Choosing The Perfect House Plan

Choosing The Perfect House Plan

Have you ever thought about or attempted to find a floor plan that you love for a new build?  It can feel quite daunting, right!?  Well, today, Tatum (of Studio 7) and I are discussing ways to narrow down your search until you find the perfect plan for you and your...
Fabulous Vintage Decor Ideas 

Fabulous Vintage Decor Ideas 

I’m so excited because today’s post is written for you by guest blogger Amy Mia Goldsmith, a literature graduate with a lot of different interests in life. She and her husband love DIY projects and design. She blogs at Smooth Decorator and you can also...
A Powder Bath Reveal

A Powder Bath Reveal

I find small spaces to be a fun challenge!  I always think of them as little secret rooms that should have something so extraordinary inside that your guests can’t wait to take a peek!  This powder bath certainly qualifies as a small space.  The trick is to make...
The Kitchen – Where Families Gather

The Kitchen – Where Families Gather

It doesn’t matter how you plan, open floor plan, easy access to comfy seating, etc. The kitchen is where it’s at.  Right!?!  I find myself directing people toward the dining table all the time, because they don’t seem to want to leave the island!...
Work Room Reveal – A fun place to create

Work Room Reveal – A fun place to create

In our home, there was one little space at the top of the stairs that longed to be having a calling.  It took us a while to figure out what exactly we needed this space to be.  We thought about making it a giant joint closet for all the girls of the house.  I thought...
Fall Goodness

Fall Goodness

It’s no secret.  I sort of live for Christmas.  But I can get excited about fall as well! Around here, fall is all about football!  I think, because it’s south central Texas and the weather really doesn’t change in the fall much, it’s hard to...
Martha Vs. Mary – The One Thing

Martha Vs. Mary – The One Thing

Almost two weeks ago now, I hosted the homecoming dinner for my senior girl and her friends.  If you’ve followed my blog for any time at all, you know, this type of service is my “Happy Place”.  I do love it!  And much better pics are in the works. I...
Mimosas With Mike

Mimosas With Mike

Mike Nugent for College Station, Texas School Board Place 1!!  And guess what??  The name Mike flows well with MIMOSAS!!  Happy Day! I recently hosted a meet and greet for my very dear friend, Mike Nugent, as he is running for College Station School Board! Mike is the...
Audrey’s Room Reveal

Audrey’s Room Reveal

I’m still in shock!!  This girl is a SENIOR!! She’s my #3 and designing her space was a challenge but a pleasure!  She knows what she wants!  However, articulating her vision was another story! The expression “a needle in a hay stack” comes to...
A Few Of My Favorite Things

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I’ve been participating in a Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer called “The Armor of God” and it’s been really good!  I’ve picked up on many lessons from the Holy Spirit during this study but this last week really struck a chord in me....
The Truth Behind the Pretty Pics

The Truth Behind the Pretty Pics

I’ve been thinking a lot about all of the beautiful pics (particularly on Instagram, because that’s where I hang out these days).  These pics display perfection, right!?  The perfect, house, perfect family, perfect vignettes.  I understand this, because I...
Lessons From Meet The Robinsons

Lessons From Meet The Robinsons

This past weekend was a very chill weekend for the Tamplins.  We opted to stay home in Aggieland and watch the A&M vs. Arkansas game from the comfort of our living room, rather than make the trek to Dallas and fight the crowd, just to witness the game from Jerry...
Homecoming Party

Homecoming Party

Tis the season for High School Homecomings and there is hardly a thing I love more than a party of teens in my house!  Maybe you feel a little intimidated by the prospect of being the host home?  I want to give you a few tips to make the process as easy and beautiful...
Exciting Entries

Exciting Entries

I am a FIRM believer that your entry should display your personality almost more than any other space in your home.  It is where you display your personality (that runs through every room) for the first impression. What does your entry say about you and your...
Fun with Color

Fun with Color

This is the final part in my series on the psychology of color.  And it’s the most fun part so far!  Watch this fun video of me and Tatum Hubbard of Studio 7 discussing the different emotions color evokes in us!  Learn different ways to create the mood you are...
Wallpaper is Back!

Wallpaper is Back!

Wallpaper is back!  But not the bad stuff we remember from the 70’s!  This time it’s stunning and can be sort of an art form!  Watch this video as Tatum Hubbard of Studio 7 and I discuss the new options available in the world of wallpaper! Happy...
“Fall”ing Up Your Home

“Fall”ing Up Your Home

So, it’s September!  And even though it’s still 90 degrees here in Aggieland, everyone on Instagram has inspired me to bring out the “Fall” in my home!  I’m not a huge fan of fall colors but I have to admit, this little project got my...
Mady Madness – She’s 16!!

Mady Madness – She’s 16!!

Oh this girl… She’s 16.  We celebrated with a surprise… Great group of kids!  30+ sophomores, juniors and seniors showed up to love on this girl! The Eagle Obviously Mady is talented in many ways!  We are so proud of her on so many levels.  More than...

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