Acres Homes – Historically Black Everything

Acres Homes – Historically Black Everything

Have y’all ever heard of a place called Acres Homes (Acreage Home)? We call it the “4-4”, but you have to say it right if you call it that. It’s “fo fo”. Not four four. Not forty four. “Fo. Fo.” A lot of famous people you may know – from actors, rappers, & singers to…

Good Luck Soup – A Playful Black-Eyed Pea Recipe

Good Luck Soup – A Playful Black-Eyed Pea Recipe

Y’all already know I love soup. And I like to come up with new recipes using ingredients I always have on hand. Since we’re well into the new year & since I love black eyed peas, I came up with a “new” way to cook them – I’m calling it Good Luck Soup! How fun…

How To Care For Crepe Myrtle Trees – It’s Easier Than You Think

How To Care For Crepe Myrtle Trees – It’s Easier Than You Think

Crepe Myrtle trees are an absolutely beautiful, quintessentially Southern landscape staple. And guess what? They’re super easy to care for. That’s what this post is all about – how to care for crepe myrtle trees. But 1st a little background storytime… When we moved into our current home – our 4th house – we had…

{Southern Style} Skinny Zuppa Toscana

{Southern Style} Skinny Zuppa Toscana

My family loves soup. One of our favorites is Zuppa Toscana. I recently made Skinny Zuppa Toscana & shared it in my Instagram stories – lots of friends asked about it so I thought I’d share my recipe for a Vegetarian Zuppa Toscana with a Southern Twist (of course). Everyone knows this soup made famous…

Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover

Hate is a strong word, I know. And it’s not all of the laundry that I hate. I don’t mind separating, loading, even moving from washer to dryer. Ugh… but that folding thing is just NOT the business. SO not sorry for hating that. But… I just might hate laundry a little less after this…

How & Why I Made A Custom Console Table

How & Why I Made A Custom Console Table

I normally start off my DIY posts with a story but today I’m just gonna dive right in & tell you why I made this custom console table. Our entryway is not a “proper” entry. Meaning there is nothing making it standalone as an entryway, per se. As a matter of fact, there’s only 1…

5 Unexpected WFH Office Essentials I Can’t Be Without

5 Unexpected WFH Office Essentials I Can’t Be Without

I like to keep a clean & clutter free desk but there a few things I have to always have within reach. There are some unexpected office essentials you may not think of… until you need them. A little background about me… I have dry skin. That means not only is my skin naturally dry,…

{Southern Style} Mediterranean Chicken Soup

{Southern Style} Mediterranean Chicken Soup

It’s soup season!! Actually anytime is a great time for soup IMO & I have a great 1 for you to try! This Mediterranean Chicken Soup is packed with protein & loads of veg. Plus it has a Southern twist you’ll love! I made my Mediterranean Chicken Soup the traditional way, slow cooking it in…

How To Adapt A Light Kit To Use With A Spider Shade

How To Adapt A Light Kit To Use With A Spider Shade

Like most folks, life has changed a lot in our home. I have my home office but now I’ve had to add 2 more office spaces for our youngest who is in virtual school since March & for my Mr. who has been working from home since March. Until now, they had been working at…

Plotting & Planning a Fall Garden Zone 9a

Plotting & Planning a Fall Garden Zone 9a

Hey friends & neighbors! It’s that time of year to start planning a fall garden. Except that in zone 9a, we don’t have what most folks would call “Fall”. Our seasons are just different here. {And so is the sun, but that’s another story for another day.} Our special seasons can be a good thing…