My quest to slim down

14 Days to Slim with Slimfast via Our Southern Home

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Slimfast, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #14daystoslim  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I used to eat what I wanted and really not worry about it. I worked out very routinely which I know allowed that. Then I was in my 40s……..life got busier……my workout routine didn’t find time in my hectic life. I just can’t eat whatever I want if I want to be healthy

Toy Chest Chalk Paint Makeover

Toy Chest Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint with graphic How-To by Our Southern Home

I love this time of the month….when my furniture painting group gets together on a themed project. This month the theme is NUMBERS! Be sure to check out the linky below with the other fabulous furniture painting projects! Just click on the project to take you directly to it! Let’s get started! It all started with a thrift store toy chest. It has been waiting and waiting in the barn for many months… waiting patiently for its transformation. It is

30 Inspiring Summer Projects

30 Inspiring Summer Projects to do now via Our Southern Home

It is hard to believe that we are so close to the end of July! There is still time to get creating for summer fun! Today I have 30 Inspiring Summer Projects to help spark your creativity! Many of the techniques used in these ideas can be applied to other projects to use throughout the year!   Find a project that you find interesting below… Simple!! Just click on that project and it will take you directly to a blogging

Get Inspired with My Soulful Home

Get Inspired with My Soulful Home today at Our Southern Home

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I was at the Haven DIY Blogger Conference in Atlanta last week and pretty much decided to take this week off. There was just so much information to absorb and lots at home to get caught up on. Next week, regular posts will resume. Speaking of the Haven Conference…..I finally got to meet my lovely friend Kelly from Southern California. She blogs at My Soulful Home. Don’t you just love that blog name!

Goodbye Outdoor Broom

Ryobi 40V Lithium-ion Cordless Jet Fan Blower via Our Southern Home

**This is a sponsored post by Our Southern Home for Ryobi Outdoors. I was provided product. All opinions are my own. My opinion….Ryobi Rocks!!** We’ve just returned from our beach vacation. Loads of fun…even survived Hurricane Arthur on the North Carolina Coast. After being away for a week, the patio had quite a bit of debris. From what I hear, we had a few storms while away. I’ve been using this blower for a couple of months now, and it

Semi Homemade Lemonade

Semi-Homemade Lemonade by Our Southern Home

Summer, sweet summer! Two things come to mind when it comes to summer in the south, besides the humidity…..sweet tea and lemonade! Today I’m sharing a favorite drink with my other southern blogging gals for our July installment.  If you are visiting from Melissa over at Daisy Mae Belle, welcome and thanks for stopping by! After almost 25 years of home-making, I’ve learned a few things along the way to make life easier! Give yourself a break. Life doesn’t have

SC Festival Of Flowers

SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC via Our Southern Home #flowers

  We were recently in Greenwood, SC for a tennis tournament. I have lived in SC for decades and had no clue about this festival! SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood, SC is a must see event! Large topiary sculptures are adorned with flowers and greenery.Greenwood is about an hour from us. We were so excited to see these displays as we drove by! Of course, there were more activities throughout the weekend. It would make a great weekend get-away! We couldn’t

Summer Reading Ideas

10+ can't put down books perfect for vacation via Our Southern Home #summerreads

  I love to read! I enjoy getting lost in a good story…you know the one you just can’t put down!  We are at the beach this week. This is when I do most of my reading. I usually have 2 books going at a time…..1 paperback or hardback book for the beach and 1 Kindle book for my app on the Ipad. I don’t want to take my IPad on the beach. Sometimes I end up staying up later than

Beach Inspired Furniture Makeover

Beach Inspired ASCP Stenciled Porch Server by Our Southern Home #ascp #anniesloanchalkpaint

Today a few of my blogging friends and I are sharing travel inspired furniture makeovers! I love the beach and decided to go that route! I decided on a Beach Inspired Furniture Makeover using chalk paint and stencils for a light and airy look We’ve traveled a decent amount considering I grew up not really going anywhere other than visiting relatives or day trips. You see….I grew up on a diary goat farm! Time away was limited. I actually didn’t go

Get Inspired with My Blissful Space

Get Inspired with My Blissful Space

I am so pleased to have Crystal from My Blissful Space her at Our Southern Home today! She has a beautiful family! I honestly do not see how she does all that she does running a full-time day care in her home and has time to stay fit with certification in Jazzercise! Please give the talented Crystal a warm welcome. Also, I’d love for you to show her some love by visiting her blog to help make her dreams come true! Thanks bunches, Crystal!!   

Sweet Tea in the South

Sweet tea in the south by Our Southern Home for #SouthernBreezeSweetTea #AD

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. I only share products with you that I honestly believe in! I’ve lived in the South all my life….born in Georgia, then Virginia and SC since the late 70s! Both of my kids were born in SC.  There are a few things that come to mind when I think of living in the South….tailgating, BBQ, monograms,  fried chicken, fried pickles….fried anything! The most common vacation

DIY Chevron Wooden Tray

Simple DIY chevron serving tray made with shape tape and a few supplies found at your local home improvement center by Our Southern Home #AD #ShapeTape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This was my first time using FrogTape®’s Shape Tape™. I must say that I am quite impressed with the ease of use not to mention my end result! It comes in 3 great shapes: chevron, wave and scallop. I love chevron for clothing and accessories, but have never used it to decorate my home! I can’t believe that…can you! When I