Nuptial News Part 1

Nuptial News Part 1

If you don’t know the origin of these wedding plans it would be helpful for you to start here! We are a VERY SHORT 3 weeks away from the Wedding!  YIKES!  Keeping in mind that the entire goal was to keep it simple and concentrate on what really matters and that...
The Perfect Pantry

The Perfect Pantry

In the process of moving into the Jenny-Mike House, we’ve had to do some downsizing, having lost 1500 square feet.  This includes pantry space.  My new pantry is quite a bit smaller than the old one.  I’ve actually enjoyed figuring out ways to minimize.  I...
Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

It’s April!  Things are blooming!  New life is budding!  I LOVE this time of year!  Everything is pretty!  I just want to be outside 24/7! All done with the heater and not yet in need of the AC!  I am finding myself so inspired by all of the beautiful pics of...
17 Years of Audrey Michal

17 Years of Audrey Michal

It doesn’t seem possible!  17 years ago last Friday the 3rd, I gave birth to Audrey Michal. My name sake.  As a blue eyed, blond headed Tamplin, she has always stood out! God blessed us for the 3rd time that day, with another extremely unique and complex and...
The Reality Of Perfection

The Reality Of Perfection

Planned Perfection Finally, the Jenny-Mike house is complete and we spent the last week in a whirlwind, moving our lives from one home to another. In the process of this project, as designers do, I have planned every detail.  From floor plan to cabinet hardware and...
Finding A Competent Contractor

Finding A Competent Contractor

GUESS WHAT!?!  WE FINALLY CLOSED ON THE JENNY-MIKE HOUSE!!!  WOO-HOO!!  It’s only 6 months late!  But more importantly IT IS FINISHED! To be honest with you, it has been THE most trying project to date.  I am so so so thankful to have it done and behind me.  I...
Time For Everything

Time For Everything

WildEyesSigns There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, A time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, A time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a...
Teen Tuesday – 20 Teen-Man Caves

Teen Tuesday – 20 Teen-Man Caves

via I have had a blast researching to come up with the BEST 20 Teen-Man Caves!  I’m swimming in a sea of girls right now in my own home (literally the conversation occurring over my shoulder at this moment is enough to make anyone want to add a little...
Why Wednesday – Style like Schuyler Samperton

Why Wednesday – Style like Schuyler Samperton

This weeks Wednesday Inspiration came to me easy.  When I grow up, I want to have style like Schuyler Samperton.  Schuyler was featured in the October edition of House Beautiful  and my design eyes are forever changed.  I LOVE her style!!  Her work seems to personify...
Family Friday – Tailgating Aggies

Family Friday – Tailgating Aggies

So, it’s football season!  Living in Aggieland (and for that matter, Texas) Football Season is more important than just about any other season.  We take it pretty seriously.  And I do realize there are college towns all over the world, but I contend there is...
TBT – The Bar Cart

TBT – The Bar Cart

The Bar Cart via When I was growing up, bar carts were in homes on TV.  Like Bewitched and I Dream of Jeanie.  They were awesome!  I’m so so excited that they’re so “in” now!! Even cooler, however is in addition to your standard liquor storage,...
Why Wednesday – Fantasies of Fall

Why Wednesday – Fantasies of Fall

Fantasies of Fall Every September I go through an “end of summer” mourning period.  I truly LOVE summer!!  Everything about it!  But this weekend we had a cold front (as far as cold front go in Texas).  It was overcast and in the 60’s and breezy all...
Monumental Monday – Preppy Passion

Monumental Monday – Preppy Passion

  I must admit, no matter how old I get, I LOVE PREPPY STYLE!!  I can’t help myself!  It seems my preppy obsession is only growing as I discovered several months ago that I am not far at all from a Vineyard Vines store.  This fact makes me happy.  Possibly...
Family Friday – Madeline Claire

Family Friday – Madeline Claire

For Family Friday it seemed totally appropriate for me to write a post on my baby.  Madeline Claire turned 15 last Friday!!  It’s ironic! She’s one of my favorites!  You’ll see why!! Madeline Claire is my 4th baby.  She is my 3rd girl.  She was born...
Why Wednesday – Simple Inspiration

Why Wednesday – Simple Inspiration

This is going to be a short post.  I feel this vignette needs a post of its own.  Sometime simple inspiration is all that is needed in a day… JanShowers B-R-E-A-T-H it in!!  I LOVE everything about this space!  Jan Showers is a genius!  She is probably going to...

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