Journal



Skip the Hotels: The Most Charming Places to Stay in Laurel, MS

Skip the Hotels: The Most Charming Places to Stay in Laurel, MS

There's lots of things for us Laurelites to be proud of, and hospitality and charm are at the top of the list. What's the best way to be hospitabl... Read More



More Than A Dog Tale

More Than A Dog Tale

Everybody on this planet loves a heartwarming animal story. These type of stories are all over social media. I’ve tried, but it’s impossible to pas... Read More



Finding Your Home's Style

Finding Your Home's Style

I wrote on instagram stories last night about the oversaturation of the word "farmhouse" and how it's being applied to home designs of all stripes ... Read More



The Greatest Treasures

The Greatest Treasures

Like most Southern ladies (as well as a few of our gentlemen) I love beautiful interior design. I am also wildly sentimental about the pieces I choose to fill my home. I like to say my personal decorating style is “Early Attic” because I tend to choose furniture that has been passed down from family members through the years over the newest designer items on the block. I choose pieces that nobody else wants; things that are bound for the attic or the giveaway bin until I claim them as my own. I think that’s also a big part of being Southern— hanging on to things that keep your family history alive with stories of days gone by. My home isn’t likely to end up featured on the pages of a magazine but for me, it is filled with hidden gems. Read More



First Camping Trip

First Camping Trip

When I was a child, I loved to camp. Exploring in the woods for hours, catching fish in the stream near by for dinner, and then ending the night wi... Read More



Called To Laurel

Called To Laurel

My husband and I were sitting in a parking lot on a Tuesday lunch break in September of 2015 when we were asked the question over the phone, “Do yo... Read More



The Craft of All Ages: Sign Painting in Laurel, Mississippi

The Craft of All Ages: Sign Painting in Laurel, Mississippi

It’s no secret that Laurel has a plethora of artists and makers hiding in every nook and cranny. We hone in on our distinct art scene religiously a... Read More



Father's Day

Father's Day

Father’s Day in a house full of boys is pretty special. We all wanted to be him and wanted to be his favorite. Now, at the ages of 38, 34, 32, and ... Read More



Birthday Sunday

Birthday Sunday

"When Leroy met Mary at the Snuff Dippers Ball.”  I sing this chorus in my head from a folky little song written by my uncle about the night my... Read More



Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Spots in Laurel, Mississippi

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Spots in Laurel, Mississippi

Every parent knows that when you're planning a trip, you have to plan around the littles. Whether you're just stopping in or staying with us for a ... Read More