There are some great coupon & ibotta combinations going on right now.  Here are a few things that I picked up last night at Walmart.

Use one $3.00/1 – Aleve PM 20 ct or larger from SS 9/10
And submit one $3.00/1 – Aleve PM, 40 ct or larger, via rebate app (ibotta.com)
Final Price: $2.97

Buy 1 Maybelline The Colossal Shot Mascara,  $6.94
Use one $3.00/1 – Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara from RP 10/1
Final Price: $3.94

Buy 1 Windex Original Glass Cleaner, 26 oz $2.98
Buy 1 Mainstays 5 x7 Frame $0.96, regular price
Use one $0.50/1 – Windex Product from SS 8/20
And submit one $2.50/1 – Windex Original Glass Cleaner & Mainstays 5”x 7” Linear Frame Combo, via rebate app (ibotta.com)
Final Price: $0.47 each, when you buy both

*I used the ibotta scanner on photo frames to find the one that matched.  It looks like the one if the photo above.



I am always on the lookout for pear recipes, especially this year since the apple trees didn’t produce.

Enter…..delicious cake.  I’m mean really delicious cake.

I omitted the nutmeg and cloves called for in most recipes since I didn’t have any on hand.  You are welcome to add a little to taste.


  • 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped pears
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and for Natalie and Tim Hamm, it inspired a livelihood. The couple, who married as teenagers while Tim was studying at Ole Miss, didn't have a lot of disposable income for interior design pursuits. "We would go to yard sales, find furniture, and fix it up," says Natalie. Tim became so good at rehab that he decided to try his hand at building things from scratch. "People started asking to buy it, and that's when we decided we should start selling it," she says. Today, they manufacture custom wood furniture and swing beds—built by Tim, painted by Natalie—through their company, Hammmade Furniture.Come along for a peek inside this Mississippi farmhouse farmhouse that belongs to Natalie and Tim Hamm.  I think what attracted me to this house was that, though it is large, it looks more like a cottage.  I love the light whites throughout the house with pops of color.

Oh…and the wood.  I just love the warm wood against the cool white.  It’s the perfect balance.

What is your favorite part of the house?



Mississippi Farmhouse



Much of the Hamms' home is crafted from reclaimed items, starting with the salvaged front door and heart-pine floors extracted from an old industrial building. 



Can’t wait for you to see this house!  I haven’t posted any Farmhouse Tours in awhile…Life just seems to get in the way but as soon as I saw this house, I knew I had to share.

Are you ready for me to tell you where you can see all of this house?  It’s a THISTLEWOOD FARMS!

I know that once you see these photos you are going to want more so hope on over to ThistleWood Farms and check out her entire blog.

No only do you get the see all of the home decor but a ton of amazing projects and decorating ideas.


Life Lessons From a House


Life Lessons From a House




I have just returned from a six day-six state road trip.  I left Arkansas and headed toward Minnesota.  Duluth, Minnesota to be exact.  I had a great time photographing beautiful waterfalls and beach along the North Shore up to the Canadian border.

To see more photos of Hovland Dock and directions to get there, head over to my travel blog – Southern Blue Traveler.


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