Magnolia Markets, the Barndominium & Duke Bear the Doodle circa 2018



Well, friends, here I am - I’m back! I have missed blogging a lot since 2007 or 2009 or whenever it was that I first started. Back then I enjoyed blogging about our son Andrew who was a baby in 2007, miscarriage, adoption, home decor, organizing, mostly I did it for fun. I loved having online friends in the blogging world, people who were like-minded who enjoyed re-arranging their homes in the same crazy ways I did.


My husband would come home and find me laughing at the computer screen. He loved when I blogged, it gave me a lot of joy. Since then I miss it. I admit that I have had absolutely no idea how to work Squarespace since moving to this platform four or so years ago. I am excited to come back here and try, learning as I go.

Back when I started Whatever is Lovely I had been going through much heartache, waiting, loss, & infertility. The verse “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things,” Philippians 4:8 really blessed me during this time as I learned to focus on the lovely in my days. Once again I want to keep this focus, the lovely, and start blogging again.


Thank you for being here!


Duke is our goldendoodle puppy, now one year and two months old. We bought him from a breeder in TX, Lonestar Doodles. He is our miracle puppy, thank you Lonestar! Our oldest son Andrew got to pick him out first from a large litter of puppies at Christmas time! We stayed one night at the Barndominium, thank you to the host for a wonderful and welcoming stay! :)


We managed to pick up our dog and head straight to the silos, of course! :) Because why not. When in TX…. :)


We did a photo shoot at Magnolia Market, because when your ten year old says ok to as many pictures as I want you make the best of all worlds and take a sneak peak at the market, have a great backdrop and spend the night at the barndominum. :) We had so much fun!


Duke ran around this home and yard, chasing Andrew, playing, it was the sweetest.


We love TX. Thank you TX for being awesome. Thank you Magnolia Markets for being so beautiful and for welcoming our puppy that sweet nearing Christmas day back in 2017.