Making Time: A Picnic Date

If you’ve had any personal communication with me over the last few months, you know its been a crazy summer for the Hallahans. With my impromtu trip to California in June, a week working at summer camp with the whole family in July, immediately followed by a week heading up the preschool Vacation Bible School at our church, then a week at my parents while Dave took our youth group on a missions trip to Boston, finally ending with a leadership conference in Lancaster, PA, we settled back into our home last week for what felt like the first time all summer. Man, just writing that paragraph makes me sleepy.

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Looking for Guest Writers!

Looking for Guest Writers

Can you guys believe its the end of August already?  It’s been a crazy summer, but this cool weather has me feeling like these last summer days are being ripped away from me too quickly! It’s like fall is here already- and I’m in big time denial.

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20 Books You Need in Your Home

Coffee Table Books

My husband and I are definitely “book people.” We love reading books.  Never do we not have a stack of books next to our bed ready and waiting to be read.  We’re a bit picky however, in that we like to actually have the physical copy of the book.  Neither of us have e-readers or read any sort of books on our phones.  To us, there’s something about holding books in our hands and turning the actual pages that brings us joy.  As a decorator, I’ve developed a habit of buying not just good reads, but books that are pretty on the outside, and I can use to stage or style a home. Below are a few different places in your home it is good to have books, especially pretty ones.

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