8 Ethical & Sustainable Home Décor Retailers You Should Be Shopping For Mother’s Day

8 Ethical & Sustainable Home Décor Retailers You Should Be Shopping For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up quickly. And so is World Artisan Day! I thought I’d share a list of retailers that can help you celebrate both in style. Ethically & sustainably! Whenever I explain that I am a Sustainable Interior Designer, people immediately think that I don’t buy anything. At all. And that I make…

How Much Do We Need To Let Go Of?

How Much Do We Need To Let Go Of?

Today let’s consider this conversation:“How much do we need to let go of?” a friend asked one day. “I’m not certain,” I replied, “but maybe everything.” Letting go is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical process, a sometimes mysterious metaphysical process of releasing to our Higher Power and the Universe that which we are clinging…

How To Make Seed Packets for FREE!

How To Make Seed Packets for FREE!

When I started gardening it was really an experiment for me. Even though I grew up grandparents & great-grands who grew most of their own food & even raised animals for food, I could not even manage to keep houseplants alive for long. I just loved them to death! Now 4 years into my own…

Customizable Drawer Dividers – Organization Made FUN!

Customizable Drawer Dividers – Organization Made FUN!

I’m a wine drinker. And I save my corks. Originally I did it to keep track of what we like & what we don’t, but over the years it turned into something else. Something more… a few crafts, a few hacks, and these nifty little customizable drawer dividers. Drawer organizers have never been so easy…

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…

Lentil Salad with Garden Fresh Veg

Lentil Salad with Garden Fresh Veg

We’ve always eaten lots of vegetables but now I’m finding new ways to enjoy them fresh from the garden. This lentil salad recipe is a perfect way to get loads of protein, vitamins & minerals! Since starting our garden I have been amazed at the things I can grow in the ground. Potted plants are…

SCS – How’s Your Mental Health?

Hi again friends & neighbors! I posted this video on all my social media channels because its just that important. If you’ve been here before you know that I am a huge mental health advocate. Having struggled with chronic depression & anxiety for more than 2 decades, I finally learned to prioritize, manage, and channel…

Easy Homemade Remoulade Sauce

Easy Homemade Remoulade Sauce

If you want the best tasting remoulade sauce you can find, you’ll have to make it yourself using this super easy homemade remoulade sauce recipe. Since 2009 I have been making my own condiments & sauces. It started because I wanted healthier options for my family. Recently my sister tweeted “Are there any good remoulade…