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...
HGTV Feature!

HGTV Feature!

I am so excited to announce… In THIS CHRISTMAS issue of HGTV magazine, one of my designs has been featured in the “Wow!  What Color Is That?” section!  I am honored and cannot think of a more perfect issue (Christmas) or section (all about color)...
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...
Labor Pains – For Labor Day

Labor Pains – For Labor Day

I am a creature of extreme habit and order.  I go to the grocery store every week, after a workout, to do my weekly shopping.  It is here, at the grocery store, that I often find myself choking down the lump in my throat.  I know this sounds strange but it’s...
Transitions – It’s that time

Transitions – It’s that time

I’ve laughed AND cried this week looking at all of the posts on Facebook and instagram of everyone returning to or beginning school!  They run the gamete from starting pre-school to going off to college!  For a summer loving, momma, such as myself, this time of...
Color Psychology (Part 5) – Red

Color Psychology (Part 5) – Red

Red is the most stimulating color.  It seems to evoke the most emotion out of all colors.  We associate red with LOVE, passion, Valentines Day, strength and vitality.  Red demands attention. via Red roses are a perfect example.  A dozen red roses on Valentines day...
Jade is 21!!

Jade is 21!!

This very day, 21 YEARS AGO (gulp) I had this lil’ guy. Jade Tamplin was born on Sunday, August 14th @ 5:22 pm.  Destined to be an Aggie, he was born IN Aggieland, College Station, Tx.  And our lives changed forever!  At 20 years old, I was thrust into...
Doodling – Dave-isms (Part 4)

Doodling – Dave-isms (Part 4)

This is the 4th in my series to honor my good friend, Dave.  You can 1, 2, and 3 here!  Dave passed away a few weeks ago and I felt the need to memorialize him in this way.  I want to share all the ways that Dave profoundly helped me.  My hope in doing so, is that you...
Ant Vs. Elephant Dave-isms Part 3

Ant Vs. Elephant Dave-isms Part 3

If you haven’t been following along on this series, let me briefly catch you up.  A few weeks ago, I lost a very dear friend and counselor.  In grieving this loss, I decided it would be quite cathartic and (hopefully) beneficial to others to chronicle my work...
Dave-isms – Part 2

Dave-isms – Part 2

Last week I introduced you to someone very dear to me.  It seems like a major disservice to call our relationship one of client/Dr.  I believe in my soul, he loved me deeply.  I am definitely not alone in this belief.  I am under the impression that just about...

Hurt People, Hurt People… A Tribute

Every once in a while, God places someone in your life that profoundly changes it.  Sort of acting as the rudder of your life’s ship, this person is given the divine authority to alter the course that you were previously on.  It seems that every encounter with...

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