How To Let Go Of The Graduate…

How To Let Go Of The Graduate…

I cannot believe another one of my babies is a high school graduate.  This time of celebration can prove to be quite tricky for a momma!  After all, it’s what we’ve worked toward!  It is for sure a momentous occasion!  A huge accomplishment!  I think back...
Do You Know Who Lives Next Door?

Do You Know Who Lives Next Door?

I’ve always always wanted to live in a fun neighborhood.  One full of families, and block parties, and sharing of sugar when needed, etc…  Last night Jeff and I invited some of the families in our neighborhood over for s’more fun, swimming and a...
Good Friday 2016

Good Friday 2016

Last night I tossed and turned.  I’d love to say that I was thinking of what Jesus did for me a Friday over 2000 years ago, but I truthfully just wanted to sleep!  I was tired and I should’ve fallen right to sleep!  But instead, I rolled around changing...
Fun Friday Finds

Fun Friday Finds

I’ve been feeling very inspired this week!  Inspired to design, create, learn, grow, share!  You know that feeling of FINALLY coming out of the muck?  Finally feeling excitement for what the day is going to bring?  That’s where I am right now.  I’m...
Family Time

Family Time

Oh how I LOVE helping families come up with their most usable space!  This is my passion!  And this little family was so great!!  Well, not so little! The Cavitts are currently at the top of my list as far as families that I adore!  Leah and John have 5 little one 7...
Before “Normal” Became The Goal

Before “Normal” Became The Goal

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” - Danielle LaPorte The Firestarter Sessions I’ve been thinking about this so much lately!  Before this sin infested world crept into my soul and began to dictate who I...
Hawaii A Tamplin Christmas!

Hawaii A Tamplin Christmas!

We decided to go BIG for Christmas this year since we have been through so much as a family the past couple of years.  So, we chose Hawaii!  I wanted to share some of our pics and tips as it is a bit daunting to plan a family trip to Hawaii. Jeff and I have been twice...
Camping Turned Glamping

Camping Turned Glamping

Ok, so it’s a bit of a distraction for me!  I just got completely sidetracked today at the realization that I want… No… NEED a pink camper!  Right!?  Don’t I!? Source Or green… Lindy Cottage Hill Or red… Coco Rose Textiles See!...
The Real Meaning of Christmas

The Real Meaning of Christmas

The Dilemma I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas and what it means to me.  A part of me feels like it’s wrong to celebrate Christmas this year.  Wrong of me to pull out ALL of my over-the-top decorations and blast “It’s The Most Wonderful...
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!...
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...
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....
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...
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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