. The girl knows how to choose it, and today she’s sharing her favorites with us! Greetings all, Kate here from … [Read more...]

The Must List: The Inspired Room


If I ever want to find a beautiful picture, I know exactly where to go. The Inspired Room. Melissa’s blog (and those beautiful photos) have been inspiring me (no pun intended) for years, so it’s a real treat to have her here. Lucky for me us, she’s telling us how she gets inspired! Creating a home that is inspired by great memories is a personal passion of mine. I cannot imagine living in a … [Read more...]