Okay Y’all…or is it Ya’ll?!? Read on…


HELLO. Alright peeps. Let’s get real for a moment. Here is the deal. The official way to spell “Y’all” is just.like.that….not Ya’ll.

I’ve learned this by a much trusted Texan friend who kindly informed me after I was thoroughly confused because of all the misused ways y’all were using it on my social media accounts. BTW-I’m guilty as charged. I honestly couldn’t get it straight without second guessing myself each time I used it. And “why did I use it” in the first place you may ask?… Well good question. So I ask, “Why do you use it?”  For me, it’s just plain fun to say! Gettin’ in touch with my inner Texan soul I suppose. Or rather, I should say my inner Joanna Gaines. Come on, don’t leave me hanging. You get me, right? It’s fun to say and looks cool (when used right) to boot.

So there you have it. All cleared up now? I like to remember that it is truly Y’all because you are taking out the ‘O-U’ for the YOU ALL. It makes a fun twang voice to say Y’all. It’s not correct to actually spell “YA” rather only to say it in a slang twang is correct. Therefore, Ya’ll wouldn’t make sense to spell.

So in a nutshell. Think of taking out the O-U with the and you will be good to go every time! And if you really want to get in the game you can add an extra ALL and start saying “all y’all”. Isn’t that some awesome sauce?!

Thanks for coming by all y’all to hear the correct way to communicate YOU ALL on social media when we like to engage our farm lovin’ roots.  Aren’t you glad you came by today? I sure am. At least all y’all will get it right now and we can break the trend. We’ve all done it. Okay, well I have done it. This is really just a reminder for me. wink. Have a great second half of your week y’all!

Winter Tablescape

For how much I love all our Christmas decorations, once they are put away it is so refreshing to have a clean, white, wintery decorated home. I love the simplicity of all our whites and creams that come out again. I was able to keep it simple with this winter table setting.


The six of us have our own Rae-dunn mug to sip out of each evening. A glass of milk in a large mug just seems to taste better for some reason. Wouldn’t you agree?


I recycled our greens from our Christmas flower arrangement by taking out the white flowers and red berries and then simply kept the greenery. This makes for a perfect splash of winter beauty for our simple white setting. If you missed our Christmas tablescape you can find it here.



Keeping it simple. Keeping it winter white. I’m loving it. What are some of your thoughts for a farmhouse winter table setting? I’d love to hear and see your ideas too!



Farmhouse Friday

Happy Friday to you! Anyone else loving their new Rae-Dunn treasures from Christmas as we enter into this New Year? I sure am! This Farmhouse Friday takes another look at our buffet piece which has a home right by our dining room table. I keep extra table linens, candles, and napkin rings in the drawers and specialty dishes in the lower cabinets. Adding the chrome and faux crystal knobs has made a huge difference to make this piece uniquely ours with the vintage flair I love! Try changing out the knobs on one of your furniture pieces and tell me what you think. It’s a super fast and budget friendly way to get the look you love and make a lovely, spunky, or classy statement. Take your pick! Thanks again for coming by, and have a great time kicking off the first weekend of 2017!



(This gives you a peek as to the height of the buffet…and the cute display of the Rae-Dunn mugs is a plus too)