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What Hurricane Harvey Couldn’t Take From Houston

Graphic by Sissy Hamilton, Hurricane Harvey, God Bless Texas

Hurricane Harvey has taken so much from Houston and surrounding areas. As life starts getting back to normal, or for some a temporary new normal, I reflect on this city and its heroes. Disclosure: Permission was obtained by all parties in this post to use photos, video, and graphics. Featured image created by Sissy Hamilton.  Everyone seems to have their “Harvey Story.” Mine turned out very uneventful in the end.  Unfortunately, others cannot say the same.  Our house stayed dry,...

Apartment Renovation: Breakfast Nook, Kitchen, & Laundry Room Reveal

Yellow Rose House Breakfast Nook, Kitchen, and Laundry Room Reveal. Neutral Colors, French Country Modern Farmhouse.

It feels so good to finally share our apartment renovation! Mixed metals, neutral colors, a little french country, a little modern, and a lot of farmhouse makes an inviting comfortable space.   We actually updated the apartment almost a year ago, because we needed a place to stay while the house was a demolition zone. Well… set back after set back, we still haven’t started the main house, but we are closer than ever!! To see what the main house...

Newbie Mavens, How to do Haven Conference

Haven Conference 2017 || Yellow Rose Life ||

Being new is intimidating, but get armed with insider info and you will rock your first HAVEN CONFERENCE.   “Hi, are you Laura?” he asked. “Yes,” I said as I was stepping into the black car. “Where am I taking you today?” he said. “To the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead, please” I said nervously. I was full of butterflies. “Sure thing!” he said with excitement. OK, I’m in the Uber, I can’t believe I’ve made it. My very first...

Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole

Sweet Potato & Kale Casserole || Yellow Rose Life ||

Quick and easy recipes are my favorite, and sweet potato & kale casserole is one the whole family loves. Use chicken to make a full meal, or skip the chicken and serve as a side dish.   My husband hates kale. He does, BUT he eats this!! I’m the reading mommy, always reading what’s best and healthy for me and my family. Naturally, I read all the time the benefits of kale in your diet. How can I get my husband and kids...

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets

DIY Painted Wicker Baskets. Dipped wicker baskets are one of the hottest home trends right now. You don't have to buy new baskets, paint your old ones! || Yellow Rose Life ||

DIY the latest trend of painted wicker baskets and dipped wicker baskets. It’s fun and easy! Get the look for less by up-cycling, or paint a set you already own.  Painted wicker is so hot right now! But…. you already bought plain wicker baskets, you love them, you don’t want to buy new ones, and you don’t want to hear the husband complain about how much money you spend on things you can’t eat. I know, it happens to us...

Summer Favorites for Home

Summer can be such a fun time to decorate and throw color in the mix. || Yellow Rose Life ||

Summer fun never gets old! It’s full of sun, heat, vacations, swimming, food, and family. This year, beat the heat, spend family time, and savor your home with these Summer Favorites for Home. This post contains affiliate links. For more information on affiliate links please visit YRL Disclosure Notice.  Oversized Beach Blanket || This oversized blanket has so many uses! Lay it on the beach or by the pool, make it a table cloth, wall hanging, couch throw, or picnic...

Craigslist Search Secrets!

Craigslist Search Secrets! Learn how to shop faster and easier on Craigslist. || Yellow Rose Life ||

Those who know me have heard the phrase, “We’re out picking something up I found on Craigslist,” quite often. Needless to say, I shop on Craigslist A LOT. Why, might you ask? I can find almost ANYTHING I want at a killer price, and I can search vintage finds without the all-day, shop to shop antiquing. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I love stepping away from my loud crazy kids to go shopping by M Y S E L F,...

Florence B’s Mineola, Texas

Florence B's | Clothing- Home Decor- Gifts | Mineola, TX

Florence B’s Mineola, Texas About 80 miles east of Dallas is a storybook town called Mineola, Texas. As you drive in on Broad St., hang a left on N. Johnson, and second shop from the corner is a red painted brick building. Looking up, there’s a white sign with two birds sitting atop a floral branch with letters that read FLORENCE B’S. Look down and you’ll see a glass store front, full of gorgeous rustic farmhouse decor and clothing. OK,...

Everything You Need This 4th of July

Everything you need this 4th of July to celebrate, cook, and look HOT! ||| Yellow Rose Life ||

Everything You Need This 4th of July 4th of July and New Year’s Eve are my two favorite holidays. Maybe it’s the fireworks…. maybe it’s the fact you’re with family to just hang out and be together, no pressure of gifts, no pressure of massive amounts of decoration and allll day cooking. You throw something on the grill, grab a cold one, and just have fun.  Kids, adults, dogs, and all!  But, every holiday calls for fashion, novelties, food and...

How I Sold My House in 2 Weeks, and Got More than My Asking Price

I Sold my House in 2 Weeks, You can too! || Yellow Rose Life ||

 How I Sold My House in 2 Weeks, and Got More than My Asking Price: When we found out we were having our third baby, we both knew it was time for more space. We called a local realtor in Cypress, TX and got the process started. BUT before the sign went out front, I prepared the house. Remember I did have 2 kids, and toys were everywhere. We also had collected furniture over the years, and needed to get...