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Feature Friday: Biscuits and Burlap

Back today with another fun Feature Friday!  This blogger is fairly new and she blogs with her daughter at Biscuits and Burlap.  Pam and Sara are the mother daughter duo behind the blog and they share in writing the blog from an older/younger perspective, which is a great idea.  Pam, the mom, and her hubby built their dream home last year here in the Atlanta area, near the small town of Norcross, which has some cute historical streets with quaint homes.  Their home looks very Southern and I’m sure fits right into the area they live and I just love the feel of it.  Southern style gets me every time!

I’m meeting more and more over 50 bloggers and will be sharing more of them along the way. It’s fun to connect with other bloggers who are more mature (notice I didn’t say old!) and of the Baby Boomer generation!


I think Pam and her hubby downsized when they built this house, but it looks to be a perfect size open floor plan, perfect for empty nesters. Pam is a Mimi to several adorable grand children and mom of 3. I  know she is enjoying her new home so much.


This brick porch and front door just says welcome to me, a very Southern entry.  I adore Southern style homes so much and if I ever built a new house, it would have charm like this.


They opted for an open floor plan, which Pam says is sometimes hard to decorate around, with not a lot of walls to place things.  Her kitchen and greatroom and dining area all open up to each other.  I think it’s great, I wouldn’t mind that at all.


She goes into detail on her blog about the building process, so if you want to check out all the details, go over to her blog for more.


This is a pretty stacked stone fireplace and those built ins are great too!

Pam is still working on her home, but she has several spaces ready to show, so we are taking the tour. Decorating is always a work in progress, isn’t it.  Looks great to me so far.



The kitchen isn’t huge, but very workable and having a counter and stools is handy.


I love that turquoise island too.


I love the white cabinets and the granite and she has a Blanco sink similar to mine too.


Granite composite sink and they are wonderful sinks.



It looks like a very functional and stylish kitchen.


Instead of a big breakfast area, she has a drop leaf breakfast table to one side of the room and this space is so cute.  Just perfect for 2 people!


The dining room is spacious and seats 8, very nice and open.  Dining room is painted Sea Salt, one of the most famous Sherwin Williams paint colors out there.


Pam is a thrifty shopper too and found these pretty glass cabinets at a antiques/flea market place for a great price.  I think she said they are Henredon.


A cute Butler’s pantry is in a little alcove off the dining room.


At night, they can open up the folding French doors and enjoy the big back porch.


A porch is always going to be on my wish list and this one is really pretty.


Cozy and comfy seating areas.


A dining table for al fresco meals.


Here it is at night, just for a fun shot.  Porches and candlelight, what a great combo.


A serving piece comes in handy on the porch as well.



And don’t forget the outdoor grill and kitchen space.  A Big Green egg is all built in and ready to go, as well as a gas grill.


Stools surround the outdoor bar, ready for guests.  What a great house and porch!  So very Southern indeed.

I hope you enjoyed this new home tour of Pam of Biscuits and Burlap.  Check out the blogging duo and stop by and say hi, I know they would like to get to know you too!

Fashion over 50: Black Pants and Ruffle Top

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Today, I've only got one outfit to share and I've share the top before, but it's always nice to have another look at styling an outfit. This time I paired this top from Steinmart with black skinny pants that I found at Costco, by Calvin Klein.  This long tunic is perfect for skimming over the black pants and I added those black wedge shoes from Target as an accent. The top is gauzy material … Read More»

How to Make a Sewing Armoire

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One of the things that Lauren has done at her house that I thought was really neat is to create a sewing armoire cabinet out of an armoire she bought on Craigslist.  She's an avid Craigslist shopper and has found some great things on there for her house. When Iris came and claimed her craft room, she moved it down to the small office space to the left of the front door coming in.  It's an open … Read More»

Family Time in New Orleans

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Last weekend, my sister and I took mom with us for a visit to see Lauren and the babies in New Orleans before she had to go back to work.  Let me just say, thank you all for enjoying and liking my family.  It sure makes it easy for me to share this personal family stuff on my blog when you all respond so well to it.  I don't want to bore anyone with family pictures and all, but you all seem to … Read More»

Feature Friday: Simple Nature Decor Blog


Today's Feature Friday is a great summer home! I love coastal homes and can just imagine how fun it would be to live near the water. The low-country of South Carolina with its marshland and beauty of the sea is a charming area.   Maria and her hubby built their dream home in South Carolina, a low-country home that just evokes so much Southern charm and coastal living.  I am not sure how far they … Read More»

Fashion over 50: Indigo Blue Lace Top

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I'm back today with another post for Fashion over 50.  Working with Glamour Farms online boutique has been really fun. Those ladies are a family owned business and it's been great getting to know Stephanie, one of the gals who runs Glamour Farms, along with her mom and sister. They built this business online and their goal is to bring affordable fashion to women everywhere. They are coming to … Read More»

Garden Bounty

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The girls in our family have been down to New Orleans over the weekend, but before we left this happened.  Just wanted to share the garden bounty with all of you who so love to watch my mom and dad with their garden. Daddy always plants too much and they end up freezing or canning some of it.  Last week, it was corn. The corn was coming in so they picked it, shucked it and got it ready to … Read More»

Installing Beadboard Wallpaper

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If you've been reading my blog since 2009, then you've no doubt seen my love for beadboard wallpaper and all that it adds to plain homes by injecting some architectural detail where there was none.  I discovered Graham Brown beadboard wallpaper back in 2009 and have done many projects in my current and former homes with it.  It really is a great cost-saving way to add some cool wall treatments … Read More»

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