Declaration Boutique

Declaration Boutique - A sweet little shop in Saint Augustine, Florida

Last weekend I got to escape.  Originally, Lincoln and I were going to drive to my grandparents' house in Florida to surprise my Grandpa for his 90th birthday.  But when I heard that they were sick and not up for company, Loo and I decided to detour … [Continue reading...]

{From the Archives} DIY Yarn Ball Wreath

DIY Yarn Ball Wreath Tutorial

It's Throwback Thursday!  Here's one of my favorite DIY's from 2011. It's been a hand-made Christmas this year for me....well, decoration-wise anyway.  With a new house comes a craving for new decor.  So, inspired by Pinterest and my fellow bloggers … [Continue reading...]

Chapel Market – Pike Road, Alabama

The Chapel Market: A Collaboration of Yummy Vintage Goods

As a mom of three, there is nothing better than a weekend getaway with your hubby.  Without children.  It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it seems to happen kind of quickly and spontaneously...when all the planets are aligned and pigs … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Irish Cream Recipe

Homemade Irish Cream Recipe from Palmettos and Pigtails

The weekend after Thanksgiving is reserved exclusively for turkey sandwiches, fat pants, and decorating for Christmas.  But this year, I'm adding one more must-have to my list.  My friend Nikki posted this recipe on Facebook the other day and I just … [Continue reading...]

December 2014 Cleaning Calendar

December 2014 Cleaning Calendar from Palmettos and Pigtails

So....everyone fat and happy at your house?  We had a wonderfully chill Thanksgiving this year...just us, Loo and Doc, and the kiddos.  We used the fancy napkins, but not the fancy glasses and plates.  We smoked THREE turkeys.  {FYI, we would have … [Continue reading...]

Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon - Palmettos and Pigtails

Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm taking the week off to celebrate Lincoln's Baptism and spend time with our family in town! My Thanksgiving menu doesn't change much from year to year.  I grew up with baked turkey, moved South and got introduced to fried … [Continue reading...]

9 Easy Ways to Save Money Right Now

9 Easy Ways to Save Money Today from Palmettos and Pigtails

It's that time of year again when those once-a-year bills come in {like HOA dues and the like}, Holiday shopping begins, and extra expenses {big family meals, stamps for Christmas cards, etc.} pile up.  Everyone is looking for ways to save money. … [Continue reading...]

{House Manager} Holiday Planning Guide with Printables

Holiday Planning Guide with Free Printables to Keep Your Holiday Organized! Palmettos and Pigtails

Every year it's amazing to me how early Christmas arrives in stores.  This year, it was Kohl's that won, with Christmas arriving in their store the first week of October.  Crazy.  We don't do a ton of decorating or gifts for Christmas, so shopping … [Continue reading...]

A Minted Christmas Card – A Vote


We are a week and a half out from Lincoln's Baptism Celebration....and then four days later, Thanksgiving.  And then the Christmas Season.  Because around here, it truly is its own season.  Every weekend we have a party or event to go to.  School … [Continue reading...]

The Seven Experiment: Media Blackout

Jen Hatmaker's Seven - My recount of the project

I'm back!!! Did you miss me?  Probably not.  And no offense, but I didn't really miss you either!  It's hard to believe that we had virtually NO media exposure over the last week.  Our media blackout included TV, Radio/Music, Phone {except for … [Continue reading...]

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