Top Ten Posts Of 2015

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Psalm 91:1

Lose weight.  Exercise more.  Declutter.  Simplify.  Manage finances more wisely. Paint that hallway that has needed it for years.  Travel more.  Be more intentional.  Maybe some of these have been your thoughts as we approach a brand new year.  2016 will bring a clean slate…and what better time to start than January 1?

Butch and I have been discussing some new plans and goals for the year!  In addition to getting our eating and exercising back on track, we have been thinking a river cruise in Europe, minor remodeling at our house, and more landscaping!  While these things are important, they are not priority.

What about the most important area, our spiritual life?  Have we planned our life of prayer and devotion to God’s Word?  It is true that we do not know what 2016 will hold for any of us, but I know this one thing:  if we trust in the very capable and trustworthy hands of God the Father, we will be safe.  When the storms rage, we can be confident that God’s plan will not be thwarted, and his love will never fail us.Collage1As we take a look at our top ten posts of the year, we would like to thank you, our readers, for joining us in 2015. You have greatly blessed us with your comments and friendship!  Since we started blogging, our hearts have been to honor God in our everyday living…whether that be traveling, cooking, gardening, and even tablescaping.  Our lives are His, and we pray that He is at the center of your 2016!

10.  Keeping Up With The Joneses: Savannah Style

While Butch attended a workshop, I explored Jones Street in Savannah!IMG_3796   

9.  Give Thanks In All Things

What fun decorating Katy’s new home (on a budget)!   

8.  It’s All In The Mix!

Sharing the work of my favorite designer, the late Charles Faudree   

7.  Butterflies, Birds and Bold Bedding!

Spring and summer bedding for the master   

6.  The Colors Of Seaside

Discovering the colorful homes in Seaside, FL   

5.  Bedroom Tour: Christmas Dreaming

Christmas tour of the Caroline House   

4.  Autumn Graces

Fall vignette in the great room   

3.  How Does Your Garden Grow?

Shared inspiration pictures as we were planning our new garden space!   

 2.  Revealing The (Not So) Secret Garden

The first look at our new garden!     and the most viewed post for 2015 is….

1.  Be Our Guest! 

Preparing our small guest room for company!   

We are excited to see what 2016 brings! side Linking with Pieced PastimesSilver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore DriveThoughts From Alice, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDwellings-Heart of Your HomeSavvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing CourtBetween Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Charm of Home, Cornerstone ConfessionsA Delightsome Life, Imparting GracePosed PerfectionKatherines Corner, Rooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, The Enchanting Rose, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge FarmRustic & Refined


  1. dolores says:

    querida Pam, para mí ha sido un año no bueno…
    El haber encontrado en este océano que es internet tu blog ha sido una panacea para mí, un jardín sereno, un rincón donde relajarme…Todo lo que muestras es bello…quizás porque tu eres un alma bella…
    Te doy gracias por ser como eres tú y tu esposo, y a la vez doy gracias a Dios por haberme señalado el lugar donde estás.
    Espero que tengáis mucha felicidad y la transmitáis a los que os leemos.
    Toda la felicidad del mundo, toda la serenidad…todo lo mejor, queridos amigos.
    Con mucho cariño

    P.D. El motivo de escribir en español y en inglés es porque a veces el traductor traduce cosas incomprensibles.

    Pam dear to me has been a good year not …
    Having found in this ocean that is the Internet your blog has been a panacea for me, a serene garden, a corner to relax … Everything is beautiful samples … maybe because you are a beautiful soul …
    I thank you for being you and your husband, yet I thank God for having pointed out the place where you are.
    I hope you have much happiness and convey to them that we read.
    All the happiness in the world, all the serenity … all the best, dear friends.
    With love

    P.S. The reason for writing in Spanish and English is because sometimes the translator translates incomprehensible things.

    • Hola, Dolores. ¡Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras! Uno de los aspectos más destacados de 2015 fue conocer a nuevos amigos a través de los blogs! Usted ha sido una bendición de conocer y su estímulo es raro! Es emocionante conocer gente en otras partes del mundo y aprender sobre sus vidas y su cultura! Gracias por estar en contacto y mi esposo y yo deseamos para ustedes un muy feliz y saludable 2016! Que Dios te bendiga y te guarde, amigo mío! “El Señor te bendiga y te guarde; el Señor haga resplandecer su rostro sobre ti y tenga de ti misericordia; el Señor te muestre su rostro sobre ti y te conceda la paz. ”
      Números 6: 24-26

      • Hello, Dolores. Thank you so much for your kind words! One of the highlights of 2015 was meeting new friends through blogging! You have been such a blessing to meet and your encouragement is rare! It is exciting to meet people in other parts of the world and learn about their lives and culture! Thanks for staying in touch and my husband and I wish for you a very happy and healthy 2016! May God bless you and keep you, my friend! “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
        ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭

      • dolores says:

        Muchas gracias Pam por estas palabras tan hermosas. Estoy segura que Dios me tiene reservado un año muy bueno, así lo deseo y así lo espero porque mi fe me dice que, pase lo que pase, estará conmigo y me ayudará en todo momento.
        La salud de mi esposo no es buena, ha tenido cáncer en cuerdas vocales y aunque está bien, nunca se sabe que podrá pasar.
        Soy nacida un 9 de agosto y soy LEO…y la fuerza está de mi parte…¡¡Haremos frente a lo que haga falta!!
        Mis propósitos para este nuevo año están en una línea optimista. Mis blogs han estado abandonados por falta de tiempo. Ahora empezarán a florecer porque al mejorar mi actitud el alma se serena y la creatividad brota como flores en primavera.

        Con cariño

        Pam thank you very much for those words so beautiful. I’m sure God has me a very good year, so wish and hope so because my faith tells me that, whatever happens, be with me and help me at all times.
        My husband’s health is not good, have had cancer in vocal cords and while good, never know what can happen.
        I am born on August 9 and I am LEO … and force is on my side … We will face whatever it takes !!
        My purposes for the new year are in an optimistic line. My blogs have been abandoned for lack of time. Now they will begin to flourish because improving my soul is serene attitude and creativity flows like flowers in spring.


  2. Kim says:

    It’s nice to have a little review of your posts. I have the Charles Faudree book with that same bedroom picture, and I can never look at it too much. Your beautiful guest room is totally Charles Faudree-like. 😉 I look forward to seeing what new garden features you and Butch come up with. Happy New Year!

  3. Cindy says:

    Closer walk with the Lord, diet and exercise are our conversations of priority for 2016 too. It’s a joy following along with you.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  4. artandsand says:

    Blogging is such a wonderful way to look back at our year. Your post is making me want to go back and look at my year, but I won’t allow myself that luxury until the house is ready for 2016 – still some empty spaces after Christmas.

    Thanks so much for all your shared at Share Your Cup.

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